National Awards for Excellence in Lighting

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2021 National Awards for Excellence in Lighting


The National Awards for Excellence in Lighting has been deferred until 23 November 2021 at the 5-star Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney. The NAEL will bring together the industry to recognise the achievements of individuals and companies within the Australian lighting industry.

The evening stands to celebrate the achievements of companies and individuals who have excelled within the lighting industry, all while delighting guests to first-class entertainment and superb food and beverages.

Event Times: 6:30pm – 11:00pm

Event Date: Tuesday 23 November 2021

Address: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney – 199 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Dress Code: Business Attire

Parking: Parking is available for guests attending the event at Four Seasons Hotel at the following rates:

1 Hour: $29.00

1-4 Hours: $49.00

4+ Hours: $69.00

Ticket Purchase

Attendees can purchase tickets using the Ticket Order Form


Award Finalists

Sustainability Award – Sponsored by Clevertronics

  • Cane Graoroski – Beacon Lighting
  • Helena Malawkin – University of Queensland
  • Angela Lan – Actwell Lighting
  • Stuart Edgley – Emerald Planet Environmental
  • Mark Robinson – Verbatim
  • Joseph Joukhadar – Automated
  • Brett Snell & Alice Yang – Kmart
  • Sonia Pereira – Schreder Australia
  • Jack Su – Energetic Lighting
  • Andrew Beckenhaur – Bundaberg Regional Council

Building Automation Award – Sponsored by Haneco Lighting & Kasta

  • Joseph Joukhadar – Automated
  • Niel De Jager – The LED Group Robus
  • Joshua Newell – Zencontrol
  • Peter Klinger – Havit Lighting
  • Michael Farmer – SAL National

Public / Street Lighting Award – Sponsored by Beacon Lighting & Connected Light Solutions

  • Matt Pollard – Leadsun
  • Jacek Lipiec – Signify
  • Terry Howard – Pecan Lighting
  • Terry Parker – Innovation with Energy
  • Tristan Downs – Highlux
  • Martin Butcher – Martin Butcher Lighting Design
  • Adrian Sterritt – WSP Australia
  • Adam Kiss – Goulburn Mulwaree Council
  • Michael Jarvis – Moma Solar
  • Scott Powell – Schreder Australia

Smart Lighting / IoT Award – Sponsored by Tuya Smart

  • Colin Goldman – Brilliant Lighting
  • Gray Gui – SAL National
  • Peter Klinger – Havit Lighting
  • Simon Watt – Kasta
  • Matthew Lau – LIFX
  • Noel Peters – Transport/Main Roads (QLD) & SCS-Schreder
  • Marc Alexander – LIFX

Overall Innovation Award – Sponsored by JH Market

  • Alex Poon – Sonaray
  • Peter Klinger – Havit Lighting
  • Ashley Packer – Future Electronics
  • Michael Jarvis – Moma Solar
  • Scott Cauchi – Dialight
  • Matthew Lau – LIFX
  • Greg Morris – Austube-Schreder

Award for Outstanding Engagement with Industry – Sponsored by Signify

  • Tim Hanson – GLG / Pierlite
  • Cane Graoroski – Beacon Lighting
  • Tristan Downs – Highlux
  • Steve Brown – IALD / NDY Light
  • Paul Barron – Legrand Australia
  • Ratko Milosavjevic – Dynalite
  • Michael Farmer – SAL National
  • Marta Faulkner – Evolt
  • Anthony Wright – Tridonic Australia

Best Small Business Award – Sponsored by Western Union

  • Alex Poon – Sonaray
  • James Wang – Jinhang Lighting
  • Jeffrey Strumpman – Tecled
  • Angela Lan – Actwell Lighting
  • Sasha Marks – Outsight
  • Ariel Avner – Azoogi LED Lighting
  • Chris Grace – Decrolux
  • Jenssen Turnowsky – Onelight Australia
  • Matthew Henderson – Vision Lighting

Young Achievement Award

  • Alan Organ – Zencontrol
  • Anthony Wright – Tridonic Australia
  • Matthew Henderson – Vision Lighting
  • Shane Vry – Dialight
  • Matt Redding – LIFX
  • Lawrence Van Der Linde – Dialight

Award for Outstanding Contribution to Standards – Sponsored by Standards Australia

  • Paul Barron – Legrand Australia
  • Allan Organ – Zencontrol
  • Kim Craig – Legrand Australia
  • Michael Duce – Clevertronics

Previous Events


National Awards for Excellence in Lighting 2019

Lighting Council Australia hosted the inaugural National Awards for Excellence in Lighting on 28 May 2019 at Doltone House Hyde Park. It was a memorable night recognising leaders of the lighting industry and celebrating their successes with great food and exciting entertainment.

The winners were:

  • Clevertronics Sustainability Award – Steve Cahill – enLighten
  • Building Automation Award – Ratko Milosavljevic – Signify
  • Beacon Public / Street Lighting Award – Terry Howard – Pecan Lighting
  • Haneco Smart Lighting / IoT Award – Rick Dockerty – Efficient Lighting Systems
  • Jinhang Overall Innovation Award – Mark Bejatovic – Mercator Lighting
  • Signify Award for Outstanding Engagement with Industry – Paul Barron – Legrand Australia
  • Best Small Business Award – Sal Maresca – LOWA Lighting
  • Evolt Young Achievement Award – Gemma Smallfield – Empyrean Lighting and Ariel Avner – Azoogi
  • Standards Australia Award for Outstanding Contribution to Standards – Michael Duce – Clevertronics
  • Dialight Lifetime Achievement Award – Ian Robinson – Beacon Lighting

Photos can be downloaded here.