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205 reasons for signing #LightUp2015 in 47 countries

Four weeks ago, the Italian Lighting Designers created #LightUp2015 petition to gain recognition for the role of lighting designers.
par Vincent Laganier25 février 2014

Architects, engineers, clients, your voice is important!

Just click this link and vote for this petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

What are the reasons given by the 925 supporters signing last four weeks?

Please find an overview per countries.

Argentina

  • «As an architecture student I realized the importance of light in our projects, not only because of its beauty but also because I believe that the proper use of resources is a must for the coming years. What’s a city without the sparkle! As MAGDA TSAROUCHA said: Because without light we cannot recognize the beauty»! Carolina Galcerán, February 11, 2014

  • «Iluminar no es un oficio, sino un modo de vida». Leandro Calonge, February 12, 2014

  • «Because I’m a lighting designer». Luz Aranguren, February 5, 2014

  • «Because the support of Lighting Designers around the word, we can achieve the target at 2015 like a year with Efficient and Sustainable Lighting». Carolina Pedraza, February 5, 2014

  • «The best way to predict the future is create it». Marcelo Ippolito, February 7, 2014

  • «I’m a Lighting Designer, and we must be recognized for our work». Eduardo Safigueroa, February 5, 2014

  • «Porque es necesario desarrolar nuevas tecnologias para el uso adecuado de los recursos». Clara Araujo, February 11, 2014

  •  «Exigimos el reconocimiento del valor estratégico de nuestra profesión, especialmente en el Año Internacional de la Luz y las tecnologías basadas en la luz (AII 2015)». Emilio Bonansea, February 12, 2014

  • «Please ONU, have a recognition of the lighting Designer profession and work». Maria Oliva, February 5, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

Australia

  • «Without light, we could not live». Raffaele De Vita, February 5, 2014

  • «Light shapes the way I see and it is a beautiful space to be. I believe that everyone deserves to enjoy it»! Ilze Kundzina, February 7, 2014

  • «As an architect I understand the vital importance for skilled lighting design in our environment and the need to identify designers who are accredited by their peers». Alan Ross, February 6, 2014

  • «It is important to support lighting design; it is an Art and science both of which are important for society, culturally and environmentally». Yvette Linton-Smith, February 6, 2014

  • «I have friends in architecture, interior and product design, specifically lighting designers – they should be recognized for the professionals they are». Sam Kepala, February 6, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

Austria

  • «The world need better lighting. Lighting designers in cooperation with many others will design with a holistic approach for people and their needs in order to promote their stories in light. Let’s team up»! Paul Ehlert, February 4, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

Belgium

  • «Nowadays light is becoming economical affair and is reduced to numbers, with very bad results that hurts the human society. As «Light is life!», we need professional recognized and properly educated who can provide (and restore) a quality to light (and space)». Jean-Luc Capron, February 6, 2014

  • «As co-founder of SLM and with my agency in Belgium, I think that it’s very important to promote the importance of the «study of the night» by professionals! So go and sign»! Isabelle Corten, February 4, 2014

  • «Everything». Almin Dzafic, February 19, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

Brazil

  • «Because I am a professional in the area and love my job». Vania Dezan, February 12, 2014

  • «To recognition our daily work, recognition our professional». Paula Carnelós R. Rivolta, February 5, 2014

  • «Because I’m a lighting designer and we must have our identity». Daniel Ribeiro, February 5, 2014

  • «Professional recognition». Juliana Lima, February 5, 2014

  • «Recognition of my profession». Ana Claudia Paixão, February 5, 2014

  • «Because is my academic formation». Filomena Colevate, February 11, 2014

  • «The Brazilian Association of Lighting Architects (ASBAI) believes that Lighting quality is crucial for the city’s and society’s development. Good lighting cannot be achieved with only aesthetics’ approach or even analyzing only performance issues. It needs science and a large number of qualitative studies (atmosphere, legibility, ambience, sense of security…) in order to create / contribute for a better environment. The recognition of the profession is a step further to establish a common sense of lighting quality needs and enhance the culture of lighting design». Rafael Leão, February 14, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

