Category: Awards

Lighting & Homes for Tomorrow Announces 2021 Competition Winners

The 2021 Lighting & Homes for Tomorrow (LHFT) competition recognized nine connected home products and platforms.

The 2021 Lighting & Homes for Tomorrow (LHFT) competition has recognized nine connected home products and platforms, including three connected lighting, controls, and ceiling fan products.

To realize the CEE Integrated Home vision, Lighting & Homes for Tomorrow is designed to help drive the adoption of efficient, connected products that demonstrate interoperability, reliability, and simplicity. In 2020, the competition sought residential connected lighting, lighting controls, ceiling fans, plug load controls, heating and cooling (HVAC) and thermostats, windows and window attachments, and other connected home devices that successfully deliver a positive consumer experience, energy management, and grid benefit.

Of the 44 products entered, 31 were selected to be evaluated by a panel of expert judges including individuals with proficiency in usability, interoperability, the connected home, integrated demand side management (IDSM) program administration, product installation, specific technology performance, sales, and design.

Of the connected lighting, controls, and ceiling fan products, the Judging Panel identified three winners:

<strong>Acuity Brands Lighting Juno AI Entertainment System
C by GE Smart Switch Dimming + Motion Sensing
Modern Forms Renegade and Tip Top Smart Fans</strong>

Lighting & Homes for Tomorrow also recognized five manufacturers that demonstrated promising features and thoughtful connected product design across several of the evaluation criteria and were subsequently selected as finalists: Renson Inc., American Lighting, Cordelia Lighting, Allied Air Enterprises, and Somfy Systems, Inc.

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IESNYC Announces Call for Submissions for 2021 Lumen Awards

The New York City chapter of the Illuminating Engineering Society recently issued a call for submissions for the 2021 Lumen Awards. The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 8, 2021.

The New York City chapter of the Illuminating Engineering Society recently issued a call for submissions for the 2021 Lumen Awards. The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 8, 2021.

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).

Categories include Lumen Award of Excellence, Lumen Award of Merit, and Lumen Citation.

Click here to learn more. Click here to submit. See past winners here.

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IES Recognizes 82 Notable Products in 2020 Progress Report

The Illuminating Engineering Society recently announced the 2020 IES Progress Report, which recognizes significant advances in the art and science of lighting. Published in LD+A Magazine, the Report recognizes 82 products from 171 submittals, selected via an impartial judging process.

The Illuminating Engineering Society recently announced the 2020 IES Progress Report, which recognizes significant advances in the art and science of lighting. Published in LD+A Magazine, the Report recognizes 82 products from 171 submittals, selected via an impartial judging process.

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DLC’s Networked Lighting Controls Online Qualified Product List Earns Top Product of the Year Award

The DesignLights Consortium’s (DLC) Networked Lighting Controls Online Qualified Product List recently received a Top Product of the Year Award in the elite Environment + Energy Leader Awards program.

The DesignLights Consortium’s (DLC) Networked Lighting Controls Online Qualified Product List recently received a Top Product of the Year Award in the elite Environment + Energy Leader Awards program. The win is an indication that the program’s expert judges consider the Networked Lighting Controls Qualified Product List a top example of the exemplary work being done today in the fields of energy and environmental management.

The Environment + Energy Leader Awards is a program recognizing excellence in products and services that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits, and in projects implemented by companies that improved environmental or energy management and increased the bottom line.

The DLC’s Networked Lighting Controls (NLC) program defines system capabilities that achieve energy savings and evaluates lighting control systems based on the presence or absence of these capabilities. Those that meet DLC’s annually updated Technical Requirements become listed on the NLC Qualified Products List (QPL), a searchable, filterable online tool that provides key information about each system. Electric utility energy efficiency programs use the QPL to provide savings incentives to commercial and industrial (C & I) customers, while lighting professionals rely on the QPL to select appropriate systems for C & I projects.

Previously available as an Excel spreadsheet, the new Online NLC QPL benefits both utilities and lighting project designers through an improved search and product comparison process with filters tailored to identify features such as manufacturer, ease of installation, wired or wireless communication, energy monitoring, advanced capabilities and more. A customized column menu enables users to compare products to find systems that meet their specific project needs, such as the presence of color tuning or cybersecurity features.

The DLC is eager to speed wider adoption of NLCs in the wake of a 2017 study showing that NLCs can boost the energy efficiency of stand-alone LED commercial lighting projects by an average of 47 percent compared with LED-only projects. A subsequent study last year found that utility efficiency programs for LED lighting upgrades can realize an additional 22 percent average lifetime energy savings by pairing NLCs and LEDs at the time of project installation.

