GE Lighting Announces Call for Entries for GE Edison Award Competition

GE Lighting announced a call for entries for its 31st annual GE Edison Award competition, recognizing excellence and quality in professional lighting designs that employ the significant use of GE Lighting products, including GE LED systems, LED luminaires, LED architectural products, LED lamps and modules, lighting controls and non-LED lamps and luminaires.

The competition is open to professional designers, architects, engineers and consultants for projects completed during the 2012 and 2013 calendar years. Entries are judged on the following criteria: functional excellence; architectural compatibility; effective use of state-of-the-art lighting products and techniques; appropriate color, form and texture revelation; energy efficiency and cost effectiveness. All lighting projects submitted for award consideration must have been completed between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2013, employ significant use of GE lighting products and have not been previously submitted.

Projects scoring the highest number of points will qualify to receive Awards of Merit or Awards of Excellence. The GE Edison Award Winner is selected from among the Awards of Excellence. An Award for Residential Lighting Design is presented to the project that best exemplifies excellence in lighting design within a residential application, using the same criteria as the other award categories. For this category, judges look for designs with innovative application(s) of light and the creative integration of lighting layers and controls. The Award for Environmental Design gives special recognition to projects that minimize the use of energy, maximize the use of daylighting, control light pollution, and ensure system durability and maintainability.

A web-based entry submittal process has been developed to replace the former hard-copy process. Online entries must be received by 5 p.m. EST on January 20, 2014. All qualifying entrants will be invited to an awards ceremony on Monday, June 2, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV, the evening prior to the opening of LIGHTFAIR International. For more information about the GE Edison Awards visit

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