The Bright Ideas Lighting design competition to showcase LED technology took place in Spring of 2011. Finalists were selected and judged by an esteemed jury panel of design publication editors and industry professionals. Below are the 40 finalists of the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition. The grand prize winner for $1000 (selected by editors' votes) was Edward Chew's stunning handcrafted Tetrapak Lamp, made from hundreds of intricately folded Tetrapak juice containers. Carolyn Joan Lau took the 'Readers Choice award' for $500 for her beautiful 'Nourishment Lamp' crafted from recycled Yakult yogurt containers. Shay Alkalay and Yael Mer’s customizable cork Pinha Lamp was the third place winner (according to Editors' votes). The three runners up were Andrea Carvajal’s Blowfish Lamp made from refurbished test tubes, Gilles Eichenbaum’s Coffee Pot Lamp, and Pierre Ospina’s Blossom Bulbs: branch-like fixtures made from recycled rubber tire linings and LED bulbs. .

Congratulations to all the winners and short-listed finalists on your beautiful and inspiring designs!