Lighten Up

May 30, 2019
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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215 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60654

IES LIGHTEN UP! brings individuals within the design community together to engage, inspire and challenge one another to create a luminaire made from combining technology with everyday objects. LIGHTEN UP! is an exciting and rewarding experience – so take a breather from work, ‘lighten up’ and join the fun!

"Lighten Up" is an luminaire design and build compeition that is simultaneously held all over the US and Canada at local IES Sections. All participants will be divided into teams or you can register as a team, where the team will design and build a luminaire with craft materials, lighting controls, and solid state light sources the SAME night. The judging is based on two categories: a people’s choice and judge’s choice award. The judge’s choice winner moves on to a national vote to select the top design.

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5 people max per team

NOTE: Team registrations are closed. Limited individual registrations are still being accepted.

Who else is going? View the registrant list here.


$5.00 Individual