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AT THE FRONT Major advances are occurring on the manufacturing side of SSL that are helping drop the price of LED fixtures significantly.

SSL BUZZ DOE’s latest round of CALiPER testing takes a look at PAR 38 halogen replacements and reports pretty positive findings overall.

WHITE PAGES Delve deeper into the controversy surrounding the possible negative effects of electric light on historic paintings and artwork.

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THE 2013 PRODUCT INNOVATION AWARDS

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DOE takes a look at the latest PAR 38 replacement candidates.

The comfort food chain goes for a menu change, installing LEDs in its trademark gooseneck fixtures.

Sorting through this year’s PIAs was tough, as it was harder to impress the judges. In this observer’s opinion, it’s a good thing, as it means SSL products are maturing. By Jim Crockett

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The Florida horse racing track adds an elegant casino with a touch of LED color to highlight the architecture.

By emphasizing value creation, awards programs contribute to the growth of the market. Granted, awards don’t make lighting better, but the effort evidenced by those that do compete does. By Kevin Willmorth

08 Culver’s Serves up LED 14 In Brief: Sorting the debate about electric light and historic paintings; CLTC urges EPA to address CRI and CCT for LED replacement sources.

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22 Architectural SSL Presents: The Product Innovation Awards 2013

72 White Pages Deeper analysis of recent studies looking into the effects of electric illumination on historic artworks; 3D printing processes are poised to revolutionize manufacturing.

They say the third time is the charm, and in the case of this year’s PIA awards, the fruition of solid-state lighting technology seems to be coming to bear as there were a quite a number of quality entrants in our product in application category—a sign that LED is making its mark.

16 At The Front: State of Solid-State 2013 A look at the latest approaches to manufacturing that are helping improve LED production efficiencies and performance, driving down the costs of SSL products. by Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

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Sorting through this year’s Product Innovation Awards was tough, as it was much harder to impress the judges. In this humble observer’s opinion, it’s a good thing, as it means SSL products are maturing and leaders are definitely emerging.

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Alex Mastera

Whether it’s true or not, I read a press release stating that if every household replaced just one incandescent bulb with an Energy-Star certified LED equivalent, it would save about $600 million in annual energy costs, prevent 9 billion pounds ate enough energy to light 3 million homes for a

In White Pages this month, Kevin Willmorth

year. With the possibility of those kinds of results,

provides insight on a brouhaha that has devel-

suddenly more mundane retrofits look a lot more

oped about the effects of artificial light, including

attractive. And it’s not just bulb-for-bulb replace-

that produced by LEDs, on historic paintings. One

ments; there’s an opportunity to re-light spaces

study focused on degradation caused by the range

only where they should be illuminated. The ret-

of blue light, specifically to the works of Vincent

rofit of the Poggenpohl showroom in New York,

van Gogh. This is an odd coincidence because I’ve

winner of our Best Renovation/Retrofit category,

just finished reading a novel of speculative fic-

did a wonderful job of not only creating better,

tion—emphasis on the fiction—about the second

more efficient lighting, but more importantly, of

generation of Impressionists, including van Gogh,

creating visual interest. The new scheme delivers

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in which the color blue was significantly detri-

about 30fc for general lighting and 50fc only for

mental to the artist. In the novel, the tormented

“highlight” areas. Bravo.

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painter does not commit suicide... he is murdered

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bedroom—at least until to you consider context.

of greenhouse gas emissions per year, and gener-

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more standard fare like the painting of Vincent’s

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In this light—pardon the pun—we took in a

by supernatural agents angry because he refused

number of other not-so-flashy submissions, which

to turn over a work (“Starry Night”) that he

also did an amazing job knocking down watts, or

painted with a mystical blue pigment supplied by

elegantly lighting caverns without taking away

said agents—hey, I said it was fiction.

from the natural beauty of the environs.

Anyway, it got me to thinking about van Gogh

Back to my novel—one of the painters, it might

and his work. Art is subjective, and its connection

have been Monet, says “There is no color without

to an individual is a matter of perspective and

light.” The importance and quality of white light

even the right painting. I bring up subjectivity

is critical. It does my heart good to see that it’s

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because this issue features our annual Product

getting harder to differentiate LED from other

Innovation Awards. Sorting through this year’s

sources in many cases, and that LED—at least

entries was tough; it was harder to impress the

from the good guys—is delivering. See the follow-

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judges as there was a lot of “been there, done

ing pages for a cheat sheet on these good guys.

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that.” In this humble observer’s opinion, it’s a good

What’s next? To begin, these excellent products

thing, as it means SSL products are maturing and

need to start getting into more spaces. Good news

leaders are definitely emerging. There were some

on that front: our Topics at the Front feature

interesting developments this year—a lot more

reports that the cost of SSL is coming down. Now

decorative fixtures, and a lot more project appli-

if we can just get dimming and controls in line…•

cations to consider, which I also took as a sign of SSL’s maturation. This brings me full circle to van Gogh. Just as

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LED options for PAR38 lamps are becoming true replacement candidates for traditional halogen Series 20 LED PAR38 Lamps Previously Tested LED PAR38 Lamps Halogen Benchmarks CFL Benchmark CMH Benchmark

offerings, according to CALiPER Application Summary Report 20, released in November by the U.S. Energy Dept., with some products besting the efficacy ratings of compact fluorescent and ceramic metal halide (CMH) lamps. Researchers also found LED lamps in a range of light distributions and color qualities, meaning designers now have strong SSL options available for a range of PAR38 applications. PAR lamps are designed to be directional to

ABOVE: Color characteristics of the Series 20 LED PAR38 lamps compared to other data. A vast majority of the Series 20 lamps met the ENERGY STAR criteria, with most lamps having a nominal CCT of 3000 K and a CRI in the low 80s.

showcase artwork or merchandise in a range of settings. LEDs, being inherently directional, are well suited to such applications. PAR38 lamps fall into a larger category—including R, BR and ER lamps—required by 2009 DOE regulations to meet specified minimum efficacy levels by June 30, 2012. Some halogen lamps meet these targets, but, the report authors note, the requirements

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CBCP vs. Beam Angle for Series 20 LED PAR38 Lamps

provide LED makers with a unique opportunity to compete directly with other energy-efficient

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alternatives, including CFL and CMH products. For this Series 20 report, products analyzed were purchased in Spring of 2012. Also included as benchmarks were five conventional products,

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one CFL and four halogen. The tested LEDs had lumen outputs ranging from 388 lm to 1,363 lm, with a mean of 870 lm. This was similar to the range seen in standard 40W to 90W halogen products, researchers found, though slightly less than that for the 25W self-ballasted CMH lamp. All but two of the LED lamps exceeded the 45 lm/W threshold required for Energy Star qualification, with a mean efficacy for the 38 tested units reaching 56 lm/W and the pack leader topping out at 79 lm/W. Luminous intensity distribution, character-

ABOVE: CBCP vs. beam angle for the Series 20 LED PAR38 lamps compared to benchmark data. Iso-power lines (calculated using ENERGY STAR CBCP tool) show predicted value, not the lower minimum requirement. Halogen lamp data are from a survey of manufacturer data in the 2008/2009 catalogs of GE, OSRAM SYLVANIA, Philips, and Ushio.

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ABOVE: The Gooseneck LED luminaires that Culver’s selected for its exterior lighting upgrades have been popular with operators, who appreciate being able to direct illumination where it is needed onto surrounding walkways.

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streets. Called “Lumina,” the creation of Montclair, NJ-based MadLab LLC, the custom piece is a “lustrous mass” the designers note is reminiscent of “cosmic star clouds, bioluminescent jellyfish and the brain’s neural networks.” The sculpture, they note, emanates an overarching sense of mystery as its translucent fiberglass and fiber optic strands draw W San Francisco guests to its vibrant core. The piece’s fiber optic supplier was Del Lighting and the LED supplier was FiberLamp, part of DiCon Lighting, who provided four 96watt LED fiber-optic illuminators (FL5100B) as the light source. For a video on the project, visit SSL Interactive at www.architecturalssl.com.• LED LIGHTING IN THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

Space is the Place for LED The Lighting Science Group has been contracted by The Bionetics Corp., a leader in space technology, to assist in the development of an LED lighting solution for the International Space Station (ISS). The Boeing Company, the primary contractor to NASA for the ISS, initiated the project with The Bionetics Corporation in order to develop a lighting system that will assist flight crews with circadian alignment while in residence on the International Space Station. With the absence of a 24-hour cycle based on the sun, astronauts currently based on the ISS need a lighting solution to queue their body’s natural order. LSG’s research and innovation team is working within NASA’s project specifications which require the lighting system to be of certain color temperatures (CCT) and color appearances (CRI) at different intervals during the day. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to push LED technology

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forward,” says Rob Soler, Director of Electrical Research at Lighting Science. “And in doing so, we are able to utilize these advances created for space exploration and turn them into earth-bound LED lighting applications.”•

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RECREATION: GULFSTREAM PARK RACE TRACK

AND THEY’RE OFF Horseracing enthusiasts are enjoying the recent extensive renovations to the Gulfstream Park race track and casino in Hallendale Beach, Fla, including the new racing and casino building at the core of the park. The structure’s classic architectural lines are highlighted by exterior LEDs capable of holding up to South Florida’s extreme weather conditions. More than 70 Ilumipanel and Ilumipod fixtures from Iluminarc now provide cove lighting and wall washing for the building’s walkways and exteriors. Lighting designers from Cinderbugz Tek-One specified the RGBW luminaires with the site’s moisture factor, extensive heat, direct sunlight and salt air all in mind. The selected units carry an IP67 and have been in place for more than a year without any seepage or condensation.•

EXHIBIT: STRATEGIES IN LIGHT 2013

PLUGFEST At the recent Strategies in Light conference in Santa Clara, Calif., LED replacement source manufacturer SORAA presented it’s “Plugfest” mobile interoperability testing lab, which it debuted earlier this year across the coast at the “Control This” event in New York. SORAA’s PlugFest equipment allowed OEMs and specifiers to test for interoperability between dozens of transformers, dimmers and lamps. It also allowed them to test custom combinations of products they had brought along with them. Collected data resulting from the testing ses-

tions before specifying them. PlugFest allowed

sions included dimming range, flicker during

them to test combinations of products that

dimming, in-rush currents, effect of multiple

produced very valuable data in a short period of

lamps on the transformer/dimmer combina-

time,” said Wilfred Martis, vice president of busi-

tion, and other combinations of elements

ness development and marketing.

Several visitors to the PlugFest demonstra-

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Lighting designer Paul Gregory of Focus Light-

tion commended the manufacturer for talking

ing, New York, cited the urgency of providing

about interoperability issues. “Most lighting

solutions for interoperability for what he identi-

designers do not have access to testing equip-

fied as a widespread and pressing problem for

ment, and therefore cannot test the combina-

the lighting industry.•

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ALABASTER CAVERNS PIA 2013 Product Applications Category: Most Innovative Application of SSL Intense Lighting’s V-Rail is now lighting the way for visitors to Oklahoma’s Alabaster Caverns State Park. It is the largest gypsum cave in the world open to the public.

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NEWS: LIGHT AND PAINTINGS

SORTING THE DEBATE ABOUT LEDS AND PAINTINGS Earlier this year, LED manufacturer SORAA,

release contesting the results of a University of

which has been making a splash in the news for

Antwerp study regarding degradation of specific

study, noting researchers employed Xenon light

The release contests some results of the

their “Plugfest” mini-presentations at the Control

lead-chromate yellow pigments used by certain

sources, not LEDs, in the testing, and that find-

This! and Strategies in Light conferences, made

painters, including van Gogh, in the 19th and

ings about potentially negative aspects of blue

even greater news when they issued a press

20th centuries.

light on yellow paints from that era may not be transferable to LED technology, which often has a significant range of blue frequency light. SORAA contends that the probable culprit was UV light

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that likely passed through a blue filter. The manufactuer also noted that white LED light produced by SORAA produces essentially no UV light. While the university study contains no mention of LED, several news reports after the issuance of the study quoted people connected to the research that did mention LEDs. Kevin Willmorth dissects the findings of the study, and similar research by DOE, in this month’s edition of the White Pages on p. 74.•

NEWS: CLTC URGES VOLUNTARY SPECS

CLTC Urges EPA to Address CRI and CCT for LED Replacement Sources The directors of the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) are urging officials at the EPA, who administer the ENERGY STAR program, to

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adopt a voluntary quality specification for LED replacement lamps that would address color rendering and consistency. The CLTC says that California was the first state to adopt a similar spec last December, and CLTC is currently at work on several testing projects, looking at CRI, CCT, dimmability, and life for directional lamps and A-lamps. LED lamps will have to meet the criteria to qualify for utility rebates and incentives, starting in 2014. Visit SSL Interactive at www.architecturalssl.com for a link to CLTC’s letter to the EPA for more details on the request.•

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By Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, contributing writer

Continuing to push the technologi-

gold wire—and for the most part,

nates $1 to $2 per LED board in

Energy, Washington, D.C., another

cal envelope, LED manufactur-

costs can only be reduced through

packaging costs,” notes Jeff Cunius,

way to reduce the cost of the pack-

ers—while not shy about touting

higher buying volume. It’s the pack-

engineer, Troy-Creative Systems

aging materials for high-power

their product and application suc-

age’s most expensive component,

Lighting, City of Industry, Calif.

products is optimizing the design

cesses—remain focused on continu-

the LED chip—also known as the

ing to develop their manufacturing

LED die content—where greater

proach, Eric Holland, vice president

minimize the use of some materi-

processes, efficiencies, quality and

cost efficiencies can be captured.

of electronics, Lighting Science

als, such as ceramic packaging to

Group, Satellite Beach, Fla., points

achieve the required thermal prop-

in this arena is called chip-on-

out that the constantly improving

erties. “Smaller package areas save

driving down manufacturing costs

board (COB) technology—a tradi-

efficiencies of LED may tip the bal-

costs and have become more viable

so that those savings can be passed

tional electronics manufacturing

ance. “As the efficiency increases,

as LED die efficiency has improved

on to the end-user. These efforts

technique that enables luminaire

thermal constraints decrease due

with more lumens and less heat,”

are most visible in the realm LED

manufacturers to directly mount

to lower amounts of waste heat,”

he says.

packaging, as this segment of the

the COB to a heat sink, as opposed

he explains. “Over time, this will

process accounts for the highest

to relying on the LED board manu-

also offer trade-offs to be made in

efficiencies are captured through

percentage of manufacturing cost.

facturer to mount them according

the performance expectations of

a smaller, compact size, cheaper

The majority of packaging materi-

to the desired configuration. “The

packaging.”

plastic materials and simplified

als are fairly basic—ceramic, plas-

COB eliminates this step in the

tic, phosphor, silicone, solder and

manufacturing process and elimi-

product performance. But another major priority is

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A noted advance that’s occurred

While this is a promising ap-

According to Jim Brodrick, SSL Program Manager, U.S. Dept. of

for a specific application, which will

With medium-power packages,

manufacturing processes. While these LEDs were originally devel-

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PRICES DROPPING Y Breaking down LED manufacturing

LED Cost Breakdown The rapid cost decrease reflects the significant price reduction projected for integrated lamps in DOE’s Roadmap projections, in this case a 60W-equivalant A19 lamp replacement.

costs, the LED package accounts for the lion’s share, but that is projected to change with greater focus on driving down LED package costs.

