Winners of the Dali Lighting Awards 2023 announced

6th February 2024

(USA) – On January, the winners of the DALI Lighting Awards 2023 were announced.

Each of the eight categories recognises the best use of DALI lighting control in projects from around the world, with the winners chosen by an expert panel of judges of lighting designers, media specialists and global lighting experts.

Winners of the eight categories include:

Healthcare & Education: Zencontrol for its work on The Louisa Martindale Building in Brighton, UK, a new state-of-the-art clinical facility. The DALI-based lighting system uses more than 20,000 assets, and DALI was selected as it fulfilled two essential design briefs, namely access to enhanced diagnostics, and future sustainability.

Industrial: Group Volvo Trucks won for the Battery Pack Factory in Gent, Belgium. This project used DALI technologies to improve worker wellbeing, by implementing tuneable white lighting across its manufacturing areas.

Infrastructure: Delmatic won or its work on Zayed International Airport in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The project is claimed to be the largest DALI control system in the world, with a single site-wide DALI network that manages and monitors 180,000 DALI lamps, 35,000 DALI emergency lamps and10,000 DALI sensors and switches, all coordinated by 3400 single and multi-universe DALI control modules.

Outdoor: esave AG won with its Waterfront Lighting project in Fürth, Germany. This small-scale project leverages DALI features including precise dimming, colour control and scheduling to deliver optimal lighting for human eyes, enhanced safety, and insect protection.

Residential: Morlights’ won for their work at the Ko’ula at Ward Village, Honolulu, USA. Morlights relied on DALI technology to ensure light levels and colour temperature suit the varied needs of different spaces, creating a human-centric lighting scheme, with cohesion across the entire venue.

Retail & Hospitality: bluebottle’s project at Ritz Carlton Hotel in Melbourne, Australia won for its multi-faceted project, which utilised intelligent DALI technology across each area of the hotel, including guest suites, to create a sophisticated environment, while also emphasising ease of use and flexibility.

Workspaces: Shanghai LONTRI for the Estée Lauder R&D Center project in Shanghai, China won the award for its 11,500sqm site. Designed according to the LEED Platinum and WELL Platinum standards, it utilises DALI in a variety of ways to reduce energy consumption and improve the employee experience.

Paul Drosihn, DALI Alliance General Manager, said: “Huge congratulations go to all our winners and highly commended projects that were successful against stiff competition. These projects demonstrate the outstanding results that can be achieved across the globe using DALI in lighting design and control, spanning a breadth of applications and sectors.

Drosihn continues: “It’s a fantastic testament to how the lighting industry has embraced DALI and is leveraging this technology to gain significant benefits.”

Details of the DALI Lighting Awards 2024 will be announced later this year. More information on the awards and the DALI Alliance, as well as the full list of this year’s winners can be found on the DALI Alliance website.