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Submissions invited for CIBSE Ireland Lighter Awards

Submissions for both the CIBSE Ireland Irish Lighter and Irish Young Lighter Awards – organised by DIT and supported by ILP (formerly ILE), SLL and bs news – are now being sought with preliminary 200/300-word extracts required by 15 June 2012.

The awards are open to all building services professionals, with SLL and ILP members particularly encouraged to participate. Projects must be located in Ireland. Submissions can also be made which are based on lighting research.

Best abstracts will be selected by a distinguished international panel of assessors and a shortlist of entrants will be invited to submit full papers/presentations by 17 August 2012.

Final presentations will take place on 11 October 2012 in DIT, Kevin Street. The competition is organised through the School of Electrical Engineering Systems. The overall winners of the Irish Lighter and the Irish Young Lighter will each receive a cheque for €1000, with €500 going to the runner-up recipients in both competition. There are ILP and CIBSE Ireland prizes and cheques also.

Irish Lighter

For the Irish Lighter Award, entriesare encouraged from experienced lighting designers, or engineers who can present a paper about a finished project. There may be post-occupancy evaluation evidence that is analysed critically and provides insight for the professional lighting community; there may be an innovative and/or sustainable design that is at the industry cutting-edge; or it may be something worth publishing that will be of interest, and benefit, to the professional community.

Irish Young Lighter

The Irish Young Lighter competition began in DIT in 2003 when the first students on the programme in Electrical Services Engineering graduated. Ken Winters was the inaugural overall winner and he then went on to represent Ireland at the international Young Lighter in London in 2004, where he won the Best Presentation.

In the intervening years many others have followed in Ken’s footsteps and proudly represented Ireland at this annual event. The winner of the Irish Young Lighter competition automatically qualifies for the SLL international Young Lighter competition held in London each year.

Who to contact

Stephen Donohoe,DIT. email:

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