DALI Lighting Awards Winners Revealed at Virtual Ceremony

by | Jan 26, 2021 | News

Piscataway, NJ, USA – 26 January 2021:  The DALI Alliance (DiiA), the global industry organization for DALI lighting control, 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.

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.”

And the DALI Lighting Awards winners are…


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)

For more expansive summaries and photography of the winning projects, and further information about the DALI Awards, visit the DALI Alliance website (www.dali2.org/awards).

About the DALI Alliance
The DALI Alliance (also known as the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance or DiiA) is an open, global consortium of lighting companies that drives the growth of lighting-control solutions based on internationally-standardized Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) technology. The organization operates the DALI-2 and D4i certification programs to boost levels of cross-vendor interoperability. As lighting continues to evolve and converge with the IoT, the DALI Alliance is also driving the standardization of wireless and IP-based connectivity solutions. More information:  www.dali-alliance.org

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