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Ready Steady Light

The Society of Light and Lighting, in partnership with Rose Bruford College, is delighted to announce that the Speirs + Major team were awarded the Best Technical Solution by the SLL panel of judges, AECOM were awarded the Artistic Award by the IALD panel and Speirs + Major took their second award of the evening, given the Peers prize by their fellow contestants at the 14th annual Ready Steady Light competition! The event hosted 14 teams competing against each other to design and set up temporary exterior installations, with a limited range of equipment in only 180 minutes.

Returning to basic engineering and design, teams were tasked with lighting their site in its natural state with the equipment provided. They each had to overcome challenges without a budget and within the time constraints. 
 
Students enrolled in Rose Bruford College's Lighting and Design BA course supported the event and were given the opportunity to see lighting professionals working in this unique environment.
 
Entrants had the chance of winning the following titles; Most Creative Effect, Best Technical Solution and the Peer Prize. The Most Creative Effect was presented by the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and judged by a panel from Rose Bruford College. Teams were judged on the use of natural features around the site. The Best Technical Solution was judged on the consideration of health and safety, light pollution and energy use by an expert SLL panel and The Peer Prize was judged by the contestants as their overall favourite.

This year, the Speirs + Major team were awarded the Best Technical Solution by the SLL panel of judges, AECOM were awarded the Artistic Award by the IALD panel and Speirs + Major took their second award of the evening, given the Peers prize by their fellow contestants.
 
If you are interested in participating in Ready Steady Light 2017, please email sll@cibse.org



Winner of the SLL Best Technical Solution and the Pee Prize by Team Speirs + Major - Photo by Ryan Lawrence

Ready Steady Light 2015 was organised in partnership with Rose Bruford College and support and equipment is provided by Philips, Lee Filters, Whitelight, Zumtobel Group and iGuzzini.


Winner of both the Most Creative Effect by Team AECOM - Photo by Ryan Lawrence


Competing in 2016 were teams from the following organisations and institutions; Brunel, UCL, teams A and B, Thorlux, FUTURE Designs, Speirs + Major, Light Bureau, Philips, AECOM, GIA Equation, Nulty +, MID Lighting, Rose Bruford and the Oddballs team (formed on Twitter).


Team UCL B - Photo by Ryan Lawrence


Team Rose Bruford - Photo by Ryan Lawrence


2015 winners:
Artistic Award                UCL Team B
Technical Award          Thorlux
Peer Prize                     UCL Team B