MODULAR LED COST MODEL

Data: U.S. Dept. of Energy

of Energy’s Modular LED Cost

Offering a straightforward way to analyze the manufacturing costs of a LED package, the U.S. Dept. Model (LEDCOM) program can be a helpful tool. “The tool enables those involved in the various steps in LED package manufacturing—from material and equipment suppliers, to epitaxy growers, to wafer processors, to chip manufacturers and packagers—to evaluate how

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changes made at different points in the manufacturing process im-

LED Packaging Cost Breakdown Improvements in an earlier part of the manufacturing process has the potential to have a “lever” effect that can greatly impact the final device cost.

EMPLOYING LEVERAGE

pact the final LED package cost,”

Y Within the LED package itself, it’s the

explains James Brodrick, DOE’s

packaging which accounts for the majority of costs, followed by the substrate, epitaxy, wafer processing and phosphor.

SSL program manager.

Data: U.S. Dept. of Energy

flow, users can then customize

Incorporating preliminary raw data and manufacturing process the model with their own processes, materials and equipment. Ultimately, the cost model can be set up to evaluate how changes in the substrate size and type, fabrication, raw material costs and manufacturing equipment will affect the bottom line.

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“The model can also be used to provide a cost-benefit analysis that helps quantify the value of a proposed R&D activity,” adds Brodrick. To download the free tool,

oped for display backlighting, with

the LED systems’ bill of materi-

thermoplastics are starting to

go to the U.S. Department of

improving efficacies, they have

als. At the same time, Cunius is

replace aluminum and Holland

Energy’s LEDCOM website at:

migrated into other lighting ap-

observing thermal resistance as

anticipates, that in the near future,

http://eere.energy.gov/buildings/

plications, such as diffuse lighting

improving with each generation

standard plastics molded over

ssl/ledcom_cost_model.html.

designs.

of products. This, he says, enables

small amounts of metal will work

manufacturers to use fewer LEDs

as sufficient thermal/structural

Thermal Management and Drivers

to achieve the same lumen output

solutions.

Other segments being targeted

sipate the heat generated by the

bring down costs is closely inte-

by manufacturers to help lower

LED engine.

grating the light source with the

overall cost of LED fixtures include

with a smaller heat sink to dis-

For example, revision 1 of CSL’s

Another approach that is helping

luminaire so that the entire fixture

thermal management systems and

2-in. aperture Eco-Downlight

becomes the heat sink. This ef-

drivers. According to Paul Scheidt,

“Mini,” was a 14-watt fixture that

fectively cuts down on the number

product marketing manager, Cree

delivered 700 lumens and ran at

of components and assembly steps,

LED Components, Durham, N.C.,

67°C, whereas revision 2 of the

explains Brodrick.

because LEDs have dropped nota-

same product is now producing

bly in price over the past couple of

810 lumens with 14 watts and

industry is seeing improvement

years, the latter components are

runs at 63°C. In terms of thermal

with AC drives, which is helping

usually as large, if not larger, than

management systems themselves,

to lower electrical circuit cost and

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As for driver technology, the

“As efficiencies increase, thermal constraints decrease due to lower amounts of waste heat. Over time, this will also offer trade-offs to be made in the performance expectations of packaging.” — Eric Holland VP of Electronics, Lighting Science Group

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TOPICS AT THE FRONT

size, and therefore enabling other design trade-offs to be made, notes Holland.

Regarding Optics Moving on to the subject of optics, moldable silicones seem to be grabbing headlines—at least where SSL technologists are concerned— due to their ability to withstand high temperatures, support high lumen density and be molded into complex shapes. While the technology has been around for a while— particularly in the electronics, automotive and communications industries—it is a newer application in the LED industry. “Moldable silicones show promise, especially when applied to the optic on the LED package itself,” predicts Holland. “If the output of the LED package can meet a distribution closer to what the final product requires, then the cascaded optical efficiency can be greatly improved.” In fact, moldable silicones have already helped Cree achieve very high reliability and lower costs at the LED level, according to Scheidt.

Fewer Parts, More Simplified Components

conforms to the specifications of

Steve Briggs, global product gener-

the Zhaga consortium—a group of

al manager, GE Lighting, Cleveland.

Another approach is to drive down

nearly 30 companies supporting

costs is to reduce and simplify the

the interchangeability of LED light

points out that cutting down

number of parts required to build

sources made by different manu-

subcomponents doesn’t necessary

a product.

facturers.

work across the board. In particu-

For example, CSL chose an LED

In fact, the Infusion module is

On the other hand, Holland

lar, he is skeptical about using this

board from Seoul Semi-Conductor

currently being used to power a va-

for its under-cabinet LED luminaire

riety of product types, from indoor

in order to eliminate the need for a

downlight area lighting to track

corporate the LED, optics, thermal,

driver, thereby saving on cost and

lighting. By increasing modularity,

and sometimes part of the electri-

assembly time, says Cunius.

Brodrick also predicts simplified

cal circuit—are more expensive

maintenance and more easily facili-

than doing one’s own integration

turers are taking advantage of sim-

tated upgrades as the technology

for the specific application,” he

plified LED components that more

develops.

explains. “Usually the light engines

binning process, the XLamp series leverages a high level of color consistency and superior optical control. Shown above: The XLamp MT-G2 EasyLight.

have to be designed to work in a

Image: Cree Inc.

Like CSL, other light manufac-

easily integrate into their products. GE provides another example:

“As the industry evolves through

approach with LED light engines. “Frequently engines—which in-

new generations of products, we

wide variety of applications and

Not only is the company’s Infusion

expect more modularization of

taking this ‘swiss army knife’ ap-

module flexible and easy-to-use, it

components to occur,” predicts

proach adds cost and size.”

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CONSISTENCY PLUS CONTROL U Featuring Cree’s 2-step single color

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LUMEN US Z At just 15 Watts, the Definity PAR38

LED from Lighting Science Group delivers of lumen output of between 900 and 975 lm with an efficacy of between 60 and 65 lm/w. Image: Lighting System Lighting

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE JOURNEY Y According to Journee Lighting, its first

Lotus LED fixture installation has been in operation for more than 40,000 hours and has maintained 77.5% of its initial lumens, exceeding published claims. Originally installed in April, 2008 in this conference room at the company’s corporate headquarters, all twenty Lotus LED luminaires have been in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are still 100% functional. Image: Journee Lighting

SECOND GENERATION SUCCESS Z Revision 2, the latest generation of

Creative Systems Lighting’s 14 watt Eco-Downlight Mini, now offers a lumen output of 810 and runs at a lower temperature (63ºC, vs. 57ºC for revision 1 of the same product.) Image: Creative System Lighting

New Materials

tape costs more, but assembly time

performance high in order to stay

Continuing with strategies to

is reduced and we don’t have to

competitive.

drive down production costs, LED

lay luminaires out to dry for a full

manufacturers are also exploring

day before boxing them up to ship,”

cutting-edge two-step single color

new materials. According to DOE’s

explains Cunius.

bins for its LEDs. Made possible

Broderick, less expensive, but prac-

HIGH OUTPUT, SMALL FOOTPRINT U This XM-L EasyWhite LED combines

the high light output and small footprint of the existing XM-L package with Cree’s EasyWhite color temperatures for an LED that is optimized for small-form-factor directional lighting. Image: Cree Inc.

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In another example, CSL has

Incidentally, Cree also offers

by a multi-die COB technology, the

tical, alternatives to all of the more

found that by using a Tyco inverted

resulting color consistency levels

expensive materials are required.

thru-board connector, this simpli-

are quite high.

These include the ceramics used in

fies LED downlight wiring for

high power packages, the special

production.

silicones employed in the packages

Without getting into specif-

State of the Industry As for other noted trends, GE’s

and the phosphors used for gener-

ics, Scheidt notes that Cree is

Briggs is observing advances in

ating the white light.

also proactive when it comes to

phosphors used to convert blue

evaluating new materials and ap-

light to white light, as well as the

cost-effective alternatives through

proaches to improve productivity.

packages that allow light to escape

the use of acrylic foam tape to

In particular, because Cree uses a

from the LED system. In addition,

eliminate the need for 24-hour dry-

high performance substrate silicon

improvements are occurring in

ing time with room temperature

carbide, the company must work

the processes used to grow raw

vulcanizing silicone. “The foam

hard to keep yields and product

crystalline LED material.

Beyond this, CSL has found

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Philip’s Sole City Fixture

For GE, the lighting manufacturer’s biggest focus is currently on improving the efficiency of converting standard electrical energy from the outlet into a form usable by the LED. Increasing optical efficiencies and fine-tuning the system designs to put light where it is needed are also high on the priority list, notes Briggs. LSG’s Holland believes the next big bump in performance will come from making white light with a mix of LEDs of differing spectral content. “High efficacies can be achieved by mixing different LEDs, but there have been other issues with thermal characteristics and driver complexity,” says Holland. However, we are starting to see improvements in these areas, which would simplify the use of these techniques.” Broderick is actually seeing this light-mixing approach being applied to the way phosphors create white LED light. For example, improved color quality can be achieved by introducing red LEDs into the mix. “Another approach is to use a remote phosphor pumped by a blue LED and supplemented by red.” This type of hybrid approach was actually used by Philips in their development of the L-prize (Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize) lamp for DOE’s prestigious competition in 2011, and is now being commercially offered as a 10-watt bulb capable of producing 940 efficiencies continuing to grow,

forward, check out the organiza-

in step with technology improve-

tion’s SSL Multi-Year program

SOUL OF THE CITY

ments are likely to involve the

ments made over the past couple

plan: http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/

U With sleek, fluid lines and seamless

mixing of larger numbers of nar-

decades—improvements that, inci-

buildings/publications/pdfs/ssl/

row line-width sources to achieve

dentally, were accurately predicted

ssl_mypp2012_web.pdf.

improved color quality in combi-

by the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Solid

nation with higher efficacy,” adds

State Lighting program.

joints for a refined aesthetic, the SoleCity line of outdoor LED lighting from Philips is designed to help cities create identity while respecting the environment. A modular approach allows for different configurations. Image: Philips Lighting

lumens. “Future [phosphor] develop-

Broderick. Down the road, experts anticipate seeing raw LED component

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To preview what the Depart-

As for manufacturing, check out the roadmap at: http://apps1.eere. energy.gov/buildings/publications/

ment of Energy predicts is in

pdfs/ssl/ssl_manuf-roadmap_au-

store for the SSL industry moving

gust2012.pdf.•

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LUMINAIRES Z

APPLICATIONS Z

DECORATIVE LIGHTING CONTROLS AREA LIGHTING BOLLARDS/WALL PACKS HIGH BAY GARAGE/LOW BAY FLOOD LIGHTING SPECIALTY LIGHTING RETROFIT SOURCES COVE/LINEAR LIGHTING TRACK LIGHTING GENERAL AMBIENT DOWNLIGHTS

BEST RENOVATION/RETROFIT USING SSL BEST USE OF WHITE SSL MOST CREATIVE USE OF COLOR SSL MOST INNOVATIVE USE OF SSL MOST IMPACTFUL USE OF SSL MOST ENERGY EFFICIENT USE OF SSL

COMPONENTS & LIGHT SOURCES Z MODULES & LIGHT SOURCES DRIVERS MISCELLANEOUS

MARKET LEADERSHIP Z TECHNOLOGY BRAND OF THE YEAR INDUSTRY PARTICIPATION EDUCATION OUTSTANDING MEDIA CAMPAIGN OUTSTANDING WEBSITE

OUR OUTSTANDING JUDGES: VILMA BARR Vilma is a veteran Philadelphia-based lighting writer and contributor to SSL and illuminate. BERNARD BAUER Retail specialist, Title 24 expert, and Principal of Integrated Lighting Concepts. KEVIN DOWLING The former Color Kinetics VP of R&D now helps lead high-tech electronics manufacturer MC10.

SPECIAL CITATIONS Z MOST UNIQUE PRODUCT STANDOUT ADVANCEMENT IN TECHNOLOGY MOST INNOVATIVE OPTICAL & CONTROL SYSTEM MOST SUSTAINABLE MOST EFFECTIVE NEW PRODUCT BEST RETROFIT PRODUCT

JOHN FOX The co-founder of Fox+Fox Design, John’s firm recently won a special citation for the facade of the Louis Vuitton store in Las Vegas’ City Center. KEVIN GAUNA Founder of Sunbrothers Studios, Kevin is both a lighting expert and a working light artist.

[Editor’s Note:]

to see the proof in the pudding.

Now in our third year, the

Let me explain: In reviewing

story, which especially mani-

process of judging the Architec-

submissions, perhaps the thing

fested itself in a lot of exterior

tural SSL Product Innovation

that struck me most this year

area, garage, high-bay, and

Awards should be on auto-pilot,

was the quality—and quanti-

even general interior ambient

right? Wrong. This year, more

ty—of entrants for our product

lighting entrants, where quality

than ever, things were tough,

in application category. All of

replacement products are out

as frankly the competition has

our winners in this segment, I

there now, that can significant-

cranked up, and our judges

believe, reflect terrific applica-

ly knock down wattage, and

have also ramped up the crite-

tion of the technology where

deliver major maintenance and

ria of what impresses them. The

designers truly took advantage

operational savings.

good news: there was plenty to

of SSL’s discreet form, direc-

A final observation: Regard-

be impressed by.

tionality, ability to add color

ing decorative lighting… I was

Being integrally woven into

Of course, there’s the energy

and create dynamic nighttime

really pleased with the increase

this process, I have one of the

gravitas, as well as do it in an

of entrants in this category,

best views in the house as to

energy-efficient manner. A

and some truly cool-looking

what’s going on with SSL prod-

majority of the products, too,

luminaires that are hitting the

uct development. A curiousity

reflect maturation and sophis-

market—fixtures that I’d want

I’ve always felt in seeing any

tication, as manufacturers

in a space regardless of the

new product hit the market, be

are better tuned to delivering

light source. Enjoy.

it at any of the major trade-

products that fulfill real needs,

shows, or via a press release, is

in many cases needs that, his-

the lag between creation and

torically, have not been fulfilled

adoption. This year, I’m starting

by traditional products.

JEFFREY KNOX A senior lighting designer with Schuler Shook’s Dallas office, Jeffrey is both a designer and an educator. AVI MOR A principal with the Chicago office of Lightswitch Architectural, Avi has helped provide content and direction for Architectural SSL since its inception. STEVE NEIMEISTER Steve is an award-winning director of lighting for Ewing Cole’s Irvine, Calif. office. CHUCK ROSS Lead lighting beat writer and contributor for Architectural Products, Architectural SSL and illuminate magazines. EVELYN SAHAJA CEO of InLIghtIn Design, she is an advisory member of IESNA’s SSL testing procedures committee. DANE SANDERS Principal with Clanton Assocs., Boulder, Colo. STAN WALERCZYK An educator, regular illuminate contributor, and principal of the Lighting Wizards.

