Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition

2017 NGLS Competition

In January we announced the 2017 Next Generation Lighting Systems (NGLS) Competition, with a new focus on specific applications and an expanded evaluation process that involves installations in real-world settings. Competition One focuses exclusively on connected lighting systems and offers entrants an opportunity to participate in ongoing evaluations over the coming months.

2017 Indoor Competition graphic

The response to the new NGLS competition has been positive, and industry inputs and feedback have helped us modify and clarify some of the competition requirements.

The complete entrant guide is now available.

Permanent Installations & Multiple Evaluations

Installed and configured by qualified electrical contractors
Performance Evaluation
By lighting practitioners, facilities professionals, utility personnel
Ongoing Evaluation
By Parsons students and faculty, as well as manufacturer entrants


2017 Competitions

Past Competitions



NGL Judging Process
Behind the Scenes Videos

2015 Competition

2014 Competition


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Competition Partners