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DALI Lighting Awards 2023 – Judges

DALI Lighting Awards 2023: Our judging panel



Markus Helle Editor-in-Chief, Highlight magazine
Chiming Lin CEO, Brandston Partnership Inc. (BPI)
Mark Lien Industry Relations Manager, Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
Jeff Shaw Associate Director, Lighting, Arup
Scott Wade Technical & Certification Manager, DALI Alliance
Matt Waring Editor, arc magazine

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Chiming Lin Markus Helle

Jeff Shaw Mark Lien


Matt Waring Scott Wade


Markus Helle is Editor-in-Chief of the magazine HIGHLIGHT, a special magazine for lighting, targeting the German speaking lighting designers, luminaire trade, manufacturers and specifiers. He has a university degree in Economics and Journalism and has been publishing on lighting and luminaires since 1992. Since 1998 he is developing the magazine HIGHLIGHT into one of the leading communication platforms for the lighting industry, with special issues, books, website and job portal. HIGHLIGHT is today reporting on trends for luminaires, technical aspects as well as on trends in the industry and the economic development.
Chiming Lin is the CEO of lighting design firm Brandston Partnership Inc. (BPI). He has worked on numerous well-known projects including Palace Museum in Taipei, Formosa MRT station in Kaohsiung, Raffles City in Chongqing, Shanghai Tower in Shanghai, Summer Palace in Beijing, New CBD Iconic Tower in Cairo and Rolex Tower in Dubai. Mr. Lin is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, a council member of the China Illuminating Engineering Society, a registered 1st class senior lighting designer in China and a registered interior designer in Taiwan. Also, he is a lighting instructor at several universities / institutions since 1996.
Mark has designed lighting systems for a wide range of applications including residential, retail, healthcare and both conventional and nuclear power plants. He has provided lighting education while working, presenting and teaching across four continents. He serves on ASHRAE, ANSI, IEEE, ISO and IES committees. Mark is a columnist for LD&A magazine and he hosts a podcast on lighting trends and technologies. Mark is currently on several executive committees advising various organizations. Mark ran the educational centers for both Cooper and Hubbell Lighting and was the Director of Government & Industry Relations for OSRAM SYLVANIA before joining the Illuminating Engineering Society.
Jeff has 25 years’ experience as a lighting designer, and is the part of the leadership team of Arup’s UK lighting design studio. He has led the lighting design on a wide range of projects, including the Tate Modern (twice) and the ‘Bird’s Nest’ Stadium for the Beijing 2008 Olympics, and is currently the lighting lead for the design of HS2 Euston Station. Jeff plays an active role in the lighting industry, promoting lighting education and authoring guidance. He served as the President of the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) in 2016.
Scott Wade has been Technical & Certification Manager for the DALI Alliance (DiiA), and previously the DALI working group, since August 2013. As a leading international authority on DALI lighting control and related specifications, he has been invited to speak at numerous events around the globe. On behalf of DiiA, Scott developed and implemented the DALI-2 certification program, which was subsequently extended to include the D4i specifications. Since 2005, he has been an industry expert member of the IEC 62386 standardisation team, and is one of two convenors of the IEC working group TC 34/WG 11.
Matt Waring is the editor of arc, the international architectural lighting design magazine which covers all aspects of lighting design, including retail lighting. An NCTJ qualified journalist, Matt leads the creative output for the publication, while also managing the day-to-day activity across its website and various social media accounts. Matt's role also sees him support [d]arc media's events, the [d]arc awards, and [d]arc room exhibition.