Category: Awards

2021 LIT Lighting Design Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the fifth edition of the LIT Lighting Design Awards have been announced, with the Acropolis of Athens recognized as the 2021 Lighting Design of the Year.

The winners of the fifth edition of the LIT Lighting Design Awards have been announced, with the Acropolis of Athens recognized as the 2021 Lighting Design of the Year.

The LIT Lighting Design Awards was created to recognize the efforts of talented international lighting product designers and lighting implementers. The jury panel included 38 architects, lighting designers, interior designers, academics, and media representatives.

The Acropolis of Athens and Monuments project won the 2021 Lighting Design of the Year. Designed by Eleftheria Deko & Associates for the Onassis Foundation, Greek Ministry of Culture, the new lighting uses color, light intensity, and aiming angles to highlight the beauty of the ancient architecture, the timeliness of sculpture, and pale marble, and the strength of the fortification walls.

The 2021 Lighting Product Design of the Year went to the Opteris chandelier by R3 Consulting Engineers, which pays homage to the Tomopteris, a deep-sea creature. The luminaire really is quite striking.

Click here to see all the winners of this year’s LIT Awards.

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LightFair Announces Innovation Awards 2021 Winners

LightFair recently announced the winners of the LightFair Innovation Awards 2021, selected by an independent panel of IES and IALD judges at last week’s show. Congratulations to PureEdge lighting, whose Lazer Line was recognized as the Most Innovative Product of 2021.

LightFair recently announced the winners of the LightFair Innovation Awards 2021, selected by an independent panel of IES and IALD judges at last week’s show. Congratulations to PureEdge Lighting, whose Lazer Line was recognized as the Most Innovative Product of 2021.

From the company:

Lazer Line creates a paradigm shift with how we use lighting design within our environment. Lazer Line, an LED lighting system, connects wall-to-wall or wall-to-ceiling, up to 60 ft. before refeeding, with no visible pixelation. It utilizes heatsink tape which is fastened and tightened by turnbuckles plastered into the wall or ceiling for a seamless look. it allows the light to go up, down, or both, achieving ambient uplight and also functional lighting. It enhances any space with pleasant soft light and delivers designer quality color rendering, creating a space that is visually spectacular

It allows anyone to play with light and create multi-dimensional and multi-directional effects. With Lazer Line you can connect wall-to-wall or wall-to-ceiling. It uses aluminum heatsink tape tightened by turnbuckles, providing uplight and downlight.

This product was chosen from the Category Winners for each of 14 categories. The judges also recognized other products with the annual Technical Innovation Award and Design Excellence Award.

Judging criteria included the product’s clarity of purpose, versatility, adaptability, sustainability, ease of use, design efficiency and aspects that enhanced human wellbeing, among others.

Click here to check out this year’s LightFair Innovation Awards.

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Sapphire Awards Recognizes Product and Design Excellence

At the end of day one of the recent online Strategies in Light conference, LEDs Magazine announced the Sapphire Awards, which recognized a wide range of LED and control products along with four networked lighting control products.

At the end of day one of the recent online Strategies in Light conference, LEDs Magazine announced the seventh annual Sapphire Awards, which recognized a wide range of LED and control products along with four networked lighting control products.

The judges recognized products in 17 product categories. Meanwhile, a new Design Excellence in Networked Lighting Control Award, sponsored by the Lighting Controls Association, recognized four projects exemplifying use of the technology.

Click here to check them out.

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The IES Announces 2021 Awards for Technical and Service Achievements

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) recently announced its 2021 Society Awards for Technical and Service Achievement.

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) recently announced its 2021 Society Awards for Technical and Service Achievement.

This year, the IES’s prestigious Medal Award has been bestowed upon Dr. David Crawford of the IES Phoenix Section. The Medal Award recognizes meritorious technical achievement that has conspicuously furthered the profession, art, or knowledge of illuminating engineering.

The esteemed Louis B. Marks Award, named in honor of the first President of the IES, is presented to a member of the Society in recognition of exceptional service of a non-technical nature. This year, the IES recognized Cheryl English of the IES Atlanta Section with this honor.

The IES Distinguished Service Award is presented to individuals who have significantly furthered the mission of the IES in non-technical areas, with at least 15 years of dedicated service. The 2021 recipients of this honor include Megan Caroll (New York City Section) and Daniel Salinas (Seattle Section).

The IES Fellow Designation awards members of the Society for their valuable contributions to the technical activities of the Society; to the art or science of illumination; or to the related scientific or engineering fields. The 2021 IES Fellows include: Rick Kauffman (Atlanta Section), Christian Monrad (Phoenix Section), Michael Royer (Portland Section) and Richard Miller (Santa Barbara Section).

Each year, the IES President recognizes member excellence with the IES Presidential Award. IES President Antonio Garza (2020-2021) recognized Mariel Acevedo of the Portland Section for her exemplary volunteerism, enthusiasm and passion for supporting the Leadership Forum Committee and its purpose, outstanding advocacy of the IES mission and vision, and invariably exceeding expectations to actively promote the welfare of the Society’s Sections and members.