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Cooper Announces SOURCE Award Winners

Cooper Lighting Solutions announced today the winners of its 43rd annual SOURCE Awards. In a virtual awards presentation, seven university students from around the country were recognized for their creation of conceptual projects that show the understanding, knowledge and functionality of lighting as a primary element in design.

Cooper Lighting Solutions announced today the winners of its 43rd annual SOURCE Awards. In a virtual awards presentation, seven university students from around the country were recognized for their creation of conceptual projects that show the understanding, knowledge and functionality of lighting as a primary element in design.

The winning projects were judged on creativity and the selection and application of Cooper Lighting Solutions’ lighting and controls products. Specifically, the conceptual lighting design projects were judged on the blending of aesthetics and creative achievement, with additional considerations of energy efficiency, controls integration, best use of natural light and customization.

The winners of the 2020 SOURCE Awards are as follows:

  • Winner – Stefanie Voinea, Ringling College of Art and Design

o    Project Name: Mini Metropolis

o    Instructor: Seongwoo Nam

  • Honorable Mention – Melissa Santos Romo, University of Texas at San Antonio

o    Project Name: Hidden Spa

o    Instructor: Jae Yong Suk

  • Honorable Mention – Tak Ying Chan, Pratt Institute

o    Project Name: In-Wave Bar

o    Instructor: Michael Zuckerman

  • Honorable Mention – Yin Weng, Ringling College of Art and Design

o    Project Name: Cyber Hub

o    Instructor: Seongwoo Nam

  • Honorable Mention – Emma Burkhart, Appalachian State University

o    Project Name: Tower Restaurant

o    Instructor: Jeanne Mercer-Ballard

  • Award of Recognition – Chloe Harlan, Ringling College of Art and Design

o    Project Name: The House of Sage

o    Instructor: Seongwoo Nam

  • Award of Recognition – Jillian DePinto, Appalachian State University

o    Project Name: “Burdock,” a Turkish Restaurant

o    Instructors: Jeanne Mercer-Ballard, Carol Hall

Winners received a crystal trophy, local and national recognition and an invitation to attend a lighting seminar hosted by the SOURCE, Cooper Lighting Solutions’ premier lighting and educational center located in Peachtree City, Georgia. The grand prize winner, Stefanie Voinea, received a $2,000 award and the honorable mention winners each received a $500 award.

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IES Announces 2020 Illumination Award Winners

Out of 685 submissions, 11 designers were recognized for outstanding lighting design projects, with 288 designers receiving an Award of Merit. Congratulations to all the winners!

Out of 685 submissions, 11 designers were recognized for outstanding lighting design projects, with 288 designers receiving an Award of Merit.

The Illumination Award for Interior Lighting Design sponsored by Edwin F. Guth, the Illumination Award for Outdoor Lighting Design sponsored by Cooper Lighting Solutions, the Control Innovation Award sponsored by the Lighting Controls Association, and the Energy and Environmental Design Award are parallel programs created to recognize outstanding lighting design.

Click here to check out this year’s awards. Congratulations to all the winners!

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IESNYC Announces Winners of the 2020 Lumen Awards

The Illuminating Engineering Society’s New York City section have announced 14 winners of the 2020 Lumen Awards, with Cooley Monato Studio and the DLR Group taking top honors.

The Illuminating Engineering Society’s New York City section have announced 14 winners of the 2020 Lumen Awards, with Cooley Monato Studio and the DLR Group taking top honors.

Cooley Monato Studio won an Award of Excellence for the TWA Hotel and Event Center, Queens, NY, and DLR Group won the same award for the Chandler History Museum: Infinite Shade, Chandler, AZ.

TWA Hotel and Event Center – Cooley Monato Studio: Eero Saarinen’s 1962 TWA Flight Center at JFK, a landmarked architectural masterpiece was transformed, and expanded into a hotel and event center. Mid-century modern aesthetic drove the design of the new two-winged hotel areas and the existing ballroom in the Flight Center.

Chandler History Museum: Infinite Shade – DLR Group: An outdoor courtyard connects the new Chandler Museum and the renovated McCullough-Price House, and features a work of public art titled “Infinite Shade.” The brushed–stainless canopy provides interest and shade during the heat of the day. At night, architectural lighting of the installation animates the plaza with a dynamic, multi-colored light show.

Seven Merit Awards were awarded to: The Vessel New York, NY, by L’Observatoire International; The Well, New York, NY, by BOLD; Royal Caribbean Terminal at PortMiami, Miami, FL, by Focus Lighting; KOMA, Marina Bay, Singapore, by Focus Lighting, Hudson Yards Financial Services Firm, New York, NY, by Lighting Workshop; Comcast Technology Center, Philadelphia, PA, by Tillotson Lighting Associates; Center for Health and Well-Being, Winter Park, FL, by Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design.

