Skip to content

LuxLive-2019 UPDATED-Lux-awards-2019-logo.jpg
CIBSE is currently upgrading its IT systems to improve core customer functions and increase efficiency and effectiveness. This will mean some website services will be offline until Monday 25 July. Help

SLL Ready Steady Light 2019

The next SLL Ready Steady Light, in partnership with Rose Bruford College, will be taking place on 26 March 2019.

Team entry has now closed.

The competition will see teams competing against each other to design and set up temporary exterior installations with a limited range of equipment in only 180 minutes.

Returning to basic engineering and design, teams will be tasked with lighting their site in its natural state with the equipment provided. They will each have to overcome challenges without a budget and within the time constraints.


15:00 - Team Registration
15:30 - Briefing & Site Allocation
16:00 - Installion begins
19:00 - Installion completed, judging begins & dinner
20:00 - Clear sites
20:30 - Awards & networking
22:00 - Site closed

Take a look at last year's winning installations below:

SLL Ready Steady Light 2018 - Team Rose Bruford College Site

SLL Ready Steady Light 2018 - dpa lighting consultants site

The Rose Bruford College team had a double victory at the 2018 competition, picking up the Technical and the Artistic Awards. 

Team dpa lighting consultants won the sought after Peer Prize. Each team was led by an SLL member with newcomers welcomed to take part. Members of the public are also welcomed to see the installations from 6pm until 8pm. Three prizes were then awarded for the Best Technical Solution, judged by SLL, the Artistic Award, judged by IALD and the Peer Prize, judged by the teams themselves.

Ready Steady Light is held in partnership with Rose Bruford College and supported by the IALD. Further support and equipment is provided by Philips, Lee Filters, Whitelight, Erco and SGM. The teams came from a variety of organisations and institutions including; Future Designs, WSP-Parsons Brinkerhoff, dpa lighting consultants, UCL (A, B and C teams), Arup, Thorlux and Rose Bruford College.

Students enrolled in Rose Bruford College's Lighting and Design BA course support the event, giving them the opportunity to see lighting professionals working in this unique environment.

If you have any questions about Ready Steady Light 2019, please email

2017 winners:

Artistic Award - Light Bureau 
Technical Award - WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
Peer Prize - Future Designs