IES Mission Statement

“To improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting
knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public.”

2017 IESLA Calendar of Events

January 1, 2017
2017 IES Illumination Awards Submissions Portal Open
**Last day for submissions is Feb 17th 2017**
For more information, go to:

February 16, 2017
IESLA Product Fair
The IESLA presents the 22nd Annual Wally Whitney Memorial Product Fair
at the Shrine Auditorium on Thursday, February 16th, 2017.

March 2, 2017
A Tour and Overview of The Broad Museum’s
Exterior Lighting Design
With Lighting Designer Suzan Tillotson, winner of the
2016 IESNA Illumination Awards of Excellence and Merit

April 19, 2017
Student Design Competition
Application deadline: April 19th, 2017 at MIDNIGHT

June 24, 2017
Lumen West Gala 2017
Save the date!! This year’s Lumen West Awards Gala will be held at
the historic Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles!


Light and Human Health


Los Angeles - It is time... To enter your 2017 IES Illumination Awards!

Online submissions will open January 1, 2017 and close February 17, 2017 at 11:59PM EST.

To begin the submission process, CLICK HERE »

Program Overview

The IES Illumination Awards provides a unique opportunity for public recognition of professionalism, ingenuity, and originality in lighting design based upon the individual merit of each entry judged against specific criteria.

Judges are selected from a broad professional spectrum that represents knowledge of lighting and design excellence. The judging system is based entirely on how well the lighting design does or does not meet the program criteria. This program is not a competition. The program is open to any qualified entrant without limitations as to professional affiliations. The Guth, Waterbury, Cutler, Energy and Environmental Design Award sponsored by Osram Sylvania and the Control Innovation Award sponsored by the Lighting Controls Association are parallel programs created to recognize outstanding lighting design.

Submission will remain open until February 17, 2017 at 11:59PM EST.

If you have any questions regarding your submission, how to submit, tips, hints, etc, feel free to contact your IESLA – IA Section Chair, David Komonosky, and he’ll be happy to help.

David Komonosky, LC, LEED® AP
Principal- Specification Sales


Cell:      310-426-0985


Los Angeles Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society 22nd Annual Wally Whitney Memorial Product Fair

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

The Illuminating Engineering Society Los Angeles Section is proud to bring you another popularly received Lighting Product Show. We will be returning to our successful location--the historic Shrine Expo Center, 700 West 32nd Street, Los Angeles, CA.

This year the Show will be on Thursday, February 16, 2017, opening to guests at 1:30 pm, and closing at 8pm (move-in and move-out same day, starting at 9am). As in years past, there is Free admission, parking, and food for all.

Space is based on a “first come, first serve” basis. Last year, we were sold out before the end of the year. Manufacturers need to register through their local sales representative if they have one. Contact ALLAN WEAVER: for registration information.

With the success of this event, we are funding the IES Los Angeles Section Student Education Fund, which consists of the Saul Goldin Memorial Internship Program and the Russell Cole Memorial Design Competition. These education programs have been redesigned to offer diversified opportunities to Southern California students from the design community who are interested in pursuing lighting studies.

We look forward to your participation and another successful event.

Please contact Allan Weaver at or Francesca Terzano at with any other questions.

A Tour and Overview of The Broad Museum’s Exterior Lighting Design

Thursday March 2, 2017

With Lighting Designer Suzan Tillotson, winner of the 2016 IESNA Illumination Awards of Excellence and Merit

Ms. Tillotson is the founder and president of Tillotson Design Associates. She has won over fifty lighting design awards for her work and has been featured in many national and international publications. She graduated with a Bachelor of Interior Design; from LSU. After graduation, Ms. Tillotson worked for Levy-Kramer Associates, a Baton Rouge engineering firm, where she was head of the lighting department. She acquired additional experience at Flack + Kurtz Engineers and H. M. Brandston and Partners in NY before forming Kugler Tillotson Associates. She has guest lectured at many conferences and universities, and has also taught lighting to graduate-level architecture students at Princeton University.

Suzan Tillotson

Registration & Location:
Coming Soon!

IES Illumination Awards winner Suzan Tillotson will present a lecture on her lighting design process for the Broad’s interior public spaces, exterior façade, and the plaza followed by a hosted tour group of her exterior lighting design at The Broad Museum.

Interested in joining, or just want to be in the loop with what's going on? Joining the Los Angeles Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society puts you in touch and involved with fellow lighting professionals and adds you to our growing lighting community.

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