17 August 2018

Lighting schemes in running for industry awards

Two recent University lighting projects have been shortlisted in this year’s Lux Awards, which celebrate the lighting industry’s greatest achievements over the past year.

Radcliffe Camera on Night of Heritage Light - copyright NOHL, SLL & Dan Patton

The new lighting scheme for Duke Humfrey’s Library in the Bodleian, which was finished earlier this year, is up for the 'Office, Education and Healthcare Lighting Project of the Year' award. The scheme is designed to create a more pleasant and usable environment for those doing reading and research in the library while also doing more to showcase its stunning architecture, including features like its painted ceiling that were not well served by the previous lighting setup.

Meanwhile the temporary lighting scheme that was installed around the outside of the Radcliffe Camera for the Night of Heritage Light in autumn 2017 is shortlisted for the ‘Outdoor Lighting Project of the Year’ award. The design was intended to help inform discussions of whether this iconic building should be lit up for part of the night on a permanent basis.

The winners will be announced at an event on 15 November.