Evaluation of NGL entries will take place in following stages:
NGL organizers will screen entries by reviewing each submittal to verify that all required documents are included (see required documents section). The product will also be evaluated to make sure all parts necessary to mount the luminaire in its intended application are included and that the luminaire functions properly. Attempts will be made to resolve installation issues but it is the responsibility of the entrant to provide a working product with proper installation instructions.
The judging panel will meet in-person to evaluate the entries (see evaluation criteria). Luminaires will be installed and illuminated in representative configurations as discussed previously. Judges are not given manufacturer names for this stage of the judging.
Performance Verification of Finalists
If necessary, photometric performance of entries selected as finalists will be verified through independent testing (according to IES LM-79-08). Product submission information will be kept confidential until the publication of the NGL results.
For complete competition details, see the NGL SSL Outdoor Design Competition 2012 Entrant Guide.