We are the Albuquerque 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.

Message from our Section President

With 2019 coming to an end, I reflect back on the market trends and innovation that have enlightened our industry over the years and it makes me very excited for the upcoming decade. LED makes lighting fun and exciting with smaller and smarter fixtures; from color tuning to integrated sound-absorbing acoustics, lighting is much more than just illumination. It helps us stay alert to encourage productivity and it helps us relax so we can enjoy the ride. It can jazz up a social space and it can also create a calm atmosphere, all with the touch of a button.

Albuquerque is on the move. The air is electric. It’s new and fresh…..zingy, if you will. I have lived in this amazing City for 50 years and I am thrilled to see new businesses and concepts coming to the forefront along with eagerness and interest to experiment with lighting and lighting design. Anything is possible and the sky is the limit. It’s a time to utilize our curiosity and imagination and to take advantage of everything LED has to offer.

For my colleagues in the industry, I want to wish you all a bright and prosperous 2020!

Corie Costa
President, IES Albuquerque Section