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Ready Steady Light

The next SLL Ready Steady Light, in partnership with Rose Bruford College, will be taking place in March 2019. The competition will see 15 teams competing against each other to design and set up temporary exterior installations with a limited range of equipment in only 180 minutes.

Returning to basic engineering and design, teams will be tasked with lighting their site in its natural state with the equipment provided. They will each have to overcome challenges without a budget and within the time constraints.

SLL Ready Steady Light 2018 - Team Rose Bruford College Site

The Rose Bruford College team had a double victory at the 2018 competition, picking up the Technical and the Artistic Awards. 

SLL Ready Steady Light 2018 - dpa lighting consultants site

Team dpa lighting consultants won the sought after Peer Prize. Each team was led by an SLL member with newcomers welcomed to take part. Members of the public are also welcomed to see the installations from 6pm until 8pm. Three prizes were then awarded for the Best Technical Solution, judged by SLL, the Artistic Award, judged by IALD and the Peer Prize, judged by the teams themselves.

Ready Steady Light is held in partnership with Rose Bruford College and supported by the IALD. Further support and equipment is provided by Philips, Lee Filters, Whitelight, Erco and SGM. The teams came from a variety of organisations and institutions including; Future Designs, WSP-Parsons Brinkerhoff, dpa lighting consultants, UCL (A, B and C teams), Arup, Thorlux and Rose Bruford College.

Students enrolled in Rose Bruford College's Lighting and Design BA course support the event, giving them the opportunity to see lighting professionals working in this unique environment.

If you have any questions about Ready Steady Light 2019, please email

2017 winners:

Artistic Award - Light Bureau 
Technical Award - WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
Peer Prize - Future Designs