The best lighting products, projects and companies leading innovation and change were recognised at the 2016 Lux Awards in London last night.
The Awards were presented in front of 850 lighting professionals at a gala event at the O2 InterContinental on the final night of the LuxLive 2016 exhibition.
From over 200 nominations, the judges drew up the initial shortlists, tested products and visited projects the length and breadth of the UK to see them in action for themselves.
THE 2016 WINNERS IN FULL:
Retail Lighting Project of the Year
in association with Dubai Lighting Week
Winner: Lush, Arndale Centre, Manchester – Michael Grubb Studio
This trial installation at the Lush outlet was a big success: the number of fittings was halved, energy was cut by 50 per cent and the merchandise was made the hero with ‘high quality, immersive’ lighting, resulting in a rise in sales. The new-format lighting design is set to rolled out nationwide.
Highly Commended: Body Studio, Selfridges, London – Nulty+
Highly Commended: Waitrose, Kings Cross, London – Edge Lighting
Commended: Wilko LED roll-out, Nationwide – Zumtobel
Michael Grubb’s scheme halved the number of fittings in Lush stores, cutting energy levels by 50 percent.
Industrial and Transport Lighting Project of the Year
In association with Helvar
Winner: Dali Lighting System, Manchester Airport – Loytec Electronics
Judges cited this ‘ambitious’ project for achieving the client’s goals using the ‘a considered topology of control technology.
Highly Commended: Terminal 5, Heathrow Airport – CU Phosco
Commended: Asos Distribution Centre – Brand Lighting Design
Loytec Electronics’ work at Manchester Airport was singled out by the judges for its ambitious nature.
Hospitality, Leisure and Faith Lighting Project of the Year
In association with Munich RE Green Tech Solutions
Winner: German Gymnasium, London – Into Lighting
Into Lighting ‘managed to create intimacy using lighting’ in a cavernous space. The ‘beautiful’ design complements the striking architecture to achieve an ‘outstanding’ result.
Highly Commended: Derby Cathedral – James Morse Lighting Design
Highly Commended: Guinness Storehouse, Dublin – Michael Grubb Studio
The judges commended Into Lighting’s creation of intimacy in the cavernous space within the German Gymnasium, using lighting.
Office, Education and Healthcare Lighting Project of the Year
in association with Dextra Group
Winner: Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia – BDP
Judges described the design for the lighting at the Enterprise Centre as ‘bold’ and ‘extraordinary’. It is a project which ‘raises the bar’ on what a low-energy lighting scheme can achieve.
Highly Commended: Astra Zeneca, Macclesfield – Enigma Lighting
Highly Commended: The Diamond, University of Sheffield – Arup
Highly Commended: Lower Reading Room, Radcliffe Camera, Oxford – University of Oxford
Commended: Berghaus, Sunderland – Nulty+
Judges described the design for the lighting at the Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia as ‘bold’ and ‘extraordinary’.
Outdoor Lighting Project of the Year
in association with the Institution of Lighting Engineers
Winner: IMAX Waterloo, London – Bright Green Technology
A project where the success was ‘all in the execution’. Judges said the lighting and control ‘brought the building alive’.
Highly Commended: Night of Heritage Light, Nationwide – Society of Light and Lighting
Highly Commended: Scott Monument, Edinburgh – KSLD
Commended: Hilton Doubletree, London Docklands – James Poore Lighting Design
Commended: Hotel Sofitel, Lower Regent Street, London – Studio-29
The judges thought that Brightgreen’s work on the imax iused lighting and control to ‘bring the building alive’.
Interior Luminaire of the Year
In association with Harvard Technology
Winner: Lateralo Plus LED – Trilux
Judges described the Lateralo Plus LED as a ‘beautifully realised’ luminaire with ‘exceptional engineering’ and ‘attention to detail’.
Highly Commended: Supersystem 2 – Zumtobel
Commended: Beacon Tune – Concord by Feilo Sylvania
Commended: Moda Mini Cove – Moda Light
Commended: Prismaspace – Holophane Europe
The Lux Awards judges praised the Lateralo Plus LED as a ‘beautifully realised’ luminaire with ‘exceptional engineering’.
