Category: Awards

IES Announces 2019 Illumination Award Winners

The Illuminating Engineering Society recently recognized the winners of the 2019 Illumination Awards.

The Illuminating Engineering Society recently recognized the winners of the 2019 Illumination Awards.

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IALD Announces Winners of 36th Annual International Lighting Design Awards

The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) recently announced the winners of the 36th annual International Lighting Design Awards. Twenty-three projects from 12 countries were recognized—including exteriors, interiors, workspaces, museums, hospitality sites and a place of worship.

The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) recently announced the winners of the 36th annual International Lighting Design Awards. Twenty-three projects from 12 countries were recognized—including exteriors, interiors, workspaces, museums, hospitality sites and a place of worship.

Of the 23 projects recognized, 11 earned Awards of Excellence and 12 earned Awards of Merit. The highest point score winner across all entries, in addition to receiving an Award of Excellence for their project, received the IALD Radiance Award for Excellence in Lighting Design, the highest honor in architectural lighting design. From the 11 possible recipients, the winner of this award was unveiled during the awards ceremony in Philadelphia.

Accepting the IALD Radiance Award for Excellence in Lighting Design were Ben Ferris and Graham Rollins, the project team from Lighting Design International for the Kimpton Fitzroy in London, England UK. Their scheme engenders a warm and inviting, yet incredibly intriguing entrance for a building that has stood the test of time.

The Kimpton Fitzroy boasts a thé-au-lait terracotta façade whose complexity rivals the palatial interior of the London hotel. Lighting the exterior required a design as complex as the architecture itself, but restrained enough to highlight rather than muddy the individual features.

Avoiding the temptation to light every single detail, a combination of low-output and high-output fittings are used to balance the intensity across the entire building. These effects were considered both from the perspective of the entire building as well as on each individual level, creating linear compositions of light.

The building includes multiple tall features from the two towers that frame the main entrance to columns throughout. For the ground level columns 10W 10º uplighters are used, while the first floor balconies are uplit by 7W 10º uplighters.The turquoise turrets and corner domes are washed by 10W 9º x 59º linear grazers to throw light upwards. The design features heavy shadowing against the tiling, adding drama for street-level viewers as well as viewers further away in the square.

Judges noted that the project exhibited a “restrained elegance,” a tribute to the incredible architecture designed by the stunning Charles Fitzroy Doll in 1898. The designers smartly use the architecture to conceal the fittings, an essential choice to not distract from the rhythm of the lighting scheme and the building itself.

Lighting effects are repeated across levels in part because of the limited viewing angles due to the trees and other buildings in Russell Square. These frame each façade, illuminating the structural lines of the building.

To strengthen the frame of the building, each window reveal includes 1.7W 12º highlighters aimed at the corners of the building. Lights are positioned to ensure they do not spill into any guestrooms, preserving the interior ambiance.

Acknowledging the historic landmark, multiple street level additions are included to entice and surprise passersby. Detail lighting emphasizes the column details, coats of arms, shields, door reveals, and four British queens guarding the entrance.

The overall effect on the warm terracotta offers guests and admirers an opportunity to see the depth and dimension of the features as the combination of strategically placed uplights and highlights creates dramatic shadows and pointsof interest.

Rather than overwhelm, the project demonstrates how an intimidating building can be “made beautiful and simple with thoughtful considerations,” commented one judge. “It is about lighting the key elements and selecting elements that they do not illuminate as well, providing beautiful layerings of light.”

Congratulations to all the winners. To see the winning projects, click here.

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The IESNYC Recognizes Thirteen Lighting Projects with 2019 Lumen Awards

The New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC) recently announced the recipients of the 2019 Lumen Awards at the 51st annual Lumen Gala in New York City.

The New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC) recently announced the recipients of the 2019 Lumen Awards at the 51st annual Lumen Gala in New York City.

A signature program of the IESNYC, the Lumen Awards and Gala showcase and celebrate excellence in lighting design. Members of the lighting community and affiliated design industries from New York and beyond attended the sold-out Gala to toast this year’s 13 Lumen Award winners and six Section Service Awards recipients.

