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The IESNYC Announces the 14 Winners of the 53rd Annual Lumen Awards

The New York City Section of the IES (IESNYC) has announced the 14 winners of the 53rd Annual Lumen Awards. Three projects received a Lumen Award of Excellence, seven received Awards of Merit, and four received Citations.

The New York City Section of the IES (IESNYC) has announced the 14 winners of the 53rd Annual Lumen Awards. Three projects received a Lumen Award of Excellence, seven received Awards of Merit, and four received Citations.

A Lumen Award of Excellence is the highest level of recognition for permanent architectural application. This year, three projects and their designers were honored – Waterline Club at Waterline Square, Saint Thomas Church, and Fotografiska New York.

Waterline Club at Waterline Square, New York, NY
Focus Lighting – Stephanie Daigle, Brett Andersen, Andrew Leslie, Hilary Manners, and Zackry Weigand

The design intent for the city’s largest private indoor amenity space was to illuminate the sweeping volumes and sculptural forms using circadian rhythms as a guide by shifting the color temperature throughout the day. The lighting was integrated into the architecture to create an organic, and variable lighting scheme.

Saint Thomas Church, New York, NY
Renfro Design Group – Richard Renfro, Sarah Randall, Silvia Mazzarri, Fabio Tuchiya, and Jenny Stafford

The approach for the relighting of this landmarked church pays homage to the beauty and awe of this Gothic Revival sacred space while providing the benefits of new technologies, reduced maintenance, improved efficiency. With over 80 different zones of light and as many programmed scenes, the new lighting is flexible enough to meet all program requirements.

Fotografiska New York, New York, NY
Kugler Ning Lighting – Jerry Kugler, Michele Clement, Yungbin Kim, Damian VanCamp, Terry Nelson, and Chandej (Joe) Nakalertkavee

The landmarked Renaissance Revival Church Missions House has been adaptively reused as a photography museum. The use of low-profile façade lighting unifies the stone exterior and frames the interior spaces, from the ground floor bookshop and café to the second-floor restaurant and galleries above with LED fixtures, individually selected for optical control and high color rendering.

A Lumen Award of Merit is given in recognition for a meritorious permanent architectural application and this year, seven were awarded – Zero Bond, The David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Samuel De Champlain Bridge, MCC Theater, Hony Capital Shenzhen Headquarters, Financial Services NYC Flagship, and Daniel Patrick Moynihan Train Hall.

A Lumen Citation is given in recognition for an art installation, technical detail, portion of a single project, temporary installation, or other work, and this year, four projects were awarded – Enoch Pratt Free Library, The Shed, The Prow at WarnerMedia HQ, and OPEN.

All submissions were reviewed and selected by the 2021 Lumen Award Jury: Felicia A. Berger, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Ennead Architects; Craig A. Bernecker, PH.D, LC, FIESNA, Professor of Lighting Design and Director of the Masters of Fine Arts in Lighting Design, Parsons School of Design, The New School; Susan Brady, IALD, MIES, Founder and Principal, SBLD Studio; Enrique Garcia-Carrera, IALD, LEED AP BD+C, MIES, Associate Principal, Fisher Marantz Stone; Rachel Gibney, LC, ASSOC. IALD, MIES, Senior Associate, Available Light; Randy Reid, MIES, Publisher and Editor, Edison Report and Editor, designing lighting (dl); and Matt Rolfert, MIES Lighting Project Manager, Cosentini Associates.

“Though just a small number of truly masterful projects are elevated, the Lumen Awards program celebrates our entire lighting design community,” says Clara Powell, LC, MIES, Regional Sales Manager, Cooledge Lighting and Adrienne Shulman, LC, MIES, Regional Sales Manager, ERCO Lighting, Co-Chairs of the Lumen Committee. “The IESNYC embraces passion, extraordinary effort, and resourcefulness in lighting, wherever they’re found. This year, that embrace means more than ever and it’s our pleasure to celebrate the 2021 Lumen Awards projects and recipients.”

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

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IESNYC Announces Winners of 2021 Student Lighting Competition

The Illuminating Engineering Society’s New York City (IESNYC) section recently announced the winners of the 2021 Student Lighting Competition (SLC).

The Illuminating Engineering Society’s New York City (IESNYC) section recently announced the winners of the 2021 Student Lighting Competition (SLC).

Top prizes were awarded to Pratt Institute students enrolled in their Industrial Design program. Asilbek Akmalov won the Grand Prize of $5,000 for “In Transit,” an installation that pays tribute to the NYC Subway System. Rose Moon won Second Place and $2,500 for “February 4, 2021.” Hongxuan Wubn’s “After Life,” and Jackson Dooner’s “Light Tunnels” tied for Third Place, and both students will receive an award of $1,000.

