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


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



Recycling Award
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


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’.


GE Lighting



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



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.

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. 

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