Lux Awards 2014: the shortlist

After dozens of site visits and product demos, our panel of judges has whittled down this year’s Lux Awards entries to the very best projects and the most exciting technology innovations in lighting.

We are now proud to present the shortlist for this year’s Lux Awards – covering 16 categories including the exciting new International Project of the Year Award.

Many of the innovations featured in the shortlist will be on show at LuxLive on 19-20 November – click here to register for free for the show.

Join us at the Lux Awards ceremony at the stunning Troxy in East London on 20 November to find out who the lucky winners are. Head to for more information.

Good luck everybody!


Controls Innovation of the Year
in association with Lumenpulse AlphaLED


Halcyon – PhotonStar
A complete lighting system that combines wireless control, circadian lighting – and affordability

LEDstat dimmer – Hamilton Litestat
This intelligent dimmer adapts automatically to the lights on its circuit, for smooth, flicker-free control

Visible Light Communication – EldoLED
A groundbreaking system that allows standard LED luminaires to transmit data to smartphones



Light Source Innovation of the Year
in association with Anolis


Coelux – Coelux
A brand new kind of artificial skylight that has to be seen to be believed

CrispWhite Fortimo LED spotlight module – Philips OEM Lighting Solutions
An LED source balancing vivid colours and crisp whites for beautiful display lighting

Starpath – Pro-Teq
Why use luminaires at all when the path itself can glow?



Interior Luminaire of the Year
in association with Philips OEM Lighting Solutions


Levello – Savvy Switches
Magnetic rings enable this clever new way of creating flush downlight fittings

Sequence – Zumtobel
A highly flexible, highly controllable new LED solution for offices

Trick – iGuzzini
Ingenious optics and a bit of imagination create this stunning new LED product



Exterior Luminaire of the Year
in association with Elite Renewables


Bespoke Solar Signage Kit – Zeta Specialist Lighting
Solar-powered signage lighting solution that slashes energy costs and looks great

EdgeLED P5 – Fern Howard
Edge-lighting technology brings new life to the humble bulkhead

Iridium Gen3 – Philips Lighting
An LED streetlight that harnesses mobile phone networks for communication



Recycling Award
in association with Recolight and Lumicom


Manufacturer Dextra Group has established this impressive recycling business

National Portrait Gallery
Recycling best practice in action as part of a major relighting project

Re:LIT Project – Michael Grubb Studio
Unwanted luminaires are given a new life in this charitable initiative

The retail giant has paid close attention to recycling as part of its carbon reduction plan



Manufacturer of the Year 
in association with Arrow Electronics


Dextra Group
A stalwart of the lighting industry that has made a rapid transition to the new world of LED

A young company whose slick and innovative control solutions continue to impress

GE Lighting
This giant of the industry is pioneering the internet of things and continuing to please clients

High quality and bold design continue to set the Italian manufacturer apart from the crowd



Retail Lighting Project of the Year
in association with Compact and Challenger


Matches Fashion, Wimbledon – Paul Nulty Lighting Design
A beautiful and creative scheme for this London fashion boutique

Sainsbury’s, nationwide
The supermarket’s lighting team have expertly overseen a massive energy-saving LED rollout

Sky, Westfield – David Atkinson Lighting Design
A unique and dramatic installation that makes the most of what LEDs can achieve

Trinity Leeds – BDP
Lighting becomes a feature of the architecture at this stunning new shopping centre



Industrial and Transport Lighting Project of the Year
in association with Amerlux


Heathrow Terminal 2 – Studio Fractal and Hoare Lea
Natural and artificial light are integrated into architecture, with great results

NCP car parks, nationwide – Future Energy Solutions
A mammoth retrofit LED and controls rollout, funded by substantial energy savings

South West Trains/Network Rail Alliance – Open Technology
Blazing a trail for cutting-edge lighting control in the rail industry



Hospitality and Leisure Lighting Project of the Year
in association with Aurora

Eventim Apollo, London – James Morse Lighting Design
Lighting gives this London landmark a fresh look, while paying tribute to its past

ExCeL London – Philips Lighting
LED lighting and controls slashes costs and opens up new possibilities at the exhibition centre

Ham Yard Hotel, London – Lighting Design International
A quirky, creative lighting scheme for this boutique London hotel

Oxford University Museum of Natural History – Zumtobel Lighting
An LED makeover transforms a beautiful heritage building

SSE Hydro, Glasgow – Arup
Lighting creates a dynamic façade at this new Glasgow landmark



Education and Healthcare Lighting Project of the Year
in association with PhotonStar


Chelsea and Westminster Hospital – Thorn Lighting
LED lighting and controls slash energy use at this NHS hospital, with minimal disruption

London Library – Arup
An innovative scheme balances Victorian elegance with modern research needs

Reid Building, Glasgow School of Art – Arup
A unique new building that has been built around light

Royal United Hospital, Bath – Philips Lighting
Huge savings – and brighter wards – for the NHS in this extensive LED retrofit project



Outdoor Lighting Project of the Year
in association with Osram


Debenhams, Oxford Street – Light + Design Associates
A simple but powerful dynamic light effect turns one of Oxford Sreet’s dullest façades into one of its best

Jubilee Buildings, Isle of Man – Professional Lighting Design
A clean, carefully thought-out treatment for this landmark building

Knightsbridge Estate, London – GIA Equation
Exterior lighting unifies the buildings in this upmarket shopping area



Office and Workplace Lighting Project of the Year
in association with Luxonic


British Museum World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre, London – Arup
A scheme that’s flexible enough for a range of workspaces, without compromising aesthetics

PwC Embankment Place, London – Chapman BDSP
Lighting helped the accountancy firm’s London office get the highest ever Breeam score

WWF Living Planet Centre, Woking – Atelier Ten
Sustainability was top of the agenda for the environmental organisation’s office lighting



International Lighting Project of the Year
in association with Havells Sylvania


Cielo Lounge, Dubai – Nouran Concept Lighting
Lighting integrated into furniture makes this Dubai rooftop bar special

Growthpoint Properties, South Africa – Aurora
An energy-saving project on a colossal scale, reducing load by 5.5MW

Restaurant on the Drachenfels, Germany – Licht Kunst Licht
Lighting makes this clifftop restaurant beautiful from outside and in

Zorlu Center, Turkey – ZKLD Light Design Studio
Creative uses of lighting add sparkle to this shopping centre



Client of the Year
in association with Dextra Group


Heathrow Airport nominated by StudioFractal
With its new Terminal 2, the airport has shown what can be achieved by integrating light into architecture

The Sainsbury’s team is dedicated to saving energy with lighting – and doing it right

Spirit Pub Company nominated by Weblight
This pub chain has invested big in LED lighting at hundreds of sites



SLL Young Lighter of the Year
in association with Philips Lighting


Janna Aronson, Lichtkompetenz
Daylight – art – atmosphere

James Duff, Arup
An objective metric for subjective lighting

Katerina Konsta, Atkins Global
Daylight in school environments

Veronika Labancova, Isometrix
Impact of aging on light quality perception

The finalists, selected on the strength of a 3,000-word paper, will deliver a presentation at LuxLive on 20 November, with the winner announced at the Lux Awards ceremony that evening


Lux Person of the Year
in association with Samsung

The winner of this special award will be announced at the Lux Awards ceremony on 20 November


See who won last year’s top awards in this video from the night:


Head to to find out more about this year’s event.