In lieu of producing a public exhibition as in past years, this year’s installations can be viewed on the Student Lighting Competition’s “Virtual Gallery” here.

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DOE Announces New L-Prize

The U.S. Department of Energy recently launched a new Lighting Prize (L-Prize) designed to spur innovation, domestic manufacturing, and the benefits of an inclusive clean energy economy for next-generation lighting solutions in commercial buildings.

The U.S. Department of Energy recently launched a new Lighting Prize (L-Prize) designed to spur innovation, domestic manufacturing, and the benefits of an inclusive clean energy economy for next-generation lighting solutions in commercial buildings.

The $12 million L-Prize competition has three phases:

The Concept Phase invites innovative concept proposals from potential competitors. This phase will provide competitors with an opportunity to receive feedback on their concept proposal and potential to receive a cash award. An award of $20,000 each will be awarded to up to 10 of the highest-scoring entries meeting the rigorous L-Prize technical requirements.

The Prototype Phase will invite prototype products, emphasizing technological innovation and presenting the opportunity and challenge to think outside standard forms, materials, and price points of commercially available lighting products. An award of $2 million will be divided among up to three competitors earning the most points for innovation exceeding the minimum L-Prize performance requirements in four areas: efficiency, quality of light, connectivity, and product life cycle, with additional points possible for innovation in diversity, equity, and inclusion in how systems are designed, produced, deployed, or installed.

The follow-on Manufacturing and Installation Phase will reward production and installation of real products meeting the L-Prize technical requirements. An award of $10 million will be divided among up to two competitors earning the most points based on production volume, U.S. content, and U.S. installations, in addition to points earned for innovation in technical specifications and in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The first deadline is November 19, 2021.

To learn more, click here.

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ARCHITECTURAL SSL Announces Product Innovation Awards Competition

Architectural SSL Magazine recently announced the 11th annual Product Innovation Awards competition, recognizing outstanding products and product developments relating to solid-state lighting. Products—both luminaires and components—and products as applied in projects, will be reviewed by the editorial staff and an expert panel of judges.

Architectural SSL Magazine recently announced the 11th annual Product Innovation Awards competition, recognizing outstanding products and product developments relating to solid-state lighting. Products—both luminaires and components—and products as applied in projects, will be reviewed by the editorial staff and an expert panel of judges.

The magazine is now welcoming submissions. The cost per entry is $190. There is no limit on number of submissions.

Winners will receive recognition via print coverage in the November issue and online.

The deadline for submissions is May 24, 2021. Click here to learn more and submit an entry.

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IES Announces Submissions Now Open for 2021 Progress Report

The Illuminating Engineering Society is looking for significant new advancements in lighting products, research, publications, and design tools from the past year for its next annual Progress Report.

The Illuminating Engineering Society is looking for significant new advancements in lighting products, research, publications, and design tools from the past year for its next annual Progress Report.

Submissions accepted into the Progress Report will be presented at the 2021 IES Annual Conference, published in LD+A Magazine, and presented at IES Section meetings.

The deadline for submissions is May 21, 2021.

Submit your entries now for consideration for the 2021 IES Progress Report.

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Clarion Events Announces All Lighting Events Postponed

Clarion Events, owner of Revo, the organizer of LuxLive, the Lux Awards, and Lighting Design Awards, has announced that all its events are postponed indefinitely.

Clarion Events, owner of Revo, the organizer of LuxLive, the Lux Awards, and Lighting Design Awards, has announced that all its events are postponed indefinitely.

In a statement, Clarion Events said: “While we continue to assess what 2022 will look like for the Revo business, all planned activity, including the lighting news channel LUX REVIEW, will be on hold for the remainder of the year. This is obviously extremely disappointing and a tough decision to have to have made but the effect of the pandemic continues to have a profound effect on the events landscape and indeed the sectors that the lighting community serve.”

In the absence of a presentation ceremony, the winners of the 2020 Lighting Design Awards–postponed from last May–will be announced on the website on Monday 29 March 2021.

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LED Lighting Development Wins 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize)

Isamu Akasaki, Shuji Nakamura, Nick Holonyak Jr, M. George Craford and Russell Dupuis were awarded one of the world’s most prestigious engineering accolades.

Isamu Akasaki, Shuji Nakamura, Nick Holonyak Jr, M. George Craford and Russell Dupuis were recently awarded one of the world’s most prestigious engineering accolades.

London, UK: The 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize) is being awarded for the creation and development of LED lighting, which forms the basis of all solid-state lighting technology. Isamu Akasaki, Shuji Nakamura, Nick Holonyak Jr, M. George Craford and Russell Dupuis are recognized not only for the global impact of LED and solid-state lighting but also for the tremendous contribution the technology has made, and will continue to make, to reducing energy consumption and addressing climate change.

