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Youmna Abdallah named Young Lighter of the Year 2015

Youmna Abdallah (MBLD) has been named Young Lighter of the Year by the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL)  at the Lux Awards 2015 dinner held at The Troxy, London, on 19 November.

2015 SLL Young Lighter of the Year, Youmna Abdallah

The Young Lighter impressed the judges with her presentation and paper, Light Poverty in Precarious Environments within Developing Countries during the LuxLive exhibition, London ExCel Centre, yesterday.

The awards, now in their 21st year, provide a unique platform for young lighters and are open for all to enter. The Awards allow the young lighters to illustrate their knowledge and research on a lighting subject, hone their presentation skills, and raise their profile within the industry.

Other finalists included Inessa Demidova (GIA Equation) who won the Best Presentation Award for Practical Implementation of Circadian Lighting in Office Environments, Christina H├ębert (Nulty+) with her paper, A Symbol of Urban Identity and Zeynep Keskin with her paper, Daylight and Seating Preference in Open-Plan Spaces. Youmna also won the Best Written Paper. These categories were judged by the Lighting Education Trust (LET), who also provided the cash prizes.

Also recognised last night was Liz Peck, SLL President, who was named Lux Person of the Year, 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.

Each finalist gave their 15 minute presentation to a full audience at LuxLive on 19 November.

You can view all four finalists’ video presentations on the SLL website here: