Feature, IoT/Smart Lighting

Lux Awards 2018: Winners revealed

The best lighting products, projects and companies leading innovation and change were recognised at the 2018 Lux Awards in London last night.

The Awards were presented in front of 800 senior lighting professionals at a gala event at the O2 InterContinental on the final night of the LuxLive 2018 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.



Hospitality, Leisure and Faith Project of the Year

The most outstanding project in this sector, inc. hotels,
restaurants, sports and places of worship

In association with Lutron

Winner: V&A Members Room, London | PJC Light Studio with Carmody Groarke

Highly Commended: 20 Stories, Manchester | Into Lighting
Highly Commended: Belmond Grand Hibernian, Ireland | Studio-29
Highly Commended: The National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh | Sutton Vane Associates
Highly Commended: Principal Edinburgh Hotel | Susan Lake Lighting Design
Commended: Royal Academy of Music, London | Ulrike Brandi Licht
Shortlisted: Brooklands Museum Aircraft Factory, Weybridge | Michael Grubb Studio
Shortlisted: Places Leisure Eastleigh | Arup
Shortlisted: Portsoken Pavilion, London | Aecom
Shortlisted: Refectory and Wilkins Terrace, University College London | BDP
Shortlisted: Southbank Centre, London | Max Fordham



Office, Education and Healthcare Lighting Project of the Year

The most outstanding project in the workplace, education and healthcare sector

In association with Waldmann

Winner: Bloomberg European Headquarters, London | Foster + Partners

Highly Commended: Duke Humfrey’s Library, Oxford University | Urban Jungle Energy and Engineering 
Highly Commended: Scottish Parliament Debating Chamber, Edinburgh | Kevan Shaw Lighting Design
Highly Commended: Smythe Library, Tonbridge School | BDP
Commended: The Disney Reef at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London | Studio EG
Shortlisted: 33 Gutter Lane, London | Hoare Lea
Shortlisted: Oracle EMEA Block C, Dublin | ECI Lighting
Shortlisted: RocketSpace, London | fdcreative



Outdoor Lighting Project of the Year

The most outstanding project in the outdoor, public realm,
façade and streetlighting sector

In association with Pharos Architectural Controls

Winner: Bottle Alley, Hastings | Hastings Borough Council

Highly Commended: Hull Public Realm | Arup
Highly Commended: Refectory and Wilkins Terrace, University College London | BDP
Commended: The Crowned Stag, Chelmsford | It does Lighting
Commended: Newport Bridge | Stainton Lighting Design Services
Commended: Night of Heritage Light III – Radcliffe Camera, Oxford | dpa lighting consultants
Commended: Phase 1, Arts University Bournemouth | Michael Grubb Studio
Shortlisted: Alexandra Palace Telecommunications Mast, London | Ridge
Shortlisted: Westminster Bridge Road, London | Michael Grubb Studio



Industrial and Transport Lighting Project of the Year

The most outstanding project in the industrial and transport sector

In association with the LIA

Winner: Volvo, Motherwell | enModus and Carbon Reduction Technology

Highly Commended: Paddington Lawn, London | BDP
Shortlisted: CB Heavy Products, Uttoxeter | Holophane Europe
Shortlisted: Mersey Gateway, Liverpool | CU Phosco Lighting
Shortlisted: Wincanton Trax Park 2, Doncaster | Thorn Lighting



Retail Lighting Project of the Year

The most outstanding lighting project in the retail sector

In association with LuxBox

Winner:  intu Derby Shopping Centre | Advanced Power & Lighting

Highly Commended: Debenhams, Stevenage | Fagerhult Lighting
Commended: Pets at Home roll-out | Luxonic Lighting
Shortlisted: Asics flagship, London | Into Lighting
Shortlisted: Self-Portrait Store, London | Lichtvision Design



Interior Luminaire of the Year

The year’s most ground-breaking interior light fitting.

In association with lightspace london

Winner: Concord Pixer | Sylvania

Highly Commended: Tracy | LED iBOND
Commended: Atto     | Precision Lighting
Commended: Why | ES-System
Shortlisted: Amphibia | Zumtobel
Shortlisted: AXiO Airspace | Aurora
Shortlisted: Ventura | Radiant Architectural Lighting
Shortlisted: DRX5 | Remote Controlled Lighting
Shortlisted: Edge UFO HighBay | V-TAC
Shortlisted: EWINDOW 60 | Shenzhen Ewinlight Technology
Shortlisted: Gallery One Fifty | TM Lighting
Shortlisted: Hi-Max | Luxonic Lighting
Shortlisted: MyriaMesh Smart T8 LED Tube | Chess Wise
Shortlisted: ZipThree suspended | Vode Lighting



Exterior Luminaire of the Year

The year’s most ground-breaking exterior light fitting.

