The Light Award, awarded by the NFE North German Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Association, has been an integral part of the GET NORD trade fair since 2014 and rewards lighting projects that focus equally on the environment, design and technology.
This year, four innovative projects in the categories "Sports Facilities", "Hotel/Event", "Workplaces" and "Culture" were again honoured and a special prize was also awarded.
The award ceremony took place on 18 November 2022 at the GET NORD 2022 trade fair as part of an industry get-together at the trade fair stand (Hall B 7, Stand 330) of the Electrical North Associations of Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein.
The Light Award in the "Sports Facilities" category was won by HABOTEC Intelligente Elektro- und Gebäudesystemtechnik GmbH for the refurbishment and extension of the lighting system of the Hansehalle Lübeck. The entire lighting system was adapted to the special lighting requirements of sporting events, such as TV broadcasts or spot lighting for the boxing ring.
Schweriner Elektro Installation GmbH received the prize in the category "Hotel/Event". In this project, an energy-saving lighting concept was implemented for the hall of the Brinkmann Lounge with the integration of a show kitchen. The focus was on the requirements for the different types of use of the location, such as tastings, lectures and especially the staging of the individual products.
O.N.T. Elektrotechnik GmbH & Co. KG won in the category "Workplaces". The extension of the HH-Moorfleet logistics hall for tyre storage posed a challenge to the technology due to chemical vapours. The jury was particularly impressed by the concept of the light that travels with the building.
The staging of the museum ship "Peking" by Elektro-Alster Nord GmbH & Co. KG won the "Culture" category. According to the jury, the challenge here was the integration of a complex lighting system in a four-masted barque that was fit for a museum, as well as the high expectations paired with the requirements of a museum ship.
The special prize was awarded to Torst Elektrotechnik GmbH in the form of an education voucher of 1,000 euros, sponsored by Sonepar Germany. The company realised the complete office and production installation with complex building infrastructure in the MEDAC project with a team of only a few employees.
According to the jury, the special prize was awarded because of the craftsmanship of the small company's teamwork and the detailed presentation and preparation of the presentation. In the project, special challenges had to be overcome in terms of time, safety engineering and staff deployment.
Award winners promote sustainable projects
The winners give "green light" with their prize money and each sponsor a sustainable project that saves CO2.
The prize money sponsored by Brumberg Leuchten GmbH & Co. KG and ESYLUX Deutschland GmbH was invested by the winners in various sustainable and regional projects of the Loki Schmidt Foundation:
- "Niedersächsische Elbtalaue – Wir lassen Auenwald entstehen“
- "Wilde Wälder: Artenreiche Lebensräume und Klimaretter“
- "Jedem Schulhof seine Sal-Weide/ Hamburg“ and „Moorschutz ist Klimaschutz“