Also recognized by Mr. Garza is Peter Hugh of the Chicago Section for leading the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Respect (DEIR) Committee who, through the lens of inclusivity, seeks to identify opportunities in which the IES can enact systemic change within its institutionalized culture and practices to promote a more equitable and accessible Society.

The IES would also like to congratulate the below-listed 2020 award recipients:

IES Medal Award 2020: Ronald Gibbons (Roanoke Section)
Louis B. Marks Award 2020: Fred Oberkircher (Chattanooga Section)
IES Distinguished Service Award 2020: James Benya (San Francisco Section), Charles Israel (Los Angeles Section), Leslie North (Chicago Section), Peter Petersen (Mexico City Section), Paula Ziegenbein (Boston Section)
IES Fellow Designation 2020: Michael Krames (San Francisco Section)
IES Presidential Award 2020: Scotty Hutto (Atlanta Section), Randy Reid (Nashville Section), Ira Rothman (Boston Section), David Sliney (Baltimore Section)

Congratulations to all these industry leaders!

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IES Announces 2021 IES Illumination Award Recipients

The 2021 IES Illumination Awards were presented on August 9, 2021 at the Illuminating Engineering Society’s 2021 Virtual Annual Conference. Projects in Boston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York City, Ukraine, Canada, and China were recognized. These awards recognize professionalism, ingenuity, and originality in lighting design.

The 2021 IES Illumination Awards were presented on August 9, 2021 at the Illuminating Engineering Society’s 2021 Virtual Annual Conference. Projects in Boston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York City, Ukraine, Canada, and China were recognized. These awards recognize professionalism, ingenuity, and originality in lighting design.

A total of 7 projects received highest honors, while 271 were recognized with Awards of Merit. The Illumination Award for Interior Lighting Design sponsored by Edwin F. Guth, the Illumination Award for Outdoor Lighting Design sponsored by Cooper Lighting Solutions, the Energy and Environmental Lighting Design Award and the Control Innovation Award sponsored by the Lighting Controls Association are parallel programs created to recognize outstanding lighting design.

Click here to check out this year’s awarded projects. Also check out the below videos:

 

ARCTIC ADVENTURE: THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE, Boston

 

FREEDOM SQUARE, Mariupol, Ukraine

 

CHONGQING CHANGSHOU SALES GALLERY, Chongqing, China

 

FOTOGRAFISKA, New York

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The IESNYC Announces the 14 Winners of the 53rd Annual Lumen Awards

The New York City Section of the IES (IESNYC) has announced the 14 winners of the 53rd Annual Lumen Awards. Three projects received a Lumen Award of Excellence, seven received Awards of Merit, and four received Citations.

The New York City Section of the IES (IESNYC) has announced the 14 winners of the 53rd Annual Lumen Awards. Three projects received a Lumen Award of Excellence, seven received Awards of Merit, and four received Citations.

A Lumen Award of Excellence is the highest level of recognition for permanent architectural application. This year, three projects and their designers were honored – Waterline Club at Waterline Square, Saint Thomas Church, and Fotografiska New York.

Waterline Club at Waterline Square, New York, NY
Focus Lighting – Stephanie Daigle, Brett Andersen, Andrew Leslie, Hilary Manners, and Zackry Weigand

The design intent for the city’s largest private indoor amenity space was to illuminate the sweeping volumes and sculptural forms using circadian rhythms as a guide by shifting the color temperature throughout the day. The lighting was integrated into the architecture to create an organic, and variable lighting scheme.

Saint Thomas Church, New York, NY
Renfro Design Group – Richard Renfro, Sarah Randall, Silvia Mazzarri, Fabio Tuchiya, and Jenny Stafford

The approach for the relighting of this landmarked church pays homage to the beauty and awe of this Gothic Revival sacred space while providing the benefits of new technologies, reduced maintenance, improved efficiency. With over 80 different zones of light and as many programmed scenes, the new lighting is flexible enough to meet all program requirements.

Fotografiska New York, New York, NY
Kugler Ning Lighting – Jerry Kugler, Michele Clement, Yungbin Kim, Damian VanCamp, Terry Nelson, and Chandej (Joe) Nakalertkavee

The landmarked Renaissance Revival Church Missions House has been adaptively reused as a photography museum. The use of low-profile façade lighting unifies the stone exterior and frames the interior spaces, from the ground floor bookshop and café to the second-floor restaurant and galleries above with LED fixtures, individually selected for optical control and high color rendering.

A Lumen Award of Merit is given in recognition for a meritorious permanent architectural application and this year, seven were awarded – Zero Bond, The David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Samuel De Champlain Bridge, MCC Theater, Hony Capital Shenzhen Headquarters, Financial Services NYC Flagship, and Daniel Patrick Moynihan Train Hall.

A Lumen Citation is given in recognition for an art installation, technical detail, portion of a single project, temporary installation, or other work, and this year, four projects were awarded – Enoch Pratt Free Library, The Shed, The Prow at WarnerMedia HQ, and OPEN.