Three Awards of Excellence were presented to: BuroHappold Engineering and Transsolar KlimaEngineering for Louvre Abu Dhabi; Tillotson Design Associates for the Museum at the Gateway Arch; and LOOP Lighting for Claus Porto New York. A Lumen Award of Excellence is the highest level of recognition for permanent architectural application.

Seven Awards of Merit were presented to: Arup for Janet Echelman’s Pulse at Dilworth Park; Lighting Workshop for Domino Park; Tillotson Design Associates for The Four Seasons Restaurant and for the Nicollet Mall; Melanie Freundlich Lighting Design for the Millerton Pool House, Focus Lighting for the Canadian National Holocaust Monument; and One Lux Studio for Park Tower Health Club. A Lumen Award of Merit is given in recognition for a meritorious permanent architectural application.

Three Citation Awards were presented to: Focus Lighting for the Kinetic Façade Treatment at the New York Aquarium Ocean Wonders: Sharks!; upLIGHT for an Interactive Façade for “Sensing Change” at 151 North Franklin, and Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design for an Integrated Ceiling Feature at the office of Twin Brook Capital Partners Offices. A Lumen Citation is given in recognition for an art installation, technical detail, portion of a single project, temporary installation, or other work.

LOOP Lighting, Melanie Freundlich Lighting Design, and upLIGHT received their first-ever Lumen Awards this year.

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LIT Lighting Design Awards Accepting Submissions

The LIT Design Awards was created to recognize the efforts of talented international lighting product designers and lighting practitioners. The program recently announced it is now accepting submissions for the 2019 awards. The submission deadline is October 31, 2019.

The LIT Design Awards was created to recognize the efforts of talented international lighting product designers and lighting practitioners. The program recently announced it is now accepting submissions for the 2019 awards. The submission deadline is October 31, 2019.

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2019 LIGHTFAIR Innovation Award Winners

Today’s LIGHTFAIR Innovation Awards showcased the industry’s most innovative products introduced during the last 12 months.

Today’s LIGHTFAIR Innovation Awards showcased the industry’s most innovative products introduced during the last 12 months.

Entries spanned 14 categories, with each submission judged by an independent panel of lighting professionals. Among the 16 winning entries were these key awards:

Most Innovative Product of the Year: Lore by Ecosense Lighting



Design Excellence Award:
Peerless Renna by Acuity Brands Lighting

Technical Innovation Award: LaserLight MicroSpot Module by SLD Laser

Check out these and all other product submissions here.

And, in case you missed it, here’s the Lighting Controls Association’s 2019 LIGHTFAIR Product Guide, including dozens of new lighting control products.

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LEDVANCE and Be the Light Campaign Announce Canadian “Who Lights Up Your World?” Contest

LEDVANCE and the non-profit Be the Light Campaign recently announced the “Who Lights Up Your World?” Contest in Canada to find, recognize, and reward those who give off positive energy, joy. and light. Starting today through July 31, 2019, you can nominate a person who lights up your world and exemplifies what it means to “Be the Light” at www.sylvania.com/BeTheLight.

LEDVANCE and the non-profit Be the Light Campaign recently announced the “Who Lights Up Your World?” Contest in Canada to find, recognize, and reward those who give off positive energy, joy. and light. Starting today through July 31, 2019, you can nominate a person who lights up your world and exemplifies what it means to “Be the Light” at www.sylvania.com/BeTheLight.

Examples could include a friend, family member, co-worker, or anyone you know who exudes positivity, is always willing to help when needed, or is an inspirational role model.

“Be the Light is focused on the importance of hope. We believe that mental health is just as important as physical health, and that small moments of kindness can alter the course of someone’s day. These can have a rippling effect that positively impacts more and more people over time,” said Melissa Syler, founder of Be the Light Campaign. “Working with the makers of SYLVANIA general lighting, we invite the nation to be an agent of change. Be a part of something larger than yourself. Be the Light.”

Out of the nominations, 25 people in Canada who best embody the “Be the Light” concept will receive a Thank You Gift that includes a $50 Gift Card and SYLVANIA LED lighting products. If your nominee is selected, you will receive a $10 Gift Card and SYLVANIA lighting products too. These selected stories of light-hearted people will be shared online with the hope they will ignite a movement toward positivity and help inspire others to Be the Light.

