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
Visible Light Communication – EldoLED
The judges said this was a technology with exciting possibilities, that could transform the way we use light.
LEDstat dimmer – Hamilton Litestat
Halcyon – PhotonStar
Light Source Innovation of the Year
in association with Anolis
CoeLux – CoeLux
The judges said that CoeLux's groundbreaking artificial skylight really had to be seen to be believed.
CrispWhite Fortimo LED spotlight module – Philips OEM Lighting Solutions
Starpath – Pro-Teq
Interior Luminaire of the Year
in association with Philips OEM Lighting Solutions
Trick – iGuzzini
The judges said iGuzzini's Trick was that rare thing: a completely new form factor that opens up new applications.
Sequence – Zumtobel
Levello – Savvy Switches
Exterior Luminaire of the Year
in association with Elite Renewables
Iridium Gen3 – Philips Lighting
The judges were impressed by this LED streetlight which harnesses mobile phone networks for communication.
Bespoke Solar Signage Kit – Zeta Specialist Lighting
EdgeLED P5 – Fern Howard
in association with Recolight and Lumicom
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.
National Portrait Gallery
Manufacturer of the Year
in association with Arrow Electronics
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’.
Retail Lighting Project of the Year
in association with Compact and Challenger
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.
Sky, Westfield – David Atkinson Lighting Design
Trinity Leeds – BDP
Matches Fashion, Wimbledon – Paul Nulty Lighting Design
Industrial and Transport Lighting Project of the Year
in association with Amerlux
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’.
South West Trains/Network Rail Alliance – Open Technology
NCP car parks, nationwide – Future Energy Solutions
Hospitality and Leisure Lighting Project of the Year
in association with Aurora
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.
SSE Hydro, Glasgow – Arup
ExCeL London – Philips Lighting
Oxford University Museum of Natural History – Zumtobel Lighting
Ham Yard Hotel, London – Lighting Design International
Education and Healthcare Lighting Project of the Year
in association with PhotonStar
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.
London Library – Arup
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital – Thorn Lighting
Royal United Hospital, Bath – Philips Lighting
Outdoor Lighting Project of the Year
in association with Osram
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’.
Jubilee Buildings, Isle of Man – Professional Lighting Design
Knightsbridge Estate, London – GIA Equation
Office and Workplace Lighting Project of the Year
in association with Luxonic
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.
British Museum World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre, London – Arup
PwC Embankment Place, London – Chapman BDSP
International Lighting Project of the Year
in association with Havells Sylvania
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.
Zorlu Center, Turkey – ZKLD Light Design Studio
Cielo Lounge, Dubai – Nouran Concept Lighting
Restaurant on the Drachenfels, Germany – Licht Kunst Licht
Client of the Year
in association with Dextra Group
The supermarket chain boasts probably the most knowledgeable and experienced end user lighting team in the UK, the judges said.
Heathrow Airport nominated by StudioFractal
Spirit Pub Company nominated by Weblight
SLL Young Lighter of the Year
in association with Philips Lighting
Janna Aronson, RTLD
Janna's winning presentation was titled 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
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.