Canada

  • « Louis Kahn: we are born of light. The seasons are felt through light. We only know the world as it is evoked by light». Maryam Aghajani, February 19, 2014

  • «Light is powerful. It has a conscious and unconscious impact for everyone in their daily lives. It is a powerful medium with limitless capabilities. As lighting designers keenly aware of this, we’ll all spend our lives trying to fully understand the potential. With our dedication and voice to design and understanding light, we are key contributors that need to be recognized and heard from». Bruce Meiklejohn, February 23, 2014

  • «I’d like to see more environmentally friendly products and better creations with LED options». Suzanne Vujic, February 19, 2014

  • «Lighting will progress through better lighting design». Sebastien Panouille, February 25, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

Chile

  • «El desarrollo íntegro de la arquitectura, espacios públicos y todos aquellos del habitar humano, precisan de luz, tanto natural como artificial. Su correcta aplicación para garantizar la calidad de vida, bienestar, eficiencia y belleza, depende de profesionales de la iluminación. El reconocimiento de esta profesión es vital para un mejor futuro y un correcto desarrollo de la arquitectura y sus ciudades». Paulina Villalobos, February 5, 2014

  • «Because I am a Lighting Designer». Maria Antonia Villegas, February 5, 2014

  • «Because light stimulates our senses, reminding us we are emotional beings, which are inspired by quality results, not quantity results. Our mission as lighting designers is to provide spaces charged with mysticism, which inspire, plus, respecting sustainable parameters. So yes, it should be important if we want a better world to live in». Myriam Loy, February 5, 2014

  • «The light is part of our life, and the technology to make more efficient and green is a challenge that we must take all awareness». Martín Vargas, February 21, 2014

  • «For the recognition of lighting design specialty». Jaime Valenzuela, February 5, 2014

  • «Light is not only a passion is also a way of making better environment and space for people for us; it’s a need to have people that have knowledge in the field and make it professionally». Pamela Padruno, February 5, 2014

  • «I’m lighting designer». Carla Antognini, February 5, 2014

  • «I am lighting designer». Javier Esteban Meneses Cruz, February 5, 2014

  • «it just is! I’m a designer»! Juan Cristobal Karich, February 5, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

China

  • «Bring light to the importance of skilled and independence of lighting designers to the quality of our lit environment». Pordis Hardardottir, February 20, 2014

  • «It is sheer coincidence that I became a lighting designer: A friend of mine was studying graphic design and told me that there is a ‘strange’ course at his university called lighting design. If he didn’t tell me that, I would nowadays maybe sell shoes, be a lawyer or repair cars… Meanwhile, I have been working in this field for nearly 10 years – and I hope I will continue doing it until I retire… In other words: I am sure that there are many people out there who do not know that a profession called ‘lighting design’ even exists – so let’s spread the message»! David Kretzer, February 19, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

Colombia

Croatia

Denmark

  • «Professional lighting design is interdisciplinary, indispensable approach to making the most of light in every way, to humans, to save energy, etc». Anne Bay, February 19, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

Dominican Republic

Finland

  • «I’m not an architect, I’m not an electrical designer, and I’m a lighting designer». Annukka Larsen, February 4, 2014

  • «For quality of spaces»! Reija Pasanen, February 7, 2014

  • «I have been designing lighting since 1989, and it is my passion». Lauri Wilkman, February 11, 2014

  • «I am a lighting designer student at The University of the Arts Helsinki / Theater Academy». Eero Erkamo, February 6, 2014

  • «Hate to prove my importancy in the beginning of every f****ng project. I am an architect + lighting designer». Jussi Jansson, February 6, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

France

  • «I’m lighting designer. Nobody will imagine celebrating «the year of architecture» without the architects. That’s exactly the same for the light: we are the «architects» of the light». Anne Bureau, February 6, 2014

  • «Lighting design should be better considered»! Aubin Ribeyron, February 7, 2014

