Lux Awards 2014: the winners!

The lighting world's top manufacturers, boldest clients, coolest technologies and most awe-inspiring installations have been honoured at the Lux Awards 2014.
 


The lavish ceremony at the stunning Troxy in East London was attended by nearly 1,000 lighting professionals, making it the UK's biggest ever lighting awards event.

This year's Lux Awards winners include some truly stunning innovations and world-class projects.

Winners were chosen in 16 categories including our brand new international category, as well as retail lighting, industrial lighting, interior and exterior luminaires, 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 made 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. To see pictures from the awards night, visit us on Flickr.

 

Controls Innovation of the Year
in association with Lumenpulse AlphaLED

 

WINNER
Visible Light Communication – EldoLED

The judges said this was a technology with exciting possibilities, that could transform the way we use light.

HIGHLY COMMENDED
LEDstat dimmer – Hamilton Litestat

COMMENDED
Halcyon – PhotonStar

 

 

Light Source Innovation of the Year
in association with Anolis

 

WINNER
CoeLux – CoeLux

The judges said that CoeLux's groundbreaking artificial skylight really had to be seen to be believed.

HIGHLY COMMENDED
CrispWhite Fortimo LED spotlight module – Philips OEM Lighting Solutions

SHORTLISTED
Starpath – Pro-Teq

 

 

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


 

WINNER
Trick – iGuzzini

The judges said iGuzzini's Trick was that rare thing: a completely new form factor that opens up new applications.

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Sequence – Zumtobel

SHORTLISTED
Levello – Savvy Switches

 

Exterior Luminaire of the Year
in association with Elite Renewables


 

WINNER
Iridium Gen3 – Philips Lighting

The judges were impressed by this  LED streetlight which harnesses mobile phone networks for communication.

COMMENDED
Bespoke Solar Signage Kit – Zeta Specialist Lighting

SHORTLISTED
EdgeLED P5 – Fern Howard

 

 

Recycling Award
in association with Recolight and Lumicom
 
        

 

WINNER
Re:LIT Project – Michael Grubb Studio

Surplus and redundant stock is a real issue in the industry. This project addresses it in an imaginative and creative way, the judges said.

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Sainsbury’s

COMMENDED
Dexreco

SHORTLISTED
National Portrait Gallery

 

 

Manufacturer of the Year 
in association with Arrow Electronics

 

WINNER
Dextra Group

The judges described Dextra as a stalwart of the lighting industry that has, in a short space of time, managed to re-invent itself for the LED age. The judges described the company’s ability to deliver custom product rapidly and in large quantities as ‘remarkable’.

SHORTLISTED
EldoLED

GE Lighting

iGuzzini
 

 

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

 

 

WINNER
Sainsbury’s, nationwide

 

It would hard to see another retailer bettering this project, the judges said. The supermarket chain has clearly put enormous thought, time and attention into its LED lighting rollout.

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Sky, Westfield – David Atkinson Lighting Design

COMMENDED
Trinity Leeds – BDP

SHORTLISTED
Matches Fashion, Wimbledon – Paul Nulty Lighting Design

 

 

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

 

WINNER
Heathrow Terminal 2 – Studio Fractal and Hoare Lea

The judges said this was ‘a project of awesome scale and precision which achieves the airport’s many objectives and satisfies its many stakeholders’.

COMMENDED
South West Trains/Network Rail Alliance – Open Technology

SHORTLISTED
NCP car parks, nationwide – Future Energy Solutions

 

 

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


WINNER
Eventim Apollo, London – James Morse Lighting Design

The judges admired how the new lighting scheme gave this London landmark a fresh look, while paying tribute to its past.

HIGHLY COMMENDED
SSE Hydro, Glasgow – Arup

COMMENDED
ExCeL London – Philips Lighting

Oxford University Museum of Natural History – Zumtobel Lighting

SHORTLISTED
Ham Yard Hotel, London – Lighting Design International


 

 

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

 

WINNER
Reid Building, Glasgow School of Art – Arup

Rather than just putting lights into a building, this beautiful project showed how you can build a building around light, the judges said.

HIGHLY COMMENDED
London Library – Arup

COMMENDED
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital – Thorn Lighting

COMMENDED
Royal United Hospital, Bath – Philips Lighting

 

 

Outdoor Lighting Project of the Year
in association with Osram

 

WINNER
Debenhams, Oxford Street – Light + Design Associates

The judges called this ‘a beautiful integration of lighting and a dynamic façade that puts glamour into this part of Oxford Street’.

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Jubilee Buildings, Isle of Man – Professional Lighting Design

SHORTLISTED
Knightsbridge Estate, London – GIA Equation
 

 

 

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

 

WINNER
WWF Living Planet Centre, Woking – Atelier Ten

The commitment to sustainability that lay behind this lighting project should serve as a model for others, the judges said.

SHORTLISTED
British Museum World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre, London – Arup

HIGHLY COMMENDED
PwC Embankment Place, London – Chapman BDSP

 

 

International Lighting Project of the Year
in association with Havells Sylvania

 

WINNER
Growthpoint Properties, South Africa – Aurora

Judges were impressed by the sheer scale of this project, which demonstrates the power of low-energy lighting to deliver spectacular savings.

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Zorlu Center, Turkey – ZKLD Light Design Studio

SHORTLISTED
Cielo Lounge, Dubai – Nouran Concept Lighting

Restaurant on the Drachenfels, Germany – Licht Kunst Licht

 

 

Client of the Year
in association with Dextra Group

 

WINNER
Sainsbury’s

The supermarket chain boasts probably the most knowledgeable and experienced end user lighting team in the UK, the judges said.

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Heathrow Airport nominated by StudioFractal

SHORTLISTED
Spirit Pub Company nominated by Weblight

 

 

SLL Young Lighter of the Year
in association with Philips Lighting

 

WINNER
Janna Aronson, RTLD

Janna's winning presentation was titled Daylight - art - atmosphere.

FINALISTS

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

 

 

Lux Person of the Year
in association with Samsung

Tony Howells, senior policy advisor, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Tony Howells has been a long-term advocate for the UK lighting industry and its capacity to help drive energy reduction, exports and employment. As senior policy advisor at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, his role is to shape government strategy towards sectors with growth potential. He focuses in particular on energy-efficient lighting technology, and acts as a key bridge between the industry and government. He was pivotal in the launch this year, in conjunction with the Lighting Industry Association and UK Trade & Investment, of the first ever UK Lighting Sector Strategy. The judging team cited him for ‘his personal enthusiasm, drive and energy’ in helping the lighting industry achieve its objectives. 

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