Rose Bruford College once again hosted the national lighting competition  'Ready, Steady, Light' in partnership with The Society of Light and Lighting (SLL). This year, 14 teams competed against each other by designing and setting up temporary exterior installations with a range of equipment, in only 180 minutes. The teams were from the following organisations and institutions; Brunel, teams A and B, Buro Happold, Chapman BDSP, DPA, Future Designs, GIA Equation, iGuzzini, Philips, Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, Thorlux, UCL, teams A and B and WSP.

Each team was allocated a site around the College’s campus at random. Focusing on a return to basic engineering and design, the teams then lit each site in its natural state with designated equipment, having to overcome challenges without a budget and within the time constraints. Students enrolled in Rose Bruford College’s Lighting and Design BA course supported the event and had the opportunity to speak to and assist lighting professionals working in this unique environment.

Each team was led by an SLL member and Rose Bruford College student  and were competing for three prizes; Best Technical Solution, judged by SLL, the Most Creative Effect, judged by IALD and the Peer Prize, judged by the teams themselves.

2015 winners:
Most Creative Effect                UCL Team B               
Best Technical Solution           Thorlux
Peer Prize                                UCL Team B
The SLL, along with Philips also had the pleasure of sponsoring the Junior Ready Steady Light competition, which took place on Saturday 21st March 2015, at Rose Bruford College. Rose Bruford College invites 8 teams from state schools, further education colleges and art organisations working with young people to participate in a full day of activities that lead up to the final competition and prize-giving ceremony.

Rose Bruford College and The Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) would like to thank the support of the International Association of Lighting Designer (IALD) and Philips, Lee Filters, Whitelight, Zumtobel Group and iGuzzini who provided equipment and Michael O'Reilly who took the photographs.