Next Generation Lighting Systems Competition

New Connected Lighting System Evaluations Underway

For nearly a decade, the Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) design competition has recognized excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires. Originally launched in 2008, the competition has now transitioned its focus from luminaires to lighting systems. The new Next Generation Lighting Systems (NGLS) program features an exclusive and ongoing focus on connected lighting systems, as well as an expanded process that involves installations in real-world settings and greater interaction among entrants, judges, and host sites.

As of mid-FY18, twelve different connected lighting systems, all designed by different manufacturers to be easy to install and configure, have been installed in classrooms at The New School, Parsons School of Design in New York City. Visit the newly released Next Generation Lighting Systems website to view the process and better understand the challenges being addressed in the installation, configuration, and operation of these systems.

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