  • «Because light can open up so many possibilities to our lives, to our spirits, and to the arts. We, lighting designers, are here to encourage, promote, and develop this». Akari-Lisa Ishii, February 5, 2014

  • «Light is life! Light is my life since 20 years now. Stage lighting, urban lighting, architectural lighting, sustainable lighting, sensitive lighting… all this actions, these projects are made with passion and professionalism. Recognize the lighting designer’s profession! Yves Bral – Lighting designer». Yves Bral, February 6, 2014

  • «International official recognition and support for lighting design which increase human life well-being by quality and eco-responsibility of his work». Yann Desforges, February 6, 2014

  • «C’est mon métier». Jean-Pierre Maquair, February 7, 2014

  • «Every one of us must dedicate more time and more brain shares to make the whole content of these two words Lighting Design become a common knowledge». Richard Zarytkiewicz, February 7, 2014

  • «The light is a language, the lighting designer sing his words». Pierre Wendels, February 8, 2014

  • «Light is the media of XXIth century / Lighting Designers have to be recognized». Marc Dumas, February 8, 2014

  • «Important for me: be free to work the visual with light as material in all its forms for architecture, urban, event or artwork». Yves Moreaux, February 8, 2014

  • «Because lighting design is more than a switch on the wall». Jean-Francois De Lamotte, February 9, 2014

  • «La conception lumière est un métier à part entière qui nécessite d’être reconnu». Florentin Durand, February 13, 2014

  • «Learning light». Abricot Formation, February 10, 2014

  • «Because light is nothing without the decision of the why, the where, and the how, the light designer is needed. We use the light as a tool to service this artistic knowledge to show shadows or endless horizon, create emotions, feelings and at the end everyday life». Gerald Karlikow, February 13, 2014

  • «Do not let non-specialized people rule this delicate and mindful job (manufacturers / electrical engineers …)!» Joseph Frey, February 21, 2014

  • «Lightning the world». Vigoureux Quentin, February 11, 2014

  • «Because lighting design is not only science but an artistic vision as well». Kravtsova Julia, February 12, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

Germany

  • «Lighting design is unfortunately one of the few professions which have no formal recognition, regulation or certification. If we are to be taken seriously like our fellow architects and engineers then we need national regulatory boards to ensure the highest quality, advancement in the field and a strong lighting design community. I would recommend also petitioning to the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) as they have chapters throughout the world». Michael Dooney, February 9, 2014

  • «I’m Lighting Designer». Marcelo Figueira, February 12, 2014

  • «Light is a very important subject – too important, especially in the Year of light ’15». Carmen Rubertus, February 14, 2014

  • «We have the time of the photon in the 1000 age now… why not one year if light between.». Dirk Seifer, February 18, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

Greece

Iceland

  • «Because it takes time, effort, research, knowledge and passion to be able to advice on the best way to apply light. And it is best for everybody that many of these advisers keep doing it from an independent practice or approach». Darío Nunez, February 24, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

India

  • «Lighting can touch souls and can actually change the whole environment». Puneet Shahi, February 5, 2014

  • «I am a lighting Designer and I feel we need more professionals and recognition for professionals in the industry». Anshul Bains, February 4, 2014

  • «It’s my profession and I know that it needs to be brought into the design mainstream and its importance understood and respected». Kapil Surlakar, February 4, 2014

  • «Light is Life and Lighting is as important… good lighting is our right». Sandep Sareen, February 4, 2014

  • «I am in the same field and for lighting design industry, it is very important». Kunal Gupta, February 5, 2014

  • «I am a Proprietor of CDS Lighting Designers. It’s great to have recognition worldwide». Sheetal Sandesara, February 5, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

Iran

  • «Because we have to share how lighting can affect people’s life and to focus on its importance». Kaveh Ahmadian, February 5, 2014

  • «I am active in this field». Elnaz Haghiri, February 10, 2014

  • «Because I’m a lighting designer and Lighting is the important part of my life, so I love it and enjoy being with light always». Hamrah Ghashghaei, February 10, 2014

