Bright idea enjoys success at Lighting Design Awards

Joe Roberts with successful design
Joe Roberts with successful design

5th October 2010


A gifted Aston University graduate has come second at a highly regarded industry awards, with an ingeniously designed lamp.

Engineering student, Joe Roberts, secured success in the British Lighting Design Awards (BLDA) after entering the competition to design an energy efficient light, as part of a university module.

 His design of a desk top lamp as an aluminium arc with a moveable LED light source, impressed judges for both its sleek design and practicality in an office or home environment.

 The BLDA competition attracts hundreds of highly skilled applicants each year, and is specifically aimed to encourage entrants to develop unique and innovative products. 

 The Industrial Product Design student said he was delighted to receive such a prestigious award.

 “I wanted to create a concept for a desk top lamp that balanced the combination of both form and function, with the aluminium arc specifically designed to look stylish in the home or office while allow the light to turn and slide. I also used a low voltage LED light source which ensures the exposed surfaces remain perfectly safe, creating a highly usable, functional and aesthetically pleasing design,” he said.

 Since success in the competition and graduating this year, Joe has been in further contact with a number of lighting design companies, with a view to developing his concept further.

Visit Aston University’s School of Engineering & Applied Science for further information on the BSc Industrial Product Design.


 For further information contact Lawrence Heath, Aston University Communications on 0121 204 4547