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IES Publishes The 2022 Progress Report Recognizing Industry Innovation

The IES Progress Committee has published its selection of 81 products, design tools, and publications for the 2022 IES Progress Report

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The IES Progress Committee has published its selection of 81 products, design tools, and publications for the 2022 IES Progress Report—an annual list covering developments in light and science achievements for the Society from around the globe. This year, the Committee received a total of 125 submittals; acceptance is based on a judging process which evaluates each submission on its uniqueness, innovation, and significance to the lighting industry.

Recognitions include components, lamps, luminaires, track systems, tape systems, lighting controls, emergency systems, and more. The full 2022 IES Progress Report can be downloaded here.

Image: ams OSRAM’s LuxiTune blackbody curve, tunable-white LED module is recognized in the LED Chips & Modules category.

 

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Two Lighting Design Award Programs Now Accepting Entries

Two lighting design award programs have announced that they are currently accepting entries, IESNYC and International Lighting Design Awards.

Two lighting design award programs have announced that they are currently accepting entries:

The first is The New York City Section of the IES Lumen 2023 Awards. Submission Deadline: January 13, 2023. Since 1968, the IESNYC Lumen Awards program has publicly recognized lighting design members whose exceptional professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design has culminated in some of the world’s most innovative lighting projects. IESNYC invites you to submit your most innovative, inspiring, and outstanding lighting designs. Awards are presented in the following categories:

Lumen Award of Excellence
Highest level of achievement for a permanent architectural application

Lumen Award of Merit
Meritorious achievement for permanent architectural application

Lumen Citation
Special recognition for a permanent or temporary lighting installation, technical detail, portion of a single project, or other work.

For details on Eligibility, Submission Requirements, Rules, Schedule, and Helpful Tips click on this link. This link can also be found on the iesnyc.org website.

2023 IESNYC Lumen Awards Project Eligibility – The Lumen Awards are open to any interior or exterior architectural lighting design project completed within two years’ time of the submission deadline of January 13, 2023.
Projects may be re-submitted during the years a project is eligible.

Anyone can enter a project for consideration, but wherever possible, we require the lighting designer responsible for the lighting scheme be credited.

Eligible projects must be designed by a New York City* based designer(s) for a project located anywhere in the world.  —OR—  The project must be located in New York City* regardless of the location of the designer(s).

*Within the five boroughs of NYC and counties of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster, and Westchester.

 

The second award program taking entries is the International Lighting Design Awards. On November 1st, 2022, the IALD released the Call for Entries for the 40th Annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards and their online submission site. You create a profile on the IALD Awards submission site to begin your entry.

EARLY ENTRY DEADLINE: 14 December 2022, 11:59 P.M. Chicago/US Central
REGULAR ENTRY DEADLINE: 31 January 2023, 11:59 P.M. Chicago/US Central
EXTENDED/LATE ENTRY DEADLINE: 15 February 2023, 11:59 P.M. Chicago/US Central

You can download the submission guide HERE.

You can find the Call for Entries submission page HERE.

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Zhaga Establishes Smart City Sensor Awards

The Zhaga Consortium is launching the global Zhaga Smart City Sensor Awards to address the needs of many cities that have installed Zhaga-D4i certified streetlights. The awards encourage and recognize excellence in smart city sensors that can be installed on streetlights using the Zhaga Book 18 standard and are suitable for Zhaga-D4i certification.

The Zhaga Consortium is launching the global Zhaga Smart City Sensor Awards to address the needs of many cities that have installed Zhaga-D4i certified streetlights. The awards encourage and recognize excellence in smart city sensors that can be installed on streetlights using the Zhaga Book 18 standard and are suitable for Zhaga-D4i certification.

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The awards are open to sensor manufacturers as well as universities and students. The Zhaga Consortium has created and further developed a new universal platform for streetlighting connectivity by offering Zhaga Book 18 “Smart interface between outdoor luminaires and sensing / communication modules” to the market. This platform allows streetlights to be the backbone of smart cities. Streetlights are regularly positioned, secure, powered and in a great location for many sensing tasks and for communications. With over 200 hundred families of Zhaga-D4i luminaires from some of the world’s leading manufacturers already certified, it becomes the cheapest way for city-wide deployment of smart sensors.

