The SLL President’s Medal was awarded to Henrik Clausen. Outgoing winner Jim Shove referenced Henrik’s career in lighting to date, including his time as Managing Director of Fagerhult Lighting in Denmark and his time as a board member of the Danish Illuminating Society. Henrik has dedicated much of his career to lighting education, founding the Fagerhult Lighting Academy in 2005. He is head of Fagerhult research, leading and expanding on studies relating to light and human health.
In 2015, Henrik was appointed Associate Professor of Lighting Design at Aalborg University, Denmark. He has also published two books, All you need to know about Lighting and Light and Communication. Henrik regularly contributes to conferences and events, as well as delivering guest lectures at universities internationally.
Henrik was very touched to receive the SLL President’s Medal, which is surprisingly the first medal that he has received in his illustrious career. In accepting the award, Henrik gave thanks to the SLL and its membership. His main area of interest now is to keep up with the scientific community on applied lighting research and deliver this back to the lighting community in an accessible, easy, and entertaining way. Fagerhult Lighting Academy established in 2004, aims to gather, refine and distribute information regarding light, lighting and lighting design.
“Thank you so much, all my colleges in the UK through the years. I would never have received this recognition without you guys – and all the other fabulous Fagerhult colleges around the world. I am very, very grateful and proud!”
Henrik Clausen, Director at Fagerhult Lighting Academy.