First awarded in 2013 in the name of Her Majesty The Queen, the QEPrize exists to celebrate ground-breaking innovation in engineering. The 2021 winners were announced by Lord Browne of Madingley, Chairman of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Foundation. HRH The Princess Royal shared a message of congratulation for the winners.

“This year’s Prize winners have not only helped humanity to achieve a greater degree of mastery over the environment, they have enabled us to do so in a sustainable way,” said Lord Browne of Madingley, Chairman, Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Foundation. “They have created a product which we now take for granted, but which will play a major role in ensuring that humanity can live in harmony with nature for many more centuries to come.”

“The impact of this innovation is not to be understated,” said Professor Sir Christopher Snowden, Chair of the QEPrize Judging Panel. “It makes lighting a lot cheaper and more accessible for emerging economies. For example, LEDs are being used on fishing boats where previously the only option would have been paraffin lamps. They are much cheaper and safer. It is not only an extreme engineering achievement but a societal impact that has a significant impact on the environment.”

The winners will be formally honored at a ceremony later this year; they will receive the £1 million prize and an iconic trophy, designed by the 2021 Create the Trophy winner Hannah Goldsmith, a 20-year-old design student from the United Kingdom.

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LIT Lighting Design Awards 2021 Now Accepting Submissions

The LIT Design Awards invites all lighting designers and lighting product designers to share their work. The Awards were created to recognize the efforts of talented international lighting product designers and lighting implementers.

The LIT Design Awards invites all lighting designers and lighting product designers to share their work. The Awards were created to recognize the efforts of talented international lighting product designers and lighting implementers.

Click here to check out the 2020 winners.

Click here to learn more.

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National Lighting Bureau Accepting Submissions for 2021 NLB Tesla Awards

The NLB Tesla Awards program recognizes excellence in new construction or retrofit lighting projects that demonstrate creativity and enhance the value of lighting for occupants. All projects must be submitted online by May 3, 2021.

The NLB Tesla Awards program recognizes excellence in new construction or retrofit lighting projects that demonstrate creativity and enhance the value of lighting for occupants.

Winning projects will be recognized during LIGHTFAIR 2021 in New York City and will receive additional publicity in press releases and industry newsletters and websites.

Judging criteria includes:

* Projects should have been installed within the 2019 and 2020 calendar years
* State-of-the-art lighting and controls
* Application innovation through needs assessment and project team coordination
* Documentation to validate enhanced “value of lighting” claims
* Level of difficulty
* Cost effectiveness
* Sustainability

The “value of lighting” end-user benefit categories may include but are not limited to:

* Health and wellness
* Productivity
* Safety and security
* Visual comfort
* Control of light pollution
* Retail/commercial performance
* Entertainment

Entering a project is free. Anyone may submit. The deadline for submissions is May 3, 2021. Click here to submit.

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LIGHTFAIR Now Accepting Submissions for 2021 LIGHTFAIR Innovation Awards

LIGHTFAIR exhibitors are invited to submit their most innovative new products for the 32nd annual LightFair Innovation Awards. Winners in 14 categories and the “Best of Category,” the “Technical Award,” the “Design Excellence Award” and the “Most Innovative Product of the Year” will be announced at LightFair 2021, October 27-29, 2021 in New York. The deadline for submissions is March 12, 2021.

LIGHTFAIR exhibitors are invited to submit their most innovative new products for the 32nd annual LightFair Innovation Awards. Winners in 14 categories and the “Best of Category,” the “Technical Award,” the “Design Excellence Award” and the “Most Innovative Product of the Year” will be announced at LightFair 2021, October 27-29, 2021 in New York.

Interested LightFair exhibitors can submit new products launched between the previously scheduled LightFair 2020 (May 7, 2020) and LightFair 2021. The 14 award categories are:

• Ballasts, Transformers, Drivers, Systems and Kits
• Commercial Indoor: Troffers, Suspended and Surface Mounted
• Controls: Components, Sensors, Interfaces and Software
• Control and Distribution Systems, Connectivity and Analytics
• Dynamic Color, Theatrical, Cove, Strips and Tape
• Indoor Decorative
• Industrial, Vandal, Emergency and Exit
• Lamps: Conventional, Retrofit and Replacement
• LED / OLED Chips and Modules
• Non-Luminous: Research, Publications, Software and Specialty Hardware
• Parking, Roadway and Area Luminaires
• Recessed Downlights, Wall Washers and Multiples
• Sports, Step, Landscape, Pool & Fountain Luminaires
• Track, Display, Undercabinet and Shelf

Submissions must be received by March 12, 2021 at LightFair.com/lightfair-innovation-awards-submissions. The number of entries per exhibitor is determined by booth size. Entry to the awards is free and open only to participating exhibitors.

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