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Ready Steady Light

The Ready Steady Light (RSL) is an annual competition which will see teams of lighting professionals competing against each other to design and set up temporary exterior installations with a limited range of equipment in 90 minutes.

About the competition

Light Middle East together with The Society of Light & Lighting, UK and Light Func has been hosting the Ready Steady Light Competition for 4 years running, with the 4th edition taking place on 15th October 2019.

For the first time ever, RSL was held inside the Light Middle East exhibition halls. In addition to a new location for the event, this year, students and aspiring lighting pupils also participated in Ready Steady Light. For the competition each randomly chosen team was allocated a site and, returning to basic engineering and design, teams were tasked with lighting their site in its natural state with the equipment provided. They each had to overcome challenges without a budget and within time constraints.

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2019 Ready Steady Light Winners

Judging process and winners

2018 winners for Technical Award & Creative Award went to (TEAM 2) Mohannad Alsalkhadi - Scientechnic, Jelena Vucicevic - CD+M, William gajelonia jr - CD+M, Nalini Srinivasan - BMTC, Wajood Mastan - Studio Lumen

The winners will be judged within 3 categories:

  1. Most Creative Effect based on the natural features of the site and the theme. Judged by an expert panel.
  2. Best Technical Solution for taking into account energy use, light pollution and health & safety. Judged by an expert panel.
  3. Peer Prize. Judged by other contestants.

The winning teams were announced at the 2019 Light Middle East awards. For further details about the event please email

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