The GE Edison Award winners were also announced at Lightfair International in Las Vegas. Three projects received Awards of Excellence, while eight others received Awards of Merit, Sustainable Design, or Residential Design (a new category). The annual award program recognizes excellence and quality in professional lighting designs that employ significant and creative use of GE lamps.
Entries are judged using a point scale based on the following criteria: functional excellence; architectural compatibility; effective use of state-of-the-art lighting products and techniques; appropriate color, form, and texture revelation; energy effectiveness, and cost effectiveness. A panel of lighting professionals, including one representative from GE, evaluated all qualifying entries.