Category: Awards

Three Award Programs Currently Accepting Submissions

Three major lighting industry award programs are currently accepting nominations and submissions.

WIL Awards 2022

The WIL Awards highlight the achievements of women in lighting. They seek to celebrate outstanding women in the following categories for 2022: Light Art, Research and Education, and Engineering. The award makes these women visible and shares them with the world.

The WIL Awards are seeking nominations for women working in these lighting fields whose work you find unique, inspiring, worthy, and believe the community should know about. The deadline to submit nominations is April 30, 2022. More information on the awards is here.

Metamorphosis Awards

Retrofit Magazine is now accepting submissions for its fourth-annual Metamorphosis Awards, honoring architects, designers and contractors for excellence in renovation, retrofits, and more. View the 20192020 and 2021 winners. The awards recognize outstanding work retrofitting commercial, industrial and institutional buildings.

  • Entrants must be an architect, designer, contractor or another member of the design/construction team.
  • Projects must be completed between Jan. 1, 2020, and July 15, 2022.
  • New construction projects are not eligible.
  • Projects must be built; on-the-boards drawings are not eligible.
  • Projects previously published in retrofit or on www.retrofitmagazine.com are eligible for the Metamorphosis Awards.
  • Entry of a single project in more than one category is permitted as long as the entry meets each category’s definition. (There is no limit to the number of entries a firm can have in any category.)
  • Entries must be anonymous. During the submission process, do not upload your narrative on company letterhead or include company logos on images/drawings. (Judges will not see team/materials lists.)
  • By submitting an entry, entrants acknowledge wording from applications and submissions may be used as submitted or in edited versions by retrofit staff.
  • The cost per entry is $135.

The submission deadline is July 15, 2022. More information is available here.

BrightStar Awards

LEDs Magazine and its parent company, Endeavor Business Media, have launched a new recognition program, the LEDs Magazine BrightStar Awards. Like its predecessor, LEDs Magazine’s Sapphire Awards, the BrightStar Awards aims to recognize ingenuity in commercial product offerings across the LED and solid-state lighting (SSL) supply chain. The entry fee is $595, however, a $100 discount is available for multiple entries.

The submission deadline is April 22, 2022. More information is available here.

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DOE’s Integrated Lighting Campaign Extends Recognition Application Deadline And Publishes New Case Studies

The ILC has extended its deadline to submit projects for its 2022 Exemplary Performance Recognition Cycle, from March 30 to now April 15, 2022.

US DOE’s Integrated Lighting Campaign (ILC) is a recognition and guidance program designed to help facility owners, operators, and managers. The ILC focuses on high-efficiency lighting and control systems that are integrated with other building systems (e.g., HVAC and/or plug loads) for added efficiency and performance. The ILC also focuses on the integration of lighting with operational functions (e.g., asset tracking, wayfinding, security systems, etc.).

The ILC has extended its deadline to submit projects for its 2022 Exemplary Performance Recognition Cycle, from March 30 to now April 15, 2022. The ILC is seeking:

  • ILC Participants (organizations including building owners, operators, and managers) to submit projects that they would like to have considered for recognition.
  • ILC Supporters (utilities, energy efficiency organizations, lighting designers, and ESCOs) to submit for recognition for their efforts to support and implement the use of advanced technologies that facilitate integration in buildings.

ILC Participants (organizations including building owners, operators, and managers) are encouraged to submit projects—indoor or outdoor—that they would like to have considered for recognition. The Campaign seeks to highlight applications that have a positive impact on energy justice, diversity, equity, or inclusion. Projects that support the unique needs of under-served communities through their deployment or installation should provide relevant information in the narratives. Projects can be submitted here.

In addition, the ILC has published several new case studies featuring last year’s recognized participants. The case studies are provided as resources for facility owners and managers who are thinking of completing similar advanced lighting projects. The case studies cover advanced lighting strategies and lessons learned.

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LEDs Magazine Rebrands Sapphire Awards To Become BrightStar Awards

LEDs Magazine has rebranded the former Sapphire Awards and has relaunched the program as the BrightStar Awards.

LEDs Magazine has rebranded the former Sapphire Awards and has relaunched the program as the BrightStar Awards. Brightstar Awards will honor innovative LED and solid-state lighting technologies across the supply and design chain. They are focused on recognizing ingenuity in products, addressing five key factors: performance, reliability, efficiency, ease of integration/use, and innovation.

