Lighting for Tomorrow, the national lighting fixture design competition, announced five winners at the American Lighting Association conference on May 17. Stephen Blackman, director of design and product development for Illinois-based American Fluorescent Corp. took the grand prize of $10,000 for a chandelier design called Salem. The fixture incorporates six hollowed-out, heat-resistant candles surrounding the individual compact fluorescent lamps.
Three designers tied for second place receiving $4,000 each. They were: Soren Momsen of Royal Scandinavia; Meg Hetfield of Lightolier; and Manny Vieyra of Forecast. Ken Lau of PowerLux won a Technical Innovation Award for a dimmable electronic ballast that runs up to six CFLs simultaneously.