Next Generation Luminaires™ Announces LED Design Competition Winners

February 23, 2011

Winners of the third annual Next Generation Luminaires™ awards were announced today at the Strategies in Light Conference in Santa Clara, California. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and the International Association of Lighting Designers, the competition was launched in 2008 to promote excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires for general illumination in commercial lighting applications.

Out of 138 entries from 61 companies, 33 were recognized this year as winners and another four were chosen as “best in class.” An additional five products were deemed “notable,” a new category created for those NGL entries that might not yet be considered specifiable but nevertheless have at least one outstanding characteristic deserving of recognition. A panel of 12 judges from the architectural lighting design community evaluated the entries based on performance, appearance, construction, and submitted photometric data.

The best-in-class winners came from four different manufacturers and covered four different areas of lighting:

  • The Lighting Quotient Inc. for its Linear Concealed LED Luminaire cove lighting fixture
  • Philips Color Kinetics for its eW Burst Powercore facade lighting fixture
  • Koncept Technologies Inc. for its Equo LED Desk Lamp task lighting fixture
  • USAI for its NanoLED recessed accent lighting fixture.

More information on all the winning entries is available at