LEDVANCE Sponsors UC Davis LED Design Competition

Design Student Suhaila Sikand
Published: Mon, 02/06/2017

LEDVANCE, maker of SYLVANIA advanced LED lamps as well as a wide range of traditional light sources, standardized luminaires and connected lighting products, is sponsoring this years LED design competition at UC Davis Department of Design.  The annual lighting design competition focuses on the development of LED luminaire design as a creative industrial design experience for undergraduates at UC Davis.  This undergraduate design class introduces learning experiences associated with product design, prototyping and innovation in the development of new LED luminaire design.

LEDVANCE is providing SYLVANIA lighting products and technical support for this undergraduate class in design, allowing students to develop prototypes and functional luminaires using solid-state light sources.  The annual design competition culminates in a final presentation hosted at the California Lighting Technology Center and attended by a cross-section of leading designers and architects in the lighting profession as judges. The winner of this design competition will exhibit their winning product at LIGHTFAIR taking place in May in Philadelphia.

The annual LED design competition is being taught by Professor Michael Siminovitch, Rosenfeld chair in the Department of Design at UC Davis.  “The lighting design competition is a great opportunity for students to become engaged in the culture of innovation and design, and we welcome the collaboration with LEDVANCE in supporting this vitally important effort in supporting the innovators of tomorrow,” said Siminovitch.

“We are focused on advancing light and this competition is doing just that.  We look forward to working with Professor Siminovitch and his students on this very exciting design competition event at UC Davis.  We are committed to help cultivate and support the future designers and engineers of our industry,” said Susan L. Callahan, Regulatory Affairs Manager, LEDVANCE.

Past competition designs shown below.


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