Category: Awards

IES Announces 2018 Illumination Award Winners

The Illuminating Engineering Society recently announced a total of 14 projects receiving the highest honors at the 2018 IES Illumination Awards. More than 200 projects were recognized with Awards of Merit.

The Illuminating Engineering Society recently announced a total of 14 projects receiving the highest honors at the 2018 IES Illumination Awards. More than 200 projects were recognized with Awards of Merit.

Here are the winning projects:

AWARD OF DISTINCTION

Love Sculpture at Sakura Lake Sports Park, Weihai, China
Designers: Enlighten Projects, YD Illumination, cBright Lighting

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Museum of the Bible, Washington, D.C.
Designers: SmithGroupJJR



AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Jacques Cartier Bridge, Montréal
Designers: Moment Factory, Réalisations, Ambiances Design Productions, ATOMIC3, Ombrages, Lucion Média and UDO Design

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Wilshire Grand Center, Los Angeles
Designers: StandardVision, Lighting Design Alliance

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Intelligent Streetlight, Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada
Designers: ATCO

CITATION FOR HUMAN CENTRIC ILLUMINATION IN A DAYLIGHT DEPRIVED SPACE

HSBC Cafeteria, Dusseldorf, Germany
Designers: Licht Kunst Licht AG

CITATION FOR CONTROLS

Hendrix Bridge, Zagreb, Croatia
Designers: Skira

CITATION FOR A UNIQUE DAYLIGHT DELIVERY SYSTEM

Tsu-City Industrial Sports Center “Saorina”, Tsu-City, Mie Prefecture, Japan
Designers: Nikken Sekkei, Ltd., Material House, Ltd.

For written descriptions, click here.

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Lumen West Awards Recognizes Project Excellence

Nearly 500 lighting professionals and guests recently attended the 2018 Lumen West Awards gala. Hosted by the Illuminating Engineering Society Los Angeles Section (IESLA), the program celebrated excellence in lighting design and encouraged the next generation of lighting designers with a record-breaking $36,000 in scholarships awarded.

Nearly 500 lighting professionals and guests recently attended the 2018 Lumen West Awards gala. Hosted by the Illuminating Engineering Society Los Angeles Section (IESLA), the program celebrated excellence in lighting design and encouraged the next generation of lighting designers with a record-breaking $36,000 in scholarships awarded.

Lumen West Award winners:

2018 Lumen West Award of Excellence for Interior Lighting Design

Tina Aghassian, Clifton Manahan, Derek Bauer, and Adam Levine of HLB Lighting Design for George Bush Intercontinental Airport United Terminal C North Concourse

The defining lighting concept for the terminal is the “journey of discovery,” a series of organically winding lines in the ceiling that serve to guide the flow of patron traffic. Light fixtures were selected for their sparkling LED optics, and were custom made to integrate within the atypical ceiling system. Subtle use of blue accents within the skylights reinforces United’s brand and the terminal’s clean, modern appeal.

PHOTO: Henrik Khodaverdi



2018 Lumen West Award of Excellence for Interior Lighting Design

Michael Lindsey, Teal Brogden, and Meghan Howell of HLB Lighting Design for Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

This re-energizing facelift for a 46-year-old facility focused on large-scale flexibility, energy efficiency, and one-of-a-kind design only found in Texas. The shining beacon of the project is the “Starry Night” ballroom, designed around the concept of the land, air, and sky of Texas. Custom LED lights integrate into the undulating ceiling plane to artfully mimic a starry Texas night sky.

PHOTO: Terry Wier

2018 Lumen West Award of Excellence for Interior Lighting Design

Lisa Passamonte Green, Kate Furst, and Leigh Brown of Visual Terrain, with Joost Wijgers of Light-H-Art for Jameson Distillery Bow St. – Tasting and Tour

Lighting evokes the Jameson Distillery story with warm track lighting, vibrant projections, color changing accents, and miniature spotlights. A table in the tasting room glows with illuminated words describing the flavors of the whiskey. The famous bottle stands, uplit, at the center of the table with the brand’s crest glowing overhead.

