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Friday, June 24, 2011

Lighting for Tomorrow Competition

This competition is focused on two areas -- lighting-control products and solid-state-lighting (SSL) fixtures and lamps. The control products must be compatible with LED or fluorescent technology. Submission categories include dimmers, motion sensors, vacancy sensors, occupancy sensors, photo sensors, timers, multiple-function devices, and demand-response devices.

Philips 2009 Lighting for Tomorrow grand prize winner

The SSL competition includes both indoor and outdoor lighting products -- including replacement lamps for the first time. Examples include recessed downlights, desk task lamps, cove lighting, outdoor step lights, torchieres, and wall sconces.

In both categories, entries must be targeted at general illumination in the residential space. Judging criteria will include functionality, potential for energy savings, ease of installation/use, innovation, and interoperability with other system and existing luminaires.

The 2009 competition included fluorescent dimming and SSL competitions. Twenty six companies submitted LED entries and seven received an award of dome kind. Cree LED Lighting and Philips Color Kinetics won grand prizes in the SSL category.

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