Registration for LEDucation is open

March 12-13, 2019


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

An Exclusive Tour of Radio City Music Hall

Our tour, specially arranged for the DLFNY, will take us beyond the regular Stage Door Tour and give us a more detailed examination of the Art Deco interiors that define Radio City Music Hall. Along with the magnificent Grand Lobby, we'll see the brand new Obscura Digital Lighting Projections that bedazzle the massive 1.8 million cubic feet auditorium. Tour the iconic landmark to learn about its history, Art Deco design and engineering features, created by architect Edward Durell Stone with Donald Deskey, one of the most progressive designers of the day. David Agress, lighting designer for the Christmas Spectacular, will provide insights into the process of designing for this majestic venue.

Go behind the scenes of the showplace of the nation!

Date Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Speaker David Agress, David Agress Lighting Inc., lighting designer for the Christmas Special

Meet in the Lobby at 3:45 sharp


1260 Sixth Avenue at 50th Street
Take the B,D,F,M to 47th-50th/Rockefeller Center and walk north two blocks.


DLFNY members and students - $10
Non-members - $25, or $10 with new DLFNY $50 membership
Space is limited.
Registration closes Jan 21.

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Save the Date:

Thursday, February 28
Taking Sides: the DLFNY annual "debate"

Join us for a fun and educational evening of lively, sometimes absurd debate between members of the New York City lighting design community. Enjoy a verbal joust as the debaters take sides on some of the most pressing topics in the lighting industry, during a light-hearted evening of discussion mixed with humorous provocation and competition.

The topics have been chosen to provoke a dialog, so the opinions expressed by our panel may not be their personal stance, but will surely be interesting to hear.

Our panel members include prominent figures from all aspects of the lighting industry.

The event is hosted this year by the New York School of Interior Design and is free and open to all. Details to follow.


March 12-13, 2019

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Industry events of note:

Feb 13
Celebrate NYC: Funding a Lighting Retrofit
Join the Building Energy Exchange for a panel discussion on funding lighting retrofits with speakers from Willdan Energy Solutions, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.Feb

Feb 20 & 22
Green Light Trainings

Join the Building Energy Exchange for our four-part training series on lighting retrofits: Green Light. From energy code and regulation consideration and selection of LED and controls technology, to the development of the right retrofit strategy - the Green Light series provides building industry stakeholders the information they need to execute successful lighting retrofits.


The DLFNY is a charter member of the Parsons Lighting Design Partners program.

2016 Recipient of the IFDA/NY Award for Excellence in Education

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