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IES Lighten Up Luminaire Design Competition

Sponsored by Acuity Brands, IES Lighten Up brings individuals within the design community together to engage, inspire and challenge one another to create a luminaire made from combining technology with everyday objects. This year, competitions are taking place in fourteen locations in the United States and Canada.

Team Ersula in Washington won the 2018 competition for its Ersula luminaire, shown here.

Sponsored by Acuity Brands, IES Lighten Up brings individuals within the design community together to engage, inspire and challenge one another to create a luminaire made from combining technology with everyday objects. This year, competitions are taking place in fourteen locations in the United States and Canada.

During the event, participants are divided into teams, where they will design and build a luminaire with craft materials, lighting controls, and solid state light sources. Awards and prizes will recognize winning designs in two categories, a people’s choice and judge’s choice award. The judge’s choice winner moves on to a national vote to choose the top design.

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IES Progress Committee Accepting Submissions for 2019 Progress Report

The IES Progress Committee is now accepting submissions for this year’s Progress Report. Early bird (with reduced rate) deadline is May 17, 2019; final deadline is May 31.

The IES Progress Committee is now accepting submissions for this year’s Progress Report. Early bird (with reduced rate) deadline is May 17, 2019; final deadline is May 31.

The committee’s goal is to help members keep in touch with the developments in the art and science of lighting throughout the world, and prepare a yearly review of achievements for the Society. The Progress Report brings together leading new products, research, publications, and activities.

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Kevan Shaw Receives 2018 LIT Lifetime Achievement Award

Forty-year-veteran lighting designer Kevan Shaw of Kevan Shaw Lighting Design recently received the first LIT Lifetime Achievement Award.

Forty-year-veteran lighting designer Kevan Shaw of Kevan Shaw Lighting Design (KSLD) recently received the first LIT Lifetime Achievement Award.

Shaw’s career began in stage lighting, which encompassed work with TV and industrial shows. From there, he moved to exhibition and architectural lighting design, forming KSLD in 1989.

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The IESNYC Announces Winners of the 2019 Student Lighting Competition

A signature program of the Illuminating Engineering Society New York City Section (IESNYC), the IESNYC Student Lighting Competition (SLC)recently announced the winners of the 2019 competition held on March 5 at 4W43. The event was an opportunity for the lighting and design community to see installations created by the next generation of lighting designers.

A signature program of the Illuminating Engineering Society New York City Section (IESNYC), the IESNYC Student Lighting Competition (SLC)recently announced the winners of the 2019 competition held on March 5 at 4W43. The event was an opportunity for the lighting and design community to see installations created by the next generation of lighting designers.

This year’s theme – Light & Culture – challenged students to design and construct a three-dimensional study that explores the role light plays in their home culture or that of their adopted one. More than 100 students or teams of students exhibited their work for more than 400 attendees.

Grand Prize Winner

Ghost Town
Jialun Cao – Pratt Institute – Scott Lundberg (instructor)

Ghost Town is dedicated to the memory of the craftspeople and beautiful old times they left behind in a Chinese village of Jingdezhen in southeastern China. Ceramic rice bowls, which the town is known for are cracked and illuminated. Glow sticks illuminate linen screens. The jury commented that the installation has emotional impact with broken pieces of ceramics and soft fabric, resulting in an unusual unexpected source of color and light.

Second Place Winner
Layered
Andrea Young Fierro, Karmen Ho, Suji Lee – Parsons New School for Design – Derek Porter (instructor)

The relationship to different cultures and humanity is a layered experience. Viewing through the shadowed apertures at different angles allows the observer to see the layered personalities symbolic of unique and diverse cultures and find alignments and similarities as the observer meanders through the layers, revelations come to light. The jury added that the project is a beautiful piece of artwork, sophisticated and seductive with multiple layers.

Third Place Winner
Spark of Joy
Simy Bentata Singer – Pratt Institute – Willy Schwenzfeier (instructor)

This installation expresses how we all live deepened into our own lives, wanderings and beliefs. But in a dark night of a special day, we converge in the same spot of the same sky, see the same sparks of joy, for nothing less than commemorating life. The jury added that it is very meditational and tempting to play with and since it is biophilic, it connects humans with nature.

There were also several honorable mentions. Congratulations to all the winners!

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