Five Citation Awards were presented to: Waterlicht, New York, NY by Studio Roosegaarde for Environmental Awareness; Salvage Swings, New York, NY by TM Light for Unexpected Use of Light; Paradise Club at Times Square EDITION, New York, NY by Fisher Marantz Stone for Creative Use of Color; Mwabwindo School, Mwabwindo Village, Zambia, Renfro Design Group, for Sustainable Daylighting; and Glenstone, Potomac, MD, Arup, for Daylighting Design.

Congratulations to this year’s winners. Click here to check them out.

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IALD Announces Winners of 37th Annual International Lighting Design Awards

The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) recently announced 21 winners of the 37th Annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards, presented by Cooper Lighting Solutions. Top honors goes to Arup UK for The University of Sheffield Concourse in Sheffield, England UK, which received the IALD Radiance Award for Excellence in Lighting Design award.

The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) recently announced 21 winners of the 37th Annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards, presented by Cooper Lighting Solutions. Top honors goes to Arup UK for The University of Sheffield Concourse in Sheffield, England UK, which received the IALD Radiance Award for Excellence in Lighting Design award.

Image courtesy of Midi Photography/Arup

Awards of Excellence:

• The Keller Center – University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy | Chicago, IL USA |AKLD Lighting Design, Ltd.
• Kistefos – The Twist |Jevnaker, Norway | Light Bureau
• Relighting of Interior of Norwich Cathedral | Norwich, England UK | Speirs + Major•Royal Opera House |London, England UK | Studio Fractal
• Tennessee State Museum | Nashville, TN USA | HGA
• The University of Sheffield Concourse | Sheffield, England UK | Arup UK
• Vancouver Waterfront Park Grant Street Pier and Plaza | Vancouver, WA USA | Fisher Marantz Stone

IALD Awards of Merit:

• 160 Spear Street |San Francisco, CA USA | PritchardPeck Lighting
• Free Library of Philadelphia |Philadelphia, PA USA | Lam Partners
• Green Jadeite |Kaohsiung City | Taiwan (ROC) | Art Light Design Consultants, Inc.
• H&M Flagship Store Façade Lighting |Oslo, Norway |ZENISK AS
• International Presbyterian Church |Ealing, England UK | 18 Degrees
• La Vie Ltd. Wine & Spirits Merchant | Taipei, Taiwan (ROC) | J.Y. Lighting Design
• Microsoft Buildings 121 & 122 |Redmond, WA USA | Dark Light Design
• Nihombashi Mitsukoshi |Tokyo, Japan | Lighting Planners Associates
• RH New York |New York, NY USA | Sean O’Connor Lighting
• Shanghai Waterfront – 25 Landmarks |Shanghai, China | Overall Project Design Fisher Marantz Stone, in collaboration with seven lighting design firms
• Singapore Buddhist Lodge |Singapore | Light Collab
• Zurich Innovation Center Givaudan |Kemptthal, Switzerland | Lightsphere GmbH

IALD Special Citations:

• Boston City Hall Renovation |Boston, MA USA | Lam Partners
• Rain |Washington, DC USA | Thurlow Small, Inc.

The judges included five IALD members: Susanna Antico, IALD, Milan, Italy; Mark Loeffler, IALD, Hamden, CT USA; Kevin Theobald, IALD, Wells-Next-To-The-Sea, UK; Bob Shook, FIALD, Chicago, IL USA; Diane McNabb-Rodriguez, Associate IALD, Charlotte, NC USA; Ed Seiber, Architect, Atlanta, GA USA; and Nolita Ryan, Interior Designer, Sydney Australia.

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2020 LIT Design Awards Open to Submissions

Farmani Group recently announced the LIT Design Awards are now open to submissions.

Farmani Group recently announced the LIT Design Awards are now open to submissions.

The LIT Design Awards was created to recognize the efforts of talented international lighting and lighting product designers.

Selected a jury of designers and leaders in the lighting, interior design and architectural fields, the 2020 winners will receive the LIT trophy, extensive publicity showcasing their designs and products to an international audience, and more.

The early bird submission deadline is August 1, 2020. Those who submit before this date receive a 20 percent discount on the submission fee.

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LIGHTFAIR Announces 2020 LIGHTFAIR Innovation Award Winners

Today, LIGHTFAIR International announced 14 winners of its 2020 LIGHTFAIR Innovation Awards, recognizing the most innovative products and designs introduced by exhibitors during the last 12 months.