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KEVIN WILLMORTH Serving as Architectural SSL’s resident guru, Kevin is the prinicipal of Lumenique.

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BRUCE YARNELL An ArchLED veteran and principal of Yarnell Assocs., Bruce is active in all areas of the design process.

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LUMINAIRES Z DECORATIVE LIGHTING

CATEGORY: DECORATIVE LIGHTING

Eureka Lighting Bare/Skirt Designed for contemporary commercial interior pendant applications, the Skirt and Bare fixtures’ fail-proof leveling system allows them to suspend effortlessly from a single aircraft cable. Skirt (pictured) features a hand-made, clear glass body with a frosted lower section and a spun aluminum white or black “skirt” that shades the light source from the viewer. Take the skirt off and you have Bare. The fixtures are available with a custom designed LED light engine in both warm and neutral white that offers almost 600 lumens and an L70 lifetime of 60,000 hours.

Digital Speck Lighting, Sliver 1.5 Sconce

CATEGORY: DECORATIVE LIGHTING

Eureka Lighting, Bare

Maxlite, LED Round Flat Panel Pendant

CATEGORY: DECORATIVE LIGHTING

Eureka Lighting, Rolo

CATEGORY: DECORATIVE LIGHTING

Digital Speck Lighting

Maxlite

Eureka Lighting

Sliver 1.5 Sconce

LED Round Flat Panel Pendant

Rolo

With a miniscule housing depth, the Sliver 1.5 Sconce is available in six housing options ranging from historic geometry to visually interesting layers. Emitting 815 lumens, the sconce gives off a 3500K directional wall wash, is aesthetically attractive and offers strong thermal management properties. Judges’ Comments: “Thin design breaks the barriers of old 4–in. projection.”

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Ideal for residential, office, hospitality and institutional applications, the contemporary styled 24-inch LED Round Flat Panel Pendant is a functional 45-watt LED decorative fixture that delivers bright white elegant illumination or clear daylight illumination, making it the focal point of living and dining areas. It is available in black or white architectural gloss finishes to suit any color palette.

The efficient 5-watt light engine in Rolo equals the lumen output of a 35-watt halogen fixture. Combining a very strong rare-earth magnet and a very slippery ultra-low-molecular-weight friction pad, the projector holds tight and can be aimed in practically any direction—simply grab it and move it. Height adjustment, re-lamping and access for maintenance are all done without tools.

Judges’ Comments: “I like this a lot. Clean decorative fixture with good light output.”

Judges’ Comments: “Packs a lot of design savvy into a small profile, like a little jewel that has just enough charm to be a subtle lighting accessory rather than a scene-stealer.”

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LUMINAIRES Z DECORATIVE LIGHTING

CATEGORY: DECORATIVE LIGHTING

WAC Lighting Vela OLED Collection The Vela OLED Chandelier and Wall Sconce are self-illuminating and showcase a unique light source from an ultra-thin aesthetic design. With instant on/off and dimming capabilities, the Vela Collection delivers mercury-free, consistent beams of light with no glare and a 10,000-hour rated life, at a lower retail price. Judges’ Comments: “The flat panel is a cool idea for decorative light. This may even be a good sconce for more diverse night applications.”

WAC Lighting, Vela OLED Collection

CATEGORY: DECORATIVE LIGHTING

Digital Speck Lighting Skyy Pendant series Taking advantage of quality leveraged by Heatron’s LED assemblies, the pendant is a basic downlight dressed up with cooling fins for a snazzy look. Offering a decent luminous efficacy of 56.4 lm./W, it’s capable of either phase or 0-10V dimming. Judges’ Comments: “Love the crenelated look. Reminds me of a castle tower.”

CATEGORY: DECORATIVE LIGHTING Eureka Lighting, Lap

Digital Speck Lighting, Skyy Pendant series

Eureka Lighting Lap

EDITOR’S OBSERVATION:

“A PLEASANT SURPRISE, WE HAD SIGNIFICANTLY MORE ENTRANTS IN THE DECORATIVE LIGHTING CATEGORY THAN IN THE PREVIOUS TWO YEARS. EVEN MORE NOTABLE IS THAT ALMOST ALL THE ENTRIES REPRESENT NEW AND EXCITING FORMS.”

This discreet indirect sconce is outfitted in a loop, using pockets and wire-ways to create an almost invisible light source with ample space for the electronic driver and dimming control unit, creating the illusion that the shade/reflector is floating. Judges’ Comments: “A great example of what LED products should look like—new forms and shapes vs. replication of the old.”

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CATEGORY: DECORATIVE LIGHTING

Tempo Industries Creszendo Scalable LED Sconce Scalable in 6-in. increments, this fully ELV-dimmable LED wall sconce can be configured with smooth white or translucent fluted lenses, with outputs ranging from 147 lumens for the standard output 9-in. model, to more than 2,100 lumens for the high-output 63-in. configuration. An example application is a sloped-seating theater setting, where a longer, brighter sconce is required to illuminate the taller front of the theater, while progressively shorter, lower output configurations scale the illumination evenly to the back of the space.

Tempo Industries, Creszendo Scalable LED Sconce

LightWild, Orbs SSL Pendant System

CATEGORY: DECORATIVE LIGHTING

LightWild Orbs SSL Pendant System Strands up to 50 ft. long support as many as 16 controllable, decorative LED pendants with the Orbs SSL Pendant System. The orbs can be controlled individually or in groups, and are available in single-color white or tri-color RGB and come complete with canopies, suspension assemblies, power and controls. Judges’ Comments: “Out of the box LEDS! Very cool. I like the multiple orbs per strand... all the customization... I hope to use these.”

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Digital Speck Lighting, Planar Stretch sconce series

CATEGORY: DECORATIVE LIGHTING

Digital Speck Lighting, W-130 Skyy Sconce

CATEGORY: DECORATIVE LIGHTING

Digital Speck Lighting

Digital Speck Lighting

Planar Stretch sconce series

W-130 Skyy Sconce

With an impressive efficacy of 87 lm/W, the fixture is sleek with an eye-catching, stretched-out look. With minimal housing, it glows with 1,470 lumens of ambient light and adds an appealing architectural feature to the wall with dimension and class.

What emerges from the washed screens of texture encasing this sconce is a 3500K directional wall wash. Equipped with an effective thermal management system, heat is dissipated by thermal conduction through the back plate of the fixture.

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LINES OF LIGHT AND LIT CORNERS Seamless, continuous lines of light with superior performance, uniformity, and unmatched flexibility. Illuminated corners are available for all M-Series LED fixtures, especially engineered to integrate into your individual design.

Project: Colorado School of Mines: Marquez Hall Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and Anderson Mason Dale Architects – Photographer: ŠNic Lehoux

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CATEGORY: CONTROLS

Philips Color Kinetics IntelliPower Technology IntelliPower sends high-bandwidth control data to intelligent LED fixtures over standard two-ground wiring. By leveraging existing infrastructures, the technology allows the affordable installation of digitally controllable lighting where it was never possible before. IntelliPower also affords the ability to enhance lighting systems in existing buildings with runs of the company’s intelligent Powercore fixtures, and to extend data runs for new installations where power and control sources must be installed at a distance from fixtures.

Kenall Manufacturing, TopDek

CATEGORY: AREA LIGHTING

Philips Color Kinetics, IntelliPower Technology

CAST Lighting, LED Perimeter Light

CATEGORY: AREA LIGHTING

Sentry Electric, Central Park LED Luminaire

CATEGORY: AREA LIGHTING

Kenall Manufacturing

CAST Lighting

Sentry Electric

TopDek

LED Perimeter Lighting

Central Park LED Luminaire

With a traditional design aesthetic, these fixtures are specifically designed for top-of-deck and surface parking-lot applications. SmartSense Control provides integral zone control using daylight and occupancy sensors. Luminous efficacy is rated at 110 max lm. per watt, with available color temperatures ranging from 4000K to 5700K, and a CRI of 70. Judges’ Comments: “A solid, if utilitarian, product. The integrated controls make it a real value.”

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The LED Perimeter Light can be bracket mounted on vertical fence posts and spaced 20 ft. to 30 ft. apart to create glare-free illumination sufficient for camera monitoring, intruder detection and facial recognition. Each luminaire draws only 7 watts, so a 500-ft. perimeter fence can be lit using less than 150 watts. Fixtures are powered by a 24-volt transformer, using wiring that can be fixed directly to the fence or run through above-ground conduit, eliminating the need for trenching.

This luminaire evokes the historical theme of many landmark parks and cities while delivering the benefits of solid state lighting. A unique Type III reflector offers backlight reduction, which reduces house side lighting by approximately 35% and helps the user meet light trespass requirements. The Xitanium driver allows for lighting control integration (DALI, 0 to 10V, step dimming) and features a self-sensing, self-regulating thermal protection system.

Judges’ Comments: “I love the overall fixture design—particularly its practicality. Excellent bang for the buck!”

Judges’ Comments: “It is great to see Zhaga-compliant LED modules being used for outdoor pedestrian lighting while providing all of the necessary distributions for different applications.

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LUMINAIRES Z AREA LIGHTING

CATEGORY: LOW-BAY LIGHTING

Philips Wide-Lite Vizor LED Gen-2 with Wireless Control System Non-Direct View optics shield LEDs from direct sight and provide up to 10% uplight for improved visual comfort. An improved heat sink design extends the luminaire’s rated system life to 100,000. A wireless control option monitors energy and occupancy activity and provides real-time feedback. Judges’ Comments: “The integral control system is a great step toward energy reduction.”

Philips Wide-Lite, Vizor LED Gen-2 with Wireless Control System

Selux Corp., Saturn Cutoff 2 LED

CATEGORY: AREA LIGHTING

Selux Corp., Saturn Cutoff LED

CATEGORY: AREA LIGHTING

Holophane, HMAO LED High Mast Luminaire

CATEGORY: AREA LIGHTING

Selux Corp.

Selux Corp.

Holophane/Acuity Brands

Saturn Cutoff 2 LED

Saturn Cutoff Lamp

HMAO LED High Mast Luminaire

The “simple, yet elegant form” of the Saturn 2 Cutoff LED is constructed from die-cast and formed low-copper aluminum housing with integrated heat sink fins and sloped shade. The LED light engine includes 30 high flux white LEDs mounted to a metal core PC board with precision injection molded lenses. The LED provides IES Types I, II, III and V distributions, all with IDA-approved Dark Sky Friendly performance. LED light engine and driver provide minimum 70% lumen maintenance at 50,000 hours and holds a five-year limited warranty. Judges’ Comments: “The LED complements both contemporary and traditional designs.”

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The Saturn Cutoff LED is constructed from die cast and spun low-copper aluminum housing with stainless steel fasteners and integrated heat sink fins for thermal management. Precision-formed aluminum reflectors and LED light engine are inside of a completely sealed IP65 optical chamber. It is available in either single or double pole top mounting or wall mounting and includes Selux standard Tiger Drylac certified polyester powder coat finish. Judges’ Comments: “The shade/reflector geometry creates excellent cutoff, and the luminaire rates well for low glare and backlight.”

Holophane, an Acuity Brands company, has expanded its High Mast Advanced Optixx (HMAO) lighting systems to include LED technology. This luminaire is ideal for large area and roadway applications, including airports, rail yards, sea terminals, industrial facilities, DOT interchanges and correctional facilities. The HMAO LED comes in multiple lumen packages to meet varying levels of light and energy savings. Judges’ Comments: “A proven workhorse gets a more efficient LED rebirth.”

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LUMINAIRES Z BOLLARDS/WALL PACKS

CATEGORY: BOLLARDS & WALL PACKS

Meteor Lighting – ILOS Corp. SP-7 Smart Solar Illuminating Bollard Incorporating the latest in optical design, microprocessor and power management, the bollard combines CREE XP LEDs with a microprocessor to customize brightness through improved power management. A custom-made one-piece solar panel increases power input and improves performance. The no-wiring design enables bollards to be effortlessly adapted into new and retrofit projects. Judges’ Comments: “This bollard is no ordinary garden light. It’s everything this system should be.”

Meteor Lighting – ILOS Corporation, SP-7 Smart Solar Illuminating Bollard

EDITOR’S OBSERVATION:

“LED’S DISCREET SIZE AND DIRECTIONALITY REALLY SHINE—PARDON THE PUN—RESULTING IN NOT ONLY A MORE EFFICIENT NIGHTTIME SOURCE, BUT A MORE ELEGANT FIXTURE.” ERCO Lighting, Inc., Cylinder Façade

CATEGORY: BOLLARDS & WALL PACKS

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LSI Industries, XHYP3 Energy Saving Dual Optic LED Bollard

CATEGORY: BOLLARDS & WALL PACKS

ERCO Lighting, Inc.

LSI Industries

Cylinder Façade

XHYP3 Energy Saving Dual Optic LED Bollard

The basic cylindrical shape of this luminaire, with the square wall fixing, contains lighting technology that enables a narrow or wide beam emission directed upward and downward or only downward for different light distribution patterns. The light beam is directed upward with a slight incline towards the façade to achieve a grazing light effect and prevent light pollution. The high visual comfort of the downward beam results from the precise light distribution and the low brightness reflector.

A dual-beam optical system reduces a possible halo effect with a secondary, lower aperture, while the upper aperture directs light to outer zones. The durable, vandal-resistant design incorporates a one-piece, heavy-walled extruded aluminum housing, with an optional “roughneck” steel base plate available for added strength. Also available are a motion sensor and integral emergency back-up. Light distribution can be specified at either 180 degrees or 360 degrees.

Judges’ Comments: “This is a great looking fixture.”

Judges’ Comments: “An interesting product.”

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LUMINAIRES Z HIGH BAY, LOW BAY

CATEGORY: HIGH BAY

Lithonia Lighting/Acuity Brands I-BEAM LED This luminaire offers higher quality illumination, longer life and consumes less energy than comparable fluorescent and HID fixtures. Providing a payback in as little as two years, the luminaire is affordable for many high-bay applications. The I-BEAM LED high bays come fully capable of dimming down to as little as 10%. Available for mounting heights ranging from 15-40 ft. and ambient environments up to 1311°F (555°C), the I-BEAM LED high bay meets both horizontal and vertical light level requirements through narrow or wide distributions.

Hubble Outdoor Lighting, Sedona LED

CATEGORY: LOW BAY

Lithonia Lighting, I-BEAM LED

Philips Wide-Lite, Mini 300 LED Gen-2

CATEGORY: LOW BAY

Lucio, Essentials Bay Series

CATEGORY: HIGH BAY

Hubble Outdoor Lighting

Philips Wide-Lite

Lusio

Sedona LED

Mini 300 LED Gen-2

Essentials Bay Series

The Sedona LED luminaire has been designed from the ground up for energy-efficient surface, ceiling, canopy and parking-structure illumination. Three lumen packages offer options for surface-mount applications from 8 ft. to 16 ft., with a matrix of six hexagonal LED clusters helping to ensure lightlevel uniformity. Fixtures can be equipped with occupancy sensors and wireless controls. Judges’ Comments: “Unique looks, modular components, and a unique design.”

