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SLL announces the finalists for Young Lighter of the Year 2013

The Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) is pleased to announce the Young Lighter of the Year 2013 finalists. These entrants will present their papers at the LuxLive exhibition and have the chance to win the prestigious award of Young Lighter of the Year at the Lux Awards in London on 21st November 2013.

The Awards, now in their 19th year, provide a unique platform for young lighters and are open to those under 30. The Awards give the young lighters an opportunity to write a paper on a lighting subject, hone their presentation skills in front of an invited panel of judges, and raise their profile within the industry.

The finalists' papers cover a wide range of lighting subjects such as architectural lighting design, natural lighting within a religious building, the effects of coloured light and lighting in hospitals. These were chosen from the quality and talent shown in their 3000 word papers and their initial video presentations. Last year's winner, Sabine De Schutter, was awarded her prize in front of the Lux Awards Dinner attendees at the Natural History Museum for her presentation, ‘Shadow Defining Space'.

The finalists who will be presenting their papers at LuxLive are:

  • Ben Leslie, Christy Lighting Ltd - ‘Can Coloured Lighting be considered a successful mechanism for coping with pain in the labour environment, thereby enhancing the birthing experience?'
  • David Kretzer, LEOX Design Partnership - ‘Synagogue Daylighting Design'.
  • Philip Avery, GIA Equation - ‘Architectural Lighting - Not Yet Dead'.
  • Rachael Nicholls, Hoare Lea - ‘Task Lighting at the Hospital Bed'.

All finalists receive a cash prize along with a year's membership to SLL, which is the senior and largest professional body representing the interests of those involved in the art, science and engineering of light and lighting.

To see the finalists' presentations please visit here.

 For more information on LuxLive and the Lux Awards visit