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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: Colleen Peach
President's Message

Welcome to our new and improved website. Read here for a welcome statement from the LA section President.

Lumen West 2021
Lumen West 2021

This year the Lumen West is a produced, pre-recorded awards show with hosts, presenters, and award winners, along with compelling montages of winning projects with dynamic voice overs, and will be broadcast as a "Live Premiere" on YouTube on June 26. REGISTER HERE!

Emerging Professionals
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.

Event Recordings
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.

 

Russell Cole Memorial Student Lighting Design Competition
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.

Fundamentals of Lighting
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 in attending? Click here.

 

Russell Cole Memorial Student Lighting Design Competition
TECHFast

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.

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!