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This canopy luminaire balances horizontal and vertical illumination for a superior visual experience; designed around the Philips LED platform LEDGINE, the series is available in 32- and 48-LED configurations. A choice of 5700K and 4000K color temperatures are available with typical 70 CRI for cool white and 65 CRI for neutral white. The luminaire’s rated system life reaches 100,000 hours or 27.4 years at 255C for all configurations, and eliminates up to 8 lamp maintenance cycles compared to HID, without sacrificing IES required lumen performance.

Engineered to be a cost-effective, energy-saving one-for-one replacement of traditional HID and fluorescent fixtures, the Essentials Bay Series delivers industry-leading efficacies in a robust, lightweight, low-profile housing that delivers 5,500 to more than 35,000 lumens. They also reduce loads on cooling systems by emitting less heat, require virtually no maintenance and are backed by a 7-year warranty. The series supports various voltage needs from 120V up to 480V, as well as optional onboard occupancy sensors, wire guards, frosted lenses and optical baffles.

Judges’ Comments: “Good options and perfect for a gas station.”

Judges’ Comments: “Great efficacy and CRI.”

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LUMINAIRES Z HIGH BAY, ARCHITECTURAL FLOODLIGHTING

CATEGORY: HIGH BAY

Columbia Lighting LLHP — 2’ LED Premium High Bay Ideal for high-demand facilities, the fixture provides up to 101 lumens per watt at 70 CRI. Its 50,000hour L80 lumen maintenance reduces life-cycle maintenance costs, and it can achieve up to a 50% energy reduction in input watts compared to traditional HID sources. The fixture is designed to provide precise control of light, and is available in 4000K or 5000K CCT with a fixed output or 0–10V dimming driver. Judges Comments: “Low CRT, high CCT high bay.”

Columbia Lighting, LLHP — 2’ LED Premium High Bay

Meteor Lighting, 250W High Ceiling LED Platform

CATEGORY: HIGH BAY

Albeo Technologies, HX-Series LED

CATEGORY: HIGH BAY

The Lighting Quotient, fraqtir S170 Outdoor

CATEGORY: ARCHITECTURAL FLOOD LIGHTING

Meteor Lighting

Albeo Technologies

The Lighting Quotient

250W High Ceiling LED Platform

HX-Series LED

fraqtir S170 Outdoor

This new 250W High Ceiling LED Platform features superior thermal management. In addition to an efficient heat-sink design, the fixture is coated with an advanced radiation heat-dissipation coating (RHDC), which expedites cooling by 30%. The lightweight fixture’s estimated lifespan tops 50,000 hours; it is also wet location listed, which widens its applications. Judges’ Comments: “This design is trying to be contemporary and thin, but I would rather see less of the lighting diodes or their brightness. However, the fixture is obviously a high-performing unit.”

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The fixture ranked highly for the modular design that enables a wide range of light levels in a single platform, including 400W to 1500W HID and four to eight lamp T5/T8 HIF high-bay lighting. The fixtures can be configured with one to 12 field-replaceable modules delivering 5,840 to more than 80,000 lumens. Equipped with an intelligent sensor to manage the upper limit temperature of the fixture, the LEDs provided annual savings of nearly $64,000 in total lighting costs.

This small outdoor luminaire packs a punch with adjustable and lockable aiming. Uniquely designed optics combine refraction and total internal reflection to deliver an asymmetric distribution of light, which does a great job of illuminating surfaces uniformly from one edge. At just 18 watts, the luminaire delivers more light than comparable 100W tungsten halogen and 20W ceramic metal halide outdoor fixtures.

Judges’ Comments: “Fixture design looks original and geared toward LED requirements and built-in motion detectors are a plus.”

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LUMINAIRES Z SPECIALTY LIGHTING

CATEGORY: SPECIALTY LIGHTING

Juno Lighting Group Generation 3 Trac 12 Linear LED First introduced in 2007 as a replacement for incandescent and xenon low-voltage linear lighting systems, the Generation 3 Trac 12 Linear LED features significant performance improvements over previous versions: efficacies up to 57 lumens per watt, facilitating cut-to-length under cabinet, casework and cove lighting up to 478 lumens per foot. Judges’ Comments: “The Trac 12 is a good system. […] On its third iteration it looks like they’ve gotten the design down and improved many small details.”

Kenall Manufacturing, EnviroPro LED

CATEGORY: SPECIALTY LIGHTING

Juno Lighting Group, Generation 3 Trac 12 Linear LED

AuroraLight, Telluride Hybrid Luminaire

CATEGORY: SPECIALTY LIGHTING

Juno Lighting Group, AccuLite Mini-Security Light

CATEGORY: SPECIALTY LIGHTING

Kenall Manufacturing

AuroraLight

Juno Lighting Group/AccuLite

EnviroPro LED

Telluride Hybrid Luminaire

Mini-Security Light

One of the few LED alternatives to high-bay metal halide applications, this fixture delivers excellent vertical and horizontal illumination at 97 max lm/W. In fact, the lumen output from these low bay and high bay luminaires is equivalent to HID lamp sources, with long life and enhanced color rendering to boot. Judges’ Comments: “More efficient and controllable options in high-bay illumination are most welcome.”

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The Telluride Hybrid Luminaire provides designers with the freedom to choose either halogen or LED lamps. AuroraLight offers new interchangeable LED modules up to 12W for use with the fixtures, or users can opt for standard MR16 halogen lamps instead, all with the same unit. The fixtures are offered in solid brass or solid copper, with a range of mounting choices. Judges’ Comments: “I like the ‘Storm Drain’ lens, which allows water to drain from the shroud without creating an opening for light spillage.”

Combining a miniature, ADA-compliant profile and a 6-watt low energy draw, the economical Mini-Security light with optional dusk to dawn photocell provides a compelling alternative for security lighting at mounting heights under 10 ft. Dark sky compliant, this low-brightness fixture is ideal for lighting pathways and entrances in a variety of commercial, hospitality and residential settings, replacing low wattage CFL or Incandescent fixtures such as globes and jelly jars. Judges’ Comments: “Compact and unobtrusive to architecture, with simple controls.”

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LUMINAIRES Z SPECIALTY LIGHTING

CATEGORY: SPECIALTY LIGHTING

Lithonia Lighting/Acuity Brands FEM LED Billed as a high-pressure hose-down, low-wattage linear solution, the FEM is well suited for parking garage, canopy, outdoor retail, schools and kitchen new construction and retrofits, replacing fluorescent or HID fixtures. Thanks to a prismatic structure on an angled lens, the fixture offers wide light distribution and keeps glare to a minimum. Judges Comments: “I like the wide selection of CCT and good luminous efficacy.” Lithonia Lighting, FEM LED

Cooper Lighting, Halo HU20 LED Undercabinet

CATEGORY: SPECIALTY LIGHTING

Holophane, Petrolux LED

CATEGORY: SPECIALTY LIGHTING

Holophane Sign-Vue LED Infrastructure and Media LED Sign luminaire

CATEGORY: SPECIALTY LIGHTING

Cooper Lighting

Holophane/Acuity Brands

Holophane/Acuity Brands

Halo HU20 LED Undercabinet

Petrolux LED

Sign-Vue LED Sign luminaire

With its magnetic connector technology, these low-profile units, at less than 3/4ths of an inch in height, can easily be connected on the track system. Ideal for task, accent, office, cove, utility and display lighting, a remote mounted driver can be switched to high, low or off. Thermal heat is transferred through the back of the fixture to the track substrate and is then dissipated into the environment.

This product’s robust outer aluminum housing is designed to protect the internal components from harsh environments and provide a path for convection and conduction. A dedicated heat sink, the precise number of fins, and the size and form of the light engine enable a quick heat dissipation rate, which improves reliability and extends the useful life of the luminaire. It is marine- and IP66rated.

Judges’ Comments: “Excellent and unusually flexible form factor.”

Judges’ Comments: “In harsh environments, the Petrolix LED provides great longevity and a unique LED optical strategy… In areas where maintenance is difficult and reliable lighting is critical this luminaire stands above the rest.”

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The luminaries are designed to replace existing high intensity discharge (HID) luminaires without the need for costly rewiring of sign structures. They feature robust cast-aluminum construction, stateof-the art electronics, and an innovative optical design with superior uniformity and color rendering to increase message visibility. They significantly reduce energy and maintenance costs while meeting requirements for the billboard advertising industry and DOT signage. Judges’ Comments: “This is the kind of innovation that the PIA awards were intended to highlight.”

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LUMINAIRES Z SPECIALTY LIGHTING, RETROFIT SOURCES

CATEGORY: SPECIALTY LIGHTING

Tech Lighting Unilume LED Undercabinet System This undercabinet system creates even illumination, without the hot spots and multi-shadows that can be an issue with LED fixtures in undercabinet applications, and it features a housing that’s less than ¾-in. deep. An integrated driver eases installation and allows for smooth dimming down to 15% using a standard incandescent or ELV dimmer. Units are available in 13-in. and 19-in. lengths, in color temperatures of 2700K or 3000K. Judges’ Comments: “I particularly think the remote phosphor lens is well suited for this design.”

Lighting Science Group, Definity MR16 High Output LED Lamp

CATEGORY: RETROFIT SOURCES

Tech Lighting, Unilume LED Undercabinet System

Soraa, Soraa OUTDOOR LED MR16

CATEGORY: RETROFIT SOURCES

SWITCH Lighting Co., SWITCH100

CATEGORY: RETROFIT SOURCES

Lighting Science Group

Soraa

SWITCH Lighting Co.

Definity MR16 High Output LED Lamp

OUTDOOR LED MR16

SWITCH100

This is the only MR16 type lamp to meet ANSI specifications, provide a light output equivalent of up to a 50-watt halogen lamp, and has no moving components. Unique thermal solutions and LED integration expertise allowed LSG’s engineers to develop the lamp, which produces brilliant light with fewer components than most competitors. Ideal for track lighting applications, it is at least 80% more efficient than traditional lighting solutions and is available in a wide array of color temperatures and beam spreads. Judges’ Comments: “Nicely done—they also have GU10 base products, which are nice for replacements.”

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Designed to replace standard 35-watt halogen lamps, it’s the first LED lamp in its class appropriate for use in outdoor and enclosed fixtures. This energy-efficient solution uses only 25% of the energy required by halogen MR16s and provides halogen-equivalent brightness and light quality without requiring a mechanical fan. Judges’ Comments: “This outstanding and easy retrofit lamp has a good selection of beam angles.”

Designed as direct replacement for 100-watt incandescent lamps, the Switch100 features an output of 1,600 lm., with a CCT of 4100K and a CRI of 80. The proprietary LQD Cooling System incorporates liquid silicone and the electronic driver help make the lamp up to 40% more effective at diffusing heat than air-cooled products. Lamps are fully dimmable and can be used in any orientation, indoors or outside. Judges’ Comments: “The liquid cooling is a very interesting concept. This has immediate retrofit potential, especially in hospitality spaces.”

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LUMINAIRES Z COVE/LINEAR LIGHTING

CATEGORY: COVE/LINEAR LIGHTING

Tempo Industries Series 5000 Linear LED Lighting A mid-size, fully integral, articulated LED lighting system delivers more than 165 lumens per ft. With integral 120V power supplies that support run lengths up to 120 ft., the Series 5000 incorporates a host of key innovations including the addition of an "ultra warm" 2200K, providing a very warm light, similar to deeply dimmed incandescent lamps. Judges’ Comments: “A very robust and modular cove lighting approach.” Tempo Industries, Series 5000 Linear LED Lighting

Finelite, High Performance Wall LED (HPW-LED)

CATEGORY: COVE/WALL WASHING

Philips Color Kinetics, SkyRibbon Family

CATEGORY: COVE/WALL WASHING

Focal Point, Trace

CATEGORY: COVE/LINEAR LIGHTING

Finelite

Philips Color Kinetics

Focal Point

High Performance Wall LED (HPW-LED)

SkyRibbon Family

Trace

This recessed wall luminaire provides glare-free, vertical illumination while staying true to color, with a long life and standard 0-10V dimming control. HPW-LED components are made of steel, aluminum, acrylic plastic and e-waste components. Plus, the luminaire is 89% recyclable at the end of its life. Available in standard lengths of 2-ft., 4-ft. and 8-ft, the HPW-LED comes with Finelite’s 10-year, best-in-industry warranty that covers all components. Judges’ Comments: “A great niche product that helps the big-picture energy story by putting light where it belongs.”

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This family of LED slot luminaires delivers rich color and high-quality white light for interior wall grazing, wall washing and linear direct effects in architectural and accent applications. Advanced IntelliHue color control technology delivers fixed and dynamic color and white light in the same fixture, letting customers specify exact CCT and hue or display color-changing effects as desired. Judges’ Comments: “Even with 1,200 possible settings, the instructions are understandable by the end-user of any size organization.”

Trace is an architectural perimeter assembly that creates its own architectural cove. A narrow aperture and frosted lens obscures visibility to the LEDs and creates continuous, shadow-free illumination. At 5.7 watts per ft., the units can reduce electricity use by up to 50% over traditional fluorescent perimeter installations. Color temperature options include 3000K and 3500K, with 0-10v dimming standard. Judges’ Comments: “I do like the idea that this product can give overhead dimension to a space without the expense of an actual cove ceiling.”

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LUMINAIRES Z COVE/LINEAR LIGHTING, TRACK LIGHTING

CATEGORY: COVE/LINEAR LIGHTING

Finelite High Performance 4-in. Aperture (HP-4) LED This is the first family of 4-in. pendant, recessed, regressed, surface mount and wall mount linear LED luminaires with high efficacy – up to 86% LPW. Unique for its top glow diffuser lens that features standard uplight and downlight dimming individually or together (on pendant and wall mount fixtures). Judges Comments: “Best linear slot LED I have seen so far. Seems well designed and well built with a 10-year warranty!”

Finelite, High Performance 4" Aperture (HP-4) LED

MaxLite, Plug-and-Play LED Lightbar

CATEGORY: COVE/LINEAR LIGHTING

Erco Lighting, Inc., Cantax

CATEGORY: TRACK LIGHTING

Erco Lighting, Inc., Light Board

CATEGORY: TRACK LIGHTING

MaxLite

Erco Lighting, Inc.

Erco Lighting, Inc.

Plug-and-Play LED Lightbar

Cantax

Light Board

With a small profile of less than one-square inch, Plug-and-Play LED Lightbars can be used for general, accent and indirect lighting in a wide variety of applications. Available in 6- and 12-inch lengths in 3.1- to 8.6-watt models, the Lightbars are fully dimmable, delivering a high lumen output and warm white light. Made with an integral driver, the Lightbars plug in easily to existing 120 VAC systems. Judges’ Comments: “Nicely detailed and thought out.”

