SLL President named Lux Person of the Year
Posted: 27 November 2015
President of the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) Liz Peck has been named the Lux Person of the Year at the Lux Awards 2015 in London.
Citing her ‘enormous contribution to the lighting family and the wider community’, Liz Peck received the most prestigious award given to an individual by Lux Magazine, the independent guide to energy efficient lighting.
The prize, given annually to the person who has made the most exceptional contribution to lighting, was awarded for Liz Peck’s 15 years in the lighting industry running an independent design consultancy, during which time she has worked tirelessly on industry initiatives and for voluntary organisations.
Her year as President of the Society of Light and Lighting has been crowned by the Night of Heritage Light, of which she was a founder and one of its driving forces. This was a national event that saw nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites lit by lighting designers in the space of a day, highlighting usually unlit elements of their fabric.
Liz Peck, President of the SLL and Lux Person of the Year, said: “I'm overwhelmed to be named the Lux Person of the Year. I give my time freely simply because I love what I do.
The CIBSE President, Nick Mead recently pointed out that the Night of Heritage Light truly was a symbol of collaboration and I was blessed to lead an amazing team to make it happen. From Dan, Rhiannon and Simon, to the SLL and CIBSE staff and the total support from the whole industry.
Together, we got the brilliance of light and lighting on prime time national television. In the UNESCO International Year of Light, this Lux award is huge honour.”
Also awarded on the night was the SLL Young Lighter of the Year award, which was won by Youmna Abdallah who impressed the judges with her presentation and paper, Light Poverty in Precarious Environments within Developing Countries.
The Young Lighter of the Year Award is now in its 21st year, aiming to provide a unique platform for young lighters, and is open for all to enter. The award allows young lighters to illustrate their knowledge and research on a lighting subject, hone their presentation skills, and raise their profile within the industry.