All award submissions must be received at info@Zhagastandard.org by 17:00 Amsterdam time on December 16th, 2022. There is no cost to enter. Winners will be announced in February 2023. Commercial participants who win the award will receive public recognition and are entitled to make specific reference to the award in marketing material (a digital badge will be provided). Public recognition means specifically
that an article will be submitted to a leading international lighting publication,
promotion via social media channels and prominent placement on the Zhaga website.
Runner-ups will receive a digital certificate. Students and researchers from recognized educational institutions are eligible for a 2000€ prize under the Research and Innovation categories. Runner-ups will receive a digital certificate. The payout of the prize to students/researchers will be done according to the policies of their educational institution.

Sensor Categories:

  • Mobility: Counting vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrian traffic and/or measuring vehicle speeds
  • Climate: Measuring temperature, humidity, and other climatic parameters
  • Pollutants: Measuring particulates or other pollutants
  • Sound: Detecting high levels of ambient noise (including potentially identifying
    sonic signatures consistent with excessive construction or industrial noise,
    vehicle accidents, distressed shouting or barking dogs)
  • Lighting Controls: Motion detection and other sensors that control lighting levels
    (excluding photocells)
  • Multi Sensor: Sensors combining two or more of the above categories of functionality
  • Innovation: Other types of sensors with functionality not described above for which entrants can make a compelling public benefits case
  • Research: Any type of sensor (not restricted to the above list) developed by a student or researcher from a recognized educational institution that the party submitting can make a compelling public benefits case for

More information is available here.

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Award-Winning Controller + Antenna Extends Bluetooth Range To 900 Feet

McWong’s TruBlu Bluetooth mesh Fixture Controller with Long Range Antenna won two prestigious Innovation Awards at LightFair: The Technical Innovation Award and a Control Components & Hardware Category Award.

McWong’s TruBlu Bluetooth mesh Fixture Controller with Long Range Antenna won two prestigious Innovation Awards at LightFair: The Technical Innovation Award and a Control Components & Hardware Category Award.

The TruBlu Bluetooth mesh Fixture Controller with Long Range Antenna offers flexible and powerful networked lighting control outdoors. Since hardwiring is cost-prohibitive for outdoor applications, the introduction of a long-range (900ft) Bluetooth mesh wireless controller that can be integrated directly into a wide range of commercially-available fixtures enables more applications to utilize Bluetooth mesh. Together with features like continuous dimming, DLC certification, zone and luminaire level lighting control options, this controller enables cost-effective Bluetooth mesh control for outdoor lighting.

More information is available here.

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Innovative Outdoor Lighting Design Nominated For Award

A bat ‘superhighway’ with specially tuned lighting has been nominated for a Build Back Better Award., a London-based awards program.

A bat ‘superhighway’ with specially tuned lighting has been nominated for a Build Back Better Award., a London-based awards program. The streetlights along a stretch of road in Frederiksborgvej, Denmark, have been designed to have a minimal impact on the local bat population while providing the required lux and uniformity levels for Danish road and cycle path standards.

The design practice, Light Bureau, used red light because research shows that it is less disruptive on wildlife while allowing people to find their way and maintaining their dark adaptation, and night vision. The project – dubbed ‘We Share The Night’ – consists of 30 bollards of 1-meter height spaced 30 meters apart to create corridors of complete darkness, allowing for light-shy species to cross.

Where cyclists and pedestrians cross the road, 12 higher poles of 3.5 meters have been placed, creating a change in the environment, helping to improve awareness and increase safety in these specific areas. The light level is 2.5 hemispherical lux and the uniformity is 0.15 in the area where cyclists cross the street.

The Gladsaxe Kommune municipality created an awareness campaign in local media to inform local residents why the project used red light, which is radically different from what people would normally expect from street lighting. The special luminaires were supplied by Danish lighting supplier Focus Lighting AS, a firm with a big commitment to sustainability, with modular design and its own repair and reconditioning workshop.

Designers on the project include Philip JelvardRune Brandt HermannssonHenrik Sode and Allan Nielsen. Photograph by Rune Brandt Hermannsson. Jonas Jørgensen was the project leader for the municipality.

In the coming months, the lighting design will be assessed by judges in the lighting category of the Build Back Better Awards, a London-based award program. The Awards celebrate innovation, creativity, social purpose, and environmental leadership in the built environment, and close to entries on Friday, July 29, 2022.

Check out this podcast for more details.