For these luminaires, Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa has created stylistic features that are elegant and precise and consist of simple geometrical shapes such as cuboids and cylinders. The spatial relationships of these basic shapes change depending on use, resulting in an intriguing architectural impression. The fixtures produce a quality of light that meets the highest requirements for applications ranging from upscale residences to shops, restaurants and galleries. Judges’ Comments: “Well-structured and finetuned for the application.”

This product’s compact design contains efficient optoelectronic components; an integrated control gear and cables running inside the board contribute to clear stylistic features. The hinge is borrowed from notebook computer technology to enable soft, yet precise, movement of the aluminum housing. To ensure high efficiency and an excellent lighting quality, Light Board uses optical projection systems. A collimator as a secondary lens forms the interface between the LED lens on the printed circuit board and the interchangeable Spherolit lens, which then acts as a tertiary lens. Judges’ Comments: “Vertical integration of components offers in-house control of raw materials.”

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LUMINAIRES Z GENERAL AMBIENT

CATEGORY: GENERAL AMBIENT

Peerless Lighting Origami LED This suspended linear indirect was designed to spring to life with articulated surfaces that capture and reflect light. An efficient LED with power density below 1 watt/sq. ft. in most applications, Origami delivers constant lumen output at L80 for 12-15 years (roughly 50,000 hours) of normal use, and is available in 4- and 8-ft. lengths. Judges’ Comments: “This product introduces an element of art to an overhead style of fixture that has changed very little in decades, almost since the introduction of the ceiling-hung fluorescent.”

Philips Ledalite, ArcForm

CATEGORY: GENERAL AMBIENT

Peerless Lighting, Origami LED

Focal Point, VAULT

CATEGORY: GENERAL AMBIENT

Philips Ledalite

Focal Point

ArcForm

Vault

ArcForm’s soft, uniform architectural design won points from our judge. Light is emitted from thermally-managed LED arrays and mixes inside the optical cavity; it is then redirected by microcellular reflectors and 98% efficient Miro Silver material as it passes through MesoOptics holographic film and emerges from the translucent concave lens in a precisely controlled 3D batwing distribution. ArcForm offers efficacies of up to 91.2 lm./W and lasts 60,000 hours to L80. Judges’ Comments: “Finally, an LED troffer with not just batwing distribution in two directions, but four directions.”

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Our judge liked the fact that this product’s LED light sources are concealed around the edges of this fixture. Vault also features a one-piece radiused frame with an upturned curved flange to provide a satisfying lit transition with a minimalist aesthetic. With an efficacy rated at 72.5 lm./W, the luminaire is offered with a 3500K color temperature and a CRI of 85.

The Lighting Quotient, fraqtir staQ

CATEGORY: GENERAL AMBIENT

The Lighting Quotient fraqtir staQ

Judges’ Comments: “Looks very nice. Design looks minimal, with good edge definition.”

Designed for library stack illumination, unique bi-asymmetric refractive optics feature a high efficiency and constant current drivers. The fixture can be mounted on the ceiling surface, pendant or cable suspension, or cantilevered off the stacks.

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LUMINAIRES Z GENERAL AMBIENT

CATEGORY: GENERAL AMBIENT

Selux Corp. M100 LED Constructed from a 4-in. (100mm)-wide extruded, low-copper, aluminum housing and die-cast end caps, the M100 has an impact-resistant, LED-optimized diffuse acrylic snap-in lens that provides uniformity, protects against dust, and allows tool-less access to the optical chamber. Exact cut lengths, lit corners and custom configurations can be specified. The M100 LED is available in pendant, surface, wallmount, or recessed versions that comply with ADA and Chicago Plenum requirements. Selux Corporation, M100 LED

Edge Lighting, Cirrus Channel, Square 1–in. Lens — 24VDC System

CATEGORY: GENERAL AMBIENT

GE Lighting Solutions, GE Lumination LED Suspended Luminaire

CATEGORY: GENERAL AMBIENT

GE Lighting Solutions GE Lumination LED Suspended Luminaire This suspended direct/indirect luminaire gives off a warm glow as light is evenly dispersed using Intrinsx technology. In addition, the fixture is translucent, providing a unique see-through look when switched off.

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Philips Ledalite, TruGroove

CATEGORY: GENERAL AMBIENT

Edge Lighting

Philips Ledalite

Cirrus Channel, Square 1–in. Lens

TruGroove

This fixture generates a 105° beam with a soft cutoff in a sleek square profile that can be ordered in 12-in. increments up to 40 ft. The aluminum housing can be dressed up in multiple anodized finishes or a polished chrome finish. The product is designed for passive cooling. The heat sink has been designed so that the LEDs are run safely within their limit to achieve a balance between long life and high efficiency. Judges’ Comments: “This is good! Small is good! Very contemporary look.”

Available with either symmetric or asymmetric distribution, this recessed ceiling fixture can be connected in sequence to create a seamless ribbon of light. A unique cable-cinch feature allows contractors to join fixtures beneath a drywall ceiling and raise them up to finish the installation. Efficacy is rated at 69 lm/W, with a CRI of 80 and color temperature of 3500K. Judges’ Comments: “I really like the MesoOptics method of beam and glare control. That is accomplishing the work of our old parabolic troffers in one thin layer of plastic.”

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LUMINAIRES Z DOWNLIGHTS

CATEGORY: DOWNLIGHTS

Tech Lighting ELEMENT 4–in. Adjustable Downlight Offering much flexibility, good lumen output and efficacy, this downlight is ideal for retrofits. With an innovative high-low lamp positioning, the LED is positioned closer to the aperture for enhanced lighting performance and minimized glare. In addition, the luminaire boasts tight beam control and field-changeable optics. Judges’ Comments: “A top retrofit pick because of the Element module. I love the look of the trimless square recessed bevel.”

Tech Lighting, ELEMENT 4–in. Adjustable Downlight

EDITOR’S OBSERVATION:

“PERHAPS THE CATEGORY THAT’S SHOWN THE GREATEST MATURATION OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS, DOWNLIGHTS ARE NO LONGER MERE CANS, BUT CAREFULLY ENGINEERED MECHANISMS.”

Juno Lighting Group, Indy Hyperbolic ‘Silent Ceiling’ Performance LED

CATEGORY: DOWNLIGHTS

CATEGORY: DOWNLIGHTS

Juno Lighting Group/Indy

Cooper Lighting

Hyperbolic Performance LED

IRiS P3LED Directional Series

This product has a new convex reflector design that uses a hyperbolic contour to achieve both industry-leading downlight efficacies of up to 70% and exceptionally low aperture brightness, creating the “silent ceiling.” It is currently available with up to 2,800 lumens, which can effectively replace up to a 70W ED17 Metal Halide or 2 x 32W CFL downlight. Judges’ Comments: “It appears to have good vertical cutoff, good variety of color selections and the reflector design is elegant. […] I like it for doing something overdone—downlights—with a style that speaks to function in an elegant way.”

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Cooper Lighting, IRiS P3LED Directional Series

In this latest generation, the IRiS P3LED’s segmented borosilicate glass primary optic offers significantly improved light quality and the product’s multi-layer dielectric coating better maintains color accuracy and output over life. The optics can be set up at a number of angles, and optical elements can be added to create downlight, directional or wall wash lighting. Judges’ Comments: “This is a fantastic product. Rarely do you find a product with the appropriate output and lighting quality with the functionality like aiming and adjustibility you need.”

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LUMINAIRES Z DOWNLIGHTS

CATEGORY: DOWNLIGHTS

CSL Lighting 5–in. Eco-Downlight The 5–in. Eco-Downlight features 30 system watts that deliver 2,200 lumens, an 80 and 90 CRI package and dimming capabilities. It delivers three color temperatures featuring 4 Step Binning, five interchangeable optics and modularity of square and round trims that mate in the same housing. In addition to the six trim options, three optional glass lenses are available. Judges’ Comments: “Performance is where this downlight really stands out. […] I like that they’ve included some vertical cutoff. It has good efficiency.”

CSL Lighting, 5–in. Eco-Downlight

USAI Lighting, BeveLED 2.0 Warm Glow Dimming

CATEGORY: DOWNLIGHTS

Cree, Inc., SR6

CATEGORY: DOWNLIGHTS

Kurt Versen, 3-in. Square MultiSource Capable LED

CATEGORY: DOWNLIGHTS

USAI Lighting

Cree, Inc.

Kurt Versen

BeveLED 2.0 Warm Glow Dimming

SR6

3-in. Square MultiSource Capable LED

This LED dimming system achieves what was once thought impossible within the lighting industry: It makes LEDs indistinguishable from fixtures using an incandescent or halogen light source when dimmed. In fact, it gradually transitions from 2700K, 3000K or 3500K down to 2200K, as compared to the 2800K down to 2000K transitioning found within incandescent light sources—all while providing significant energy savings. An interchangeable reflector system gives the user the ability to change the beam from 30°, 50° or 80.° Judges’ Comments: “This is an advancement in getting LED to act like incandescent, which is what is needed for high-end retail to accept it!”

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This series of architectural downlights combines a 90+ CRI and an efficacy rating of up to 75 lm./W. Powered by the company’s TrueWhite technology, fixtures also feature the new Light Source-Reflector Unity Design to create a smooth and non-distracting transition from ceiling to light source. Three color temperatures are available, along with a range of reflector finishes. Judges’ Comments: “Excellent product, good for retrofit and upgrade. I have used a prior version of this product with great success. It also comes at a very attractive price.”

Kurt Versen’s line of 3-in. Square LED recessed fixtures features MultiSource Capability; Kurt Versen is the only manufacturer offering remote phosphor LED modules and PAR LED lamps within one housing footprint, interchangeable with easy plug-and-play connectors. The tight corners and the parabolic curve of the trim ensure that maximum light output is achieved with brightness and glare control, creating an architectural lighting tool for designers. Fixtures are available in downlight and wall wash applications. Judges’ Comments: “Simply put, a very nice product.”

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LUMINAIRES Z DOWNLIGHTS

CATEGORY: DOWNLIGHTS

Con-Tech Lighting RA4L 4–in. LED Downlight The RA4L delivers outstanding efficacy of 72 lumens per watt and effectively replaces a conventional 42-watt compact fluorescent downlight. With spacing criteria of 1.3, the overall number of fixtures required to light a space is greatly reduced, making this one of the most sustainable 4–in. square downlights available. Judges’ Comments: “I’m very impressed with CRI/ R9 and efficacy. […] I like the different trim options. This is a top general illumination and wall wash downlight pick.”

Con-Tech Lighting, RA4L 4–in. LED Downlight

EDITOR’S OBSERVATION:

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE SPECIAL CITATION WINNERS ON P. 70, WHERE WE FETE ENTRANTS THAT EXCELLED IN CERTAIN AREAS LIKE SUSTAINABILITY, INCLUDING PRESOLITE’S A2 FIXTURE. Lucifer Lighting, LEDX Y Series

CATEGORY: DOWNLIGHTS

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The Kirlin Company, LRR-06415

CATEGORY: DOWNLIGHTS

Lucifer Lighting

The Kirlin Company

LEDX Y Series

LRR-06415

Delivering 3,000 lumens for ceilings up to 30-ft. height, the LEDX Y Series uses cutting-edge LED modules. With its unique look and ability for application in double-height spaces, such as atriums, ballrooms, lobbies, store interiors and more, the Y Series wipes that “institutional” look away while providing the needed light output. This was a favorite of multiple judges for its innovation and modularity.

Designed around Kirlin’s 3,900-lumen/55-watt light engine (70 lumens per watt total system), this luminaire is 77.1% efficient and provides 2,829 lumens. It can be used for ambient lighting, highlighting or task lighting and in sloped ceilings and is UL listed for wet locations. 0-10V dimming is standard and the LEDs are LM-80 qualified and LM-79 certified, providing 83 CRI and a 60,000 hour life (L70).

Judges’ Comments: “Low efficacy, but excellent modularity and use of high R9 source ability. […] Adjustable, and capable of providing general illumination and accent lighting. This is my top accent and residential lighting pick.”

Judges’ Comments: “Excellent example of a high-output LED accent light. I like the CCT options and the CRI of 83 is at least as good as that offered from most CMH in this area.”

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LUMINAIRES Z DOWNLIGHTS

CATEGORY: DOWNLIGHTS

Prescolite Prescolite A2 The company’s line of small aperture downlights now includes an adjustable luminaire. Designed around a high-quality Xicato light engine, the luminaires create clean ceilings with minimal obtrusiveness, while meeting commercial light level requirements and providing superior brightness control. In addition, they offer industry-leading fixture-to-fixture color consistency with no perceivable color shift over the life of the luminaire.

Prescolite, Prescolite A2

THINKING ABOUT SUBMITTING FOR NEXT YEAR’S COMPETITION? We’ll be issuing the call for entry around the 1st of October, with a rough deadline around the 1st of November. So, with that in mind, mark Labor Day on your calendar as a good time to start getting your submissions in order. Juno Lighting Group, Aculux Gen 2 LED Precision Recessed

CATEGORY: DOWNLIGHTS

ERCO Lighting, Inc., Quintessence Double-focus Downlight

CATEGORY: DOWNLIGHTS

Juno Lighting Group/Aculux

ERCO Lighting, Inc.

Generation 2 LED Precision Recessed

Quintessence Double-Focus Downlight

Second generation Aculux LED precision recessed luminaires offer improved performance, features and options. With precision geared optics and architecturally-integrated flush-mount trims, Gen 2 can match the performance of both 50 and 75-watt halogen MR16 products using only 13 or 20 watts, with efficacies up to 55 LPW in four color temperatures, including new 2700K and high 93CRI 3000K options.

This LED lamp has the typical characteristics of double-focus downlights—optimized glare control and inconspicuous ceiling appearance—made especially for the illumination of dark rooms with high ceilings. Perfect coordination of the LED lamp, lens and control gear guarantees maximum efficiency and cost-effectiveness with optimal light quality. Judges’ Comments: “This is an excellent LED downlight offering.”

Judges’ Comments: “This product line has very good technical and quality advancement for this product type, but I would have liked to see more than a five-year warranty.”

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COMPONENTS & LIGHT SOURCES Z MODULES AND LIGHT SOURCES

CATEGORY: MODULES AND LIGHT SOURCES

Cree, Inc. XLamp CXA Family These arrays are designed to be used as a single component in an LED design emulating the single-filament appearance of traditional lighting products. The line includes four new arrays delivering different lumen levels in two packages and optical sizes in minimum 80– and 90–CRI options. Judges’ Comments: “It's easy to be blasé about LED improvements and performance, but hitting 90lpw and good CRI and good CCT is very important to lighting and users.”

Cree, Inc., LMH2 LED Module

CATEGORY: MODULES AND LIGHT SOURCES

Cree, Inc., XLamp CXA Family

Cree, Inc., XLamp XP–G2 LED

CATEGORY: MODULES AND LIGHT SOURCES

Cree, Inc., XLamp XT–E White LED

CATEGORY: MODULES AND LIGHT SOURCES

Cree, Inc.

Cree, Inc.

Cree, Inc.

