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DALI Lighting Awards winners revealed

January 26, 2021

The DALI Alliance has announced the winners of the inaugural DALI Lighting Awards during a virtual ceremony held earlier today.

Held in association with arc (the international architectural lighting design magazine) and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), the awards celebrate the best use of DALI control solutions in international lighting projects as well as recognizing the value of delivering quality illumination to clients and end-users.  

As well as the Winners listed below, the judges also gave Highly Commended awards to several other projects, and higlighted one further project for a Judges' Special Mention. 

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>> Full details of all winning projects


Best large indoor lighting control project (using more than 500 luminaires)
Laing O’Rourke – Manchester Airport Terminal 2 Extension and New Piers (UK)
Best medium indoor lighting control project (using between 65 and 500 luminaires)
Schuler Shook – The Leonardian Auditorium at St Leonard's College (Australia)
Best small indoor lighting control project (Up to 64 luminaires)
Morlights – Chicago History Museum’s Crown Lunchroom (USA)
Best use of DALI in outdoor lighting
Helvar – Column of the Immaculate Conception (Italy)
Best use of Zhaga-D4i
Comlight – District Road 51 from Tengs to Bjerkreim (Norway)

A broad range of commercial, architectural and industrial lighting projects linked with DALI technology were nominated. The competition selected winners in different categories for indoor and outdoor lighting alongside a separate category for projects employing outstanding use of Zhaga-D4i products.

Judges for this year’s DALI Lighting Awards included Matt Waring, the editor of arc magazine;  lighting designer Tad Trylski, an active member of the IALD and former chair of its industry liaison group; and Scott Wade, Technical and Certification Manager for the DALI Alliance.

“The inaugural DALI Lighting awards have been a huge success with a substantial number of project entries in a wide range of sizes and applications across the world,” said Paul Drosihn, GM of the DALI Lighting Alliance. “The nominations showcase plenty of creative and technical merit with DALI being utilized to solve many unique lighting control challenges. Many thanks to those who participated, and huge congratulations to all our winners.”