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The Middle East’s top 39 lighting projects will compete for recognition at the Light Middle East Awards under a number of different categories during a ceremony set to be held on 3 November 2014 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre
A shortlist of 39 finalists from 150 entries has been selected with winners to be named across 12 categories.
Martin Valentine, a lighting expert and consultant from Abu Dhabi Municipality, and a member of the awards judging panel, said, “The quality and quantity of entries were certainly very high this year, presenting an excellent reference for the regional lighting design industry. The products and projects on show were very innovative. The eventual winners will be seen as leaders in their field.”
The Houses of Parliament in Oman was one of the standout finalists in the Public Lighting Project of the Year category, while The Beach at the Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) waterfront in Dubai will contest both the Public Lighting and Exterior Retail Lighting Project categories, Valentine added.
Riad Saraiji, head of architectural engineering at UAE University, and another member of the judging panel said, “The product categories were just great, with a lot of very innovative and high quality products, whether indoor or outdoor and it was very hard to choose the best. We are looking forward to seeing the winners next month.”
The three-day event will also include a two-day Light Middle East Conference from 4 to 5 November 2014. The conference will be attended by global leaders in the lighting industry. There will also be a showcase of the most innovative lighting products at the Future Zone.