Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) October 08, 2013
According to lightingfortomorrow.com, this year’s competition sought lighting control devices, solid state lighting (SSL) fixtures, indoor and outdoor light emitting diode (LED) light fixtures, replacement lamps, retrofit kits and for the first time, organic light emitting diode (OLED) lighting fixtures – the 2013 judging panel reviewed a total of 123 products including 70 LED indoor fixtures, 8 LED outdoor fixtures, 26 LED lamps, 9 LED retrofit kits, 7 lighting control devices and 3 OLED fixtures.
“Judges were impressed by the 2013 Lighting for Tomorrow design competition entries, especially by the increasing variety of LED retrofit products, the range of entries designed to replace familiar household bulbs, and the high performing LED retrofit kits for existing ceiling fixtures,” according to a recent press release from lightingfortomorrow.com. “The lighting control winners proved to be ‘smarter’ than ever before, displaying features such as self-calibration and interfaces with personal communication devices.”
Of the LED fixture submissions, the judges selected five winners:
The judges within the LED replacement category also gave honorable mention to Illumination Machines for its AtriaLight and noteworthy recognition to Acuity Brands for its Acculamp Dimmable PAR38.
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. won in the controls category, taking both the win and the noteworthy award for its Maestro Occupancy Sensor CL and Hi-Lume A-Series LED Driver. And within the last category of OLED lighting fixtures, Modern Forms: a WAC Lighting Company won for the Vela Chandelier.
The judges made their decisions based on the products functionality, ease of installation and use, innovation and ability to work with other systems and existing luminaires. According to lightingfortomorrow.com, winners will be showcased in awards brochures that highlight the winners and the winning products and companies will be features in journal articles and trade show exhibits throughout the coming year.