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Scott Kluger named SLL Young Lighter 2022
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Scott Kluger named SLL Young Lighter 2022

16 Dec 22

Now in its 28th year, the SLL Young Lighter 2022 finals were held online on 15 December 2022. 

Scott Kluger, Senior Daylight Designer at Hoare Lea was named SLL Young Lighter 2022 with his project, Daylight Harvester: A tool to enhance lighting operational performance.

The four finalists were invited to present to an online audience, along with the panel of expert judges. The 2022 finalists and presentations were as follows;

  • Kenny Cliffe, Lighting Designer, Ridge & Partners - Adapting to the Digital Future
  • Anna Forrester, Lighting Design, Arup - Improving the circadian rhythms in children through the means of a lighting device
  • Scott Kluger, Senior Daylight Designer, Hoare Lea - Daylight Harvester: A tool to enhance lighting operational performance
  • Hiba Mazhar, Architectural Lighting Designer, Signify - DO WE OWN NIGHT??? Reimagining traditional city lighting with new light recipe to confiscate light pollution

This year’s finals were hosted by SLL president-elect, Helen Loomes FSLL and took place online, with all four finalists delivering their presentations virtually to an international audience.

Since the early 20th Century, it has been an established fact that sufficient daylight and sunlight access in hospitals contributes to improved patient recovery time, health, and well-being.

Scott’s passion for lighting began during his final year at architecture school, where he explored how light could be used as a form of therapy for people affected by dementia. Since then, he has worked on a broad range of lighting projects across the UK and abroad and is continuously seeking to improve the balance between human centric and planet conscious lighting design. Recently, Scott has shifted his focus towards daylight and is helping to improve the integration of daylight within lighting design practice, driving a more sustainable and holistic approach towards light within a net zero future. 

After the presentations, the SLL was joined by special guest speaker and SLL Young Lighter for 2020, Aluwaine Manyonga. As the judges deliberated, Aluwaine reflected back on his winning entry from 2020, Offgrid Solar Lighting and Chigubhu Lantern, Africa's Education System Game Changer.

The judges were impressed by the quality of entries from the initial entry stage, maintaining an exceedingly high standard throughout the competition. All the finalists received a cash prize, along with a year's free membership of the Society.

2022 marks the 28th annual SLL Young Lighter competition and the third year that the finals have been held online. Open to anyone with an interest in light and lighting, the competition is designed to test not just the finalists’ ability to develop a lighting project, but also their presentation skills.

The competition provides a unique platform for young lighters and is open for all to enter, allowing entrants to illustrate their knowledge and research on a lighting subject, hone their presentation skills, and raise their profile within the industry.

Previous winners include Seda Kacel, Christopher Knowlton, Sabine De Schutter, Rachael Nicholls, Janna Aronson, Youmna Abdallah, Sofia Tolia, Matt Hanbury, Emma Beadle, Anna Wawrzyniak, Aluwaine Manyonga, and Maria Englezou.

If you would like more information about the SLL Young Lighter competition and how to enter in 2023, please contact [email protected]

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