The lighting world's top manufacturers, boldest clients, coolest technologies and most awe-inspiring installations were honoured tonight at the Lux Awards 2013.
The lavish ceremony in London's largest ballroom at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, was attended by around 1,000 lighting professionals, making it the UK's biggest ever lighting awards event.
Winners were chosen in 17 categories covering retail lighting, outdoor lighting and industrial lighting, as well as interior and exterior products, innovations in the areas of light sources and controls, and the coveted Lux Person of the Year category. The chosen few were presented with a unique trophy constructed of recycled lamp glass.
Congratulations to everyone who won an award - you're a credit to the lighting business. Here is the full list of this year's winners.
Light Source Innovation of the Year in association with
WINNER: Chromalit Linear – Intematix
The judges picked out Chromalit Linear as this year’s winner for delivering ‘a step change in remote phosphor technology’.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Composite Light Guide – Design LED
COMMENDED: Hue – Philips Lighting
Controls Innovation of the Year in association with and
WINNER: EyeNut – Harvard Engineering
Judges called Harvard’s EyeNut wireless control system ‘a sophisticated system in an easy-to-install and use package’.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Organic Response – Organic Response
COMMENDED: LiteIP – LiteIP
Exterior Luminaire of the Year in association with
WINNER: P850 LED – CU Phosco
Judges were impressed by the elegant design and efficient heat management of CU Phosco's latest LED road lantern, which features aerodynamic vents to accelerate convection.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Lumenbeam Grande – Lumenpulse
COMMENDED: Coda – Woodhouse
Interior Luminaire of the Year in association with
WINNER: Haloprism – Holophane
Holophane’s Haloprism is radically different from other LED high bays. LEDs are arranged in a ring behind a glass diffuser, with the driver in a ventilated chamber in the middle. Judges were impressed by the innovative design and impressive output of up to 38,000 lm.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Concord Glace – Havells-Sylvania
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Lumination EL Series LED Linear – GE Lighting
COMMENDED: Sola M10 – Aurora
Manufacturer of the Year in association with
WINNER: Projection Lighting
Judges picked out Projection as one of the UK lighting industry's great success stories. Its British-made products deliver excellent quality of light backed by a strong warranty. The company's insistence on high quality has seen it grow fast thanks to major contracts from the likes of Next, Co-op, Asda, Burger King and Caffe Nero.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Cree
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Harvard Engineering
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Soraa
Recycling Award in association with
WINNER: University of Lincoln
The University of Lincoln was cited by the judges for its commitment to energy-efficient lighting, such as its recent refit and recycle project in conjunction with Thorn, which will cut energy use by 62 per cent and see some 3,000 luminaires responsibly recycled.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Dexreco
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Marwood Electrical
HIGHLY COMMENDED: RS Components
COMMENDED: DW Windsor
Young Lighter of the Year in association with
WINNER: Rachael Nicholls - Task lighting at the hospital bed
Finalists for the Young Lighter of the Year Award present a paper at LuxLive on a lighting topic of their choice.
Architectural lighting - not yet dead
Synagogue daylighting design
Coloured lighting in the labour environment
LIA Delight in Light Competition in association with Osram and Anglepoise
WINNER: Dollop – Ashley Allen, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Outdoor Lighting Project of the Year in association with
WINNER: Science Museum, London – DHA Design
Judges praised DHA’s lighting of the Science Museum’s facade for its simplicity and sympathy to the architecture.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Durham World Heritage Site – Stainton Lighting Design Services
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Regent Street, London – Studio-29
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Strand East Tower, London – Hoare Lea Lighting
Education and Healthcare Project of the Year in association with
WINNER: Newham University Hospital – Cundall Light4
Judges called this innovative lighting system, which comes as part of a modular patient room interior, a ‘sea change’ in healthcare lighting, and a great example of ‘lighting for people rather than for buildings’.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Divinity School, St John's College, Cambridge - DW Windsor
SHORTLISTED: Holland Park School, London – Riegens
Industrial and Transport Project of the Year in association with
WINNER: London Underground – Energy Automation Systems UK
Judges described the ongoing project to replace fluorescent tubes on the Underground with LEDs as ‘model of procurement’. The use of LED technology would benefits millions of commuters and save the company substantial amounts of money and energy, judges said.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Arla Foods, Aylesbury – Eaton's Cooper Lighting & Safety
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Lyreco, Telford – Lyreco
COMMENDED: Scott Safety, Skelmersdale - MHA Lighting
Hospitality and Leisure Project of the Year in association with
WINNER: Guildhall Crypts, City of London – DPA Lighting Design
Judges called DPA’s scheme in the Guildhall’s crypts as ‘a beautiful treatment of a beautiful space’.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Iona Abbey Museum – Kevan Shaw Lighting Design
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Sky Skills Studios – David Atkinson Lighting Design
HIGHLY COMMENDED: V&A Museum of Childhood – DHA Design
COMMENDED: First Direct Arena, Leeds – CP Northern, Philips Lighting
Office and Workplace Project of the Year in association with
WINNER: Western Transit Shed, London – Hoare Lea Lighting
Judges called this scheme at Hoare Lea’s offices in King’s Cross ‘an exemplar of sustainable office lighting’ and ‘a sophisticated use of controls’.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Crystal, London – Arup, Osram, DHA Design
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Skype headquarters, London – GIA Equation
COMMENDED: FC200, London – Cundall Light4
Retail Project of the Year in association with
WINNER: Waitrose and John Lewis At Home, Ipswich – Edge Lighting
Judges said this project gave a glimpse of ‘the future of retail lighting, and showed how to ‘use of LEDs without the slightest compromise to the lit environment’.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Christian Louboutin, Harrods – PJC Light Studio
COMMENDED: The Denim Studio, Selfridges – PJC Light Studio
COMMENDED: Intu Retail Services, nationwide – Admiral Power and Lighting
SHORTLISTED: Sainsbury's, Leek – Sainsbury's
Client of the Year in association with
WINNER: Intu Retail Services
The judges named Intu as Client of the Year in recognition of ‘an LED rollout of awesome scale’.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Crown Estate
HIGHLY COMMENDED: London Underground
HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Victoria and Albert Museum
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Westminster City Council
Lighting Designer of the Year in association with
WINNER: Kevan Shaw – Kevan Shaw Lighting Design
Judges described Shaw as ‘a highly passionate and committed individual’. He works with numerous associations and is ‘generous with his time’ in the promotion of good lighting and energy efficiency. Shaw’s work demonstrates ‘a rare mix of design and engineering skills’.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Andrew Bissell – Cundall Light4
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Phil Caton – PJC Light Studio
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Dominic Meyrick – Hoare Lea Lighting
Lux Person of the Year in association with
WINNER: Shuji Nakamura
Nakamura is the man who single-handedly created the current LED revolution. Judges described him as someone ‘who’s not afraid to look at novel solutions to old problems… a tireless innovator with awesome intellect, whose work is benefitting all humanity’.
Congratulations to all our winners!
The Lux Awards are presented by Lux in association with the Lighting Industry Association