We are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to all aspects of the Art and Science of Illumination. Our strength is our 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 everyone.

President's Message

I am honored to be your new President for 2023-2024, and I would like to thank Fitz Fitzgerald for his service the last two years! Read here for a welcome statement from the LA section President.

Fundamentals of Lighting

Each year the section provides intensive learning modules provided by the Society to provide a solid, comprehensive introduction to applied lighting. Interested? Click here.

LA Speaker's Bureau

Trusting that a diversity of voices can only elevate our profession, we share our passion for architectural lighting with the youth of Southern California. Click here to find out more!


Ready for a straightforward, technical lecture with a cup of coffee? IESLA provides cutting edge topics in an early morning lecture format. Click here to see upcoming lectures.

Student Design Competition

Are you a student or educator in a lighting related field? Over the last 10 years the IESLA has awarded over $120,000 to more than 30 students. Find out more here.

Lesley Wheel Memorial Luminaire Design Competition
The Lesley Wheel Memorial Luminaire Design Competition is re-launching for the 2023-2024 school year! Click here for more information.

Wally Whitney Memorial Product Fair

Save the Date! Thursday, February 22, 2024. The IESLA Wally Whitney Memorial Product Fair Returns to the REEF in DTLA in 2024! Find out more!

Emerging Professionals

Are you a new professional to lighting? The Emerging Professionals groups is a great place to begin networking and learn about lighting. Interested in learning more? Learn here.

Stream Past Events

IESLA now has a Vimeo page! Did you miss a lecture? We try to post lectures about a week after they occur. Past events can be found here.

2024 IESLA Program & Events Sponsors

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