In September, the American Lighting Association (ALA), the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, and Underwriters Laboratories named the winners of the 13th-annual Lighting for Tomorrow competition. The competition focused on LED and OLED luminaires, lighting controls, and fixtures that meet the lighting-related needs of the senior population.
This year’s competition received 120 entries, including 60 LED indoor luminaires, four LED outdoor fixtures, two OLED fixtures, seven LED replacement lamps, and five lighting-control devices. Among those entries, roughly 80 percent of the fixture, lamp, and retrofit kit entries included dimming functionality. Additionally, the competition saw an increase in the number of lighting products that addressing the lighting-specific needs of the senior population.
In the decorative lighting category, the judges named three winners, two honorable mentions, and one special recognition. The winners are Acuity Brands' Chalina OLED pendant, Holtkoetter’s Plano Torchiere 9901 LED floor lamp, and LBL Lighting’s Xterna. Honorable mentions were given to Blackjack Lighting’s Wedge LED Chandelier and the Designers Fountain's Lucienne pendant and wall sconce. AFX’s Ambrose Pendant was given special recognition.
In the retrofit category, an honorable mention was given to MaxLite’s LED Adjustable Downlight retrofit with Sunset Dimming, which was a part of the competition’s new Contractor Lighting category featuring products that retail under $50. Generation Brands’ LED Bi-Pin replacement module received special recognition for innovation.
The judges named GE Lighting’s Soft White LED 30-70-100W three-way lamp the winner in the LED replacement lamp category. Honorable mentions were granted to GE Lighting’s 100W Replacement General Purpose lamp and Green Creative’s BR30 Cloud 11W high-CRI GU24 lamp. Civilight’s Professional 3W Crystal Candelabra received special recognition for engineering.
The awards were presented at the ALA’s Annual Conference in Huntington Beach, Calif., on Oct. 3.