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Matt Hanbury awarded SLL Young Lighter of the Year 2017

Matt Hanbury awarded Young Lighter of the Year 2017 with presentation on ultra-thin surface light sources.



SLL Young Lighter of the Year, Matt Hanbury receiving his award at the Lux Awards (centre), with SLL President Richard Caple to his right, Young Ligher judge Mark Sutton Vane to his left and presenting the award, Gethyn Williams from Amerlux (right).


Matt Hanbury, founder of Lightly Technology was announced SLL Young Lighter of the Year by Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) 2017. The announcement was made at the Lux Awards 2017 dinner held at the InterContinental, London, on 16 November. The Young Lighter impressed the judges with his presentation and paper, Ultra-thin Surface Light Sources: Picking up Where OLED Stalled during the LuxLive exhibition, London ExCel Centre.


Amir Nezamdoost - video presentation at LuxLive 2017

Other finalists included Amir Nezamdoost who won the Best Written Paper Award for his paper, A New Manuel Blind Use Pattern for Annual Energy and Daylight Simulation and Seren Dincel (AF Lighting) with her paper, City Lighting in Scandinavia – Design Approach and Methodology. These categories were judged by Mark Sutton Vane on behalf the Lighting Education Trust (LET), Dr Peter Boyce, John Aston and SLL President Elect Iain Carlile.


Seren Dincel delivering her presentation at LuxLive 2017.

The awards, now in their 23rd year, provide a unique platform for young lighters and are open for all to enter. The Awards allow the young lighters to illustrate their knowledge and research on a lighting subject, hone their presentation skills, and raise their profile within the industry.

 Each finalist gave their 15 minute presentation to a full audience at LuxLive on 16 November.

The Society is delighted to announce that entry for the 2018 competition is now open. Click here to find out more.