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Society of Light and Lighting AGM, Awards and Presidential Address

28 May 24

At the Society of Light and Lighting AGM, Awards and Presidential Address held on the 14th May at the Tiled Hall, Leeds Art Gallery, the lighting community came together to congratulate and support Dan Lister as the new SLL President.

During his Presidential Address Dan gave his colleagues and fellow society members a call to action, not to just consider the calculable aspects of light, energy, embodied carbon, light spill and cost but the less tangible aspects of quality, perception, experience, visual comfort, occupant comfort as well as considering the needs of different parts of our society.

“We collectively are the curators of building performance and carry the moral responsibility to ensure that we are going beyond ‘bear minimum’; delivering the ‘best affordable’ outcomes for our clients and the people who will use the spaces”. Dan Lister.

Dan gave special thanks to Helen Loomes, the outgoing President of the Society, as well as all his colleagues and all the other professionals that he had met throughout his career.

Read Dan’s Presidential Address and see the Society’s Officers for 2024.

There were also celebrations for this year’s award winners.

The Regional Award presented in recognition of the work undertaken by an individual on behalf of the Society in the regions was presented to Austin Williamson, Regional Lighting Representative for Home Counties North East.

The Lighting Award, given to acknowledge outstanding service to the Society was presented to the Project Lead of Pockets of Light #3 which took place in October last year alongside Light Night Leeds, David Battersby who is also the Regional Lighting Representative for Yorkshire. Learn more about the project.

Honorary Fellowship, given by the Society in recognition of significant contribution not only of services to the Society but to the wider lighting profession was awarded to Florence Lam.

The President’s Medal was first awarded to Joe Lynes in 2009 and recognises a significant and lifetime contribution to lighting. The recipient was Roger Sexton.

There were two awards for published papers in Lighting Research & Technology Journal.

The Leon Gaster Award was given to Mehlika Inanici, Belal Abboushi & Sarah Safranek for their paper on Evaluation of sky spectra and sky models in daylighting simulations (LR&T, volume 55, Issue 7).

The second award was the Walsh Weston Award and was given to Nozomu Yoshizawa, Roland Schregle, Ken Komazawa, Kaira Ootori and Toshihide Okamoto for their paper on Photon flow: A three dimensional expression of the light field using volume photon mapping (LR&T volume 55, issue 3).

Congratulations were given to all award recipients. Watch the AGM, Presidential Address and Awards Ceremony.

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