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2022 Dark Sky Awards Now Taking Submissions

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) is now accepting nomination submissions for their 2022 Awards & Recognition Program.

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) is now accepting nomination submissions for their 2022 Awards & Recognition Program. Whether you’ve dedicated decades to reducing light pollution, brought innovative dark sky solutions to the lighting industry, or are an up-and-coming defender of the dark, the International Dark-Sky Association would like to celebrate your commitment to the dark sky movement.

The 2022 IDA Award nomination period is open through July 15, 2022. The IDA Awards Committee will review nominations and submit recommendations to the Board of Directors for ratification. Awards will be announced by October 1, 2022.

Each awardee receives:

  • Personalized award
  • Congratulatory letter from IDA’s President and Executive Director
  • One year complimentary membership to IDA

You can apply here.

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2022 IES Progress Report Now Accepting Submissions

The IES is looking for significant new advancements in lighting products, research, publications, and design tools from the past year.

The IES is looking for significant new advancements in lighting products, research, publications, and design tools from the past year. Submit your entries here for consideration in the 2022 IES Progress Report.

The mission of the Progress Committee is to keep in touch with developments in the art and science of lighting throughout the world and prepare a yearly report of achievements for the Society. Acceptance is based on an impartial judging process used by the committee to evaluate each submission on its uniqueness, innovation, and significance to the lighting industry.

Submissions accepted into the Progress Report will be:

Submission Deadline is July 1, 2022

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IESNYC Lumen Award Winners Announced

The New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC) announces the recipients of the 2022 Lumen Awards at the 54th Lumen Gala held last night (June 16) at Pier 60 in Chelsea Piers.

The New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC) announces the recipients of the 2022 Lumen Awards at the 54th Lumen Gala held last night (June 16) at Pier 60 in Chelsea Piers.

“We carry the difficulties of the past two years in our hearts, but we raised our glasses high, along with over 800 Gala attendees, and savored being together, once again,” says Lumen Committee Co-Chairs Clara Powell (Cooledge Lighting) and Adrienne Shulman (ERCO Lighting). “We can’t wait to enjoy the magnificent work that has been created by our New York City lighting community and encourage others to do so too.”

This year, ten lighting design firms received a total of 12 Lumen Awards for their winning projects. The award-winning projects are presented in three categories: The Lumen Award of Excellence, the highest level of recognition for permanent architectural application; the Lumen Award of Merit, in recognition for a meritorious permanent architectural application; and a Lumen Citation, in recognition for an art installation, technical detail, portion of a single project, temporary installation, or other work.

  • In the category of Awards of Excellence, four were presented. Fisher Marantz Stone two awards. One for Little Island, and the second for a Confidential Aerospace Defense / Headquarters; Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design won for the Stony Brook Medicine MART Building and Children’s Hospital Tower; and Renfro Design Group for the Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals at the American Museum of Natural History.
  • In the category of Merit Awards, five were presented. L’Observatoire
    International won for the Winter Visual Arts Center at Franklin & Marshall
    College; Anita Jorgensen Lighting Design for Manitoga / The Russel Wright
    Design Center; KGM Architectural Lighting for the 550 Madison Avenue Lobby;
    Buro Happold for the Denver Art Museum; and TM Light won for the Bike Barn at The Thedan School.
  • In the category of Citation Awards, three were presented. Sighte Studio won for Light Gowanus; Buro Happold for Terra–The Sustainability Pavilion, and One Lux Studio won for the Deutsche Bank Center Lobby.Over 100 submissions were received and reviewed by the 2022 Lumen Award Jury: Glen Fasman (Principal, Bliss Fasman; Michael Hennes (Associate Principal, CBBLD); Carrie Meadows (Associate Editor, LEDs Magazine), Kelly Roberts (Studio Director, WALD Studio and President, WILD), Claudia Saavedra (Lighting Designer, R.G. Vanderweil); Richard Southwick (Partner, Director of Historic Preservation, Beyer Blinder Belle); and Beth Turomsha (Senior Lighting Designer and Studio Leader, Schuler Shook).

A signature program of the IESNYC, the Lumen Awards, and Gala, showcase and celebrate excellence in lighting design. The Gala, billed as the “lighting event of the year,” was on hiatus for the past two years due to COVID. The recipients of the 2020 and 2021 Lumen Awards and their winning projects, previously announced online, were also acknowledged and feted at this year’s Gala.

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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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