Tartu in Light wants to thank all sponsors, partners and supporters!

Tartu in Light team is grateful to all sponsors, supporters and co-partners, without whom the festival could not have been possible. Several luminaire, electrical and engineering companies, hotels and hostels, pubs and restaurants, international lighting orgaizations, art galleries, cultural institutions and state structures that provide funds were involved this year.

For all the installations it took about 800 kg of cables, which is more than 3 km long, about 250 luminaires, 10 projectors, dozens of smoke machines,  also many small and practical tools. Special thanks to those companies who provided us with the help and knowledge of their electricians and technicians. We want to send our gratitude to the entities listed below. 

Taavi Suisalu's installation "Waiting For The Light" at St. John's Church tower. Photo: Annika Haas


Hektor Light

Hektor Light has 24 years of experience and is solely focused on luminaires. The main focus is oriented on the sales of technical-decorative and design luminaries. Hektor Light represents well-known luminaire producers like Flos Antares, Foscarini, Tom Dixon, Masiero, Studio Italia Design etc. In their catalogue you can find one of a kind luminaries with various styles because Hektor Light is the importer of new brands like Karman, Delightfull etc. The catalogue is constantly updated. Hektor Light is involved in various special projects for Hilton Hotels, Swissotel, Theatre Vanemuine, Rakvere Tark Maja etc. 



LEDS-C4 is a lighting solutions manufacturer capable of meeting any specific need of the customer, with an exclusive service of advice, creation and manufacture of personalized solutions. The seven product ranges include over 3.100 references in constant renewal, which are able to meet the most diverse lighting needs and styles. Over 40 years of experience and the trust of 13 000 customers in 138 countries of the world have turned LEDS-C4 into an international reference in the lighting sector.



E&T has been renting and selling professional lighting equipment since 1991. Through the ages they have worked with Estonias well-known music festivals like Rock Summer, Pärnu Fiesta, Õllesummer, Tartu Music Days, Haapsalu Legend, Saaremaa Opera Days, Brigitta Festival, Viru Folk, We Love the 90’s and many more. They offer a wide range of intelligent luminaires and controllers by ROBE , ChamSys and Swisson. E&T’s experienced specialists offer professional consultation in the first phase of projects to guarantee the best possible end result. They also offer architectural luminaires by Anolis. 



IntiLED designs, develops and manufactures professional lighting systems, specializing in project-based integrated solutions. They take special pride in and draw much of their experience from the multitude of completed projects for the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the World Aquatics Championship in Kazan, the 2018 FIFA World Cup and other large-scale international events. Not only do they manufacture and sell lighting equipment, they develop and produce integrated lighting systems comprising all the required wiring and control systems, professional software and all possible accessories for the convenient operation and coupling of the exterior lighting system with third-party systems onsite.


Meyer Lighting

For decades Meyer has been specialised in the development and production of exterior luminaires. They manufacture perfect lighting tools of exemplary design. Precise optical systems offer a high degree of efficiency and optimal glare control. Because of their small dimensions and integral drivers their luminaires can be incorporated discretely into any architectural environment. 

A high degree of reliability is ensured by the use of top quality materials such as a corrosion resistant, low copper aluminium alloy. Efficient heat management guarantees longevity of the LED components. The LED modules of all luminaires they manufacture are registered and documented. This enables them to ensure continuity of colour temperature and brightness if they have to supply replacements or additional quantities for existing projects. The lumen figures quoted in their documentation are always delivered lumens.


Silman Elekter

Silman Elekter is a dynamically developing Estonian company of electricity materials, luminaires and low wattage product, founded in 1992. Their main business is importing and distributing electroinstallation materials and lighting fittings in Estonian market. In addition, they are distributor and stock-keeper for numerous companies from Germany, England, Sweden, Finland, Spain, Italy and Estonia. Standard and exclusive design products offered are suitable for industries, bureaus and homes, as well as for indoor and outdoor conditions. 




Ledshop is a luminaire production, import and export company that specialises on business clients. Their main focus is on lighting of industrial and business buildings, offering general lighting as well as custom solutions. Ledshop is one of Estonia’s leading custom solution providers, producing custom made indoor and outdoor luminaires as well as special control and product design for building facades. 



Elektrilevi is Estonia’s biggest network operator, supplying electricity to almost all households and companies in Estonia. They manage 40 percent of Estonia’s street lighting (in Tallinn and Tartu) and are preparing for building additional networks to electricity infrastructure. 



Eventech is engaged in the rental, sales, and installation of professional sound, lighting, video, and stage equipment. The beginning of the company dates back to 1985, when it first started providing technical solutions to the events of that time. There are 42 full-time employees working in Eventech today and together with the freelancers, our team has nearly 50 members. Our warehouse for storing the equipment is 1700 m2 in size. In 2017 equipment was rented out for more than 6000 events in Estonia and abroad. 


Stockholm Lighting

Stockholm Lighting wants to be part of the development of new lighting solutions, creating well being and new experiences for people. They want to use new technology with less environmental impact to create lighter, safer and more beautiful surroundings. They offer support through the whole project from the first ideas to the final solution. Design, quality and environmental care are important issues for as and influence all their work. That is why they have chosen to focus on LED-technology and work with a few chosen suppliers.


Hotel Tartu

Hotel Tartu is situated in the centre of Tartu and is your best choice in case you appreciate friendly service, affordable prices, and a comfortable hotel room. Being one of the oldest hotels in Tartu, built already in 1964, Hotel Tartu has always been regarded as an ideal place to stay by people coming to Tartu either on business or on holiday. The Hotel Tartu offers a relaxing accommodation right in the centre of Tartu – the bus terminal is just opposite the hotel, the Old Town, the Vanemuine theatre and concert halls, and a shopping centre only a short walk away.


Estonian Ministry of Education and Research. Outcome of TAVA2018's IALD Lighting Design Workshop. Workshop head: Johan Röklander. Photo: Annika Haas

arcMagazine, Darc Awards, Darc Room, arcMondo India, Illuminet, Lux Review, Sirp, Müürileht, KesKus, Tartu Postimees, Linnaleht, Õhtuleht, ERR

Hotel Tartu, hotel London, hotel Sophia, hotel Antonius, hotel Barcaly, hotel Lydia, hotel Dorpat, hotel Pallas, Tampere Maja, Hektor Design Hostels, Looming hostel 

Kohvik Atlantis, Pierre, Armastus, Suudlevad Tudengid, Ruunipizza, Crepp, RP9, Vilde ja Vine, Kaks Kokapoissi, The Rocket, Krõbevahvel, Hektor Café 

Tartu City Government, Enterprise Estonia, Cultural Ministry of Estonia, EU European Union Regional Development Fund, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Danish Arts Foundation

Estonian Ministry of Education and Science, Toy museum,  St John`s church, Aparaaditehas, Tartu New Theatre, Estonian National Museum, Estonian Association of Architects, Tartu Dance Academy, Kogo gallery, gallery Noorus, IALD, Pallas University of Applied Sciences, Tartu Art School, Tartu Artists’ Union, Tartu Art House

A very special thanks goes to all of our volunteers who helped us in the city space during the four days. You are priceless!

Installation "Interrupted City" by Kaisa Ernits, Karen Isabel Talitee and Triin Uustalu (students of Estonian Academy of Arts). Photo: Annika Haas

We have been really excited about the commitment of everybody who has been involved. We are also thankful to the City of Tartu for their support and continued involvement in lighting design education and our mission for the future of light awareness and bringing professional light art to the attention of the public. We hope to continue cooperation with all our supporters for the next festival that will take place in 2020. Long live Tartu in Light!

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