  • «Lighting». Iman Zonoori, February 14, 2014

  • «Lighting». Niloofar Behnia, February 23, 2014

  • «Without lighting designer, no one can make this year beautiful and design in a way to have lower energy cost, lower CO2 emission and.». Saghar Mousazade, February 19, 2014

  • «I work in lighting design». Mehrdad Ghasemi, February 23, 2014

  • «Love». Maryam Adamian, February 13, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

Ireland

Israel

  • «I work in lighting for more than 35 years and it’s more than a job, it’s a way of life». Arnon Yaacobi, February 5, 2014

  • «It’s time for governments to step up in dealing with this very important aspect of our lives. It’s time for a conceptual change in the field of lighting design». Amir Ben Aharon, February 6, 2014

  • «Proud to be one». Dorit Dot Malin, February 5, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

Italy

  • «Would you ask a plumber to change your light fixtures? Light is everything: that’s why you need a specialist. Lighting designers could improve your life, you building and – most of all – they’re cheaper than architects (or plumbers)! «. Matteo Seraceni, February 11, 2014

  • «Light is Emotion. Light is Culture. I’m not a Lighting Designer, but I do recognize the profession and its values». Giancarlo Castoldi, February 7, 2014

  • «I am a student in architecture; I recently approached to light design, a subject still little studied in the university. What future can have it even if international bodies do not care about»? Giovanni Corsini, February 4, 2014

  • «Credo che il riconoscimento della professione del lighting designer sia importante per aprire nuove porte a coloro che nutrono una passione per questo settore». Santino Sipione, February 24, 2014

  • «To think, to design, to research. «Lighting quality for all»! P. Boyce». Daria Casciani, February 13, 2014

  • «Because it’s important to promote our profession. And the international Year of Light 2015 is an incredible opportunity that we can’t miss». Giacomo Rossi, February 4, 2014

  • «Because I’m a lighting designer too»! Silvia Savoretti, February 4, 2014

  • «All we see is reflected light! Please sign if you believe good lighting is a right»! Roberto Corradini, February 4, 2014

  • «We all know what light is… but only the lighting designer is able to use the light and the dark as ingredients to create emotions in any type of environment»! Matteo Reggiani, February 5, 2014

  • «One of my favorite quotes for ever: «As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way» — this is my reason»! Filippo, February 5, 2014

  • «Because I’m a Lighting designer»! Matteo Facciolla, February 5, 2014

  • «Because lighting designers are the professional in this field. It is a body that needs formal recognition». Roberto Martello, February 6, 2014

  • «I’m a lighting designer». Marco Luca Baraldo, February 12, 2014

  • «Lighting design is the essence of architecture and engineering, art and technology, feeling and wellness mixed up together and has a great impact on our lives. Do we need more words»? Stefano Borsani, February 12, 2014

  • «…the most important thing in life is to learn how to pull out light from to a light bulb, and to let it come in to the eyes and in the heart of the people». Frau Mario, February 12, 2014

  • «Professionals in lighting design we are all aware how important is the recognition of our profession. So please, Act now! Your voice is essential to reclaim IYL 2015 also be the year of Lighting Designers! http://www.passoluce.com/ http://www.italianlightingdesigners.it/». Chiara Carucci, February 4, 2014

  • «Riconoscimento». Federica Marinacci, February 13, 2014

  • «For your kids do you will accept teachers with no degree»? Diego Giordani, February 14, 2014

  • «It is my profession». Lyudmila Livitskaya, February 15, 2014

  • «Luce e colore migliorano la comunicazione tra tutte le persone e di ogni età e luogo… La passione fa il resto». Marco Rizzuto, February 19, 2014

  •  «Forward the Young»! Piero Castiglioni, February 10, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

Jamaica

  • «Ever try and explain to an immigration officer what you do as a lighting designer»? Robin Baston Kingston, February 5, 2014

  • «Integral to the theatre and performing arts industry». Scarlett Beharie Kingston, February 5, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

