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SLL reward excellence at AGM

At its AGM on 28th May the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) presented awards to members who had made a significant contribution to the art and science of lighting in the previous year.

This year's Lighting Award went to David Holmes, longstanding member of the Technical & Publications Committee, and responsible for overseeing the publication of Lighting Guide 1: Industrial Buildings and forthcoming Lighting Guide 13: lighting of building for religious assembly. "It is through the hard work and diligence of members such as David that this Society can maintain and improve its technical standing" said Paul Ruffles, who delivered the citation.

The Presidential Medal was awarded to Dr Peter Boyce, for his contributions to the lighting industry in a career spanning over 50 years. Professor Dr Warren Julian, who among other achievements created the first English language graduate level lighting design programme in 1979, was made an Honorary Fellow and Peter Raynham presented the Regional Award to Richard Caple.

The Leon Gaster Award went to R. Leslie, L.C. Redetsky, and A.M. Smith for their article on Conceptual design metrics for daylighting. E Rautkylä, L. Halonen and M. Puolakka received the Walsh Weston Award for their paper Alerting effects of daytime light exposure - a proposed link between light exposure and brain mechanisms. These awards are made for articles in the technical journal Lighting, Research & Technology (LR&T) which is available for free to SLL members.

Lighting Education Trust Diplomas were presented to Paul Yates, Zeyneo Erginoglu, Oliver Smithson, Daniel Cramond, Jacky Cheung, Hazel Brannigan, James Miles. The Lighting Education Trust (LET) is a charitable trust which funds public education in Lighting and Lighting Design and Engineering.

Representatives of the SLL's current sponsors - Holophane, Philips, Thorn, Trilux and Wila Lighting were presented with Sponsorship Partnership Certificates.

At the AGM Dr Kevin Kelly, who was inaugurated as SLL president, announced collaborative working, holistic building design and proper measurement of systems as some of his key areas to work on. SLL is part of The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) which also promotes knowledge sharing and collaborative working.