Lighting for Tomorrow competition recognizes increasing variety of LED retrofit designs

Sept. 25, 2013
Date Announced: 25 Sep 2013 Lost Pines, TX - Judges were impressed by the 2013 Lighting for Tomorrow design competition entries, especially by the increasing variety of LED retrofit products, the range of entries designed to replace familiar household bulbs, and the high performing LED retrofit kits for existing ceiling fixtures. The lighting control winners proved to be "smarter" than ever before, displaying features such as self-calibration and interfaces with personal communication devices. In the emerging OLED category, luminaires demonstrated the potential for high-quality energy-saving residential lighting applications. Lighting for Tomorrow is a design competition that challenges manufacturers to meet consumer expectations by improving the design of their products and technologies, while achieving new heights of energy efficiency. At the same time, sponsors want to increase market acceptance and awareness of emerging opportunities in energy efficient lighting.Entries for 2013 featured indoor and outdoor light emitting diode (LED) lighting fixtures, replacement lamps, fixture retrofit kits, lighting controls, and, for the first time, organic light emitting diode (OLED) lighting fixtures. The 2013 judging panel, held in June at Underwriters Laboratories (UL) University in Research Triangle Park, NC, reviewed a total of 123 products including 70 LED indoor fixtures, 8 LED outdoor fixtures, 26 LED lamps, 9 LED retrofit kits, 7 lighting control device s, and 3 OLED fixtures.Of the LED fixture submissions, the judges selected five winners. Legrand won for its adorne™ Under-Cabinet Lighting System, and also received an Innovation Award from the judges to recognize the inventive, holistic system approach embodied in the product. Competition veteran Juno Lighting Group won for its Juno Arc™ LED Trac Fixture. LITON Lighting received an award for its 2" Mini-Arc Recessed LED Downlight. Philips Consumer Luminaires North America won for its LED Pendant Holder and Samjin Lnd Co., Ltd for its Circular Ceiling Light. The following four entries received honorable mention recognition: Edge Lighting's Scope LED Pendant, Juno Lighting Group's Cylindra Miniature LED Trac Fixture Series, Prism Co., Ltd's TLC-4300BK Desk Lamp, and WAC Lighting's LED Picture Light. Lastly, Juno Lighting Group gained a noteworthy recognition for its Slope CeilingGeneration 3 LED Downlight.In the retrofit kit category, there were two winning entries. Evolution Lighting LLC was awarded for its Zoom Retrofit. Nesora Light Technologies won for its Integra LED Disc, which also received an Innovation Award in acknowledgement of the product's impressive output and distribution of light.Within the LED replacement lamp category, the judges selected two winners, one honorable mention, and one noteworthy product. LEDnovation received an award for its Bright for Life® BR30 LED Lamp, and SWITCH Lighting won for its SWITCH infinia 60 LED A-Lamp. Illumination Machines received an honorable mention for its AtrialLight™, and Acuity Brands won noteworthy recognition for its Acculamp Dimmable PAR38.In the lighting controls category, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. took both the winner and noteworthy award for its Maestro® Occupancy Sensor C.L® Dimmer and Hi-Lume® A-Series LED driver, respectively.And lastly, in OLED lighting fixtures, the judges reviewed three entries and selected one winner: the Vela Chandelier by Modern Forms: a WAC Lighting Company. Awards were presented at the American Lighting Association Annual Conference in Lost Pines, Texas on September 24. Winners will be showcased in awards brochures that highlight the LED winners, lighting control winners, and OLED winner. In addition, these products and companies will be featured in journal articles and trade show exhibits throughout the coming year. To download these publications, for information about where to purchase these products, and for complete details on the competition, please visit us at LIGHTING FOR TOMORROWLighting for Tomorrow, launched in 2002, is organized by the American Lighting Association (ALA), the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Approximately two dozen energy efficiency organizations in the US and Canada participated in supporting this latest competition.

Eileen Eaton, Consortium for Energy Efficiency 617-337-9263

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