First prize winner of CLUE 02 Competition attends Lightfair 2016


Lightfair 2016: The experience of the CLUE 02 Competition Winner 

Our first winner of the CLUE Competition had his dream come true with a trip to San Diego, California to attend Lightfair 2016.

In March, The CLUE unveiled the winners of its Edition 02 International Lighting Design Contest with the theme LIGHTIUS LOCI : The spirit of light. Along with his prize money, the winner also received a stipend to travel to California to attend Lightfair International 2016,that was held on April 26 – 28 in the city of San Diego. Lightfair is the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. No need to say that for young students like this year’s winner, it was an exciting experience to learn about the latest lighting, design and technology innovations.

The 1st prize laureate of the CLUE 02 Competition was Yeonho Lee and his team: Wooseok Jang and Donggyun Ha, from Korea. Yeonho Lee, passionate by architecture and interior design, was the one representing his team in San Diego.


Yeonho Lee:

« San Diego is on the other side of the world from Korea, where I live. The flight took 13 hours. As soon as I walked out of the airport doors, I could feel the air of the exotic marine city. In Korea our semester begins in March so this visit, done during the school semester, was an exhilarating experience for me because it was beyond the routine. »


It was a great opportunity for our winner, CLUE board members and even Philips representative to connect together, as Philips and CLUE are gold and silver sponsor members of the awards. The IALD Education Trust Benefit Dinner was held at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.

Yeonho Lee:

« The two board members of CLUE COMPETITION, Fabien and Serina, warmly greeted me more as more than just the person who won the competition during the Philips VIP event. I was impressed by the educational support and active donation by Philips Lighting. I enjoyed the dinner under a large plane hanging from the ceiling. It was really representative of American freedom.»


We had great discussions and a wonderful time together. CLUE received some great visibility and we had the chance to introduce the CLUE Competition to key people from different Universities that were seated at our table.

After the official schedule associated with the competition ended, Yeonho Lee took the opportunity to visit the city for a couple of days, including the Salk Institute.


Yeonho Lee:

« This short trip of six days passed by in the blink of an eye, but this experience will be a great enrichment for me, to dream of being a complete designer. So I would like to express my gratitude to Philips Lighting and CLUE through this article, who both rewarded me with a great experience. Thank you all. »

We hope this article will encourage young students and professionals alike to submit innovative lighting concepts for our next CLUE Competition Edition 03. Stay tuned for all the competition details on the CLUE web site as well as on their Facebook and Twitter platforms. The Philips Lighting Blog will also keep you updated on CLUE 03.

If you want to learn more on the winners of the CLUE Competition Edition 02, please read the interviews here:

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