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SLL Young Lighter of the Year

Winner of the SLL Young Lighter of the Year 2018 announced

We are delighted to confirm that Emma Beadle was named SLL Young Lighter of the Year 2018 at the Lux Awards on 15 November 2018. Emma also received the prize for the Best Written Paper, for her entry, 'Children's Utopian Visions of the City: co-designing lighting masterplans through play and exploration.'

The finals took place during LuxLive 2018, with each finalist delivering a 15 minute presentation on their paper. The prize for the Best Presentation was awarded to Katia Kolovea for her presentation, 'Light as a Medium to Enhance Communication in Urban Spaces.' The other finalists were Carla Piatta - ‘Interactive Lighting in Public Spaces’ and Sanny Yuwono - ‘Is there a threshold for the degree of chroma used to allow colour in exterior lighting without making the building incongruous to its surroundings?’

See all four finalists and view their video presentations and final written papers below:

Emma Beadle - Children's Utopiuan Visions of the City: Co-Designing Lighting Masterplans through Play and Exploration



Katia Kolovea - Light as a Medium to Enhance Communication in Urban Spaces



Carla Piatti - Interactive Lighting in Public Spaces



Sanny Yuwono - Is there a threshold for the degree of chroma used to allow colour in exterior lighting without making the building incongruous to its surroundings?



Each finalist was invited to join the Society at the Lux Awards on the evening of 15th November 2018, where the winner was announced.

Emma Beadle named SLL Young Lighter of the Year at the Lux Awards 2018


The Competition, now in its 24th year, provides a high profile opportunity to help promote younger members of lighting related professions. The competition provides a unique platform for young lighters giving them the opportunity to illustrate their knowledge and research on a lighting subject, hone their presentation skills, and raise their profile within the industry. 

Take a look at some of the previous finalists' video presentations via the links below:

By entering, you have an opportunity to join previous winners including Seda Kacel, Christopher Knowlton, Sabine De Schutter, Rachael Nicholls, Janna Aronson, Youmna Abdallah, Sofia Tolia and Matt Handbury with the prestigious title of Young Lighter of the Year.


SLL Young Lighters - Left: Matt Hanbury (2017), Sofia Tolia (2016), Youmna Abdallah (2015)
Right: Janna Aronson (2014), Rachael Nicholls (2013), Sabine de Schutter (2012)


The Young Lighter of the Year competition provides a high profile opportunity to help promote younger members within lighting related professions.

If you have any questions about entering the 2019 competition, please contact us at sll@cibse.org

See the 2017 finalists below;

Seren Dincel - City Lighting in Scandinavia - Design Approach and Methodology

Matt Hanbury - Ultra-Thin Surface Light Sources: Picking up where OLED stalled

Amir Nezamdoost - A New Manual Blind Use Pattern for Annual Energy and Daylight Simulations