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We are the Albany based section of the Illuminating Engineering Society, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to all aspects of the ART and SCIENCE of ILLUMINATION.

The IES is the recognized technical authority on illumination. For over a century its objective has been to communicate information on all aspects of good lighting practice to its members, to the lighting community, and to consumers through a variety of programs, publications and services. The strength of the IES is its diversified membership consisting of: engineers, architects, designers, educators, students, contractors, distributors, utility personnel, manufacturers, and scientists, all contributing to the mission of the society: to advance knowledge and disseminate information of the improvement of the lighted environment to the benefit of society.

The IES is a forum for the exchange of ideas and information and a vehicle for its members professional development and recognition. Through its committees, with hundreds of qualified members from the lighting and user communities, the IES correlates research, investigations, and discussions to guide lighting experts and laypersons via consensus-based lighting recommendations.


The IES seeks to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public.

5:30 pm Understanding the Importance of ... @ Browns Brewing, 2nd Floor Private Room
Understanding the Importance of ... @ Browns Brewing, 2nd Floor Private Room
Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Understanding the Importance of Dark Skies & Troy Waterfront Walking Tour @ Browns Brewing, 2nd Floor Private Room
The IES Albany Section is proud to present our October 2021, in-person, AIA Presentation Understanding the Importance of Dark Skies followed by a Walking Tour of the Troy Waterfront project. Alex Katz, Regional Sales Manager for Canada and New York State with Selux Lighting will be the presenter. PROGRAM OVERVIEW: Excessive and unrestricted light from