Judges recognized over 50 commercial lighting products, including many with residential potential, in the fourth annual Next Generation Luminaires Solid-State Lighting Competition. The winners were announced on May 10 in Las Vegas during Lightfair Intl.
Out of the 187 products submitted for this year’s competition, 53 were recognized by judges, and three received Best in Class designation. The Best in Class winners were:
• Lithonia Lighting’s ST Series LED utility/general purpose luminaire
• Intense Lighting’s MBW2 LED track/accent lighting fixture
• Albeo Technologies’ H-Series LED high-bay luminaire
Several of the recognized products also had potential for residential applications. Juno Lighting Group received four recognitions in the recessed, accent and linear lighting categories, USAI Lighting had three of its recessed downlights recognized, and Lighting Science Group’s Glimpse fixture was the only product recognized in the surface-mounted lighting category.
In the decorative category, Eureka Lighting took home three awards for its Rolo projector, Lap sconce and Bare pendant; Architectural Lighting Works was recognized for its LP9 Mono Citizen 13 monopoint lamp and Pure Edge Lighting took home honors for its new Soft Line Indirect LED system.
“It was very thrilling to win, and it’s wonderful to get recognition from your peers,” says Greg Kay, founder of Pure Edge Lighting. “You work so hard on the product, and it’s a thrill to see them get recognized but also to see them used in wonderful spaces and in unique ways.”
Another category of residential winners, task lighting, included three sleek LED desk lamps – Humanscale's Horizon lamp, Koncept Technologies’ Mosso lamp and Prism Co.’s Prism TL-4400. A full list of winners is available on the Next Generation Luminaires website.
The Next Generation Luminaires competition was launched in 2008 by the U.S Department of Energy, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and the Intl. Assn. of Lighting Designers. Products are evaluated on lighting quality, appearance, serviceability, efficacy, value, dimming and rated lifetime.