PHOTO: BRC Imagination Arts



2018 Lumen West Energy and Environmental Design Award of Excellence

Archit Jain, Chao-Wei Su, and Scott Hatton of Oculus Light Studio for Retail Design Collaborative – Studio 111 Urban Office

Reflecting the client’s philosophy of rebuilding communities through sustainable design, the project transforms a 30,000 square foot warehouse. High-bay lighting combines with 20 new skylights and three large framed street openings, balancing visual comfort with high vertical footcandles. Exceptional collaboration among architects, lighting designers, and engineers achieved LEED Platinum and WELL Gold certification.

PHOTO: Benny Chan, Fotoworks

2018 Lumen West Award of Excellence for Outdoor Lighting Design

Joshua VanBlankenship, Brian Parisi, and Derek Warrick of StandardVision, and Chip Israel, Andrew Powell, and Arex Soontharuch of Lighting Design Alliance for Wilshire Grand Center

Wilshire Grand’s light and media platform joins a uniquely 21st-century conversation among buildings, citizens, and culture. A decade-long environmental impact review and new signage district enabled a grand-scale design capable of emoting in real-time. The Courtyard features a transparent display oriented toward the pedestrian experience, while Crown and Spine lighting seamlessly reinforce the building’s skyline profile, visible across the region.

PHOTO: Adrian Velicescu and Hunter Kerhart

Click here to see more info and photos for these projects.

Lumen West Control Innovation Award of Merit

Matthias Nikolakopulos of Nikolakopulos, Inc., for Arclight Cinemas

Lumen West Awards of Merit for Interior Lighting Design

Lisa Passamonte Green, Steven Young, and Leigh Brown of Visual Terrain for Akin Gump Los Angeles
Archit Jain, Sarah Wang, and Scott Hatton of Oculus Light Studio for AT&T San Francisco Flagship
Erin Erdman and Landon Roberts of eSquared Lighting Design for Burbank Connexion
Scott Johnson of Brilliant Lighting Studio, and Nicole Rossetti and Luis Cruz of Wolcott Architecture for Fandango
Lisa Passamonte Green and Kate Furst of Visual Terrain for Hahn Visitor Center
Lisa Passamonte Green, Kate Furst, and Leigh Brown of Visual Terrain for Jameson Distillery Bow St. – Bar and Retail
Lisa Passamonte Green and Steven Young of Visual Terrain, and John Jenkinson of Bandit Lites for NFL Game for Life
Tina Aghassian, Michael Lindsey, and Maura Reinhart of HLB Lighting Design for Nickelodeon West Coast Headquarters
Erin Erdman and Landon Roberts of eSquared Lighting Design for Paul Hastings Law Firm Los Angeles
Erin Erdman and Landon Roberts of eSquared Lighting Design, and Tom Myers of Rios Clemente Hale Studios for Rios Clementi Hale Studios Office
Archit Jain, Chao-Wei Su, and Scott Hatton of Oculus Light Studio, for Retail Design Collaborative – Studio 111 Urban Office
Michael Lindsey, Teal Brogden, Meghan Howell, Maura Reinhart, and Hayden McKay of HLB Lighting Design, and Jonathan Gettler of Design Engineering for University of Iowa Voxman Music Building

Lumen West Awards of Merit for Outdoor Lighting Design

Tina Aghassian, Azusa Yabe, and Jordan Hornback of HLB Lighting Design for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Plaza Level Healing Garden
Sean O’Connor, David Hahn, and Becky Yam of Sean O’Connor Lighting for Congregation Rodeph Shalom
Scott Hatton, Spurthy Yogananda, and Archit Jain of Oculus Light Studio for Parasol Park
Lisa Passamonte Green, Michael Mahlum, Steven Young, Kate Furst, Ken Daniel, Leigh Brown, Jonathan Lebovic, Wendy Thomas, Mallory Paddock, and Jeff De Lamotte of Visual Terrain for Universal’s Volcano Bay

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LEDVANCE Announces Winner of UC Davis Annual Design Competition

LEDVANCE supported this year’s annual LED design competition at UC Davis Department of Design with the latest in SYLVANIA SMART+ lighting. Design students at UC Davis developed and prototyped actual luminaires that use these controllable LED sources to explore issues associated with optics, color control, and human interface design. The winner was Jennifer Place, who recently graduated with a double major in Art History and Design.

