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Recognised as as a leader in bespoke architectural lighting manufacture and installation, The Light Lab have had the pleasure of working on many award winning projects, from Best Landscape Lighting to Best Exterior Lighting, at prestigious lighting awards such as DARC and The Lighting Design Awards.

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Shortlist: Leisure Project of the Year

Lighting Design Awards 2020

Lighting Designers 18 Degrees were shortlisted in the ‘leisure project of the year’ category in this year’s Lighting Design Awards, for the Boulevard Theatre Project. The Light Lab manufactured + installed our bespoke timber finish LED handrail ‘Glowrail’ as part of 18 Degree’s lighting solution for the theatre refurbishment by Soda Studio. Other projects in the category include the The WuLong LanBa Moss Museum by BPI & The Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience | Speirs + Major.


Shortlist: Outdoor Lighting Project of the Year

Lux Awards 2019

The Light Lab were shortlisted in the lux awards 2019, in the ‘Outdoor Lighting Project of the Year’ category as part of the ‘Mercer St Art Installation, St Martin’s Courtyard’. We realised the initial concept & design of Brimelowe McSweeny Architects & lighting designers Studio 29, to manufacture and install a unique mirror polished stainless steel ceiling-with a vinyl covered poly-carbonate wall, back-lit with LED colour spot/floodlights, to offer shadow and projected effects through the walkway – leading into St Martin’s Courtyard.



Shortlist: Art Installation of the Year

design in mental health awards

A bespoke lighting feature by The Light Lab, installed in the ceiling of a patient assessment room in the A&E department of the newly refurbished Charing Cross Hospital, has been shortlisted for the design in mental health awards 2019 – in the ‘Art Installation of the Year’ category. The installation, entitled ‘Wellbeing in Crisis’ is a backlit high output, low resolution ceiling light feature, comprising of different scenes inspired by nature, including clouds and the moon in the night sky, all programmed & controlled by the latest SPI technology. Working to an initial design concept by researcher/architect William Wang, in collaboration with clinical consultant Dr. Barbara Cleaver on research and improvements of mental health patient pathway – the intention behind the lighting is to allow a gentle stimulation; to create a calming environment for patients and make the space less clinical and institutional.

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Award of Excellence

International Lighting Design Awards

Our bespoke spectraglass project at 599 Lexington Avenue in New York City – completed last year with Tillotson Design. The ground floor upgrades were the recipient of an Award of Excellence from the 34th Annual IALD international lighting design awards.

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Light Art - High Budget / best new infrastructure

DARC Awards 2017/Masterworks NYC 2018

Penn Station, NYC was shortlisted in two prestigious lighting design awards - firstly shortlisted in the 'Light Art-High Budget' category in the 2017 DARC awards - then secondly in The 2018 Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) masterworks awards - selected as ‘Best New Infrastructure’. Other projects in the category include the The WuLong LanBa Moss Museum by BPI & The Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience | Speirs + Major.



Shortlist: Lighting Design

Broadgate Quarter

We are pleased to announce that Broadgate Quarter has been shortlisted in the 2016 FX Awards, in the Lighting Design category. The Light Lab manufactured and installed this stunning bespoke atrium light feature at the commercial offices of Broadgate Quarter, based on original concept by Cundall & John Robertson Architects. The installation took place over a 6 week period, using our specialist installers, working alongside a team of abseilers, to ensure that each bespoke halo structure was installed as designed. This is our largest atrium lighting project to date, with the installation reaching almost the full length of the 50 metre atrium.

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Shortlist: Best Lighting & Fixturing

Retail Week Interior Awards

We manufactured and installed a bespoke interactive lighting feature for the CP Hart retail showroom in Waterloo - now shortlisted in Best Lighting & Fixturing at the Retail Week Interior Awards in November.

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Shortlist: Exterior Lighting

Lighting design awards

Shortlisted in 'Exterior Lighting' category at the Lighting Design Awards 2013 for Cundall Light4.