LMH2 LED Module

XLamp XP–G2 LED

XLamp XT–E White LED

The LMH2 delivers up to 97 lumens-per-watt lightsource efficacy, and is available in flat or dome lens types to provide different light output patterns. The light source and power supply are separate to provide flexibility in mounting and wiring. The module also features primary thermal management, potentially eliminating the need for costly secondary thermal management systems. It’s available in 850-, 1,250-, 2,000- and 3,000-lumen options and color temperatures of 2700K, 3000K, 3500K and 4000K. Judges’ Comments: “Good trend to new forms of modules rather than straight replacements. Much better performance.”

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Combining high light output, reliability and efficacy, this LED can enable a broad range of high-lumen applications. It delivers up to 151 lumens per watt at 350 mA, 85C or 165 lumens per watt at 350mA, 25C in cool white (both at 6000K). The brighter, more efficient unit provides customers an immediate boost in performance and enables manufacturers to use fewer LEDs to get the same brightness at lower cost or increase brightness levels using the same LED count and power.

An LED that delivers up to 148 lumens per watt at 85C or up to 162 lumens per watt at 25C at 350mA, this unit addresses the largest obstacle to mass LED lighting adoption—initial cost—and enables LED lighting systems to replace their inefficient ancestors. Designed to accelerate LED adoption, it can be used for almost all lighting applications. Judges’ Comments: “A very nice medium-intensity LED product for applications where a diffuse midlevel output source is desirable.”

Judges’ Comments: “This product is most definitely a class-leading LED source in an attractive form and color range.”

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COMPONENTS & LIGHT SOURCES Z DRIVERS

CATEGORY: DRIVERS

eldoLEDs POWERdrive 6060/R This 19-in. rack-mount, constant-current 600watt LED driver can be up to 300 ft. away from light sources and features 32 LED outputs. The 6060/R is 0-10V, DALI and DMX/RDM compatible. It handles any color application with ease, and its dynamic response can be tuned to fit any situation. The LED driver’s performance features can be easily programmed via its onboard three-button user interface with display. Programmable settings vary from LED output current for each of the 32 LED outputs to the selection of standalone color, dimming curve, DMX or thermal settings.

OSRAM Sylvania, OSRAM PRO-Flex LED Drivers

CATEGORY: DRIVERS

eldoLEDs, POWERdrive 6060/R

TerraLUX, TLM-R16C low voltage LED engine

CATEGORY: DRIVERS

Philips Bodine, BSL310 Emergency LED Driver

CATEGORY: DRIVERS

OSRAM Sylvania

TerraLUX

Philips Bodine

OSRAM PRO-Flex LED Drivers

TLM-R16C low voltage LED engine

BSL310 Emergency LED Driver

These low-voltage dimming drivers are designed for use with LED light engines installed in luminaires used in conjunction with EMerge low-voltage ceiling grids, or similar low-voltage applications. Available in both wired (DIM) and wireless (RF) dimming interfaces, the drivers are the first to offer selectable output current and are acceptable for downlight, pendant, track light and other luminaire types. It is the only LED driver with a wireless interface that works with both wireless rocker switches and wireless occupancy sensors, making each fixture addressable with digital dimming capabilities.

This compact, fully integrated LED light engine is designed to help lighting manufacturers upgrade low-voltage 50W MR-16 landscape and track fixtures to LED, without compromising light quality or performance. With its significant thermal contact surface, the fixture itself becomes the heat sink, so it can be used inside a sealed luminaire in outdoor applications. Units can be paired with most existing low-voltage transformers and dimmers and are available with a choice of field-replaceable optics. Judges’ Comments: “The range of colors and CRI is excellent, very versatile.”

This driver converts linear LED strip fixtures into code-compliant emergency lighting sources, making it a significant addition to existing emergency lighting options. The BSL310 offers a 90-minute runtime, as required by code, and provides up to 1,300 lumens in emergency mode. The BSL310 operates an LED load with a rated stack voltage range of 10-50 VDC. The lamp selector included with BSL310 allows versatility. Judges’ Comments: “A nice approach that could render many general illumination products as emergency sources with minimal integration effort.”

Judges’ Comments: “The connectivity is great; I like the energy-harvesting control input (EnOcean).”

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BUILT FOR PERFORMANCE When it came to site and area lighting for the Vince J. Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park, the City of Pensacola wanted an exterior LED luminaire that could deliver on performance and be cost effective. MayaLED was chosen because of its ability to fully deliver the potential of LEDs. Due to its outstanding optical performance, MayaLED post top luminaires could be installed further apart necessitating fewer luminaires, resulting in overall energy savings and lower acquisition costs.

Project: Community Maritime Park - Pensacola, FL Photo: Paul Brown

MayaLED Inspired by the miniature nature of solid-state lighting, MayaLED offers signiďŹ cant advantages in energy savings, lighting efďŹ ciency and visual comfort by incorporating advanced features in active thermal management and optical design.

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COMPONENTS & LIGHT SOURCES Z DRIVERS, MISCELLANEOUS

CATEGORY: MISC. COMPONENTS

Beacon Products Viper Quick Change Door Assembly The quick-access hinged door of the Viper luminaire is removed by loosening two screws, which provides easy access to drivers, photocell, and wiring terminal block, making for easy installation and component replacement. The door can swing down or be completely removed for uninhibited access to mounted components and wiring. Judges’ Comments: “The maintenance features are very good.” Beacon Products, Viper Quick Change Door Assembly

eldoLEDs, 50W LED driver platform

CATEGORY: DRIVERS

Ideal Industries, Inc., Chip-Lok LED COB Array Holder

CATEGORY: MISC. COMPONENTS

Beacon Products, Lifeshield Thermal Management Circuitry

CATEGORY: MISC. COMPONENTS

eldoLEDs

Ideal Industries, Inc.

Beacon Products

50W LED driver platform

Chip-Lok LED COB Array Holder

Lifeshield Thermal Management Circuitry

The slim 50W LED driver offers smooth programmable dimming with a simple two-wire interface to set time, motion and brightness-based intelligence. Users also can set both dimming curve type and minimum dimming value, separate LED output currents between 200mA and 1050mA in 1mA steps, and NTC temperature. Judges’ Comments: “Lots of connectivity, and I like the internal controls features.”

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The stainless steel base of this COB array holder provides long service life, even when subject to the high localized temperatures typical of LED arrays— without the creep concerns of plastic holders. The electrical contacts are fully insulated to allow use in some Class 1 applications and also have two push-in wire ports that enable daisy-chaining to multiply arrays within the luminaire.

This LED engine-integrated circuit prevents overheating. As the fixture encounters adverse conditions causing the LED temps to approach the factory set limits, the circuit reduces the power consumption through a driver interface, allowing safe long-term lumen maintenance and performance. LifeShield is a winner for its product ingenuity.

Judges’ Comments: “We need more of these components in the market. This is a robust and well-designed product that will allow lighting products with COB sources to be serviced rather than replaced.”

Judges’ Comments: “A simple addition that adds a great deal of value to the end use product owner.”

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Product Innovation Award Winners (clockwise): W-130 SKYY Sconce, W-140 Sliver Sconce, W-120 Planar Stretch Sconce, P-130 SKYY Pendant.

LED lighting with dimensional appeal. Low-glare, diode-driven luminaires with precisely engineered performance optical components. And now, award winning too. All from a company with a 65-year history of lighting innovation. See more at digitalspeck.com.

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APPLICATIONS Z BEST RENOVATION / RETROFIT

Poggenpohl, NYC

BEST RENOVATION/RETROFIT

Before a recent renovation, the German luxury

about 30fc for general lighting and 50fc for

kitchen brand’s New York flagship showroom’s

the highlights. The Cantax LED track lights

Erco Lighting

lighting was too bright, lacked dimming and

achieve an energy saving of 60% compared to

Poggenpohl NYC Showroom

visual interest. They decided they needed illu-

the old system, due to the efficient Spherolit

mination that would help their products live

technology and the higher luminous efficacy

up to their luxury image. The old system used

of the LEDs. The design appears brighter

44 spotlights with 39-watt metal halide lamps,

and more inviting, while achieving dramatic

plus flood reflectors to illuminate the entire

energy savings.

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

f “A classic example of where less is more. Overall, blanket illumination was ditched in favor of track and spot lighting that truly highlights merchandise, and creates contrast in a space that counts on being interesting.”

space—the average illuminance on the horizon-

“We are the only kitchen showroom in New

tal surfaces was approximately 50fc. Since the

York, and probably the world, using 100% LED,”

renovation, the showroom is illuminated by 50

says Ted Chappell, President, Poggenpohl U.S.

13-watt LED Cantax track fixtures from Erco

“After seeing the quality of the color rendering

Lighting, including spot, flood and wallwash-

of light, people are amazed to learn that the

ers. The wallwashers provide general vertical

entire showroom is illuminated solely by LED

illumination, while the LED spotlights provide

lighting.”

accent lighting. The new lighting results in

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LIGHT DEFINES THE EXPERIENCE GateWay Community College Phoenix, Arizona

“It becomes a billboard, not only as a destination within the campus, but as a landmark of the building towards the community.” Rodrigo Manriquez Lighting Design Studio Leader, SmithGroup JJR

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APPLICATIONS Z BEST USE OF WHITE LIGHT

GE Tower Bridge, London

BEST USE OF WHITE LIGHT

Tower Bridge is one of London’s most widely

fit the shape of the bridge’s architectural fea-

recognized landmarks. As the city prepared to

tures. Newly installed controls allow the mood

GE LIGHTING

host the 2012 Olympics, they wanted new light-

of the lighting to be changed to suit different

Tower Bridge, London

ing to showcase the beloved structure to the

occasions. GE Lighting’s 90W LED Floodlights,

world. Because the bridge is a listed monument,

together with other lamps and fixtures, were

detailed planning was required to ensure that

also installed on and around the bridge as direct

the aesthetics of the bridge were not altered,

replacements for the previous, less efficient

but enhanced.

system. The combination of LEDs has helped

To achieve the desired visual effect, a range

reduce the energy used to light the bridge by up

of LED systems from GE Lighting now illumi-

to 40% compared with the previous system.

nate Tower Bridge. GE was both a London 2012

London’s 2012 London Olympics celebrations

Sponsor and a London 2012 Sustainability

included a light display held every evening on

f “My favorite structure gains a whole new,

Partner. More than 1.24 miles of GE Lighting’s

Tower Bridge. Boris Johnson, Mayor of London,

beautiful nighttime aura. The white LED is used perfectly to articulate the bridge’s cable spans.”

Tetra Contour architectural LED lighting have

said of the project, “This is another lasting

been installed on the stone and metal work of

legacy stemming from the Games which will

the bridge. The product was molded on site to

benefit the city for decades.”

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

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APPLICATIONS Z BEST USE OF COLOR

Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta

MOST CREATIVE USE OF COLOR

For the second year in a row, in 2012 Lighting

Using discreet, color-changing LED in the

Science Group partnered with the Atlanta

orbs allowed the gardens to turn their holiday

Lighting Science Group

Botanical Garden for the latter’s seasonal light

display into a dazzling, yet environmentally

Atlanta Botanical Garden

exhibit, “Garden Lights, Holiday Nights.”

friendly, seasonal light show that hosts more

The popular attraction features the idea of “green” both as a primary festival color and as well as an operating energy principle. LSG provided the LED installation on the

than 100,000 visitors. Designed in collaboration with lighting designer Tres Fromme, each fixture uses only 10 watts. In total, more than one million LED

Great Lawn, where the “Orchestral Orbs” show

lights are used each year to create more than 30

served as the finale for the display. The imagi-

acres of holiday magic. “By fusing LED tech-

native topiary forms incorporated more than 16

nology and an unmatched eye for design, our

million colors of light in a choreographed show

Unique Solutions Group has turned architec-

f “Simple, yet elegant, the changing colors of the

set to classic holiday music. Additional lighting

tural dreams into a brilliant winter wonderland.

illuminated sculptures add the right touch to give the gardens an enjoyable nighttime presence.”

from Lighting Science Group was used to illumi-

We are very proud to be part of this wonderful

nate the front conservatory and other garden

exhibit once again,” says Keith Scott, LSG’s chief

features.

commercial officer.

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

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GE Lighting

This LED award winner redefines high bay lighting.

Introducing the Albeo™ ABHX series LED luminaire • A true, energy efficient metal halide replacement • Scalable solutions from 6,000 to 80,000 lumens • Field changeable optics, power supply & LED modules

To learn more visit us at: www.albeo.com

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APPLICATIONS Z MOST INNOVATIVE USE OF SSL

Alabaster Caverns State Park, Oklahoma

MOST INNOVATIVE USE OF SSL

For more than a decade, visitors at Alabaster

any moss growth and the system could operate

Caverns State Park in western Oklahoma—the

almost maintenance free for many years. The

Intense Lighting

largest gypsum cave in the world—relied on a

V-Rail system also featured modular design, a

Alabaster Caverns, Freedom, Okla.

T-5 fluorescent handrail system to better tra-

benefit when dealing with the unique conform-

verse the 330-step descent of the cave—which

ing issues found inside a living cave.

extends 3/4 of a mile. However, the system

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

f

“Clean and functional, the illuminated V-Rail is the perfect product for applications such as this, where the light source does not detract from the beauty of the natural surroundings.”

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In addition, the V-Rail system allowed for

began to corrode due to the extreme alkaline

an integral Lutron Hi-lume driver, which was

properties of the gypsum in the ground, and the

required for the project. The LED driver needed

posts became structurally unsound. Additional

to be compatible with the existing Lutron

maintenance troubles made it clear that the

Hi-lume control system. This control system

park needed a better solution.

allows each stairway section to be illuminated

The Oklahoma Dept. of Tourism chose Intense

separately. “We had a great installation and

Lighting’s V-Rail Gen 2 to light the way. In

were confident this system will last for many

addition to a substantial reduction in energy

years to come,” says Cy Nowkhah, engineer and

costs, LED offers another unique benefit: with

project manager with Flynt & Kallenberger

no ultra-violet spectrum, LEDs would eliminate

Engineering.

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APPLICATIONS Z MOST IMPACTFUL USE OF SSL

Flame Towers, Baku, Azerbaijan

MOST IMPACTFUL USE OF SSL

Baku Flame Towers is a striking new addition

The main challenge of this project was the

to the skyline of Baku, Azerbaijan’s capital and

varying window dimensions, and that the max-

Traxon/e-cue

the largest city on Caspian Sea. Located atop a

imum gap between fixture and window frame

Flame Towers, Baku, Azerbaijan

hill overlooking Baku Bay and the old city center,

needed to be less than 50mm. With a flexible

the three towers were inspired by Azerbaijan’s

mounting solution and intelligent calculation,

ancient history of fire worshiping, and will illu-

the project team reduced the overall amount

minate the city and act as an eternal flame for

of needed fixtures to only 16 different modular

modern Baku.

lengths. The entire three-tower installation is

The goal of the project was to create a low-resJUDGES’ COMMENTS

f

“A great example of architecture and nighttime exterior illumination in perfect harmony, as the digitally controlled dynamic color scheme brings the flame concept to life.”

