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Duff triumphs at Young Lighter Awards

Graham Langton (DIT) and Stephen Dwyer (Hora Lea), joint Runners-up
with Overall Winner James Duff (Arup).

The awards yet again confirmed themselves as the premier lighting awards within the industry and are keenly contested by qualifying students, recent graduates and established engineers.

Stephen Donohoe, DIT and SLL Republic Of Ireland Rep, opened proceedings in the company of Keith Sunderland, DIT and CIBSE and Sean O’Dowd, CIBSE Vice-Chairman.

It was a close-run affair that saw three finalists present a broad range of topics, ranging from LED lighting in an office environment, to the impact for illumination engineers based on the new SLL Code for lighting, and solar shading.

The competition final was very well attended with almost 100 people representing industry professionals and students present on the occasion.

Stephen Donohoe with Dr Kevin Kelly and Michael McDonald. All three
represent DIT, CIBSE and SLL.

The presentations, like all past years, were of an extremely high technical quality. Promoters of the awards are CIBSE and DIT, with main sponsorship from CIBSE Ireland.

Additional support is provided by the Society of Light & Lighting, the Institute of Lighting Professionals (ILP), and CIBSE NI.

The finalists were awarded their prizes by CIBSE Ireland Vice-Chairman Sean O’Dowd and Treasurer Damien Flynn. Stephen Donohoe, Dr Kevin Kelly and the team within the DIT School of Electrical Engineering brought the proceedings to a close.

Young Lighter submissions

— James Duff, Arup, for his paper The 2012 SLL Code for Lighting: The impact for illumination engineers;

— Graham Langton, DIT, for his paper Shading Design Guide;

— Stephen Dwyer for his paper An investigation into LED tubular lighting in an office environment.

Winner: James Duff

Joint Runners-up Graham Langton and Stephen Dwyer

Contact: Stephen Donohoe, DIT. Email:

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