The Irish Young Lighter Competition

CIBSE Ireland
Irish Young Lighter
Organised by DIT
Supported by SLL, ILP and bsnews

This award began as an undergraduate competition in the Department of Electrical Services Engineering in DIT in 2003 and was originally sponsored by Enlighten who have now moved their sponsorship to the Irish Lighter award. The intention with this award is to encourage innovation from young engineers and students of lighting. Entries must critically evaluate what they are doing and examine mistakes as well as successes in a transparent way but preferably using innovative or leading edge ideas.

Abstracts of interesting or innovative ideas are likely to be short listed. The intention is to select ideas that will allow young engineers and graduate students an opportunity to develop their ideas into sound and interesting papers within the lighting community.

One page abstracts are invited before 14th June 2012.

From these abstracts a short list will be selected by peer review and those short listed will be invited to prepare final papers by 15th August 2012. Previous winners including Joseph Brennan and Ken Winters went to London to win the international Young Lighter Award organised by the Society of Light & Lighting (SLL). Other previous winners such as Paddy Crowley have won scholarships, his was to NASA as part of the astronaut training programme. The winner in 2010 James Duff of ARUP has commenced his PhD in DIT in Lighting. Shane Nolan of ARUP was the 2011 winner. All of these began as modest but innovative ideas from students or young engineers in lighting. Previous winners papers are available to view in the SDAR* Journal including the 2010 winner James Duff who examined compact fluorescent lamps.

The final will take place in DIT in late September 2012 in DIT, Kevin Street. The winner of the Irish Young Lighter automatically progresses to the international Young Lighter final held in London the following year.

For further information contact:
Kevin Kelly at
Stephen Donohoe at

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