Next Generation Luminaires Announces LED Design Competition Winners

February 19, 2009

Winners of the first annual Next Generation LuminairesTM awards were announced today at the Strategies in Light Conference in Santa Clara, California. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and the International Association of Lighting Designers, the competition recognizes excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED commercial lighting luminaires.

Launched at LIGHTFAIR in May 2008, the competition attracted 68 entries from 29 lighting companies. A panel of 14 judges from the architectural lighting design community evaluated the entries based on performance, appearance, construction, and submitted photometric data.

Of the 68 entries, 22 were selected for recognition in the market-ready category, and three of these products were designated Best in Class:

  • GE Lighting: ImmersionTM jewelry case lighting
  • Journée Lighting: AZARA track mounted luminaires
  • Winona Lighting: STEP03 indoor/outdoor step lighting

In addition, five products were recognized in the emerging products category. More information on all the winning entries is available at