Next Generation Lighting Systems Competition

Competition Partners

Next Generation Luminaires is jointly organized by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), represented by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).

IES is the recognized technical authority on illumination. For over 100 years, its objective has been to communicate information on all aspects of good lighting practice to its members, to the lighting community, and to consumers, through a variety of programs, publications, and services.

IALD is an internationally recognized organization dedicated solely to the concerns of independent, professional lighting designers. The IALD strives to set the global standard for lighting design excellence by promoting the advancement and recognition of professional lighting designers.

DOE's Building Technologies Program conducts research and development on technologies and practices for energy efficiency, partnering with states, industry, and manufacturers to improve the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings. PNNL is a DOE multi-program national laboratory that delivers breakthrough science and technology to meet key national needs.

Indoor Competitions

Evaluation Highlights

Past Competitions


NGL Judging Process
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2015 Competition

2014 Competition


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Competition Partners