LEDVANCE supported this year’s annual LED design competition at UC Davis Department of Design with the latest in SYLVANIA SMART+ lighting. Design students at UC Davis developed and prototyped actual luminaires that use these controllable LED sources to explore issues associated with optics, color control, and human interface design. The winner was Jennifer Place, who recently graduated with a double major in Art History and Design.

The annual lighting design competition focused on the development of LED luminaires as a product design and prototyping experience for undergraduates at UC Davis. This design class introduced learning experiences associated with advanced technology, prototyping, and the development and testing of LED luminaire products. The annual design competition culminated in a final presentation hosted at the California Lighting Technology Center and attended by a cross-section of leading designers and architects in the lighting profession as judges. To experiment with in their luminaire design project, LEDVANCE donated lights and wireless controls.

“The original prompt for the class was to create a fixture utilizing indirect light. However, I was taken by the flexible nature of the SYLVANIA SMART+ LED strips and asked if I could instead create a fixture design that could highlight that feature,” said Place. “My professor rightfully warned me about many of the issues that often come with moving fixtures, but in the end everyone was happy if not pleasantly surprised by the outcome!”

“Everyone at LEDVANCE was very impressed with Jennifer’s design,” said Omar A. Rivera, Head of Luminaires for United States and Canada, LEDVANCE. “It was very creative and almost seemed alive with its nature-like flexibility. The way the luminaire’s flexibility helped control the level levels was very interesting, and of course the use of controllable SYLVANIA SMART+ lighting added a level of high tech that appeals to the new generation.”

The annual LED design competition was taught by Professor Michael Siminovitch, Rosenfeld chair in the Department of Design at UC Davis.

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Current, Powered by GE Announces Edison Award Winners

Current, powered by GE recently announced the winners of the 2018 GE Edison Awards at LIGHTFAIR. The awards, traditionally focused on lighting design, changed this year to focus on end-users.

Current, powered by GE recently announced the winners of the 2018 GE Edison Awards at LIGHTFAIR. The awards, traditionally focused on lighting design, changed this year to focus on end-users.

The 2018 GE Edison Award recipients:

The City of San Diego won the Innovative Exterior Lighting Solutions Award in recognition for the deployment of the largest city-based deployment of an IoT platform in the world.

Retro-Tech won the Innovative Interior Lighting Solutions Award in recognition for the Georgia World Congress Center Authority project — a mobile app enabled system to monitor and adjust lighting and HVAC 24/7 for the world’s largest LEED-certified convention center.

Walmart won the Leadership in Energy Efficiency Award in recognition for over a decade of energy efficiency innovation in signage, refrigeration, parking lots and store interiors — culminating in LED as a global standard.

Fiat Chrysler won the Leadership in Sustainability Award in recognition for leadership in sustainability across manufacturing plants and dealerships that reduces energy while providing controls flexibility for each environment.

JP Morgan Chase & Company won the Digital Technology Energy Leadership Award in recognition for industry leadership implementing a digital technology platform to reduce electricity, gas and water consumption across 4,500 Chase branches.

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LIGHTFAIR Innovation Awards

LIGHTFAIR kicked off with the LFI Innovation Awards, which honors innovative new lighting products introduced over the previous 12 months. The Most Innovative Product of the Year award went to the NU Vector Series downlight Alphabet Lighting, a division of LEDRAbrands. This downlight offers dynamic beam shaping, full tilting, and full wireless control via an app or wall control.

The world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) was held May 6-10 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The trade show kicked off with the LFI Innovation Awards, which honors innovative new lighting products introduced over the previous 12 months.