All submissions were reviewed and selected by the 2021 Lumen Award Jury: Felicia A. Berger, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Ennead Architects; Craig A. Bernecker, PH.D, LC, FIESNA, Professor of Lighting Design and Director of the Masters of Fine Arts in Lighting Design, Parsons School of Design, The New School; Susan Brady, IALD, MIES, Founder and Principal, SBLD Studio; Enrique Garcia-Carrera, IALD, LEED AP BD+C, MIES, Associate Principal, Fisher Marantz Stone; Rachel Gibney, LC, ASSOC. IALD, MIES, Senior Associate, Available Light; Randy Reid, MIES, Publisher and Editor, Edison Report and Editor, designing lighting (dl); and Matt Rolfert, MIES Lighting Project Manager, Cosentini Associates.

“Though just a small number of truly masterful projects are elevated, the Lumen Awards program celebrates our entire lighting design community,” says Clara Powell, LC, MIES, Regional Sales Manager, Cooledge Lighting and Adrienne Shulman, LC, MIES, Regional Sales Manager, ERCO Lighting, Co-Chairs of the Lumen Committee. “The IESNYC embraces passion, extraordinary effort, and resourcefulness in lighting, wherever they’re found. This year, that embrace means more than ever and it’s our pleasure to celebrate the 2021 Lumen Awards projects and recipients.”

Click here to see all of this year’s winners.

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IESNYC Announces Winners of 2021 Student Lighting Competition

The Illuminating Engineering Society’s New York City (IESNYC) section recently announced the winners of the 2021 Student Lighting Competition (SLC).

The Illuminating Engineering Society’s New York City (IESNYC) section recently announced the winners of the 2021 Student Lighting Competition (SLC).

Top prizes were awarded to Pratt Institute students enrolled in their Industrial Design program. Asilbek Akmalov won the Grand Prize of $5,000 for “In Transit,” an installation that pays tribute to the NYC Subway System. Rose Moon won Second Place and $2,500 for “February 4, 2021.” Hongxuan Wubn’s “After Life,” and Jackson Dooner’s “Light Tunnels” tied for Third Place, and both students will receive an award of $1,000.

In lieu of producing a public exhibition as in past years, this year’s installations can be viewed on the Student Lighting Competition’s “Virtual Gallery” here.

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DOE Announces New L-Prize

The U.S. Department of Energy recently launched a new Lighting Prize (L-Prize) designed to spur innovation, domestic manufacturing, and the benefits of an inclusive clean energy economy for next-generation lighting solutions in commercial buildings.

The U.S. Department of Energy recently launched a new Lighting Prize (L-Prize) designed to spur innovation, domestic manufacturing, and the benefits of an inclusive clean energy economy for next-generation lighting solutions in commercial buildings.

The $12 million L-Prize competition has three phases:

The Concept Phase invites innovative concept proposals from potential competitors. This phase will provide competitors with an opportunity to receive feedback on their concept proposal and potential to receive a cash award. An award of $20,000 each will be awarded to up to 10 of the highest-scoring entries meeting the rigorous L-Prize technical requirements.

The Prototype Phase will invite prototype products, emphasizing technological innovation and presenting the opportunity and challenge to think outside standard forms, materials, and price points of commercially available lighting products. An award of $2 million will be divided among up to three competitors earning the most points for innovation exceeding the minimum L-Prize performance requirements in four areas: efficiency, quality of light, connectivity, and product life cycle, with additional points possible for innovation in diversity, equity, and inclusion in how systems are designed, produced, deployed, or installed.

The follow-on Manufacturing and Installation Phase will reward production and installation of real products meeting the L-Prize technical requirements. An award of $10 million will be divided among up to two competitors earning the most points based on production volume, U.S. content, and U.S. installations, in addition to points earned for innovation in technical specifications and in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The first deadline is November 19, 2021.

To learn more, click here.

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ARCHITECTURAL SSL Announces Product Innovation Awards Competition

Architectural SSL Magazine recently announced the 11th annual Product Innovation Awards competition, recognizing outstanding products and product developments relating to solid-state lighting. Products—both luminaires and components—and products as applied in projects, will be reviewed by the editorial staff and an expert panel of judges.

Architectural SSL Magazine recently announced the 11th annual Product Innovation Awards competition, recognizing outstanding products and product developments relating to solid-state lighting. Products—both luminaires and components—and products as applied in projects, will be reviewed by the editorial staff and an expert panel of judges.

The magazine is now welcoming submissions. The cost per entry is $190. There is no limit on number of submissions.

Winners will receive recognition via print coverage in the November issue and online.

The deadline for submissions is May 24, 2021. Click here to learn more and submit an entry.

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IES Announces Submissions Now Open for 2021 Progress Report

The Illuminating Engineering Society is looking for significant new advancements in lighting products, research, publications, and design tools from the past year for its next annual Progress Report.

The Illuminating Engineering Society is looking for significant new advancements in lighting products, research, publications, and design tools from the past year for its next annual Progress Report.

Submissions accepted into the Progress Report will be presented at the 2021 IES Annual Conference, published in LD+A Magazine, and presented at IES Section meetings.

The deadline for submissions is May 21, 2021.

Submit your entries now for consideration for the 2021 IES Progress Report.

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