Louis Poulsen Wins Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition
Winners of the NGL Outdoor Category Announced
2013 winners in the outdoor category of the Next Generation LuminairesTM (NGL) Solid-State Lighting Design Competition were announced last night at the Strategies in Light conference in Santa Clara, CA. Sponsored by DOE, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and the International Association of Lighting Designers, NGL was created to recognize and promote excellence in commercial LED lighting products.
Compared to previous years, the results show a marked improvement in overall performance, with efficacies continuing to climb. Out of 68 outdoor entries from 41 manufacturers, 26 were recognized as winners for 2013, meaning they met the competition’s stringent requirements and the judges considered them worthy of specification. A panel of six judges, drawn from across the architectural lighting community, evaluated the entries based on such characteristics as lighting quality, appearance, serviceability, efficacy, and value.
Best in Class – Pedestrian Walkway Lighting
“LP ICON LED” by Louis Poulsen Lighting
The LP ICON LED fixture provides predominantly direct downward illumination. The opal version uses a shade to create a soft, diffused upward light, while the shade of the basic version is opaque. Downward lighting characteristics will vary with the reflector choice.
The judges admired numerous features of the LP ICON LED, including the appearance, glare control and light quality. Some of the comments included “a fixture I can specify!”, “nice looking”, good glare control”. The judges did encourage the manufacturer to improve the efficacy of the luminaire.
Light Output: 2289 lumens
Besides Louis Poulsen Lighting, a record five other winners from five different manufacturers were designated as Best in Class:
• Juno Lighting Group for its PL2 Series bollard
• LED Roadway Lighting for its NXT-STM local residential roadway fixture
• Juno Lighting Group for its Finia building perimeter wallpack
• Cooper Lighting by Eaton for its McGraw-Edison Top TierTM parking and area luminaire
• Cree for its CPY250 canopy luminaire
More information on all the winning entries is available at www.ngldc.org.