Date Announced: 12 Oct 2009 GE Consumer & Industrial has announced a call for entries for the 27th annual GE Edison Award competition. Through the competition, GE recognises excellence and quality in professional lighting designs that employ the significant use of GE light sources (lamps and/or LEDs). The GE Edison Award competition is open to professional designers, architects, engineers and consultants. Entries are judged on the following criteria: functional excellence; architectural compatibility; effective use of state–of–the–art lighting products and techniques; appropriate colour, form and texture revelation; energy effectiveness and cost effectiveness. Projects scoring the highest number of points will qualify to receive Awards of Merit or Awards of Excellence. The GE Edison Award Winner is selected from among the Awards of Excellence. The Award for Residential Lighting Design is judged on the same criteria mentioned above and presented to the project that best exemplifies excellence in lighting design within a residential application. Expected features of this design would include innovative application(s) of light and the creative integration of lighting layers and controls. The Award for Excellence in Environmental Design gives special recognition to those projects that minimize the use of energy, maximize the use of daylighting, control light pollution, and ensure system durability and maintainability. Previously called the Award for Sustainable Design, this award has been renamed to better reflect its focus on the creation of environmentally–sensitive lighting designs that respect the needs of people while showcasing the latest lighting system and control technologies. All qualifying entrants will be invited to an awards ceremony, which will take place Tuesday, May 11, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on the evening prior to the opening of LightFair International. At that time, designers who have been designated as winners of Awards of Excellence, Awards of Merit, the Award for Excellence in Environmental Design and the Award for Residential Design will be recognised with personalised plaques acknowledging their lighting design achievements. The identity of the 2009 GE Edison Award Winner will remain confidential until announced at the Awards ceremony. The winner will receive a personalised Steuben crystal trophy and continued publicity throughout the following year. A distinctive plaque will also be presented to the owner of the winning installation. All lighting projects, submitted for award consideration, must have been completed between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2009. Entries must be received by January 11, 2010. For more information about the GE Edison Awards visit www.GEEdisonAward.com.. -Ends-About GE LightingGeneral Electric was born from the invention of the world's first affordable incandescent lamp. A century later, GE Lighting is still bringing light to the world, developing new technologies such as fluorescents and light-emitting diodes, that operate with more efficiency, less cost and less environmental impact than ever before.GE Lighting is part of GE Consumer & Industrial, a $12+ billion global business with 49,000 employees in more than 100 locations. With more than a century of experience inventing cutting-edge products and services, GE Consumer & Industrial strives to make life better, more convenient and more efficient for consumers, as well as commercial and industrial customers.
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