Award categories will be:

  • LED Light Sources
  • LED & SSL Components, Design Tools, and Materials
  • Connected SSL, Software, & Controls
  • Indoor SSL
  • Outdoor SSL
  • Circadian Lighting Technologies
  • Horticultural SSL & Control Systems
  • LED-based Disinfection Technologies
  • Specialty SSL & System Technologies

More information is available here.

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DOE Announces Phase 1 Winners of L-Prize Lighting Competition

U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm announced the four winners in Phase 1 of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lighting Prize (L-Prize®) at the Building Technologies Office’s annual Solid-State Lighting Workshop.

U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm announced the four winners in Phase 1 of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lighting Prize (L-Prize®) at the Building Technologies Office’s annual Solid-State Lighting Workshop. The L-Prize® is a $12.2 million prize lighting competition launched by DOE in May 2021. The L-Prize® is designed to spur groundbreaking innovation, domestic manufacturing, and the benefits of an inclusive, clean-energy economy for next-generation lighting solutions in commercial buildings.

The L-Prize Concept Phase winners are:

  • Project Tango, submitted by QuarkStar of Las Vegas, Nevada. The networked, white-tunable luminaire concept leverages innovations in optics, LED, and power conversion technology to deliver high efficacy, exceptional quality of light, and precise control of light distribution.
  • Sustainable and Connected Troffer Retrofit, submitted by Orion Energy Systems of Jacksonville, Florida. The concept offers a high-efficacy, networked LED luminaire with advanced controls that can be retrofitted in less than two minutes to an existing fluorescent luminaire.
  • Laterally Symmetrical Level 3 Engine for 3D Printing, submitted by Smash the Bulb/Bridgelux of Mountain View, California. This 3D-printed semi-indirect luminaire concept uses a high-performance light engine that requires no secondary optics and delivers high efficacy and excellent quality of light; an innovative optical design that reduces losses and addresses glare; and a luminaire housing that can be 3D printed on the job site.
  • Papaya Modular Lighting Ecosystem, submitted by Papaya of Evanston, Illinois. This highly modular luminaire platform designed by a team from outside the lighting industry uses a unique community-based approach; an all open-source aspect offers opportunities for innovators of all types to participate in evolving and innovating this lighting solution over time.

Read the full DOE announcement here.

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Designing Lighting Magazine Publishes Listing Of Lighting Design & Lighting Product Awards + Winners

Designing Lighting Magazine, a leading publication about the business of lighting design, has published a database of global lighting design and lighting product awards, as well as the winners of those awards.

Designing Lighting Magazine, a leading publication about the business of lighting design, has published a database of global lighting design and lighting product awards, as well as the winners of those awards. The Award Database page also has an online form that allows designers to upload their own past award wins if the database doesn’t already include them. The database is most helpful for lighting designers and lighting product designers. It can be used to research awards around the globe, award-winning lighting design projects, and winning product designs.

Find the full award database here.

 

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Nominations Close Soon for WILLA Award

ALA Women In Lighting Leadership Award nominations for 2022 are due by January 31.

The ALA Women In Lighting committee seeks nominations for the ALA Women In Lighting Leadership Award (WILLA) each year to recognize outstanding achievements, mentorship, commitment to community through philanthropy or service, and support of the mission of the ALA. Nominations for the 2022 award are closing on January 31, 2022.

The recipient of the award must be a member of the ALA, nominated by an ALA member, and voted upon by the WIL committee.

The award will be presented during the Lightovation show in Dallas this June.

The nomination form and information about the 2021 WILLA recipient, Cathy Choi of Bulbrite are linked here.

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2022 LightFair Innovation Awards Now Accepting Applications

LightFair is now accepting applications for its 33rd annual LightFair Innovation Awards and invites exhibitors to submit innovative new products. Winners in 14 categories, plus three overall excellence awards for Most Innovative Product of the Year, Technical Innovation and Design Excellence, will be announced at LightFair 2022, June 19 – 23, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

LightFair is now accepting applications for its 33rd annual LightFair Innovation Awards and invites exhibitors to submit innovative new products. Winners in 14 categories, plus three overall excellence awards for Most Innovative Product of the YearTechnical Innovation and Design Excellence, will be announced at LightFair 2022, June 19 – 23, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“The LightFair Innovation Awards have recognized the best-of-the-best in lighting for more than three decades,” said Dan Darby, show director. Exhibitors interested in applying to win a LightFair Innovation Award must submit new products launched between LightFair 2021 (October 30) and LightFair 2022. The 17 awards are:

