Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition

2016 Indoor Competition Winners

The 2016 Indoor NGL Competition focused on luminaires with high lumen-output capabilities for commercial and industrial applications, as well as several aspects of controls. These included simple digital dimming (required of all entrants); dim-to-warm (incandescent emulation); tunable-white (independent control of color and output); and connected systems of luminaires, sensors, and controls. The winners include 16 luminaires that were "Recognized", with 3 singled out as "Outstanding". The three connected lighting systems entries evaluated were considered Notable.

The judging panel selected the luminaires on the basis of color, illuminance, glare control, light distribution, dimming control, serviceability, value, and appearance.

The judging session was conducted at the facilities of Intelligent Lighting Creations outside Chicago, Illinois in February 2016, and the awards event took place during LIGHTFAIR International on April 26, 2016.

View the winners press release or the 2016 NGL Showcase Brochure for a summary of the competition and the winning fixtures; view a slideshow of winning luminaire application photos; or click on the fixture images below to view individual luminaire profiles.


Linear Pendant   Dim-to-Warm   White-Tunable

   Nera thumbnail photo           Portfolio dim to warm thumbnail photo           MedMaster Balance thumbnail photo    



Meridian thumbnail photo     Kju Circle thumbnail photo     XOOTUBE 38 HD16 thumbnail photo     TruGroove Suspended LED thumbnail photo     FloatPlane Suspended LED thumbnail photo    


M60 MyWhite thumbnail photo     EVO 4” Tunable White thumbnail photo     Aculux 3 ¼” Gen2 thumbnail photo    

High-Output Downlight and Recessed Accent

6” High Lumen Recessed Downlight thumbnail photo     Juno 4” I.A. Downlight thumbnail photo    

Cove and Wall Wash

EF600 System thumbnail photo     ALCOVE Ramp thumbnail photo     Q-Wall thumbnail photo    


Connected Lighting Systems

Enlighted's Advanced Lighting Control Solution thumbnail photo     SpaceWise Technology thumbnail photo     Cree SmartCast Technology thumbnail photo    

Past Competitions

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