Lighting for Tomorrow 2011 Competition Announced Winners

Sep 15, 2011 Lighting for Tomorrow, a competition launched in 2002 by American Lighting Association, is intended to recognize the best designed, energy efficient lighting products in the residential market. This year the competition has expanded its scope to include solid-state lighting (SSL) replacement lamps and lighting controls. A total of 52 products from 22 different companies were submitted for the competition this year, that included 39 SSL luminaries. All of the submissions were tested and evaluated at Underwriters Laboratories (UL) University in Research Triangle Park, NC. Approximately twenty energy efficiency organizations in the US and Canada participated in supporting this latest competition and donating a total of $150,000 for the awards.

On September 13, 2011 the of six winners and two honorable mentions were announced for theSSL Lighting competition and a winner in the Lighting Controls competition.

Here is the list of winners and brief descriptions of their winning product as presented on the Lighting for Tomorrow website:

SSL Lighting competition:
Designers Fountain, won with its simple and modern Aero 4-Head Fixed Track. Minnesota-based Holtkötter International, Inc. received an award for its sleek and innovative Berne Chairside Reading Lamp. The next three winners all received awards for their high performing recessed downlight entries. Cooper Lighting received an award for its HALO® 4-inch Adjustable Round and Square Downlight Series, OSRAM SYLVANIA for its ULTRA RT4 LED Recessed Downlight Kit, and Cree LED Lighting for its CR4 Downlight. Lithonia Lighting® was the final winner in the SSL fixture category with its robust Outdoor LED Versatile Area/Wall Light. The remaining manufacturers received honorable mentions for their entries. Past winners, MaxLite was recognized for its LED FlatMax Flat Panel and Edge Lighting for its innovative Premium Soft Strip LED and Mounting.

Seven companies submitted LED replacement lamps, of which two were recognized. Manufacturer OSRAM SYLVANIA was selected as winner for its ULTRA A19 and also received two honorable mentions for its ULTRA LED PAR38 and B10. Cree LED Lighting was also given a honorable mention for its LRP 38 PAR lamp.

Lighting controls competition:
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. won with its Diva® CLTM Dimmer and also received an honorable mention for the RadioRA® 2 Phase-Adaptive Dimmer.

For more information please refer to: http://lightingfortomorrow.com/2011/11winners.shtml

Author:  Alice Jones

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