Lebanon

  • «We all need the commitment of our professional associations to identify initiatives and to support them and contribute to their success. «. George Boujaoude, February 18, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

Malaysia

Mexico

  • «As lighting designers we are starting in a very important age of technology and lighting design, so it´s very important to and let the people know about the importance of this careless topic in order to create a culture between society». Anahi Narro, February 5, 2014

  • «Because Lighting Design is my profession». Patricia Bernal, February 6, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

Netherlands

  • «Quality requires professional skills». Klaas Hilhorst, February 6, 2014

  • «I like beautiful lighting projects and architecture is not the same with great light». Maud Boereboom, February 7, 2014

  • «You only see it when you get it». Henk Van Der Geest, February 5, 2014

  • «Light design is a profession»! Niko Klugt, February 5, 2014

  • «We have to defend our excistence as designer «. Rudolf Teunissen, February 20, 2014

  • «Lighting Design = My Life». Arjen Van Der Cruijsen, February 4, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

New Zealand

  • «Lighting designers are passionate about the effects of lighting on people and the environment, it’s an embarrassment the internationally recognized organizations were not included as partners in the IYL 2015». Pontus Hammarback, February 12, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

Norway

  • «I would like the profession to keep on growing and that it gets the recognition it deserves. Light is needed to get people working in the right ways, and it takes professionals to handle this issue. It needs lighting designers». Morten Pedersen, February 13, 2014

  • «I am a Lighting Designer». Linda K. Vigsnaes, February 8, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

Pakistan

  • «Reason is for sign in is most important. Light is life. Without light we can’t survive. With good light we can change the mood and behavior of the people and give them good health through good lighting». Saqib Ashraf, February 4, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

Peru

  • «Porque soy una diseñadora de iluminación y me apasiona el tema». Samanta Bravo Cherbuy, February 5, 2014

  • «Because the light it’s my passion and we have rights like lighting designers, if we want the world appreciate our work we must to fight for that». Mireya Tovar, February 5, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

Philippines

Portugal

Russia

  • «Lighting Design has become the Great Art». Vladimir Karpenko, February 4, 2014

  • «I am lighting designer. And I believe in light. Light is my source of inspiration. Light is my passion. Let’s light up our life»! Anna Kozlova, February 4, 2014

  • «I’m lighting designer». Maxim Ashepkov, February 10, 2014

  • «I want to be a lighting designer». Artem Masorin, February 13, 2014

  • «This is the opportunity to let the world know about the importance and beauty of our job». Yuriy Shumsky, February 19, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

Saudi Arabia

Spain

  • «2015 Año de la Luz y de todos los que trabajamos con ella por mostrarla bajo una forma de expresión». Julio Bao, February 6, 2014

  • «Because I love light culture, I’m lighting designer «. Javier Villalba, February 4, 2014

  • «Light is Live»! Carlos Torrijos, February 5, 2014

  • «For my profession». Corrado Trocchia, February 5, 2014

  • «I am a stage lighting designer and it’s time for us lighting designer’s around the world to be finally acknowledge». Nicolas Fischtel, February 5, 2014

  • «I’m a Lighting Designer». Alexia Basso, February 5, 2014

  • «It is my profession». Kim Pedros, February 5, 2014

  • «We have to promote our work all over the world». Javier Martín, February 5, 2014

  • «I’m a lighting designer». Alberto Giachi, February 5, 2014

  • «I am a Lighting Designer and as mentioned in this article: we are passionate about light and lighting, we share creativity, technological research, knowledge of art and architecture, the continuing education and the dissemination of the culture of light. Yet we are not identified, protected, listened to, or enhanced. Let’s make some noise»! Cristina Montero, February 5, 2014

  • «I am lighting designer». Sara Isabel Ortega, February 9, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

Sweden

  • «I have been working since 18 years within the University, establishing education for Lighting Designers on Masters level. I am happy about what we have achieved, but there is much more to do for the recognition and awareness of lighting and lighting design and research within this topic». Agneta Ejhed, February 4, 2014

