Following a successful and rare SLL Masterclass which took place in Dublin, submissions for both the Irish Lighter and Irish Young Lighter Awards – sponsored by CIBSE, organised by DIT and supported by SLL and Building Services News – are now being sought
with preliminary 200/300-word abstracts required by 3 July.

The awards are open to all, with CIBSE, SLL and ILP members particularly encouraged to participate. Projects must be located in Ireland, while submissions can also be made which are based on lighting research.
Best abstracts will be selected by a panel of assessors and a shortlist of entrants will be invited to submit full papers by
September 2017. Final presentations will take place in October 2017 in DIT, Kevin Street. The competition is organised through the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

The overall winners of the Irish Lighter and the Irish Young Lighter will each receive a cheque for €500, with prizes to each of the runner-up recipients in each competition.

Irish Lighter
For the Irish Lighter Award entries are encouraged from experienced lighting designers, and engineers who can present a paper about a finished project. There may be post-occupancy evaluation evidence that is analysed critically and provides insight for the professional lighting community; there may be an innovative and/or sustainable design that is at the industry cutting-edge; or it may be something worth publishing that will be of interest, and benefit, to the professional community.

Young Irish Lighter
The Irish Young Lighter competition began in DIT in 2003 with the first students on the programme in Electrical Services Engineering. Ken Winters was the inaugural overall winner and he then went on to represent Ireland at the international Young Lighter in London in
2004, where he won the Best Presentation.

In the intervening years many others have followed in Ken’s footsteps and proudly represented Ireland at this annual event.

Who to contact
Michael McDonald, DIT.


Dr Kevin Kelly