Exterior Luminaire of the Year
in association with the LIA Laboratories
Winner: P862 – CU Phosco
This luminaire ‘ticked all the boxes’ of what an exterior luminaire should be.
Highly Commended: Cells – Reggiani
Highly Commended: Color-Amp – GVA Lighting
This P862 ‘ticked all the boxes’ of what an exterior luminaire should be, the judges said.
Emergency Lighting Product of the Year
in association with ICEL
Winner: CrystalWay – Eaton
Judges described the CrystalWay range as ‘elegant’ and ‘superbly engineered’.
Highly Commended: Panel Pod Emergency – Ansell Lighting
Commended: EyeNut Combined Emergency – Harvard Technology
Commended: FED/3 – Liteplan
The Lux judges described the CrystalWay range as ‘elegant’ and ‘superbly engineered’.
Connected Lighting Innovation of the Year
Sponsored by Osram
The judges cited Gooee for delivering an ‘extraordinary toolbox of technology’ that’s ‘ahead of its time in both scale and ambition’.
Highly Commended: CX-Series – Beckhoff Automation
Commended: SLM – Samsung
Gooee won the first ever connected lighting prize at this year’s Lux Awards. The technology was praised by the judges as being an ‘extraordinary toolbox of technology’.
Enabling technology of the Year
in association with Strategies in Light
Winner: Bloom Unit – migenius
Judges cited Bloom Unit as product that was a ‘step change’ in lighting design. By ‘leveraging the power of cloud computing’ migenius had delivered a product that allows renders ‘of awesome scope and accuracy’.
Highly Commended: Araya5 Logic Module – Lumenetix
Highly Commended: UltraFlat System – Osram
Commended: Tile Premium – Cooledge
The Lux judges cited Bloom Unit as product that was a ‘step change’ in lighting design.
Controls Product of the Year
in association with LEDs magazine
Winner: Casambi – Casambi Technologies
Judges described the Casambi app-based system as harnessing the power of the internet to create a ‘cost-effective yet polished’ lighting control system that’s ‘perfect for residential applications’.
Highly Commended: Active+ – Helvar
Highly Commended: Lumentalk – Lumenpulse
Commended: LightShape – eldoLED
Judges described the Casambi app-based system as harnessing the power of the internet to create a ‘cost-effective yet polished’ lighting control system
Recycling Project of the Year
Sponsored by Recolight and Lumicom
Judges described Dexreco as ‘example to the industry’ of what can be achieved in recycling lighting products.
The team from Dexreco pick up their prize at this year’s Lux Awards
Manufacturer of the Year
In association with Arrow
Winner: Holophane Europe
The judges said Holophane Europe ‘consistently delivers’. It is developing a suite of ‘great’ LED products and is ‘embracing the digitisation of lighting’ with ‘confidence and flair’.
Highly Commended: Helvar
Highly Commended: Samsung
Holophane Europe ‘consistently delivers’ in developing a suite of ‘great’ LED products for warehouse lighting, the judges said.
Client of the Year
Sponsored by Dextra
Winner: Transport for London
The judges said TfL was an ‘exemplar client’ who ‘supported engineering excellence’. It has ‘consistently supported the industry’ by ‘pro-actively using lighting to address the challenges across its estate’.
The Lux judges said TfL was an ‘exemplar client’ who ‘supported engineering excellence’.
SLL Young Lighter of the Year
In association with Aurora
Sofia Tolia wins the SLL Young Lighter of the Year prize at the Lux Awards.
Lux Person of the Year
Sponsored by Samsung
Professor Russell Foster
Professor Russell Foster is a distinguished neuroscientist based at Brasenose College in Oxford. He led the team which was responsible for a major a breakthrough which could completely transform lighting in buildings. The Oxford University scientists identified a group of photosensitive cells in the eyes which were unknown to science. These cells hold the key to our understanding of our body clock, and how light affects us in profound ways, and discoveries of this type are creating a whole new genre called circadian lighting.
Russell Foster is named Person of the Year at the Lux Awards 2016
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