Winners announced in first Lux Awards Middle East 2016!

The lighting community in the UAE was celebrating last night as projects in the country dominated the first ever Lux Awards Middle East, with no fewer than seven lighting schemes in Dubai and Abu Dhabi scooping an iconic ‘golden L’ trophy. The night of triumph was sealed as Abu Dhabi’s lighting expert Martin Valentine – who has helped drive low-energy lighting standards across the Middle East – was named Lux Person of the Year 2016.

‘I’d like to congratulate all of last night’s winners,’ said chairman of the judges Ray Molony. ‘The standard of entries has been world-class, no doubt about it.  The scale and ambition of the projects is remarkable and I believe the lighting design community here has a talent and creativity to match the established hubs of London and New York, and these awards demonstrate that.  All the entrants deserve a lot of credit for getting this far as it’s been a huge task for the judges to whittle down the entrants and choose winners. The simple fact is that the bar in terms of quality in both product and lighting design keeps getting higher and higher.’

The winners were revealed at a glittering Lux Awards presentation ceremony at the specially constructed Lux Arena at LuxLive Middle East 2016 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centrel. 

As well as the project and innovation categories, three specialist awards – the Judges’ Special Technology Award, the Lux Award for Contribution to the Middle East Lighting Industry and the Lux Person of the Year 2016 – were announced.

The presentations event was followed by an exclusive networking wrap party in the Aloft Hotel where top lighting professionals, clients and developers rubbed shoulders and partied until the early hours.


The Lux Awards Middle East 2016 Winners in full:


Education and Healthcare Lighting Project of the Year

SHORTLISTED: GEMS Wellington Academy, Dubai


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WINNER: Hartland International School, Dubai


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HIGHLY COMMENDED: Healthcare Facility, Abu Dhabi


Community and Public Realm Lighting Project of the Year

WINNER: Abu Dhabi Public Realm

Abu Dhabi City Municipality


Delta Lighting Solutions


HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Jumeirah Corniche Jogging Track, Dubai


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Office and Workplace Lighting Project of the Year

WINNER: Abu Dhabi Global Market Building, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi 


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SHORTLISTED: Phase 1A, Heart of Doha


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HIGHLY COMMENDED: Sony Mobile, Dubai

LEME Group


Place of Worship Lighting Project of the Year

SHORTLISTED: HH Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat


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WINNER: Khalifa Al Tajer Mosque, Dubai


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SHORTLISTED: Moddy Mosque, Kuwait City

Opple Lighting


Retail Lighting Project of the Year

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Aishti Foundation, Beirut


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COMMENDED: The Beach at Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai

CD+M Lighting Design Group

WINNER: Qela Boutique, Doha

dpa lighting consultants 


Industrial and Transport Lighting Project of the Year

WINNER: DEWA Power Plants, Dubai

Philips Lighting in association with Etihad Energy Services

SHORTLISTED: Hamad International Airport


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Hospitality Lighting Project of the Year

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Finz, Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi

dpa lighting consultants

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Four Seasons Resort Dubai


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SHORTLISTED: Novikov, Dubai

XO Lights

WINNER: Perry & Blackwelder’s Original Smokehouse,

Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

CD+M Lighting Design Group

COMMENDED: Royal Wedding Hall Complex, Doha

Light Concept


Leisure Lighting Project of the Year









HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Hilton Garden Inn, Dubai Mall of the Emirates             

Regina Santos












WINNER: So Spa, Dubai

KEO International Consultants


Controls Product of the Year

WINNER: LumenTalk, Lumenpulse AlphaLED


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COMMENDED: Organic Response, Havells Sylvania


Luminaire of the Year – Exterior

WINNER: Castor Bollard, Erco

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Lumenfacade Inground, Lumenpulse AlphaLED

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Shuffle, Schreder


Luminaire of the Year – Interior 

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Genius, Buzzi & Buzzi

WINNER: Eggboard, Artemide

COMMENDED: Hood, Fagerhult

COMMENDED: Kombo, Arlight Aydinlatma


Manufacturer of the Year







Judges’ Special Technology Award

WINNER: Coelux


Lux Award for Contribution to the Middle East Lighting Industry









WINNER: AW Rostamani Lumina


Lux Person of the Year 2016










WINNER: Martin Valentine, Lighting Expert, Abu Dhabi Municipality