Indoor application photo by Thaddeus Rombauer. For more information on the competition, visit ngldc.org.

 

 

 

 

 

2012’s Most Illuminating Lighting Designers

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Indoor LEDs present a design conundrum: they’re incredibly efficient light sources, but the fixtures themselves are often just plain ugly. The government, oddly enough, agrees. The Department of Energy launched its Next Generation Luminaries design competition in 2008 to identify LEDs that meet stringent performance standards and look good, too. This year they selected 53 indoor lighting winners. Since their designs made the brawn and beauty cut, we asked:

What one detail makes your design stand out from the indoor lighting field?

Focal Point: ID LED
“The design of our ID LED Adjustable addresses the performance quality desires of lighting designers and architects. It also provides a future-proof platform that utilizes a Zhaga-compliant LED module.”

Lighting Science Group: Glimpse
“With an innovative, low profile form, the Glimpse blends seamlessly into its environment. It mimics the form of traditional recessed downlights without the associated high energy or maintenance costs.”

SELUX Corporation: M60 LED and M100 LED
“From the 0.1% energy efficiency of their dimming capabilities to their exquisite uniformity, M100 and M60 LEDs are a superior choice for endlessly flexible linear lighting.”

Additional Winning Firms and Their Products:

Albeo Technologies: H-Series
Intense Lighting: MBW2 LED

Lithonia Lighting: PROTEON LED, ST Series, VT Series, T Series, AC Series, and RT Series
Philips Lightolier: Spot LED Series
Finelite, Inc.: HPR-LED Collection
USAI Lighting: BeveLED 2.0 Downlight, BeveLED 2.0 Wall Wash, NanoLED NXT Downlight, and NanoLED NXT
Amerlux Global Lighting Solutions: Hornet Multiples, Hornet, Evoke 2.9 G2 LED, Evoke 4.75 G2 LED, and Evoke 4.75, G2 LED
Cooper Lighting - Portfolio: Portfolio 6" Square LED
Digital Lumens: ILE-3-18

OSRAM: RLC22
Humanscale: Horizon
Lumenpulse: Lumenbeam LBX, Lumencove

ON-Q Lighting Systems: Aura Series
The Lighting Quotient: fraqtir Cove
GE Lighting Solutions: Lumination LED
Axis Lighting: Beam 3 LED
Intense Lighting: MB3 LED and Pluris LED
Koncept Technologies Inc.: Mosso LED
MarulaLED: LB86 Retail Low Bay

Architectural Lighting Works: LP9 Mono Citizen13

Prism Co., Ltd.: Prism TL-4400 and Galaxia Smart LED
Pure Edge Lighting: Soft Line Indirect LED
Cree, Inc.: CR Architectural LED Troffer
Juno Lighting Group: Generation 3, 6" IC LED, Generation 3, 4" IC LED, Aculux Generation 2 LED, and Trac 12 LED Linear
Eureka Lighting: Rolo, Lap, Point, and Bare
Corelite - Cooper Lighting: Loft Micro LED and Iris P3LED