January 18, 2008, Washington, DC--The 2008 Lighting for Tomorrow competition will recognize excellence in design of energy-efficient residential lighting fixtures, both for new products and for innovative technologies. The competition is organized by the U.S. Department of Energy, the American Lighting Association, and the Consortium for Energy Efficiency.
This year, Lighting for Tomorrow will invite solid-state lighting (SSL) entries in three categories: 1) fixtures meeting the new ENERGY STAR for SSL requirements, 2) other decorative fixture types such as chandeliers, sconces, and table lamps using LEDs with device efficacy of at least 50 lm/W, and 3) a new "Future LED" category inviting luminaires using the world's highest efficiency LEDs, with device efficacy of 90 lm/W.
The deadline for entries is April 30, 2008, and winners will be announced at the ALA Conference in September. More information and 2008 Competition Guidelines are available on the Lighting for Tomorrow website at www.lightingfortomorrow.com/2008/index.shtml.