One beam of light, hundreds of creative ideas

A global lighting initiative is on course to make waves amongst the professional lighting and design community. ‘One Beam of Light’ is an initiative set up by designers Light Collective, in collaboration with Havells-Sylvania’s Concord brand.


The idea behind ‘One Beam of Light’ is to use participants’ imagery to create a collection of stunning and inspirational photographs that start with a single source of light, stripped to its minimum, then shaped in such a way to create a truly unique picture.


Once assembled, the images will be curated by a guest panel of lighting designers and visionaries including: Keith Bradshaw of Speirs & Major, Gerd Pfarre of pfarré lighting design, Matt Clark of UVA and Terence Woodgate of Studio Woodgate. The selected images will then be displayed in London followed by an international tour, which will take in key cities across the globe and feature the artists’ work on a large scale.


Sharon Stammers and Martin Lupton of Light Collective comment “The One Beam of Light project enables entrants to strip light to its barest essential and show their skills in manipulating the medium, and revealing its inherent beauty.  We will then take the best images and use them to promote lighting design worldwide as a key creative industry.  We are enthused to be collaborating with Concord on this fantastic initiative.”


Kuleep Vali, SBU Director Concord at Havells-Sylvania adds “Concord is always at the forefront of cutting-edge innovation and we are keen to support lighting designers to create something truly imaginative with light. We are offering the recently launched, cutting-edge Beacon Muse LED Projector to invited participants, aiding them in the creation of their photograph. Some people will receive a projector with a gobo, some an iris and some a framing head; this variation will further add another element of creativity to the mix.”


A wide selection of the images will also be used to create a beautiful commemorative book about light; which will be published after the first series of exhibitions and will be available for the lighting, design and architecture communities. The book will include the images and a brief description, and details of all contributors, allowing their work to be appropriately recognised.


Anyone can enter this exciting project, so if you feel you’re up to the challenge then visit where a full set of rules and further details are available.


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