Light Challenge!

For the second year in a row, Lux Helsinki challenges local residents, communities and companies to light up the darkest time of the year by creating their own light installations. The Light Challenge aims to share the power of light in a communal way in the heart of winter.

Take the Light Challenge!


You can take part in the Light Challenge simply by sharing a photo of your light installation on Instagram using the #valohaaste hashtag. Your installation can be big or small, and you can even make it from everyday items you find at home. Your imagination is the limit, as long as your creation uses light in one way or another. You can create your installation by yourself, but above all the Light Challenge encourages people to work together, so why not design and create your work of art together with your family, classmates or neighbours! When it is ready, put it in your window, on your balcony or outside in your courtyard to share with others.

The Light Challenge takes place throughout the Lux Helsinki light festival. Lux Helsinki’s partner SATO will award the three best photos with S-Group gift certificates in mid-January – winners will be notified via Instagram. Lux Helsinki will also share photos of the light installations on its social media channels.

What kind of light installation can you create? Take the Light Challenge! #valohaaste

Follow Lux Helsinki on Instagram and be inspired by all the light installations @luxhelsinki


“The best thing about the Light Challenge is doing things together and sharing the joy with the entire community. We consider light to be much bigger than just something you can see with your eyes; we like to think that doing things together will also brighten up minds. The Light Challenge encourages people to work together to create a good atmosphere for everyone to enjoy on a daily basis – neighbourly warmth that warms you up during the coldest months of winter and brightens up your mind during the darkest time of the year.”


Head of Marketing Sanna Sneen, SATO