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SLL Young Lighter of the Year

Shortlist for the SLL Young Lighter of the Year 2017

Now in its 23rd year, the SLL Young Lighter of the Year competition provides a high profile opportunity to help promote younger members of the lighting profession. Each year, entries are open to anyone with an interest in light and lighting, and the Society is encouraging all to participate. The competition provides a unique platform for young lighters giving them the opportunity to illustrate their knowledge and research on a lighting subject, hone their presentation skills, and raise their profile within the industry.

See the 2017 shortlisted entries below;

Seren Dincel - City Lighting in Scandinavia - Design Approach and Methodology

Matt Hanbury - Ultra-Thin Surface Light Sources: Picking up where OLED stalled

Amir Nezamdoost - A Case Study: Life Cycle Analyses, Annual Daylight and Energy Impacts of Manual and Automated Blinds


Important dates:

  • Closing date for written papers – 8 September (must be supplied in attached template)
  • Finalists notified – 19 October
  • Finalist presentations –LUX Live exhibition, 16 November 2017 in one of their lecture theatres.
  • Winner announced at Lux Awards, 16 November 2017.
Click here to view the flyer for the 2018 competition

Contact us at sll@cibse.org if you would like to register your interest for the 2018 SLL Young Lighter of the Year.

By entering, you have an opportunity to join previous winners including Seda Kacel, Christopher Knowlton, Sabine De Schutter, Rachael Nicholls, Janna Aronson and the current Young Lighter of the Year, Youmna Abdallah with the prestigious title of Young Lighter of the Year.

Lighting engineer Sofia Tolia was been named Young Lighter of the Year 2016 for her work on energy saving in road lighting, at the 22nd Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) Young Lighter of the Year competition.



Young Lighter of the Year 2016 Sofia Tolia receiving her award at Lux Awards 2016


The winning paper, entitled ‘Variable Lighting Levels for Highways - A Different Approach’, was delivered in a 15 minute presentation alongside three other finalists in front of judges at the awards ceremony, during the LuxLive exhibition in London’s ExCel in November 2016.

The Young Lighter of the Year competition provides a high profile opportunity to help promote younger members of the lighting profession.

You can see all four finalists and their video presentations for the 2016 competition below;

Aisha Robinson - A Visible Light Communication Scheme for Use in Accent Lighting



Eleonora Brembilla - Applicability of Climate-based Daylight Modelling



James Duff - A Journey Towards Change



Sofia Tolia - Variable Lighting Levels for Highways - A Different Approach