The DALI Alliance (DiiA), the global industry organization for DALI lighting control, has revealed the winners of its prestigious DALI Lighting Awards 2021. Recognizing the best use of DALI lighting control applications and solutions across the world, the standard of entries within each of the eight categories was exceptionally high. However, the international judging panel of lighting designers, lighting magazine editors, and representatives from global lighting organizations, eventually came to their decisions.
Commercial/Professional category: Victorious in the Commercial/Professional category is Helvar for its work on ‘The Spine’, the new headquarters in the north of England (Liverpool) for the Royal College of Physicians. Here, a fully addressable DALI lighting control system ensures optimal user experience and excellent light quality, including defined light levels for the biophilia aspect of the project. The building seamlessly combines artificial and natural lighting to create a bright and welcoming environment.
Entertainment & Architectural category: The Entertainment & Architectural award is bestowed upon Delmatic for its contribution at Expo 2020 Dubai. Delmatic’s future-proofed DALI systems provide highly sustainable scene-setting control, monitoring, and smart-data sharing throughout the Sustainability and Mobility Pavilions. Comprising some 51,000 DALI assets, the system provides versatility of lighting layouts and scenes, and adaptability to meet the requirements of future tenants.
Healthcare & Education category: zencontrol is the winner in the Healthcare & Education category, with its work at the University of Warwick’s new Faculty of Arts in the UK catching the eye of judges. Designed to achieve BREEAM Excellent and maintain high levels of user wellbeing, the facility uses a range of feature lighting alongside functional and way-finding solutions based on DALI-2. The data obtained from the DALI-2 system, which includes emergency lighting testing and monitoring, was seen as a key factor in minimizing the university’s carbon footprint.
Industrial category: Winner in the Industrial category is Trilux for its work in helping international logistics group Kuehne+Nagel on its journey to a carbon-neutral future at two facilities in Hamburg, Germany. The highly efficient, DALI-networked LED solutions feature light management and IoT capability. Notably, the combination of DALI luminaires and controls has cut lighting operating costs and CO2 emissions at both locations.
Outdoor / Smart City category: The Outdoor award is now in the hands of Shanghai Euchips for its overpass lighting scheme in Xi’an, China. DALI-controlled lighting, including over 10,000 LED drivers, enables accurate control of on-off state, brightness, and colour according to traffic flow at different times and seasons. The scheme creates a colourful lighting atmosphere and a unique night-time cityscape, while improving driver safety.
Residential category: Lighting Design International is the winner of the Residential award thanks to its work on the redevelopment of Regent’s Crescent, London, into 76 luxury contemporary residences. DALI is used as a future-proofed modular lighting control system communicating to the KNX building network. Communal lighting makes use of pre-set lighting scenes that are triggered automatically by an astrological time clock with a manual override function for scenes and dimming levels.
Retail & Hospitality category: In the Retail & Hospitality category, the winner is Inverse Lighting Design for its contribution to The Londoner boutique hotel in the heart of London’s theatre district. The lighting scheme has nods to theatrical lighting, and focuses on various artworks in the hotel. In total, over 17,000 DALI luminaires provide dramatic lighting for all areas of the hotel, which has 8 floors below ground, representing a significant lighting challenge.
Infrastructure category: Delmatic has cause for a double celebration as the company is also the winner of the Infrastructure category for its Doha Metro project on behalf of the Qatar Railways Company. Here, Delmatic DALI systems provide energy-efficient scene-setting control and device health monitoring across the network of 37 Doha Metro stations. The DALI systems oversee 134,000 DALI assets, contributing to an architectural lighting scheme that reflects Qatar’s heritage.