Eskom’s Energy Efficient Lighting Design Competition is challenging interior designers, DIY-homeowners and other artistic souls to design (and build) a lamp prototype that not only works, but makes use of energy-efficient technology, such as compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), light-emitting diodes (LEDs), fibre optic, or any energy-efficient lighting system or product suitable for residential application. The design should be innovative, original and unique, in other words, it should hot have been implemented before – and it must be energy efficient.
The prize value is R200 000 in three categories:
Category A: Full-time students from tertiary institutions (universities, colleges, design centres and schools of design) in South Africa are invited to submit a luminaire design using an energy-efficient light source, suitable for use in the home.
Category B: In Category B, graphic designers, architects, electrical engineers, product designers, researchers and anyone with a passion for design are invited to submit innovative energy-efficient designs, systems or products, suitable for residential application.
Category C: Promising young designers from secondary schools and FET or independent colleges, between the ages of 14 and 20, are invited to submit innovative energy-efficient designs, systems or products, suitable for residential application.
The closing date for entries is 15 August 2014 and this year’s theme is ‘Celebrating 20 years of democracy.’