Lux Awards 2013: the winners!

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



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: Harvard Engineering  




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: Marwood Electrical




Society of Light and Lighting  Young Lighter of the Year sponsored by  

WINNER: Rachael Nicholls – Task lighting at the hospital bed

Finalists for the Young Lighter of the Year Award – organised by the Society of Light and Lighting –  present a paper at LuxLive on a lighting topic of their choice.


Philip Avery
Architectural lighting – not yet dead

David Kretzer
Synagogue daylighting design

Ben Leslie
Coloured lighting in the labour environment

Organised by  



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 
(luminaires: Luxonic, Hacel;
exhibition lighting design: DHA)

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: 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