What Is Switch?

The Switch Lighting Design Competition is an ACDC Express initiative that encourages young South African designers to utilise their practical creativity and develop new solutions for  lighting and lighting products.

Switch is looking to encourage designers from all walks of life  to engage their talents in a unique conceptual exploration of lighting through a practical design exercise, focussing greatly on the aesthetical aspect. Entrants will be drawn from various sources, some being from high schools, universities, colleges and the public.

The power of light pushes back the dark. In the same way Switch will push the boundaries of our designers.

After a submission phase, the competition will be run online and use the social community to vote for a top 20. The top 3 people from those votes will win cash prizes! From this top 20, our professional panel of judges will decide on the final top 3 winners. Prizes will educational bursaries and the potential opportunity for the winners prototype to be manufactured via crowdfunding.

What Is In It For Your School?

The school of the winning participant will be awarded with lighting! Let us help you with new lighting for your assembly hall, bathrooms, classrooms and offices. We will supply any lighting up to the retail value of R25 000.00.

All you have to do is make sure as many pupils as possible submit an entry and design. The more pupils that enter, the greater chance your school has of winning!

  Switch On!

Make the switch and realise the endless possibilities of your mind. Lighting will never be the same.

For more information on the Lighting Design Competition simply click on the link below to view more information.

  Entries Are Closed

Thank you to all the entrants that have entered our competition.
Entries are now closed. The winner of the Switch Lighting Competition will be announced on 28 November 2018.