The Dept. of Energy has announced that the Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) SSL Indoor Design Competition is now open. Written ‘Intents to Submit’ are due Jan. 18, 2013, and must be submitted online at Physical product samples are due on Feb. 8, 2013. Judging takes place in February and the results will be announced at LEDucation 7 in New York on March 20, 2013. The 2013 competition has added four new categories to its existing lineup of interior luminaire classifications. The new categories are: OLEDluminaires; color tunable white light products; material integrated products – LED systems integrated into furniture or architectural/ structural elements; and other innovative products not covered in these categories.For complete details about the competition go to