Wanted: unique, imaginative energy efficient lamp designs that is aesthetically pleasing and functional.

 

Lighting designers, engineers, electrical contractors and other artists, both professional and novice, have the opportunity to express their creativity and technological know-how in Eskom’s Energy Efficient Lighting Design Competition (EELDC) for 2014. The competition calls for participants to design a unique, imaginative energy efficient lamp that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional.

The theme of this year’s competition is: “Celebrate 20 years of democracy!”, with prize money of R200 000 and the possibility of registering a new patent. The closing date is 15 August 2014.

The categories for entries are:

• Category A: Residential Luminaire Design (Students)
Full-time students at all tertiary institutions in South Africa are invited to submit an original luminaire design using an energy efficient light source, suitable for use in the home.

• Category B: Innovative Energy Efficient Lighting Design (Professional)  
Professional graphic designers, architects, electrical engineers, product designers, researchers and anyone with a passion for design are invited to submit innovative energy efficient designs, systems or products, suitable for residential application.

• Category C: Most Promising Young Designer (Learners)
Young designers from secondary schools and FET or independent colleges, between the age of 14 and 20, are invited to submit innovative energy efficient designs, systems or products, suitable for residential application.

• Special Discretionary Award: Most Promising PDI designer (Individual)

Full details are available on www.lighting-design.co.za, or from the competition organisers at tel: 021 949-7419/083 293 2848 or via e-mail at karin@dalajunction.co.za.