Eskom’s 2014 Energy Efficient Lighting Design Competition (EELDC) is where creative design and energy efficiency meet. Eskom invites architects, interior designers, engineers, electrical contractors, consultants, lighting specialists, students and high school learners alike to design and build a functional lamp prototype that is pleasing to the eye and provide light from an energy efficient source.  The winners are awarded their respective share of the prize value totalling R200 000!

The Criteria that all entries will be judges upon include:

  • Innovation and uniqueness of design
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Use of an energy efficient light source
  • Marketing potential
  • Environmental friendliness of the design
  • The extent to which the design is aesthetically pleasing
  • Practical implementation, i.e. the ease with which the design can be manufactured by local SMMEs (small, medium and micro-enterprises)
  • Compliance with the applicable SABS standard
  • Promotion of the concept of energy efficiency
  • The extent to which the design will create jobs
  • Budget

The skilled panel of expert judges include: Mr Sindile Ngonyama (South African Institute of Architects), Ms Annemarie Meintjes (Visi Magazine), Mr Chris Gryffenberg (Gauteng Department of Education), Mr Pierre van Helden (LED Lighting South Africa), Mr Andrew Wex (Eurolux), Mr Enock Zikalala (Beka) and Mr David Krynauw (previous professional EELDC winner).

The theme for this year’s competition is – Celebrate 20 years of democracy! Entries close on 17:00 on 15 August 2014.

For more information, please click here, courtesy of Eskom.