(UK) – One of the Society of Light and Lighting’s (SLL) flagship events, Ready Steady Light will be returning this Autumn. Taking place in partnership with Rose Bruford College, the competition will take place at the college’s leafy Sidcup campus on 19 October.
As is tradition, the SLL is inviting teams of lighting professionals to compete against each other in a back-to-basics celebration of the art of science and light. Each time will be challenged with creating an exterior light installation, with a limited range of kit in just 180 minutes.
“Whilst the lighting community has worked to overcome the challenges presented by the pandemic, day to day work has continued. There have been new starters and the same requirements to support development but without the crucial interaction that comes with working alongside colleagues in a shared space,” the SLL said. “The Society feels it is more important than ever to provide design practices and lighting professionals with an opportunity to have fun and work together, with the added element of some friendly competition.”
As in previous years, there will be three awards up for grabs. A panel of expert judges from the SLL and the IALD will decide the winners of the Technical and Artistic Awards, with the Peer Prize decided by the contestants taking part.
Students enrolled in Rose Bruford College’s Lighting and Design BA courses will support the event, with the opportunity to learn from and assist lighting professionals working in this unique environment.
Previous winners have included dpa lighting consultants, UCL, WSP, Arup, Hoare Lea, Speirs Major and AECOM.
More info on how to register your team for the event can be found online here.