Out of hundreds of entries in the competition this year, CEE presented nineteen 2016 Lighting for Tomorrow Awards to manufacturers today in Nashville, including an impressive three accolades to New York based WAC Lighting. CEE is a consortium of efficiency program administrators from the US and Canada.
The 14th Annual Lighting for Tomorrow Competition was originally established to identify manufacturers and exceptional, innovative products that inspire customers and meet the needs of energy efficiency programs. Since 2002, the awards have recognized new, highly functional and beautiful residential lighting products that are energy efficient and appeal to savvy, style-conscious buyers.
“We are grateful to be recognized by esteemed members of the lighting and energy community for being a contributing part of the bigger solutions needed to reach our global energy saving goals. Thank you. “ commented WAC Lighting President Shelley Wald. “Our products aim to solve specific problems that were not well addressed before, so the applications actually dictate the product solutions.”
WAC Landscape LED Accent Light was declared an installer-friendly LFT Winner as a very usable product that enables adjustable beam spread, color and brightness to allow for changing landscape features. Special Recognition LFT Awards for Meeting Market Needs were presented for the Aether Shallow 3.5” Recessed Downlight and Landscape In-ground light. Aether is designed for shallow plenum spaces while delivering varying optics, color temperatures and dimming capability. The Landscape well light combines simplicity, adjustability and durability with varying beam angles and light output not found in traditional fixtures.
The competition reviews LEDs and OLEDs as evolving technologies, including the integration of replacement lamps, retrofit kits, fixtures and controls, in ways that meet consumer needs. A diverse panel of expert judges carefully evaluated each product, based on innovation, performance, quality, and value. Some luminaires were judged as clear winners since they exceeded the criteria and scored higher than other products in their respective categories, while others received special recognition because they incorporated fresh, innovative features of particular interest.