  • «I’m a lighting designer». Leo Reis Da Silva Eriksson, February 4, 2014

  • «It takes an experienced lighting designer to create an experience in light». Erik Olsson, February 4, 2014

  • «Light, light irradiation, lightning needs to be understood separately and together, such as darkness, shadow and contrast. Only then may we get efficient lighting systems. As whit everything in life, as Erik O. says, it takes experience to do that. «. Johan Röklander, February 4, 2014

  • «The Social Light Movement (SLM) believe that ‘Light is a right, not a privilege’ and that ‘People should come before Places’. It is a philanthropic movement and has been founded in order to create a network for lighting designers and other interested parties to collaborate on the issue of improving lighting for people: particularly those who are unlikely to have access to good quality illumination within their environment. The International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies is an incredible opportunity to promote the importance of light and lighting design throughout the world. We must become affiliated with the EPS program running in 2015. http://sociallightmovement.com/». Jöran Linder, February 4, 2014

  • «Light and health». Ulrika Bergström, February 5, 2014

  • «It is if great importance that the lighting design programs survives and keeps running. Humans, cities, etc need Good lighting. Good lighting cannot be created if we do not have people with a proper good educational background. It is vital to the lighting industry that the program at KTH survives». Karolina Hahn, February 5, 2014

  • «Lighting influences our perception and behavior, its present in every natural or artificial environment in a natural or artificial way». Rodrigo Muro, February 5, 2014

  • «I am a Lighting Designer». Kourosh Zarrinjouei, February 5, 2014

  • «Lighting professional». Morten Nesje, February 5, 2014

  • «Light is a wonderful ingredient for inspiring people and makes them come together. It is not only about brightness and lux levels which the regulations are unfortunately focusing too much on today. We need recognition for this creative, social profession. Best wishes to all lighting designers around the world». Deike Ladwig, February 6, 2014

  • «Without light, no life»! Anna Timfält Luleå, February 13, 2014

  • «Because I am a lighting designer». Tristan Haar, February 7, 2014

  • «The Lighting Laboratory in Stockholm is dedicated to education and research in the field of Lighting Design. I wish all future lighting designers will be recognized for their competence and for their fundamental impact in designing a healthy, lively, harmonious and sustainable society. Please sign this petition and share it among your friends and colleagues! «. Federico Favero, February 6, 2014

  • «This is needed and urgent. «. Johan Moritz, February 12, 2014

  • «Lighting design is incorporated in music compositions of mine». Hasse Örn, February 12, 2014

  • «It’s important to have skill lighting designers». Lars Fergin, February 14, 2014

  • «Because Lighting Science is valuable for mankind». Monica Säter, February 14, 2014

  • «Social Lightning». Josette Dahlin, February 14, 2014

  • «Because Light is Life». Lasse «Lighting» Pettersson, February 14, 2014

  • «It is important for me as it is important for my profession». Dimitris Theocharoudis, February 15, 2014

  • «Secure good and innovative light solutions». Måns Ejhed, February 15, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

Switzerland

  • «Proper lighting should always support human health and environment; we need to change perception of lighting design profession in public eye»! Dr. Karolina Zielinska, February 10, 2014

  • «Light has an impact you do not want to miss». Markus Reisinger, February 18, 2014

  • «I believe that our contribution as professional lighting designers is more than a try to create beautiful and valuable spaces. We have faith in a positive future and are aware of immaterial things that accompany our unconscious perception of the world around us. Do you know the domino effect? Good professionals in lighting … better work … better world»! Luciana Alanis, February 20, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

Taiwan

Thailand

Turkey

  • «Lighting is the key element to improve our life quality and it needs to be handled by a professional lighting designer». Emre Güne?, February 5, 2014

  • «I am a lighting designer and I do believe that our profession is a major that needs to be recognized and included in projects. Lighting design is not all about making the environment beautiful but taking care of many aspects like user, health, technology, sustainability, space, recognition, safety and mood. Where other majors who offer lighting with in their scopes can only combine some of these issues. In the world that we are losing many sources one by one or puting them under danger. Our profession needs to be recognized and we can let our voices heard by having a Year of Light». Inci Zeynep Kaban, February 5, 2014

