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Event News | May 12, 2016

Codega Prize - International Prize to Lighting Design Excellences

Milano, 2nd May 2016 – At its 4th edition, the Codega Prize is the international award to Lighting Design excellences which is assigned to professionals for their creativity and know-how in transforming LED technologies in new ideas. Promoted by Assodel (Italian Association of Electronics Clusters) in partnership with IDEA (International Distribution of Electronics Association), under the patronage of APIL (Italian Association of Lighting Professionals), the Prize aims at disseminating the importance of the quality and versatility of LED lighting and of an “intelligent” and integrated use of light.

The Codega Prize includes two categories:

1 – Lighting Design
– a recognition to the best independent lighting designers and professionals’ realizations or installations in Contract applications.
2 – Lighting Solution – a recognition to the best LED solutions/systems and luminaires.

Both recognitions underline the innovative dimension of lighting design where there must be creativity but also technological research, development of customized solutions and positive results in terms of energy efficiency and human well-being.

The Jury of the Codega Prize is composed by qualified experts of lighting and electronics sectors:

  • Massimo Malaguti– Director of Univeneto
  • Domenico Caserta – President of Assodel
  • Paul James – MondoArc* Editor in chief
  • Paola Urbano – Lighting Designer, Co-founder of APIL and Member of its Board
  • Maurizio Rossi – Director of Lighting Design & LED Technology Master at Politecnico of Milan
  • Fabio Peron– Teacher at IUAV University of Venice
  • Stefano Catucci– Director of Lighting Design Master at La Sapienza University of Roma
  • Francesco Iannone – Lighting designer
  • Gary Kibblewhite – Past president of IDEA

The Codega Prize ceremony will take place on Friday 7th of October 2016 in Venice, in the magic venue of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, following the conference dedicated to lighting design that will be held at ILLUMINOTRONICA – the Italian event devoted to LED lighting that will take place from 6th to 8th of October ( 

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Etymology of the name Codega:
Taken from the Greek word "odegos" (guide), Codega was the name given in Venice to the “carrier of light or light carrieras a result of a law, imposed in 1450, that required someone walking in front of you with a lantern lighting your path after 3 am.