ATLANTA — Several industry manufacturers were recently honored by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) in the 2016 Lighting for Tomorrow competition held in Nashville.
The Lighting for Tomorrow competition provides manufacturers the opportunity to push the industry forward by introducing high quality and innovative designs, contribute to the greater energy efficiency movement, and gain exposure for their brands and products among industry leaders and consumers alike. In particular, the exceptional products identified by the judging panel are heavily promoted by Lighting for Tomorrow for a full calendar year.
Lighting for Tomorrow is organized by the American Lighting Association (ALA), the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) and UL. The annual Lighting for Tomorrow competition was created in 2002 to recognize the best decorative, energy efficient lighting fixtures in the market. Since its inception, Lighting for Tomorrow has encouraged manufacturers to develop well designed, energy efficient lighting products with a specific goal of increasing the availability and market adoption of ENERGY STAR® certified residential lighting products.
Out of hundreds of entries in the competition this year, CEE presented nineteen 2016 Lighting for Tomorrow Awards to manufacturers. Included in the list of winning manufacturers were designs by Acuity Brands, WAC Lighting, MaxLite, Juno Lighting, Globe Electric, AFX, Hinkley, and others.
WAC Lighting President Shelley Wald commented, “We are grateful to be recognized by esteemed members of the lighting and energy community for being a contributing part of the bigger solutions needed to reach our global energy saving goals. Thank you.” She continued, “Our products aim to solve specific problems that were not well addressed before, so the applications actually dictate the product solutions.”
WAC Landscape LED Accent Light was declared an installer-friendly LFT Winner as a very usable product that enables adjustable beam spread, color and brightness to allow for changing landscape features. Special Recognition LFT Awards for Meeting Market Needs were presented for the Aether Shallow 3.5″ Recessed Downlight and Landscape In-ground light. Aether is designed for shallow plenum spaces while delivering varying optics, color temperatures and dimming capability. The Landscape well light combines simplicity, adjustability and durability with varying beam angles and light output not found in traditional fixtures.
Three decorative LED luminaires from Acuity Brands, Inc. were received awards as well:
- 4″ Sloped Ceiling LED Downlights by Juno®: a patent-pending family of downlights that provide versatile, high-output lighting from inconspicuous 4″ ceiling fixtures and are the first dedicated, small aperture LED downlights for sloped ceiling installations. With exclusive slope ceiling trim designs, the Juno LED downlights offer dedicated 4″ trims to cover standard slope (9-24°) or super slope (20-35°) installations. The aperture also accommodates 2″ media, including lenses, films and filters, for customized lighting control. These downlights can deliver over 1000 lumens with only 16-watts of power.
- SGLL Linear Garage Light by Lithonia Lighting®: a 2′ LED garage light that delivers bright, high-quality illumination and hands-free convenience. With an integrated PIR motion sensor, the garage light will automatically turn on when motion, such as opening the garage door or walking in, is detected. The LED garage light enhances safety and security while reducing energy consumption and maintenance costs. Multiple fixtures can be linked together with end-to end connector.
- LED Vanity Collection by Lithonia Lighting: elegant and contemporary lighting designs to complement a bathroom or powder room décor with the energy efficiency and cost savings of LED technology. Available in 1′, 2′, 3′ and 4′ lengths and a lumen output range of 650 to 2,500 lumens. A standard 90CRI MVOLT LED light engine provides consistent color in 2700K, 3000K, 3500K and 4000K color temperatures.
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