The sixth annual Lighting for Tomorrow competition attracted a large group of beautiful new designs in energy-efficient lighting, including 56 solid state lighting (SSL) models incorporating light-emitting diodes and 40 models using compact fluorescent lighting.
Thirty-two companies submitted LED entries of which 4 were recognized in the Near-term applications category. Traditional light fixture manufacturer, Kichler Lighting was recognized for its under-cabinet light fixture Design Pro Series. Luximo, from California, won in the portable desk/task lighting category with its Cylindrium design. Another new comer was Digital Lighting Inc. who received an honorable mention for its task/desk light fixture MP-400.
Last year’s grand prize winner, LED Lighting Fixtures (LLF) now Cree LED Lighting Solutions, was selected as the winner in the recessed downlight category with its LR4 downlight. Honorable mentions in the new Other Applications category included Cree LED Lighting Solutions for its LR24, Osram Sylvania for its HF2Stick, and Journée Lighting for its Lotus LED Luminaire.
This year, two new categories were added to the fluorescent competition, one for outdoor living fixtures and the other for indoor recessed downlights. Of the 18 companies that competed in the four compact fluorescent categories, 11 different manufacturers were recognized.
New Jersey-based MaxLite received the grand prize for indoor fixture families with its Brigantine line. Past winners American Fluorescent, Lithonia, and Progress Lighting were again recognized for their indoor CFL lighting collections. Cooper Lighting was selected as a winner and received an honorable mention in the new recessed downlight category. Lightolier was also recognized for its recessed product.
Designers Fountain, Savoy House, and Sea Gull Lighting all returned to win in the traditional outdoor CFL fixture family category. Competition newcomer, Lighting by Brandford of Guilford, Connecticut, earned an honorable mention for their innovative and dark sky friendly fixture family, Glarebuster. New York-based Royce Lighting swept the new outdoor living category with three winning fixture families.
Awards were presented at the American Lighting Association Annual Conference in Washington D.C. on Sept. 16. The competition is designed to stimulate the market for attractive, energy-efficient residential lighting fixtures that use a fraction of the electricity of standard incandescent fixtures. By encouraging new designs and technologies, Lighting for Tomorrow aims to increase market acceptance and awareness of the growing opportunities in energy-efficient lighting.
Winners will be showcased in four publications: 1) a “Yearbook” featuring the fluorescent indoor and outdoor fixture families; 2) the SSL Winners Brochure, highlighting the LED-based winners; 3) a new construction brochure aimed at home builders, and highlighting the fluorescent winners that are especially builder friendly, i.e., widely available in quantity; and 4) a consumer brochure providing a quick snap shot of the highest scoring products.
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Lighting for Tomorrow, launched in 2002, is organized by the American Lighting Association (ALA), the U.S. Dept. of Energy (represented by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory), and the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE). More than two dozen energy-efficiency organizations nationwide participated in supporting this latest competition