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controlled by an e:cue Lighting Control Engine

olution media façade to display video content,

fx (LCE-fx) running Emotion, and Video Micro

while integrating inconspicuous lighting fixtures

Converters (VMCs). The façade typically displays

into existing architecture. To meet the project

burning flames, and the intelligent control

requirements, Traxon collaborated with design

system allows for simple lighting show changes

firm Francis Krahe & Assocs. Inc. to create a spe-

to reflect additional animations and graphics for

cial fixture to be installed behind the buildings’

special events—such as the recent 2012 Eurovi-

windows and give the illusion of ribbons of light.

sion Song Contest.

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WINNERS ARCHITECTURAL SSL PRODUCT INNOVATION AWARD

We’re Leading LED into the Future. Our award-winning innovations are transforming LED lighting. Cooper Lighting is at the forefront of the lighting industry, setting an unmatched standard for innovation and reliability. Our IRiS P3LED 3-inch aperture recessed luminaire is the first in the world to be Zhaga certified. It combines the flexibility of interchangeable performance optics with the energy savings, long life and sustainability benefits of LED. Our Halo HU20 Undercabinet LED is the only luminaire in the industry that connects to a low voltage track system by magnetic contact for the ultimate ease in placement. Learn how these innovations will transform spaces into dynamic environments by going to www.cooperlighting.com.

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APPLICATIONS Z MOST INNOVATIVE USE OF SSL

Marriott International Headquarters, Bethesda, Md.

MOST ENERGY EFFICIENT USE OF SSL

A corporate campus-wide lighting update yielded

Furthermore, Marriott coordinated with

big savings while increasing security. Follow-

Montgomery County officials to replace 32, 180-

GE Lighting

ing the retrofit, Marriott will use 860,000 fewer

watt metal halide streetlights along the road

Marriott Int’l. HQ, Bethesda, Md.

kilowatt hours of electricity and save more than

that serves its headquarters and neighboring

$120,000 per year in combined energy and main-

companies. In addition, GE retrofit the Marriott

tenance costs.

sign at the campus entrance with Tetra Pow-

More than 230 GE Evolve LED Area Lights now

cycles from two to three times per year to once

Evolve LED Garage Light fixtures and several

every five to 10 years.

Evolve LED Tunnel Light installations provide JUDGES’ COMMENTS

f “A comprehensive, campus-wide retrofit of significance—the complex will consume nearly 900,000 kWh less per year—the numbers are hard to ignore, and show what can be achieved.”

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erStrip LED lighting, improving maintenance

illuminate the campus’ outdoor lots; nearly 400

Inside Marriott’s eight-story, 900,000-sq.-ft.

illumination for the parking decks. Marriott also

headquarters, GE provided 7-watt LED PAR20

gained the functionality to dim garage lighting

lamps in all hallways; 20-watt LED PAR38 lamps

with GE’s ProSys lighting control system incor-

in the foyer; 140 12-watt LED BR30 lamps in the

porating motion sensors. Light output is reduced

auditorium; and 72 new GE Lumination Recessed

to 40% while the garage is vacant and adjusts to

LED Troffers to the buildings lower level, ensur-

100% when motion is detected.

ing even lighting around the campus.

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MARKET LEADERSHIP

MARKET LEADERSHIP

Cree, Inc.

Acuity Brands Lighting

Beyond feting products, we also wanted to recognize manufacturers who are "good

TECHNOLOGY BRAND LEADER

TECHNOLOGY BRAND LEADER

When it comes to bringing advancements to LED technology, the name Cree easily jumps to mind. With more than 1,500 patents issued, and 2,000 patents pending, Cree’s seemingly tireless innovation drives what they like to call “the LED lighting revolution” with products designed to increase energy-efficient LED adoption and drive what’s possible. For example, less than a year after showcasing the 152-lumens-per-watt concept LED “bulb,” Cree’s R&D delivered a benchmark 170-LPW prototype based on its SC3 technology. The platform is built upon the company’s advanced silicon carbide technology and features advancements in the chip architecture and phosphor. Cree expanded its family of products based on SC3 technology, delivering some of the most advanced LED components in the industry for reduced overall system costs—four just within the past few months: XLamp XP-G2 (a winner in this year’s Modules and Light Sources category) XP-E2, XB-D color and XM-L multicolor LEDs. All four provide lighting manufacturers with increased lpw and double the lumens-per-dollar of previous generations. Cree shares this market-leading expertise with its global TEMPO testing services, lending its understanding of LEDs to manufacturers worldwide to help overcome system design challenges, save money and improve time to market.

Acuity was one of the first major lighting companies to see the potential of OLED. Even before the first public showing of its work at Lightfair in 2010, its OLED Design Center had been innovating advancements in OLED luminaires, lighting design concepts, and gestural controls. These innovations now comprise a broad portfolio that includes several high-performance OLED product families available through Winona Solutions+Light, including Revel, winner of Lightfair’s 2011 Product of the year, Kindred, recognized by IES’ 2011 Progress Report, Trilia, recognized in IES’ 2012 Progress Report, and Canvis Drape, also recognized in IES’ 2011 Progress Report. Each of these families illustrate how Acuity has taken new technology and expanded the nature of the lighting experience. Its soon-to-be cataloged LightFacet celebrates the purity of OLED light with a transparent frame where OLED panels seem suspended in midair all you see is light. The Canvis product also pioneered “gestural” technology, where via sensors and robotics, the fixture can change its shape in response to user gestural movements. In the launch of these diverse OLED products, the vision of Acuity and the realization of this broad portfolio have fluidly extended OLED technology for mainstream use in lighting, blending imaginative design, high quality illumination, efficiency, architectural integration, and ultimately transforming how people can experience light.

guys," in the context of doing good things for the community, other than simply producing quality products. The honors have taken the form of our Market Leadership Awards. We asked companies to provide examples of their leadership through various efforts, be it research, involvement in standards development, education, creation of useful tools and websites, and the like. Based on these overall, omnibus submissions, we asked our judges to award specific honors in the following areas: 1) TECHNOLOGY BRAND OF THE YEAR—for companies consistently delivering the most innovative products that advance lighting application and design. 2) INDUSTRY PARTICIPATION—for companies consistently involved in a combination of education, advancements in forwarding standards, appearing and speaking at conferences, and frankly, facilitating the free exchange of ideas to advance the development of solid-state lighting. 3) EDUCATION BRAND OF THE YEAR—for companies consistently creating and developing educational offerings. 4) OUTSTANDING CATALOG AND/OR MARKETING CAMPAIGN—for companies that consistently produce top-notch supplemental materials which help specifiers do their jobs. 5) OUTSTANDING WEBSITE—for companies with sites that are truly functional and helpful. Following are our inaugural winners with a brief explanation of their accomplishments.

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Kim Lighting

OUTSTANDING MEDIA CAMPAIGN

OUTSTANDING MEDIA CAMPAIGN

“Shift Perceptions” was the theme of a multi-media marketing and PR campaign promoting the company’s Mino suite of luminaires. The campaign utilized both marketing and PR outreach to announce and promote the launch of the product. The campaign was truly expansive in scope utilizing both print and electronic collateral, print and web-based advertising, email marketing and video. Marketing materials were consistently designed utilizing an abstract geometric aesthetic common to both the luminaire’s design, and the modern paintings of Mino Argento and his late 20th-Century contemporaries, from whose artistic works the product drew inspiration. The print ads are noteworthy for their innovative presentation. With the exception of the headline “Shift Perceptions. We Are.,” the contents of which appeared upside-down. This unique format was intentionally designed to garner attention, intrigue readers, and create an interactive element whereby readers would flip the page around continue reading the ad. Moreover, this upside-down approach was designed to visually tie-in with the message that Peerless was turning things around by expanding its focus beyond indirect luminaires to include direct ambient luminaires. The promotional video was used as the key educational component embedded into the products splash page (www.peerlesslighting/mino) and to date has garnered more than 1,000 views on the Peerless website, Vimeo and YouTube.

This past year Kim launched its Altitude advertising campaign to promote its newest line of outdoor area fixtures, which were marketed as the “ultimate in luminaire design innovation with a unique balance of form, engineering and superior optics” based on its patent-pending PicoPrism optics. In delivering this message, the company subscribed to the adage “a picture is worth a thousand words,” choosing to let the fixture’s profile do the talking in a single still image. The photo is a tight close-up, and exudes quality, proving that when handled correctly, a picture is indeed worth a thousand words, which is why this ad works. To reinforce its commitment to transforming outdoor lighting to LED sources, Kim simultaneously developed a comprehensive, integrated advertising campaign beyond print to showcase its precision lighting products; the construction of said products; its breadth of offering; spotlight its newest technologies; and, of course, drive high-interest sales leads directly to its agents. Primarily expressed on Kim’s website (www. kimlighting/altitude), the effort features additional high-end product photography of the products, including a specific product page that contains additional features and information, including mounting configurations and distribution configurations. The Flash videos are very helpful in demonstrating how easy the fixtures are to assemble.

tSpecification grade tEven linear light distribution tCoves, wall washes, indirect t2700K, 3000K & 4000K tSeveral optical solutions tUp to 80 lumens / watt

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The New Linear

UnderLine

SERIES

High Efficiency LED Ultra Low Profile

Philips Color Kinetics

EDUCATION

INDUSTRY PARTICIPATION

The manufacturer continues to produce informative and unique collateral to educate users on all topics LED. Its segment guides, for example, focus on the implementation of LED lighting in specific areas and are meant to provide ideas and inspiration through real-life case studies. A companion video series of projects is also available. Its newly released “LED Lighting for Bridges” looks at bridges from around the world—some of the hints are aesthetic in nature, while others are more functional. PCK has also recently produced a critical guide on controlling LED lighting—a sorely needed resource.

Beyond its research, the company has demonstrated its dedication to the SSL industry through its participation at many industry conferences and events, its deep engagement in the development of standards and regulations, and its commitment to improving the quality of, and access to, SSL education. On its website is the LED Fundamentals video series is a comprehensive resource on thermal, electrical, optical and system design and integration. OSRAM Opto also has made considerable effort to exploring new applications for LEDs, including supporting horticultural lighting research by Michigan State University.

Cast Lighting

Actual Size Profile

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors

Lumenpulse

OUTSTANDING WEBSITE

OUTSTANDING WEBSITE

The site offers an enormous amount of educational material for both pros and end users, including hundreds of articles, white papers, technical documents, webinars, and videos covering the design, installation, maintenance, and appreciation of low-voltage landscape lighting, Highlights: - The industry’s most extensive collection of landscape lighting projects including more than 400 images from 50 of the most talented designers. - The industry’s most complete database of low-voltage licensing requirements.

The manufacturer’s website was re-launched this past summer with the goal of helping anyone—from seasoned designers and specifiers to casual browsers—find information quickly, while giving them many incentives to explore. The layout is vibrant and visual, which is apt for the architectural lighting field. The products page allows users to scroll down until they see the product they’re looking for, or they can use any of the filters on top to help refine their search. The project pages are visually enticing and cross-reference other sections.

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SPECIAL CITATIONS

SPECIAL CITATIONS

Eureka Lighting

Erco Lighting

Philips Ledalite

Rolo

Light Board

TruGroove

MOST UNIQUE PRODUCT

STANDOUT ADVANCEMENT IN TECHNOLOGY

MOST INNOVATIVE OPTICAL AND CONTROL SYSTEM

A winner in our “decorative” lighting category on p. 24

A winner in our “track” category on p. 39

A winner in our “general ambient” category on p. 41

Quick Recap: A different replacement option for halogen spots.

Quick Recap: A compact, square track fixture.

Quick Recap: A recessed, linear fixture for overhead illumination.

Highlights: With just 5 watts, this “grab and point” orb-like fixture provides the equivalent output of a 35-watt halogen source.

Highlights: The fixture operates on a hinge—based on laptop technology— for more precise aiming, but more importantly, it employs a tertiary optical projection system that helps ensure quality and efficiency.

Highlights: Light emitted from linear LED arrays pass through a biconvex lens where it is internally reflected and laterally refocused. It then passes miro silver reflectors, mixes, then passes through mesooptic holographic film.

Beyond outright winners in each category, we also wished to issue a number of “Special Citations” to recognize submissions that really jumped out at us, especially in regard to aspects such as initiating truly sustainable programs. That said, we’re honoring these companies and products in the following areas: Most unique product—Expands lighting design and applications beyond the conventional; Standout advancement in technology—Exhibits a specific and useful advance in SSL performance; Most innovative control system or software; Most sustainable product; Most effective new product—High efficiency coupled with high

Judges’ Comments: “The fixture brings a high degree of industrial design sophistication to its presence. It has a place in contemporary settings that would act as small dimensional exclamation points.

quality lighting features; and

Judges’ Comments: “Its primary market of exhibits and presentations would be responsive to the fact that the Light Board can project a 1fc beam for 25 years.”

Best retrofit product.

THINKING ABOUT NEXT YEAR’S PIA AWARD COMPETITION? Start thinking about it like going back to school: We’ll be issuing the call for entry approximately the 1st of October, with a rough deadline around the 1st of November. So, with that in mind, mark Labor Day on your calendar as a good time to start getting your submissions in order.

Prescolite

Focal Point

Philips Wide-Lite

A2

Trace

Mini 300 LED

MOST SUSTAINABLE

MOST EFFECTIVE NEW PRODUCT

BEST RETROFIT PRODUCT

An entry from the “downlight” category on p. 45

A winner in our “Linear/Cove” category on p. 38

A winner in our “low bay” category on p. 32

Quick Recap: A small, 2–in. aperture downlight.

Quick Recap: Cove alternative.

Quick Recap: A canopy luminaire.

Highlights: A perimeter assembly that creates its own architectural cove, Trace creates continuous, shadow-free illumination thanks to a narrow aperture and frosted lens.

Highlights: Available in 32 or 48-LED configurations, with a choice of 5700 or 4000K color temperatures, the luminaire balances horizontal and vertical illumination for quality light distribution. CRI is 70 for cool white, and 64 for neutral.

Highlights: Prescolite provides the following recycling options: at the end of the LED’s lifespan, a user need simply contact the company, who will provide authorization and shipping information for recycling. For those who prefer to recycle locally, Prescolite makes available the different material types within the assembly so that they may be properly separated and recycled.

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Judges’ Comments: “I really like the mesooptics method of beam control and glare control. That accomplishes the work of our old parabolic troffers in one thin layer of plastic.”

Judges’ Comments: “From a personal point of view, I think the product provides an aspirational solution to users who like a cove and either can’t afford it or prefer the smoother, contemporary surface appearance that Trace offers.”

Judges’ Comments: “This is a perfect retrofit product—just the right application and just the right design.”

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By Kevin Willmorth, editor

Another Revolution in the Making 3D printing processes are poised to revolutionize manufacturing.

