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Major Strides Made by New Crop of Next Generation Luminaires™ Solid-State Lighting Design Competition Outdoor Winners


2/27/2014 2:00 PM

Twenty-six commercial LED outdoor lighting products were recognized February 26 at Strategies in Light for excellence by the Next Generation Luminaires TM(NGL) Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Design Competition. Continuing an NGL trend, the recognized products showed notable improvement on all fronts.

NEMA Lighting Section member products were among those recognized.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy , the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and the International Association of Lighting Designers, NGL was launched in 2008 to promote excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires for general illumination in commercial lighting applications. The competition began evaluating indoor and outdoor products separately in 2012, and the winners announced last night are the 2013 outdoor winners.

Of the 68 products that were judged, 26 – representing 12 categories – were chosen as “Recognized” winners, meaning that they were considered worthy of specification.

Six of the 26 were given the additional designation of Best in Class, meaning that they stood out significantly above the other products in their category that were recognized as specifiable. Best in Class winners came from five manufacturers:

  • Juno Lighting Group for its Finia building perimeter wallpack and its PL2 series bollard    
  • Cooper Lighting by Eaton for its McGraw-Edison Top Tier™ parking and area luminaire
  • Cree for its CPY250 canopy luminaire
  • LED Roadway Lighting for its NXT-S™ local residential roadway fixture
  • Louis Poulsen Lighting for its LP ICON LED pedestrian walkway fixture    

Please see the attached press release for more details, or visit www.ngldc.org. High-resolution photos are available at www.ngldc.org/press.stm.