Light Positive Receives 2012 Sectional Award from Illuminating Engineering Society Boston

Earlier this year Light Positive submitted a project to the Boston Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society for consideration for the 2012 Illumination Awards.  This was the first time we had entered one of our projects for this annual awards program and we were very excited to hear that our project had won its category, Aileen Page Cutler Memorial Award for Residential Lighting Design, and would be receiving a Sectional Award.

The award recognizes our lighting of “A Playful Music Room” in a private residence.  The project required Light Positive to provide ample illumination from a 16 ft. ceiling for reading, source a dramatic decorative fixture and accentuate a three-dimensional art feature with changing color.


Partial view of the room showing a combination of indirect and directional luminaires, providing ambient and task lighting respectively, without risk of glare on windows or visual clutter in the contemporary environment.

A custom-designed cluster of seven textural globes, suspended at various heights, create a connection between the high ceiling and the living space.

 The color-changing lighting of the art feature invites interaction with illumination.


The IES Illumination Awards program provides a unique opportunity for public recognition of professionalism, ingenuity, and originality in lighting design based upon the individual merit of each entry.

The team at Light Positive was thrilled to receive this honor from the IES Boston.  We thank Walter Jacob Architects, of Marblehead, MA, for choosing us as a partner on this project. It was a challenging assignment that met its goals and culminated in an exceptional result for the client.

The awards gala was held on May 24, 2012 at the Taj Hotel in Boston, MA. It was a wonderful evening with industry friends and colleagues.  A big “thank you” to our friends at Vanguard Lighting for inviting us to their table and the great dinner conversation we shared throughout the evening.


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  1. John Kelsey on June 19, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Bravo, well done and well deserved!!! The color changing lighting on the art is awesome!!! Did you design the art, too?


  2. Light Positive on June 19, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    John – Thank you! We didn’t design the art however, we just brought it to life with light.