  • Most Innovative Product of the Year – the program’s highest award, recognizing the most innovative new product
  • Technical Innovation – recognizing the most forward-thinking advancement in lighting technology
  • Design Excellence – recognizing outstanding achievement in design
  • Non-Luminous: Research, Publications, Lighting Software & Specialty Hardware
  • Lamps: Conventional, Retrofit & Replacement
  • LED/OLED, Chips & Modules
  • Ballasts, Transformers, Drivers, Systems & Kits
  • Track, Display, Undercabinet & Shelf
  • Recessed Downlights, Wall Washers & Multiples
  • Indoor Decorative
  • Parking, Roadway, & Area Luminaires
  • Sports, Step, Landscape, Pool & Fountain Luminaires
  • Control Components & Hardware  
  • Commercial Indoor: Troffers, Suspended & Surface Mounted
  • Industrial, Disinfection, Vandal, Emergency & Exit
  • Dynamic Color, Theatrical, Cove, Strips & Tape
  • Control Enabling Technology, Connectivity & Software

Submitting to the LightFair Innovation Awards is free, and available only to confirmed 2022 LightFair exhibitors. The number of entries allowed per company is based on booth size and every entry is given equal consideration. Award submissions must be received on or before March 11, 2022 at www.lightfair.com/lightfair-innovation-awards-submissions.

 

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2021 LIT Lighting Design Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the fifth edition of the LIT Lighting Design Awards have been announced, with the Acropolis of Athens recognized as the 2021 Lighting Design of the Year.

The winners of the fifth edition of the LIT Lighting Design Awards have been announced, with the Acropolis of Athens recognized as the 2021 Lighting Design of the Year.

The LIT Lighting Design Awards was created to recognize the efforts of talented international lighting product designers and lighting implementers. The jury panel included 38 architects, lighting designers, interior designers, academics, and media representatives.

The Acropolis of Athens and Monuments project won the 2021 Lighting Design of the Year. Designed by Eleftheria Deko & Associates for the Onassis Foundation, Greek Ministry of Culture, the new lighting uses color, light intensity, and aiming angles to highlight the beauty of the ancient architecture, the timeliness of sculpture, and pale marble, and the strength of the fortification walls.

The 2021 Lighting Product Design of the Year went to the Opteris chandelier by R3 Consulting Engineers, which pays homage to the Tomopteris, a deep-sea creature. The luminaire really is quite striking.

Click here to see all the winners of this year’s LIT Awards.

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LightFair Announces Innovation Awards 2021 Winners

LightFair recently announced the winners of the LightFair Innovation Awards 2021, selected by an independent panel of IES and IALD judges at last week’s show. Congratulations to PureEdge lighting, whose Lazer Line was recognized as the Most Innovative Product of 2021.

LightFair recently announced the winners of the LightFair Innovation Awards 2021, selected by an independent panel of IES and IALD judges at last week’s show. Congratulations to PureEdge Lighting, whose Lazer Line was recognized as the Most Innovative Product of 2021.

From the company:

Lazer Line creates a paradigm shift with how we use lighting design within our environment. Lazer Line, an LED lighting system, connects wall-to-wall or wall-to-ceiling, up to 60 ft. before refeeding, with no visible pixelation. It utilizes heatsink tape which is fastened and tightened by turnbuckles plastered into the wall or ceiling for a seamless look. it allows the light to go up, down, or both, achieving ambient uplight and also functional lighting. It enhances any space with pleasant soft light and delivers designer quality color rendering, creating a space that is visually spectacular

It allows anyone to play with light and create multi-dimensional and multi-directional effects. With Lazer Line you can connect wall-to-wall or wall-to-ceiling. It uses aluminum heatsink tape tightened by turnbuckles, providing uplight and downlight.

This product was chosen from the Category Winners for each of 14 categories. The judges also recognized other products with the annual Technical Innovation Award and Design Excellence Award.

Judging criteria included the product’s clarity of purpose, versatility, adaptability, sustainability, ease of use, design efficiency and aspects that enhanced human wellbeing, among others.

Click here to check out this year’s LightFair Innovation Awards.

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Sapphire Awards Recognizes Product and Design Excellence

At the end of day one of the recent online Strategies in Light conference, LEDs Magazine announced the Sapphire Awards, which recognized a wide range of LED and control products along with four networked lighting control products.

At the end of day one of the recent online Strategies in Light conference, LEDs Magazine announced the seventh annual Sapphire Awards, which recognized a wide range of LED and control products along with four networked lighting control products.

The judges recognized products in 17 product categories. Meanwhile, a new Design Excellence in Networked Lighting Control Award, sponsored by the Lighting Controls Association, recognized four projects exemplifying use of the technology.

Click here to check them out.

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