In association with Osram

Winner: Palladiano | Luce&Light

Highly Commended: Over-all | Simes
Highly Commended: Polesano | Delta Light
Highly Commended: Varoptic | Pudsey Diamond Engineering
Commended: Sephora | DW Windsor
Shortlisted: AIR2 | Indo Lighting
Shortlisted: Aira | Selux
Shortlisted: Blade | acdc
Shortlisted: Brick Light | Simes
Shortlisted: CityMax Large | Holophane Europe
Shortlisted: ID | Ewo
Shortlisted: Ignis 2 C | Orangetek
Shortlisted: Lumenfacade Nano | Lumenpulse
Shortlisted: Moby | Luce&Light
Shortlisted: Ren | DW Windsor



Emergency Lighting Product of the Year

The most outstanding innovation in this sector including luminaires,
testing systems and signage

In association with the E5 Group

Winner: CGLine+ Adaptive Evacuation Matrix | Eaton

Commended: LELW UltraSlim emergency lighting module | Luxbox Lighting Technology
Shortlisted: Beta anti-ligature range | P4
Shortlisted: ektor AWAC wireless emergency test system | zencontrol
Shortlisted: HotSpot Plus All-In-One emergency driver | Fulham Lighting Group
Shortlisted: Indulux | ABB



Connected Lighting Innovation of the Year

Includes all VLC, IoT, Lifi, IP-based systems, data management
and smart cities technologies.

In association with Tamlite Lighting

Winner: Generation 2 platform | LiteIP

Commended: Smart Connected Lighting | enModus
Shortlisted: smart engine | wtec



Property Technology Connected Lighting Concept of the Year

The best use of IP-connected lighting including apps, software or

In association with Gooee

Winner:  iRealm | EWO

Commended: Silvair Commissioning  | Silvair
Shortlisted: LightWatch | Rogier van der Heide



Enabling Technology of the Year

The most exceptional development in sources, drivers, optics,
thermal products and innovative materials

In association with LEDs magazine

Winner: Sunlike | Seoul Semiconductor

Highly Commended: LensVector | LensVector
Commended: MicroLouvre | Smartlouvre Technology
Commended: Silicone S1 | Carclo Optics
Commended: Tuner4Tronic Field | Osram
Shortlisted: CLi LED driver | Harvard
Shortlisted: Conext | Lumitronix LED-Technik
Shortlisted: LEDixia-mini | Multiload Controls
Shortlisted: Mean Well LED Driver LCM-40MM with MyriaMesh control | Chess Wise
Shortlisted: Microdriver | Seoul Semiconductor
Shortlisted: NanoOptic Precision Delivery Grid | cree
Shortlisted: Optisolis | Nichia Europe
Shortlisted: PerfectWhite COB LEDs | Luminus Devices



Controls Product of the Year

The most outstanding innovation in this sector including
control systems, interfaces, ECG and sensors

In association with Property Technology Live

Winner: Go | Prolojik

Commended: RA2 Select | Lutron
Shortlisted: LEDcode BLE | eldoLED
Shortlisted: LDALI-MS2 multi-sensor | Loytec
Shortlisted: PrecizionHALO | Lucy Zodion
Shortlisted: Vive | Lutron



Lighting for a Circular Economy Award

For exceptional achievement in the recycling of lamps and luminaires from refurbished projects

In association with Lumicom and Recolight

Winner: Connect Smart White | Carus

Highly Commended: Altech ECO Polycarbonate | Albis
Commended: Travelodge Hotels roll-out | Signify
Shortlisted: Storm | EGG Lighting



Sales Team of the Year

The group of representatives who have in excelled with
customer service and sales targets

In association with Hytronik

Winner: CU Phosco

Highly Commended: P4
Shortlisted: Harvard
Shortlisted: Tamlite Lighting



Manufacturer of the Year

The lighting equipment maker who has shown exceptional
performance and innovation in 2018

In association with Lux Review

Winner: Tamlite Lighting

Highly Commended: CU Phosco
Shortlisted: Martech



Client of the Year

The end user who has most embraced innovation
in lighting in pursuit of its goals

In association with P4 Fastel

Winner: Oxford University

Shortlisted: Hastings Borough Council
Shortlisted: Hull City Council



SLL Young Lighter of the Year

This category rewards and recognises young talent.

In association with Society of Light and Lighting

Winner:  Emma Beadle

Shortlisted: Katia Kolovea
Shortlisted: Carla Piatti
Shortlisted: Sunny Sribanditmongkol
Shortlisted: Sanny Yuwono



Lux Person of the Year

The person who has made an outstanding
contribution to the lighting industry in 2017

In association with Zumtobel

Winner: Paul Ruffles

Lighting design engineer Paul Ruffles has dedicated a major part of his career to the service of the industry and is, say the judges, an ‘unsung hero’ of the sector. He is currently editor-in-chief of the SLL Lighting Handbook and has completely revised it – with the assistance of various experts –  for 2018.  Due to be published imminently, it has increased in size from 22 chapters to 32.

Paul has been the principal of Lighting Design & Technology since founding the practice in 1992. Throughout his career he has contributed to the organising and administering of his profession both through his work with the Engineering Institutions and through national and international bodies.

These have included the National Illumination Committee, the International Standards Organisation, Lux Europa and the British Standards Organisation. He is a past-president of the Society of Light and Lighting (then called the CIBSE Lighting Division) which represents the interests of most of the senior members of the lighting profession.

His projects included The Holiday Inn, Kensington and a new visitors’ centre for Kew Gardens. He provided lighting support to Buro Happold’s offices in London, Leeds and Saudi Arabia.

Paul has written many lighting related articles in all sections of the professional lighting press. He also makes numerous presentations to technical conferences and to learned society meetings.