Trends in Lighting asks 20 Questions to inspirational lighting industry minds to mark the end of the decade
Name: Sharon Stammers
Job Title: Director – Light Collective
Where will you spend the holidays? At home in London. Not budging. Have spent too much time travelling this year to want to go anywhere else.
What is your favourite Christmas food? I love mince pies – preferable with brandy and cream and a glass of mulled wine
What are you most excited about for 2020? I am excited to see where the Women In Lighting project goes in 2020 and how the network evolves
What do you most want to see from lighting manufacturers in 2020? Giving more thought to sustainable practice especially when exhibiting
Have you already booked your summer vacation? Not yet but have a family trip planned to Iceland at Easter
Who is your industry inspiration? Thats so hard to answer – we have interviewed 52 women in lighting this year in different countries – everyone of them was inspiring in some way
Which product has inspired you in 2019? The Lystechnologies sensor – a wearable, app and data service that looks at and analyses our light diet.
Which project are you most proud of? I am proud of everything we do. Its always something that we have never tackled before and therefore an incredible challenge.
Can you name another reindeer besides Rudolph? All of them – i read somewhere this week that as male reindeers lose their antlers in the winter that all Santa’s reindeers must be female – how else would they get all round the world in one night!
Do you own a Christmas jumper? Yes – it has Christmas Kittens on it and its pretty bad!
How is sustainability changing your job? In 2020, my 12 year old daughter is writing Light Collective an eco-policy which we plan to share in the industry – we should all be looking at what we do on a micro and macro level.
What is your most listened to track this year? Any, Girl in Red track
What was the last good film you watched? I really enjoyed Once Upon A Time in Hollywood despite all the naysayers out there
Have you already booked your flights to Trends in Lighting 22-24 September 2020? Not at the moment – trying to cut down on flying.
Where was the most interesting place your job took you this year? Uruguay and Shanghai!
Will Brexit happen? I really don’t want it to
What is your favourite Christmas song? ‘Granny got run over by a reindeer’ 🙂
How do you say Merry Christmas in another language? Joyeux Noel
Do you prefer LED Christmas lights or the traditional incandescent bulbs? You cant beat the colour of tungsten but LED lights are a lot tougher and can have cool flashing programs
Can you remember the job/course you were you doing 20 years ago? I was a lighting designer at LDP