Solid-State Lighting Design Competition Announces 2012 Outdoor Winners
Winners in the Outdoor category of the fifth annual Next Generation Luminaires Solid-State Lighting Design Competition were announced at the Strategies in Light conference in Santa Clara, California. Sponsored by DOE, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and the International Association of Lighting Designers, NGL was launched in 2008 to promote excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires for general illumination in commercial lighting applications.
Out of 120 outdoor entries from 42 manufacturers, 37 were recognized as winners this year, meaning they met the competition's stringent requirements and were considered worthy of specification. A panel of eight judges, most of them from the architectural lighting community, evaluated the entries based on such characteristics as lighting quality, appearance, construction, serviceability, efficacy and value.
Four of this year's winners were designated as Best in Class. They came from four different manufacturers and covered four different areas of outdoor lighting:
- The Lighting Quotient for its fraqtir Outdoor – Style S170 facade lighting fixture.
- Relume Technologies, Inc. for its Oxford decorative acorn streetscape and walkway fixture.
- GE Lighting for its Evolve LED Scalable Cobrahead roadway lighting fixture.
- Edge Lighting for its TV and Dial LED decorative wall sconces.
In the “Recognized” category, LSI Industries, Lumiere, Landscape Forms, and GE Lighting earned praise for their streetscape and walkway lighting. Cooper Lighting and Excellence Opto were recognized for roadway lighting, and Philips Wide-Lite for canopy lighting. In parking garage lighting, Rab Lighting and Relume Technologies were commended.
Multi-function exterior lighting was popular, with recognition given to designs by Philips Color Kinetics,
LumenPulse (two fixtures), Lithonia Lighting, G Lighting, Rab Lighting (two fixtures), Juno Lighting Group, Stonco Lighting, and LSI Industries. Five parking lot lighting fixtures were recognized, from Leotek Electronics USA, GE Lighting, Kenall Lighting, Cree, and Horner.
Although they did not earn recognition for their lighting and energy performance, three entries were noted for the interesting form factors used in their designs.
More information about the contest.
Check out the the full list of winners with photographs.