Selecting a Competition
The 2017 competition is comprised of four separate evaluations or competitions. For each competition, systems will be evaluated in a multiphase process that's spread out over a two-year period and involves installation, commissioning, control operation, lighting quality, and user response. Manufacturers can submit entries in any single competition, or in multiple competitions, matching the capabilities of their systems to the appropriate competition.
|System Type||Easily commissioned, out-of-the-box systems with luminaire-integrated controls||Easily commissioned systems that are compatible with conversion/retrofit kit luminaires||More capable and complex systems that are commissioned onsite||More capable and complex systems that are commissioned onsite and feature color-tuning luminaires|
|Typical Installations||Retrofit, small scale new construction||Retrofit||New construction||New construction|
|Entrant Partnerships||Single manufacturers typical, partnerships allowed but must have single point of contact||Single manufacturers typical, partnerships allowed but must have single point of contact||Partnerships or single manufacturer entries allowed||Partnerships or single manufacturer entries allowed|
|Judging Panel Make-up||Electrical contractors, building owners, utility representatives||Electrical contractors, building owners, utility representatives||Lighting designers, system integrators & programmers, building owners, utility representatives, electrical contractors||Lighting designers, system integrators & programmers, building owners, utility representatives, electrical contractors|
|Commercially Available?||Not required||Not required||Not required||Not required|
|Luminaire Types||Suspended or recessed, single luminaire type per entry||Suspended or recessed, single luminaire type per entry||Multiple luminaire types allowed||Multiple luminaire types allowed|