Exhibitors submitted 239 products in 14 categories covering various types of lamps, luminaires, lighting controls, and other products. Integrated control is a key trend, including app-based control, IoT enabling and color tuning.

The top winners included:

Most Innovative Product of the Year: This award recognizes the best new product. This year’s award went to the NU Vector Series downlight by Alphabet Lighting, a division of LEDRAbrands. This downlight offers dynamic beam shaping, full tilting, and full wireless control via an app or wall control.

Design Excellence Award: This award recognizes outstanding achievement in design and application. This year’s award went to the FlexConnect Architectural Linear Lighting System by Juno, a division of Acuity Brands. Well-suited to grazing, washing, and other lighting effects, this solution features miniature silicone optics in a package that can be shaped to follow architecture, including curves, while allowing field cutting/reconnecting in the field. Choice of distributions, up to 400 lumens per foot.

Technical Innovation Award:
This award recognizes the most significant leap forward in lighting technology. This year’s award went to the SolarSync GLS-LCCT Photosensor by Crestron Electronics. This sensor, which mounts on the roof, measures precise daylight luminosity and CCT and reports it to a Crestron lighting control system, which tunes RGB luminaires to align indoor CCT.

Judges’ Citation Award: The judges may bestow this award to provide special recognition to a product. This year, they granted it to LumEfficient’s LiFi Ores Downlight, which functions as both a fixed LED downlight and a LiFi access point.

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

In 2019, LFI will return to the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia May 19-23.

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IALD Announces 35th Annual International Lighting Design Award Winners

The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) recently announced the winners of the 35th Annual International Lighting Design Awards, which recognized 17 diverse projects of exceptional quality. Accepting the Radiance Award for Excellence in Lighting Design, the highest level award, were Stephanie Grosse-Brockhoff and Andreas Schulz, IALD, part of the project team from Licht Kunst Licht for the German Ivory Museum in Erbach, Germany.

The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) recently announced the winners of the 35th Annual International Lighting Design Awards, which recognized 17 diverse projects of exceptional quality.

Accepting the Radiance Award for Excellence in Lighting Design, the highest level award, were Stephanie Grosse-Brockhoff and Andreas Schulz, IALD, part of the project team from Licht Kunst Licht for the German Ivory Museum in Erbach, Germany.

This exhibit space houses a small but exquisite collection of ivory objects. The design creates a memorable contrast between exhibits and their surroundings, without distracting from the form of each piece on display. Each display showcase is a luminous cube, with all light sources inside the showcase having a focused light distribution and snoot, and all those outside the showcase remaining fully concealed due to clever positioning or careful accessories.

The cabinets consist of fully glazed hoods without any corner profiles where lighting devices and wiring might be hidden. To maintain the effect demanded by the design concept, designers introduced a small-profile tracing in the interior upper cabinet corner to accommodate all lighting elements, concealing cables and splices behind a blind cover. On-site testing revealed that silver anodized elements were less visible than black, so fittings and cables were adjusted and invisibly embedded into the glass miter joints.

Judges were impressed with this careful attention to detail, and one judge commented that this approach was ultimately in service of the user experience: “Controlling light spill and reflection unquestionably captures the focus of the visitor with the exhibit, rendering the envelope invisible.”

In tune with the red hue of the exhibition design, the light color of the display lighting is 3000K. The only deviance is at the base of the cases – the lower third of the glass panes is frosted and fitted with edge light integrated in the base. The diffusion transitions smoothly into clear glass. By virtue of the edge light, the frosting assumes a gentle brightness evocative of a fog. The LED ribbon is concealed in the display’s base and uses 5000K light, cooler than the object and walkway lighting. This supports the design concept, creating the impression of an icy haze from which the figurines miraculously emerge.

“Stunning,” said another judge. “A simple, yet elegant solution that reveals the textures and forms of the ivory figurines.”

Learn more about this and other winning projects here.

