Author: Suelynn Shiller

IESNYC Lumen Award Winners Announced

The New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC) announces the recipients of the 2022 Lumen Awards at the 54th Lumen Gala held last night (June 16) at Pier 60 in Chelsea Piers.

The New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC) announces the recipients of the 2022 Lumen Awards at the 54th Lumen Gala held last night (June 16) at Pier 60 in Chelsea Piers.

“We carry the difficulties of the past two years in our hearts, but we raised our glasses high, along with over 800 Gala attendees, and savored being together, once again,” says Lumen Committee Co-Chairs Clara Powell (Cooledge Lighting) and Adrienne Shulman (ERCO Lighting). “We can’t wait to enjoy the magnificent work that has been created by our New York City lighting community and encourage others to do so too.”

This year, ten lighting design firms received a total of 12 Lumen Awards for their winning projects. The award-winning projects are presented in three categories: The Lumen Award of Excellence, the highest level of recognition for permanent architectural application; the Lumen Award of Merit, in recognition for a meritorious permanent architectural application; and a Lumen Citation, in recognition for an art installation, technical detail, portion of a single project, temporary installation, or other work.

  • In the category of Awards of Excellence, four were presented. Fisher Marantz Stone two awards. One for Little Island, and the second for a Confidential Aerospace Defense / Headquarters; Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design won for the Stony Brook Medicine MART Building and Children’s Hospital Tower; and Renfro Design Group for the Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals at the American Museum of Natural History.
  • In the category of Merit Awards, five were presented. L’Observatoire
    International won for the Winter Visual Arts Center at Franklin & Marshall
    College; Anita Jorgensen Lighting Design for Manitoga / The Russel Wright
    Design Center; KGM Architectural Lighting for the 550 Madison Avenue Lobby;
    Buro Happold for the Denver Art Museum; and TM Light won for the Bike Barn at The Thedan School.
  • In the category of Citation Awards, three were presented. Sighte Studio won for Light Gowanus; Buro Happold for Terra–The Sustainability Pavilion, and One Lux Studio won for the Deutsche Bank Center Lobby.Over 100 submissions were received and reviewed by the 2022 Lumen Award Jury: Glen Fasman (Principal, Bliss Fasman; Michael Hennes (Associate Principal, CBBLD); Carrie Meadows (Associate Editor, LEDs Magazine), Kelly Roberts (Studio Director, WALD Studio and President, WILD), Claudia Saavedra (Lighting Designer, R.G. Vanderweil); Richard Southwick (Partner, Director of Historic Preservation, Beyer Blinder Belle); and Beth Turomsha (Senior Lighting Designer and Studio Leader, Schuler Shook).

A signature program of the IESNYC, the Lumen Awards, and Gala, showcase and celebrate excellence in lighting design. The Gala, billed as the “lighting event of the year,” was on hiatus for the past two years due to COVID. The recipients of the 2020 and 2021 Lumen Awards and their winning projects, previously announced online, were also acknowledged and feted at this year’s Gala.

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NORA LIGHTING® DONATES OVER $15,000 TO SUPPORT THE PEOPLE OF UKRAINE

Nora Lighting founders Jilla and Fred Farzan offered to double donations made by Nora Lighting employees and sales reps in support of the Ukrainian people.

Nora Lighting founders Jilla and Fred Farzan offered to double donations made by Nora Lighting employees and sales reps in support of the Ukrainian people. Nora Lighting employees and representatives donated $5,000 and the Farzan family doubled that donation to $10,000. 100% of the donations went to support the people of Ukraine.

“As immigrants who fled from our own country, we believe supporting the freedom of Ukrainians and their desire to remain an independent democracy,” said Jilla Farzan, Nora Lighting executive vice president.

The Farzan’s matched employee and rep donations to the following organizations linked below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nora Lighting is a recognized leader in the development and introduction of LED lighting products and offers one of the industry’s most comprehensive LED lines including: dedicated and retrofit downlights; track and rail fixtures; panels; troffers; MLS (multi-lighting systems) multiple recessed; linear lighting; accent lighting; under cabinet lighting; RLM shades; puck lights; tape lights; pendants; cylinders; step lights; and emergency/exit signs.

If your organization is supporting charities that are providing help in Ukraine or assisting refugees, let us know about it in the comments.

 

 

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Nominations Close Soon for WILLA Award

ALA Women In Lighting Leadership Award nominations for 2022 are due by January 31.

The ALA Women In Lighting committee seeks nominations for the ALA Women In Lighting Leadership Award (WILLA) each year to recognize outstanding achievements, mentorship, commitment to community through philanthropy or service, and support of the mission of the ALA. Nominations for the 2022 award are closing on January 31, 2022.

The recipient of the award must be a member of the ALA, nominated by an ALA member, and voted upon by the WIL committee.

The award will be presented during the Lightovation show in Dallas this June.

The nomination form and information about the 2021 WILLA recipient, Cathy Choi of Bulbrite are linked here.

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New Year – New Content

Happy New Year! It is that time of year again. Time for making resolutions, setting intentions and business planning. As the new team at LightNOW, we are excited about our plans…

Happy New Year! It is that time of year again. Time for making resolutions, setting intentions and business planning. As the new team at LightNOW, we are excited about our plans for 2022 and are looking forward to publishing news and information that is relevant, useful, and interesting for you.

In the coming weeks, we will be developing two new content categories for LightNOW  – Women In Lighting and Philanthropy & Community Service. Women in Lighting will focus on the accomplishments of women in the industry and the topics that are important to women in the workplace. We invite you to be in touch with your thoughts on this editorial category. Please send story ideas, recommended articles and other content that relates to women in lighting. Submission information is below.

Philanthropy & Community Service is an opportunity for our industry to share good works and contributions made to non-profits and to communities in need. Did your company donate product to people in Kentucky after the December hurricane? Is your company making a substantial donation to a local charity or national non-profit? Send us your photos and press announcements. We also want to share stories of work teams performing community service. If your team participated in a Day of Caring or other workplace volunteer activity, we would love to hear about the impact of the work on the community, the company, and your staff. See below for submission info.

Please submit press releases, story ideas and recommended articles, as well as relevant photos and images to: Suelynn Shiller, suelynn@lightingsold.com. We welcome your input, feedback, and engagement. Thank you.

 

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New Publisher Message from Suelynn and David Shiller

Hello fellow LightNOW readers! We are so excited to be the new editor & publisher of this very well respected and highly valued industry resource. We are committed to continuing…

Hello fellow LightNOW readers! We are so excited to be the new editor & publisher of this very well respected and highly valued industry resource. We are committed to continuing the tradition of delivering quality lighting news, that Craig has established and that we have relied upon and used in our consulting business. The best news is that Craig will continue contributing his exceptional quality articles and thought leadership to LightNOW.

You may already receive our firm’s monthly newsletter, Market Intelligence for Lighting Developers.  Please know that we will continue to publish that resource, and that the content you receive in our monthly publication will be complimentary to the articles, news notes and original content published in LightNOW.

While the content of LightNOW will continue to be carefully curated to be of the most use to you in your work, you will see some changes in the appearance of the site and the newsletter. Let us know what you think of the changes, through our email on the contact page.

Also, send us your ideas for content, press releases and white papers. We will carefully consider every submission. We look forward to hearing your ideas.

Best regards,

Suelynn & David Shiller

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