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Explore creative ideas for efficient lighting

by Darren
Explore creative ideas

A lighting design competition aimed at pupils, students and professionals

 

Creativity meets technology in exciting lighting design competition

Eskom’s Energy-Efficient Lighting Design Competition is challenging the finest lighting design talent in the country to merge creative flair and trendsetting artistry with no-nonsense functionality, and come up with beautiful solutions in lighting design that will last a lifetime.

Few design elements are as versatile and wield as much power to define and transfigure a space as light. Yet, despite its endless possibilities, the power of lighting as a design tool is often underestimated.

Lighting designers, engineers, electrical contractors and other artistic souls are challenged to think beyond convention, and use their intuition and imagination to design (and build) a lamp prototype that not only works, but makes use of energy-efficient technology, such as compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), light-emitting diodes (LEDs), fibre-optic or any energy-efficient lighting system or product suitable for residential application. The call is to meet the challenge of striking the perfect balance between functionality and creative expression.

Prizes
The total prize money of R200 000 is awarded as follows:

Category A: Residential luminaire design (students)
Full-time students from all tertiary institutions (universities, colleges, design centres and schools of design) in South Africa are invited to submit a luminaire design using an energy-efficient light source, suitable for use in the home.

First prize: R30 000
Second prize: R20 000
Third prize: R10 000
Educational institution prize money: R10 000
Top regional finalists (6): Lenovo 7” Android tablet (Wi-Fi and 3G enabled)
Total prize value: R85 000
 
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.

First prize: R40 000
Top regional finalists (6): R5 000 each
Total prize money: R70 000

Category C: Most promising young designer (pupils)
Promising young designers from secondary schools and FET or independent colleges, between the ages of 14 and 20, are invited to submit innovative energy-efficient designs, systems or products, suitable for residential application.

Most promising designer (individual): R10 000
Top regional finalists (6): Lenovo 7” Android tablet (Wi-Fi and 3G enabled)
Educational institution prize money: R10 000
Total prize value: R35 000

Special discretionary award: Most promising PDI designer (individual)
Most promising designer (individual): R10 000
Total prize money: R10 000

If you have the ability to achieve that magical mix of artistry and functionality, let your imagination run wild! The closing date for entries is 15 August 2014.

For more information on specifications, evaluation criteria and entry forms, visit www.lighting-design.co.za or send an e-mail to karin@dalajunction.co.za.

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