KLD wins IES Lighting Design Award!
Perth, 17th October 2014
Tonight was the IES Lighting Awards night in Western Australia and our project, the Murdoch Art Wall was the proud recipient of a Lighting Design Award. I did not participate in Lighting Design awards for a long time but winning the award tonight gave me back that taste of participating in these events. We have a couple of other nice projects that we can put up for awards and I will follow up on that over the next few weeks. The IES of Australia and New Zealand, WA Chapter, organises the awards every two years. Our art wall project was a cooperation between Rick Vermey the artist and conceptualiser of the project and KLD as the lighting designers. While simple on the outset the project required quite a number of challenges to be overcome. The public lighting installation needed to be safe and done in such way to discourage any vandalism. The lighting had to be environment friendly, to minimise light spill and consume minimal energy which was achieved through the low energy LED fixtures and the clever integration into the artwork installation. This aspect is important for public perception that money is well spent and the installation built in a very considerate way.
Of great importance was also that the lighting effects were not distracting the traffic, hence any colour changing and effects were designed to coincide with traffic movement and of such inconspicuous nature with changes occurring very gradually. This obviously caught the eye of the judges in awarding the price to this project. Thanks also to Main Roads, the client, to putting in th extra dollars to make this happen as well as IGuzzini and Mondoluce for their great support in realising this project. As always good results are the fruit of great team work, thanks to all!
Light Watch 5-176: The award night at Perth’s Crown Casino tonight….