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DALI Lighting Awards 2023 winners unveiled

Piscataway, NJ, USA – January 25, 2024: The winners of the DALI Lighting Awards 2023, organised by the DALI Alliance – the global industry organisation for DALI lighting control – have been announced.

Each of the eight categories recognises the best use of DALI lighting control in projects from around the world, with the winners chosen by a renowned panel of judges including lighting designers, media specialists and global lighting experts.

The full list of winners and further details can be found on the DALI website at

Architectural & Entertainment: Taking the winners’ spot is Tridonic Middle East for the Roxy Cinemas in Dubai, UAE. The intelligent, future-proofed DALI lighting system provided precise control, ease of access and monitoring, with minimal maintenance demands to ensure an uninterrupted movie-going experience.

Healthcare & Education: The winner is zencontrol for its work on The Louisa Martindale Building in Brighton, UK, a new state-of-the-art clinical facility. The DALI-based lighting system comprises over 20,000 assets, and DALI was selected as it fulfilled two essential design briefs, namely access to enhanced diagnostics, and future sustainability.

Industrial: Group Volvo Trucks was named as the winner for the Battery Pack Factory in Gent, Belgium. This project stood out for its use of DALI technologies to improve worker wellbeing, by implementing tunable white lighting across its manufacturing areas.

Infrastructure: Winning the category is Delmatic for its work on Zayed International Airport in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The project is claimed to be the largest DALI control system in the world, with a single site-wide DALI network that manages and monitors 180,000 DALI lamps, 35,000 DALI emergency lamps and10,000 DALI sensors and switches, all coordinated by 3400 single and multi-universe DALI control modules.

Outdoor:  esave AG wins with its Waterfront Lighting project in Fürth, Germany. This small-scale project leverages DALI features including precise dimming, colour control and scheduling to deliver optimal lighting for human eyes, enhanced safety and insect protection.

Residential: Morlights’ work at the Ko’ula at Ward Village, Honolulu, USA, took the crown in the Residential category. Morlights relied on DALI technology to ensure light levels and colour temperature suit the varied needs of different spaces, creating a human-centric lighting scheme, with cohesion across the entire venue.

Retail & Hospitality: bluebottle was named the winner for the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Melbourne, Australia. This multi-faceted project utilised intelligent DALI technology across each area of the hotel, including guest suites, to create a sophisticated environment, while also emphasizing ease of use and flexibility.

Workspaces: Completing the award-winning line-up is Shanghai LONTRI for the Estée Lauder R&D Center project in Shanghai, China. The 11,500sq.m site was designed according to the LEED Platinum and WELL Platinum standards and utilises DALI in a variety of ways to reduce energy consumption and improve the employee experience.

Paul Drosihn, DALI Alliance General Manager said: “Huge congratulations go to all our winners and highly commended projects that were successful against stiff competition. These projects demonstrate the outstanding results that can be achieved across the globe using DALI in lighting design and control, spanning a breadth of applications and sectors.

“It’s a fantastic testament to how the lighting industry has embraced DALI and is leveraging this technology to gain significant benefits.”