Lighten Up! Luminaire Competition

August 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – August 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm America/New York Timezone


IES Detroit Section Lighten UP! Winners

IES DETROIT participated in LIGHTEN UP! 2021, a virtual luminaire building competition. Participants had 24 hours to design and create a luminaire based on a given theme using resources and LED light source from their home.

2021 Theme: JUST LIGHT-YEARS AWAY – What does the future of lighting look like?
We had two winners this year! See below for results.

2021 LIGHTEN UP National Winner

IES Lighten Up National Winner

Team name: illumineighbors
Eric, Tanya, and Jonathan Graettinger, and Kim Weaver
Fixture name: “What the Faculae”

Faculae is the plural of Facula. A Facula is a bright region on the surface of the sun linked to the subsequent appearance of sunspots in the same area. This futuristic pendant light allows for various “bright regions” illuminating “planets” on the perimeter of the fixture housing, creating a multi-faceted lightsource. The bottom of the fixture is open and the top of the fixture is unpainted to provide additional indirect lighting and visual interest.

IES Lighten Up National Winner   IES Lighten Up National Winner

2021 LIGHTEN UP Detroit People’s Choice Winner

Team name: November Eight Bravo Romeo Golf
Jeanne Campbell & Christopher Campbell
Luminaire Name: Play With Me

Luminiare was made from old barn wood, scrap pine wood and toilet paper. In the future we think luminaires will be made from recycled materials due to high rising cost of raw materials. Not only will interactive controls be popular but so will luminaires! The front pieces are held on by magnets and can be added or removed to control the light coming out the front of the luminaire. This gives the user the ability to interact with the luminaire and change it as often as they like.