While the deployment of solid-state has everyone’s attention within

parts can be sanded, machined, drilled, threaded, and painted to attain

the small confines of the lighting industry, there is another, perhaps

a wide range of finished forms.

much larger, revolution in the making that is likely to change the face

Beyond FDM, of particular interest in lighting is a digital lens print-

of manufacturing of products as we know it. This is the emergence

ing process invented by Luxexcel that prints optically clear materials

of 3D digital additive process part making, or 3-D printing. Unlike

on a thin substrate, eliminating tooling. PJET technology is also avail-

most every other current manufacturing process that either relies on

able in water-clear materials resembling PMMA used in LED optics.

expensive tooling, or subtractive punching and cutting that gener-

Both offer opportunities to create and test lenses and optics in small

ates waste, additive manufacturing processes involve neither. What

quantities, without the cost of tooling. High-end FDM equipment also

is produced is the usable part, in final form, with minimal waste, with

offers opportunities to integrate electronics components within a part

nothing more than a 3-D CAD file.

as it is produced, while secondary laser-engraving and plating makes

The most recognized form of this process is SLA (Stereolithography). Invented in 1986, the process involves printing thin layers of a UV curable material that is cured by a UV laser that cures resins to produce

it possible to create electrical pathways within plastic parts. Vacuum metalizing and plating can be applied as it is to other plastic parts. While obtaining conventional plastic components requires expensive

the finished part. ZCorp or Plaster Powder infused with CA glue is

tooling, setup charges, and inventory placement, 3-D digital production

another prototype process that generates good detailing, but is unsuit-

offers on-demand delivery without tooling. Though current speed and

able for finished parts due to strength and rough surface finish. SLS

material cost issues remain the greatest liability, 3-D printing has be-

(Selective Laser Sintering) utilizes a powder base that is sintered by

come a must-have for a growing number of manufacturers. The prolifer-

laser to create a strong finished part for functional testing with limited

ation of contract providers is expanding access to this emerging trend,

details and surface finish unsuitable for creating production parts.

as evidenced by the sale of more than 80,000 3D printers in the U.S. since

The highest performing prototyping system is currently PJET (Polyjet)

2007. Soon, manufacturing operations will include digital manufacturing

technology (a hybrid between SLA process and ink jet printing) that de-

to produce customizable components just-in-time. Visionaries predict

livers highly accurate smooth surfaced parts in a wide range of opaque

that one day every office will have a 3D producing machine to make

and transparent rigid and flexible materials.

office supplies, toys, marketing handouts and more from downloadable

For digital manufacturing, FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling), first

web files offering ready-to-print designs and custom solutions.•

commercialized in 1990, leads the pack. FDM involves an extrusion process that deposits a thin band of thermoplastic material onto the model. While ABS plastics generate strong parts that can be put into

TABLE 1. Process Comparison (Scale 1 to 5; 1 = Excellent, 3 = Average, 5 = Poor)

service directly, other materials, including PLA (Poly Lactic Acid, an organic material), polycarbonates, nylon, and high tech specialty

SLA

ZCorp

POLYJET

SLS

FDM

materials are also used. FDM can also include novel materials like

Accuracy

2

1

1

4

1

1

candy, chocolate, cake frosting and wood composites, as well as metal

Strength

4

5

3

1

1

and ceramic bearing filaments that are heat processed to generate

Large Detail

1

1

1

3

2

ceramic, bronze and silver parts. FDM machines can be found for just a

Fine Detail

1

1

1

4

4

1

few hundred dollars for personal use and small shops, to the top of the

Smoothness

1

3

1

4

3

1

line digital manufacturing machines costing thousands.

Versatility

4

4

2

4

1

FDM parts made from modified ABS resins serve as finished product

Luxexcel

Colors

4

3

2

1

components in a number of military applications, lighting product

Transparent

3

1

2

1

parts, executive aircraft interior parts and medical tissue scaffolds.

Optic Clear

1

4

1

FDM parts are also used for tool holding, part holding, repair parts,

Flexible

4

1

4

pattern making for casting, custom manufacturing and functional

Cost (Equipment)

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parts testing. The materials are generally easy to bond, and can be

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strengthened with epoxy resin infusion processes when there is a need

Process Time

4

2

3

3

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for sealing, chemical or abrasion resistance or strengthening. FDM

Mfg. Suitability

3

3

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Contrasting Results on Blue Light’s Impact on Artwork Two studies on LED and art only confirm the issue's complexity.

Lighting of art demands consideration of much more than presenting

cused on the observed darkening of lead chromate pigmentation when

work in a flattering way. Energy consumption is a significant expense,

exposed to light. Samples showed a significant increase in darkening

as is maintenance. However, curators must consider the impact of light

and material decomposition under all blue light sources, in contrast to

over the very long term, beyond the transient viewing of works and the

virtually no change under filtered red light. While UVA produced the

month-to-month cost of operation. If art is damaged beyond repair, it is

greatest aging result, so did the spectral region between 336-525nm.

lost forever.

Table 2.0 shows a tabulated summary of results from the data provided

Over the decades that artificial light has been used for display, grow-

in this research. Since the study did not specifically isolate the 450nm

ing discussion has centered on spectral radiation and its impact on

region present from LED sources, the only conclusion one might draw

pigments and substrate materials. Since art created before the 19th

from the results is that LEDs generate light within the range shown to

century never considered electric light, it was impossible to foresee its

produce some degradation in the samples studied. The results do not

effect. Also, the range of art materials used is so diverse that classifica-

support any further conclusion or postulation.

tion of them under a light source specification is impossible. Two recent studies illustrate the complexity of this topic. The first

Several other studies are ongoing, and more are needed. The attractiveness of LED to museum curators—for its capability to deliver long

is a DOE Gateway Study ‘Demonstration Assessment of Light-Emitting

service life and energy savings—is strong, as are concerns over blue

Diode (LED) Retrofit Lamps, Host site: J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu

light’s impact on art. Judging by these two contrasting studies, there is

California, March 2012.’ This study concluded that the selected LED

a great deal of room for improvement in the methods of evaluation, the

light sources generated no fading, to slightly slower rates of fading,

subject materials studied, and the transference of conclusions from

of test materials, compared to filtered halogen lamps. The second is

lab to practical application. Until this is resolved, this topic is likely to

‘The Degradation of Lead Chromate in paintings by Vincent van Gogh

remain highly controversial, as LED's proponents work toward accep-

studied by means of Spectromicroscopic methods. Part IV… L. Monico

tance and curators continue to consider conservation of the integrity

et al, Analytic Chemistry, November 2012.’ This work of research stud-

of the art a higher priority than conservation of energy.•

ied light energy generated in isolated bands, concluding that blue light generated greater degradation than red light. The lack of a common foundation between these studies makes it difficult to draw general

TABLE 1. Observed Fading of Samples Comparison, LED v. Filtered MR16

conclusions beyond the finite limit of the studies themselves. The Gateway Study included testing the effect of a 3000K LED light

Type

Difference Observed

Zakuro

Japanese Dye/Silk

No Difference

MR16 lamps for the study differed from the PAR38 lamps the conclu-

Onion Skin

European Dye/Silk

No Difference

sion of the study was applied to, with no cross study or reference to

Sappan Wood

Japanese Dye/Silk

Slightly Slower

prove this conclusion accurate. Still, the DOE fading study shows that

Tartrazine

Modern/Paper

No Difference

LED light sources generated greater energy in the 410-480nm range

Rhodamine B

Modern/Paper

Slightly Slower

Name

source against 71-watt MR16 lamps fitted with special filters designed

ISO Blue Wools 1-3

to reduce radiation at <410nm and >700nm. Oddly enough, the use of

Slower

than the filtered MR16 reference source. The fading test included a range of materials; Table 1.0 shows a small sample of the results summary, indicating that on these materials, LED lighting either created no

TABLE 2. Aging of Lead Chromate Samples

additional fading, or reduced it by a slight amount. The van Gogh study, on the other hand, focused on a single pigment

ΔE Aging Value Over Time (Hrs)

material, lead chromate, commonly used by van Gogh and other paint-

Source

20

40

60

80

100

ers of the 19th century. The light source employed was a Cemax xenon

570nm (Red)

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lamp, with filters applied to isolate UVA (300nm), UV blue (240nm-

335-525nm*

11

17

19

21

23

400nm), blue (336-525nm), and red (>570nm) wavelengths. No mention

240-400nm (UV)

20

25

27

29

31

of any other light source was included or inferred. Contrary to the

300nm (UVA)

32

36

37

38

40

Gateway study, which considered fading of dyes, the van Gogh study fo-

*Range within which LED source peak 450nm blue radiation would fall

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Out With the Old MaxLite has added 4-in. and 6-in. options to its MaxLED line of retrofit recessed luminaires. Units are designed with a white architectural finish and an E26 medium screw base—a GU24 adapter is available for CFL housings currently using a GU24 lamp. The RR40930W is classified for use with most 4-in. fixtures, replacing a 50W-equivalent halogen light source. The RR61430W fits most 5-in. and 6-in. housings, replacing a 75W-equivalent halogen light source. A die-cast aluminum heat sink is integrated into both fixtures’ trim. Visit www.maxlite.com or Circle 299.

MaxLite’s new 4-in. and 6-in. options to its MaxLED line of retrofit recessed luminaires feature a white architectural finish.

1 Just Like Grandma’s The Plymouth pendant from WAC Lighting may look fresh from your grandmother’s 1930s kitchen, but its light source, a 5W LED lamp, is thoroughly modern. In all other ways it’s an authentic reproduction, with a shade of mouthblown opal glass and hand-painted silver bands. Visit www.waclighting.com or Circle 301.

2 My, What A Small Aperture You Have With the addition of the new A2LED downlight and wall-wash fixture, Prescolite completes its D2LED commercial lighting line. Like others in the line-up, the A2LED features a 2-in. aperture for clean lines in sloped-ceiling and accent-lighting applications. Visit www.prescolite.com or Circle 302.

3 They’ve Got the Power Chroma Magnum I and II luminaires are track-hung spot fixtures from Bruck Lighting providing 1,000 lumens in a choice of three color temperatures. Magnum I has a flared end housing three interchangeable specular reflectors; Magnum II’s sleeker form factor accommodates a 40 degree specular reflector. Visit www.brucklighting.com or Circle 303.

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Custom Combinations McGraw-Edison’s Galleon luminaire can be ordered in 12 different optical distributions and nine lumen packages to meet numerous exterior-application needs. Producing up to 40,000 delivered lumens, the fixtures can be mounted to round or square poles in seven different configurations – from a single head to up to four fixtures. A color temperature of 4000K is standard, with optional 6000K and 3000K color temperatures also available. Visit www.cooperlighting.com or Circle 300.

With twelve different optical distributions and seven mounting configurations, the Galleon luminaire offers a host of options.

4 Flex It Flexible DECOFLEX lighting strips from Zenaro feature protective silicon sheathing allowing their use in a range of interior and exterior applications, in temperatures from -20°C to 75°C. The dimmable products come in five versions, with varying lighting colors and illumination production. Visit www.zenarolighting.com or Circle 304.

5 A New Diamond in the Sky (Or Ceiling) Nora Lighting has added a new 6-in. aperture adjustable downlight to its Diamond Series of recessed LED fixtures. Suitable for wall-washing, accent-lighting and sloped-ceiling applications, the units can be installed in retrofit or dedicated housings and include an 11W lamp. In three trims and a range of finishes. Visit www.noralighting.com or Circle 305.

6 Wall-Eyed New D-Series LED Wall luminaires from Lithonia Lighting come in two sizes and three power packages, with six photometric distribution options. Mounting heights range from 8 ft. to 30 ft.; lumen packages from 950 to 9,500 lumens. Visit www.lithonia.com or Circle 306.

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By Kevin Willmorth

Eyes on the Prize By emphasizing value creation, awards programs contribute to the growth of the market. While awards don’t make lighting better, the effort evidenced by those who chose to compete does.

earnest. I still remember coming in last at every

ket. Ultimately, the reward they seek is not a wall

swim meet after weeks of early morning practice

plaque, but market success. The benefit for win-

in a frigid public pool. I never allowed being the

ners is enhanced company image, and visibility to

youngest or slowest to get me down. My motiva-

jump start a new product launch. By emphasizing

tion? To hang out with shivering girls in bathing

value creation, awards programs contribute to

suits all summer long? Certainly—but more than

the progression and growth of the market as a

that, I found satisfaction in the work itself, and

whole. While awards don’t make lighting better,

being a positive member of a team in other ways.

the considerable effort evidenced by those who

For this I was bestowed a special, hand-made

chose to compete does.

Like the limits of human vision—which allow us

“Blood and Guts” certificate (for staying with the

to see only a small fraction of the energy around

team and working hard in the face of impend-

who presented the result of their own consider-

us—competitions are just a slice of the spectrum

ing doom) delivered with a kiss from a pretty,

able effort. Certainly, there will be many suc-

of benefits for contestants. If this were not the

summer-tanned, swim-fit team leader. This was

cessful new products left without reward. Unlike

case, competition itself would have never caught

as cool to me as the golden plastic edifice was to

swim meets, where one can readily judge the

on with humankind. Kids play sports in hopes

the season’s ultimate top fish. My take-away was

fastest against the slowest, the market chooses

of getting a free ride through higher education.

a spirit and will to put in the effort regardless of

its real winners concealed from view, awarding

Adults of all ages enter car shows, wood-carving

any prospect for ultimate success. Eventually, I

points in dollar increments. Of course, there are

contests and fishing competitions, while state

found my center here in the lighting universe,

hundreds who don’t bother to seek attention

fairs offer even the remotest rural competitors

where working hard in the face of impending en-

through participation. This does not diminish

a path to their goals. For each and every one, the

ergy doom is now the order of the day. Lighting

the value of their effort—it’s just another invis-

competition itself is just an event. Hidden from

design is a mix of the joy in artistic expression,

ible layer in the larger scheme of development

view are the real motivations of personal satis-

chilled by reality. Product development means

and competition. To me, in a market too often

faction, investment in something beyond oneself,

seeing the invisible, taking on projects the timid

complacent, the excitement behind solid-state

advancement of a market position, competitive

avoid and weathering the consequences. It’s

lighting technology represented by innovators

benchmarking, and many other motivations of

all the continued joy of pretty girls and ice cold

competing for hearts and minds—and maybe a

individual value. For this reason, competitive

water to me.

little plaque for the office wall—is as welcome as

events are just moments in time, meaningful beyond what is visible on the surface. I learned very young that I was not going to

Behind visible product awards programs are the efforts of teams and companies attempting

For each winner, there are dozens of others

a warm kiss after a hard thrash in the icy waters of price motivation and knockoffs.•

to find success by delivering new value. These

be fastest on my feet or in the water. Against

competitions are also benchmark presentations.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

the benchmarks of runners, jumpers and water

Beyond the specific effort presented by the com-

Kevin Willmorth, a lighting expert and fixture designer,

fowl, I was painfully slow. Yet I joined teams that

panies involved is the state of an industry and

has been instrumental in helping create a vision and

would have me, worked out and practiced in

progression of technology coming into the mar-

mission statement for Architectural SSL.

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