Today, LIGHTFAIR International announced 14 winners of its 2020 LIGHTFAIR Innovation Awards, recognizing the most innovative products and designs introduced by exhibitors during the last 12 months.

An independent panel of judges chosen from LIGHTFAIR’s partners the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) selected the LIA winners from 146 submissions through a two-day judging process. Criteria included the product’s clarity of purpose, versatility, adaptability, sustainability, ease of use, design efficiency, and aspects that enhanced human wellbeing.

The four main award winners are:

Most Innovative Product of the Year: Kuzco Lighting – Magellan

 

The Magellan commands contemporary spaces with elegance, and pure, concentric form. Multiple shades surround a hollow center in a static orbit, creating a soft, floral effect that invites the eye to navigate the fixture’s contoured repetition. Indirect light is cast onto the shade interiors, creating an even, ambient glow. Featured as a stand-alone or clustered in larger spaces, the Magellan is especially suitable as a dramatic focal point, available in black finishes.

Magellan is a low voltage power delivery system. The core serves as a framework for an evolving platform of new configurations, material options, and lighting effects. Each shade is an individual light source that can be mixed or exchanged.

Technical Innovation Award: Rab Lighting Inc. –  Lightcloud Smart Outlet

 

The Lightcloud Outlet is a tamper resistant duplex receptacle that delivers plug-load control and measured power monitoring for loads up to 20 amps. The bottom receptacle is always on, and the top receptacle can be controlled manually (App, Touch, or local Dimmer), schedules, occupancy/vacancy/daylight sensors, or advanced automations such as variable control throughout the day. Energy usage can be viewed from the Lightcloud Web App or exported to PDF or CSV. The Outlet is compatible with all Lightcloud systems and extends the range of the Lightcloud wireless mesh.

The Lightcloud Outlet has energy meters for each receptacle for precision power monitoring and energy savings across controlled and always-on receptacles. Energy data and insights are available through the intuitive, cloud-based Web App.

Design Excellence Award: Glint Photonics – Hero

 

The Magellan commands contemporary spaces with elegance, and pure, concentric form. Multiple shades surround a hollow center in a static orbit, creating a soft, floral effect that invites the eye to navigate the fixture’s contoured repetition. Indirect light is cast onto the shade interiors, creating an even, ambient glow. Featured as a stand-alone or clustered in larger spaces, the Magellan is especially suitable as a dramatic focal point, available in black finishes.

Magellan is a low voltage power delivery system. The core serves as a framework for an evolving platform of new configurations, material options, and lighting effects. Each shade is an individual light source that can be mixed or exchanged.

Judge’s Citation: Illuminating Engineering Society – IES eLearning Portal

 

In October of 2019, the IES launched its eLearning portal of individual one-hour courses. Categorized by interest and level of experience, you can currently learn anywhere you have an internet connection from more than 15 topics including TM-30, Connected Lighting, IoT of Lighting, Lighting Design and many more from recognized industry experts. Each course includes a unique quiz to promote lighting content comprehension and retention, while providing a CEU in support of our industry’s respected licenses and certifications.

Fourteen category winners are:

  • Ballasts, Transformers, Drivers, Systems and Kits: ETC – F-Drive R12
  • Commercial Indoor: Troffers, Suspended and Surface Mounted: Lightheaded Lighting Ltd – Adjustable LED Pipe
  • Control and Distribution Systems, Connectivity and Analytics: Savant – Savant Daylight Mode
  • Controls: Components, Sensors, Interfaces and Software: RAB Lighting Inc. – Lightcloud Smart Outlet
  • Dynamic Color, Theatrical, Cove, Strips and Tape: Wac Lighting– InvisiLED CCT Color Temperature Adjustable Tape
  • Indoor Decorative: Kuzco Lighting LLC – Magellan
  • Industrial, Vandal, Emergency and Exit: Concealite Life Safety Products– Conceal X Series: Concealed Exit Signs
  • Lamps: Conventional, Retrofit and Replacement: Maxlite, Inc – JA8 Listed G9 Base Lamp
  • LED/OLED, Chips and Modules: L.P. – Bridgelux Vesta® ThriveTM
  • Non-Luminous: Research, Publications, Software and Specialty Hardware: Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) – IES eLearning Portal
  • Parking, Roadway and Area Luminaires: Hei Technology International Gmbh – hei libertas – solar energy tubes
  • Recessed Downlights, Wall Washers and Multiples: Dmf Lighting – DCD Series Higher-Lumen Modular Downlight
  • Sports, Step, Landscape, Pool & Fountain Luminaires: Kuzco Lighting LLC – Stem
  • Track, Display, Undercabinet and Shelf: Glint Photonics – Hero

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