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More Than 40 Commercial LED Lighting Products Recognized by Second Annual Next Generation Luminaires™ Design Competition

Feb 11, 2010

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Forty-seven commercial LED lighting products – more than double last
year’s total – were recognized for excellence by the second annual Next Generation Luminaires
(NGL) Solid State Lighting (SSL) Design Competition, it was announced today.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North
America, and the International Association of Lighting Designers, the NGL competition was launched
in 2008 to promote excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires for general
illumination in commercial lighting applications.

In its first year, the competition recognized 22 products from among a total of 68 entries. In 2009, as the number of commercial LED lighting products on the market increased, the number of NGL entries nearly doubled – to 126, coming from 60 different lighting companies. Of these entries, 43 were chosen as “recognized” winners and four of were chosen as “best in class.”
The best-in-class winners came from four different manufacturers and covered four different areas of
lighting:

Finelite, Inc., was selected for its CURVE task lighting fixture; SPILIGHTING Inc., for its
Stile Styk wall washing fixture; GE Lighting Solutions for its Evolve™ LED R150 Roadway
luminaire for street/roadway; and Wide-Lite (a Philips group brand) for its VizorLED for parking
garages.

In the “recognized” category, Cooper Lighting, Lighting Services Inc, and Amerlux Global Lighting
Solutions earned praise for their accent lighting. DaSal Industries and USAI were recognized for
recessed accent lighting. Tempo Industries, Inc. was acknowledged for its cove lighting. In wall
washing, Visa Lighting, Finelite, Inc., and Edison Price Lighting were commended. Two wall grazing
fixtures were recognized, one from Specialty Lighting Industries and one from Pure Lighting.
In the specialty lighting arena, Edge Lighting and ReLED Systems were recognized for indoor
fixtures, while Planet Lighting was recognized for its outdoor fixture.

Under cabinet lighting garnered two winners: GE Lighting Solutions and Finelite, Inc. GE Lighting Solutions’ refrigerated display lighting was also recognized.

Downlights were popular with designs by Cree LED Lighting, Sea Gull Lighting/JuiceWorks, Edison
Price Lighting, Intense Lighting, Cooper Lighting, and Philips Lightolier. In general illumination,
Zumtobel Lighting was recognized for two fixtures; SPILIGHTING Inc., and Litecontrol were also
acknowledged. Recognized winners in industrial lighting were Digital Lumens, LightWild, and Albeo
Technologies.

Five designers were recognized for their street/roadway lighting fixtures, including Cooper Lighting, Philips Hadco, BetaLED® , LED Roadway Lighting Ltd., and Philips Lumec. Recognized winners in pedestrian-scale outdoor lighting were Sternberg Lighting and GE Lighting Solutions. GE Lighting Solutions and LSI Industries, Inc. were recognized for parking lot lighting fixtures, while Ruud Lighting and LSI Industries, Inc. earned recognition in utility canopy lighting. Cooper Lighting stood out in wall-mounted area lighting and Winona Lighting was acknowledged for ingrade lighting.

Awards were presented at the Strategies in Light conference in Santa Clara, February 10-12, 2010.

The competition was created to recognize well-designed, energy-efficient, and attractive commercial
solid state lighting that uses a fraction of the electricity of standard incandescent, halogen, and highintensity discharge fixtures. By encouraging new designs and technologies, Next Generation
Luminaires™ aims to increase market acceptance and awareness of LEDs for general illumination
lighting.

Steering Committee
Nancy Clanton, PE, IALD, FIES, LC, LEED AP
founder and president of Clanton & Associates, a lighting design firm

Melanie Taylor, IALD, LEED AP, representing IALD
lead designer at Lighting Design Studio for WSP Flack + Kurtz, Seattle

Avraham Mendall Mor, IALD, IES, LEED AP, representing IALD
partner with Lightswitch Architectural, an architectural lighting design firm

Melissa Hertel, LC, LEED AP, representing IALD
senior marketing manager of energy and sustainability for Lightolier

Dan Blitzer, LC, representing IESNA
principal of The Practical Lighting Workshop, LLC

Ruth Taylor, PNNL, IESNA, representing DOE
program manager, DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Judges
Chip Israel, LC, LEED AP, IALD
president and founder, Lighting Design Alliance

Barbara Cianci Horton, LC, IALD, IESNA
president and CEO of HLB Lighting Design, Inc.

Jeffrey L. Brown, IALD, IESNA
principal of Colorlume Inc., an architectural lighting design firm

Jeff McCullough, LD, CEM, CLEP
senior research engineer, DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Mary Matteson-Bryan, PE, CEM
consultant in support of Lighting Portfolio PG&E

Bob Berger, IESNA
president of Independent Testing Laboratories, Inc. (ITL)

Lara Jacobson Cordell, LC, LEED AP
director of technology/national accounts executive, Wiedenbach-Brown Co., Inc.

Kevin Houser, Ph.D., PE, LC, LEED AP
associate professor of architectural engineering, representing Penn State

David Brumbelow, IESNA
project manager for Grenald Waldron Associates, an architectural lighting consulting firm

Nancy Clanton, PE, IALD, FIES, LC, LEED AP
founder and president of Clanton & Associates, a lighting design firm

Melanie Taylor, IALD, LEED AP, representing IALD
lead designer at Lighting Design Studio for WSP Flack + Kurtz, Seattle

Avraham Mendall Mor, IALD, IES, LEED AP, representing IALD
partner with Lightswitch Architectural, an architectural lighting design firm



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