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2018 IES Progress Report Open for Submissions

The Illuminating Engineering Society has announced its 2018 Progress Report is now open to submissions. IES is looking for significant new advancements in lighting products, research, publications, and design tools from the past year.

The Illuminating Engineering Society has announced its 2018 Progress Report is now open to submissions. IES is looking for significant new advancements in lighting products, research, publications, and design tools from the past year.

The mission of the Progress Committee is to keep in touch with developments in the art and science of lighting throughout the world and prepare a yearly report of achievements for the Society. Acceptance is based on an impartial judging process used by the committee to evaluate each submission on its uniqueness, innovation and significance to the lighting industry.

Early Submittal Reduced Rate Ends – May 5, 2018
Submittal Deadline – May 25, 2018
Submission Fee – $50; $75 starting May 6

Submissions accepted into the Progress Report will be:

• Presented live at the 2018 IES Annual Conference, August 9 – 11, 2018, Boston, MA
• Published in LD+A Magazine
• Presented at IES Section meetings

Click here to learn more and submit a product.

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Sapphire Awards Recognize LED Excellence

One of the key events at the Strategies in Light conference is the gala for the Sapphire Awards produced by LEDs Magazine, which recognizes excellence in LED lighting products, projects, and industry service. Click to check out this year’s winners.

Strategies in Light (February 13-15 in Long Beach) was a terrific conference this year. With so much conversation and focus on the Internet of Things, sometimes it felt like I was at an IT conference. Compared that to just 5-10 years ago, and it’s a sign of how fast things are changing in lighting.

One of the key events at the show is the gala for the Sapphire Awards produced by LEDs Magazine, which recognizes excellence in LED lighting products, projects, and industry service.

Click here to check out the winners.

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First Annual LIT Design Awards Announces Winners

LIT Design Awards has announced the winners of its first annual International Competition for Lighting Product Design and Implementation.

LIT Design Awards has announced the winners of its first annual International Competition for Lighting Product Design and Implementation.

Studio Roosegaarde was honored as LIT Lighting Designer of the Year for its Waterlicht project. Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde began his career as an innovator after graduating from The Berlage Institute in Rotterdam and founded Studio Roosegaarde in 2007, where he works with his team of designers and engineers toward a better future.

The LIT Lighting Product Design of the Year is FLYTE: The Levitating Light, a product designed by Simon Morris which hovers by magnetic levitation and is powered through the air. Merging the words fly, light, and the Swedish word for float, Flyte creates luminous spectacles that combine the wonders of magnetic levitation with wireless power.

LIT also announced the LIT Emerging Lighting Designer and Lighting Product Design of 2017, with cash prize scholarships to encourage each designer’s next project in lighting design. The recipient of the LIT 2017 Emerging Lighting Designer of the Year is Massimiliano Moro, whose design for Monstera Deliciosa was a site-specific project made for a large abandoned palace Palazzo di Napoli, in the hearth of Palermo. This design fills the abandoned space with life using light sculptures of autochthone plants as objects.

Anna Tomschik is the final LIT Honoree of 2017, winning the Lighting Product Design of the Year for HENYX, a lamp inspired by the sun and moon. HENYX is a luminaire with two facets balancing light and darkness. In the morning, the lamp elicits neurohormonal changes in the body that are typical when waking up, and in the evening, the moon module has a soft reflective light. With its accompanying mobile app, HENYX connects to an alarm clock for individualized settings.

Click here to learn more.

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ARCHITECTURAL SSL Announces 8th Annual Product Innovation Awards

ARCHITECTURAL SSL recently announced its eighth annual Product Innovation Awards competition, recognizing outstanding products and product developments relating to solid-state lighting. The magazine welcomes products to be submitted for consideration. The deadline is March 23, 2018.

ARCHITECTURAL SSL recently announced its eighth annual Product Innovation Awards competition, recognizing outstanding products and product developments relating to solid-state lighting. The magazine welcomes products to be submitted for consideration. The deadline is March 23, 2018.

Click here to learn more and submit one or more products for this competition.

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