  • «I’m a light designer». Latif Ozdemir, February 5, 2014

  • «Lighting presents a great role on the way we feel about our environment. As architectural lighting designers we can improve lighting for people considerably. We must become affiliated with the EPS program running in 2015». Korhan Sisman, February 10, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

  • «The sun is the source of all life on our planet. As lighting designers we need to reinforce the importance of light to the masses and help to create inspiring environments for people». Nathan Savage, February 20, 2014

  • «It is like a second life to me, if we lighting designers are recognized as professionals… still Lighting design is considered a part of sales or engineering design». Mohammad Danish, February 10, 2014

  • «I’m a Lighting Designer. My passion is Lighting Design and I’m there to ‘LightUp’ the future…»! Musheer Ahammed, February 6, 2014

  • «Lighting Design is my passion and the profession needs acknowledgement in the Middle East». Waleed Fakousa, February 9, 2014

  • «Lighting Design is my passion and the profession needs acknowledgement in the Middle East». Waleed Fakousa, February 9, 2014

  • «This is the best way to bring standard to the lighting industry». Ajith Gopinathan, February 12, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

United Kingdom

  • «Lighting Design is a mission to improve people’s lives and to enhance art and architecture. Lighting Design is my passion, my job and my life». Roberto Serra, February 4, 2014

  • «The way we light the environment around is suffering from the lack of knowledge or even language for many people who do not know about it. This will be one step towards a wider knowledge of the concept of lighting and lighting design». Stuart Alexander, February 18, 2014

  • «For the future of architectural lighting design and designers with light». Paul James, February 23, 2014

  • «Sign it! We need to collaborate all together to make things better»! Elettra Bordonaro, February 4, 2014

  • «Started out as one, and work with brilliant ones daily. «. Kate Myran, February 5, 2014

  • «I am a lighting designer». Chris Janes, February 5, 2014

  • «I’m a lighting designer and I make a difference». Laurence Titton, February 13, 2014

  • «Recognition for Lighting Design». Tim Downey, February 15, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

United States

  • «Every day lighting designers fight the duality of the lighting being very important but the work and artistry to achieve great lighting cannot be afforded the time or money to complete. We are Designers. We don’t just «do the lighting». Clint Ross  Coller, February 5, 2014
  • «As lighting design professionals, we deserve a broader recognition of the significance of our work, particularly in the realm of sustainable design». Monica Fuerderer, February 24, 2014

  • «!». Ash Chary, February 8, 2014

  • «Lighting designers can get recognized at the Academy Awards, yet have no real voice in their own profession – this must change». Nancy Kotinek Chiczewski, February 5, 2014

  • «I am the president of the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals and the outdoor lighting designer and president of Night Scenes Landscape Lighting Professionals». Paul Gosselin, February 7, 2014

  • «Light is everything». Shaun Darragh, February 23, 2014

  • Vote for the petition: Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

Venezuela

Sign the petition now!

It only takes a minute to sign the petition, but your voice is important. Just click this link:  Let’s #LightUp 2015 International Year of Light!

Read also the invitation to #LightUp2015 petition

 

Source : Recognition of the Lighting Design profession especially in the  International Year of Light 2015 – #LightUp2015 www.change.org

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Vincent Laganier
Vincent Laganier
Architecte diplômé de l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Nantes. Rédacteur en chef du portail Light ZOOM Lumière depuis 2012. Auteur de six ouvrages de référence sur la lumière, la ville et le bâtiment. Enseignant en conception lumière à l’ENSA Nantes, en art lumière l'ENSATT Lyon et au projet d'éclairage à l’INSA Lyon.
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    Berndt Johansson
    2 mai 2014 at 0 h 43 min

    As the technique rapidly drives the market towards a more dynamic, diversified and taylormade lighting, the endusers will have no alternative but to relay on the skills of the lighting designer.

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