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Exterior Lightning Grant – Foundation CLU, Lumec

The Lumec “Fondation Concept Lumière Urbaine” (CLU) aims to encourage emerging designers to develop innovative lighting concepts within the context of an exterior public space. Since 2004, Philips Lumec’s “Concept Lumière Urbaine” (CLU) strives for excellence by enhancing the conscientious integration of product plastic quality, technological advancement in outdoor lighting and respect of the environment.

The CLU Foundation is open to all students and young professionals with up to 5 years experience and operating in industrial design, urban planning, environmental design, engineering, architecture and landscape architecture.

The grants will be awarded based on merit by the Lumec CLU committee. This committee is composed of engaged professionals from within the Quebec community of creators and designers and aims social harmony by the quality of the built environment. Laureates will be selected from all received applications.


Design an object that qualifies as a street furniture while retaining its primary purpose, lighting.

How can light enrich and simplify the lifestyles of citizens? How to streamline urban infrastructure and integrate in street furniture innovative lighting solutions with improved performances? Open a window on the future and reinterpret the present.

Exterior Lightning Grant Evaluation Criteria


  • First Prize 2 500$ or a 12 weeks training course* with the industrial design and engineering teams of Philips Lumec
  • Second Prize 1 500$
  • Third Prize 1 000$

* The training course is remunerated. Conditions may apply.


  • Open to students, interns or individuals involved in a domain related to exterior lighting.
  • Upcoming professional practices must have five (5) years or less experience and not more than five (5) employees for a firm project or as an individual.
  • The project must clearly demonstrate its level of innovation in using light as a phenomenon, audacity in its technical choices and environmental respect in determining their goals or design criteria.
  • The selected projects must be built within the year.
  • Projects may refer to the following subjects:
    • Layout of public exterior spaces
    • Objects or luminous systems for these spaces
    • Advancement of the general knowledge concerning exterior lighting
    • Development of the collective consciousness pertaining to a quality exterior lighting

Exterior Lightning Grant Participation Criteria

How to enter?

The applications must include the following information and presented according to the indicated format:

  • General Information: Name, principal address, telephone, email
  • Status: Intern, student, young professional, etc.
  • Electronic format: Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) only
  • Project description: 1 page, maximum 100 words
  • Graphic material – Thesis resume 4 pages maximum, 11” x 17” format

Submit your entries by using the online entry form.