LD+A Celebrates 50 Years of Journalistic Excellence in the Lighting Industry

by | Jun 29, 2021 | News

New York, NY USA, 29 June 2021 – July 2021 marks the 50th anniversary for LD+A, the Illuminating Engineering Society’s award-winning magazine dedicated to enhancing and improving the practice of lighting through case studies, Q&A panel discussions, technology overviews, and how-to articles written by the industry’s leading practitioners and educators.

“Over these past 50 years, LD+A has stayed true to the mission of providing lighting professionals with the latest and most valuable content available. With this Anniversary issue, not only are we paying homage to the past, but we are celebrating a bright and exciting future,” says LD+A Editor and Publisher, Paul Tarricone. “Our team is so proud of all the successes that have led to this milestone, and we look forward to the next 50 years as we continue to evolve and connect with our readers.”In celebration of its five decades of history-making achievements, LD+A’s 50th Anniversary Issue will be available complementary to the lighting community, and will include special features such as:

  • 50 Great Moments in Lighting
  • “5 for 50” – Five Classic LD+A Issues
  • 50 “Big Ideas” for the Future

With a circulation of over 8,000 and a dozen prestigious awards under its belt, LD+A remains a leading publication and resource for those involved in the art, science, design, study, manufacturing, teaching and implementation of lighting.

“Thanks to the best in the industry doing the most incredible work on LD+A, the magazine has become a hallmark of the IES,” notes Illuminating Engineering Society President, Antonio A. Garza. “50 amazing years later, we continue to inspire, instruct, and educate our readers – and that is truly something to celebrate. Congratulations to the LD+A team, and to the IES, on this remarkable achievement!”


Established in 1906, the IES is the recognized technical and educational authority on illumination. The strength of the IES is its diversified membership including engineers, architects, designers, educators, students, contractors, distributors, utility personnel, manufacturers, and scientists in 64 countries all contributing to the mission of the Society: to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public. The IES is a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional society.