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Winners Announced in Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition

15 February 2010 12.00 GMT

(USA) - Winners of the second annual Next Generation Luminaires awards were announced February 11, 2010 at the Strategies in Light Conference in Santa Clara, California. Sponsored by the U.S.

Department of Energy, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and the International Association of Lighting Designers, the competition was launched in 2008 to promote excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires for general illumination in commercial lighting applications.

This year, 47 commercial LED lighting products - more than double last year’s total - were recognized for excellence. Out of 126 entries, coming from 60 different lighting companies, 43 were chosen as “recognised” winners and four were chosen as “best in class.” A panel of 12 judges from the architectural lighting design community evaluated the entries based on performance, appearance, construction, and submitted photometric data.

The best-in-class winners came from four different manufacturers and covered four different areas of lighting:

Finelite, Inc. for its CURVE task lighting fixture
SPILIGHTING Inc. for its Stile Styk wall washing fixture

GE Lighting Solutions for its Evolve LED R150 Roadway luminaire for street/roadway

Wide-Lite (a Philips group brand) for its VizorLED for parking garages.

Winners in the recognized category represented a wide range of manufacturers and applications, such as accent lighting, cove lighting, indoor and outdoor specialty lighting, downlights, industrial lighting, street and roadway lighting, and outdoor area lighting. More information on all the winning entries is available at the Next Generation Luminaires Web site.

Design competitions are a key part of the Department of Energy's national strategy to accelerate solid-state lighting (SSL) technology advances from laboratory to marketplace. DOE provides federal leadership and support for a wide range of market introduction activities, including technology procurement and demonstrations, commercial product testing, buyer/user guidance, and standards development. For more information about the DOE Solid-State Lighting Portfolio, visit EERE's Solid-State Lighting Web site


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