EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio—December 15, 2014—GE Lighting announces a call for entries for its 32nd annual GE Edison Award competition, recognizing excellence and quality in professional lighting designs that employ the significant use of GE Lighting products, including: GE LED systems, LED luminaires, LED architectural products, LED lamps and modules, lighting controls, and non-LED lamps and luminaires.
Online entries must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern time on Jan. 19, 2015. To submit a project, applicants should go to the GE Edison Award entry website for full details.
The competition is open to professional designers, architects, engineers and consultants for projects completed during the 2013 and 2014 calendar years. Online entries are judged on the following criteria: functional excellence; architectural compatibility; effective use of state-of-the-art lighting products and techniques; appropriate color, form and texture revelation; energy efficiency and cost effectiveness.
Projects scoring the highest number of points will qualify to receive either Awards of Merit or Awards of Excellence. The GE Edison Award Winner is selected from among the Awards of Excellence.
In addition to these distinctions, an Award for Residential Lighting Design is presented to the project that best exemplifies excellence in lighting design within a residential application, using the same criteria as the other award categories. For this category, judges are looking for designs with innovative application(s) of light and the creative integration of lighting layers and controls.
The Award for Environmental Design gives special recognition to projects that minimize the use of energy, maximize the use of daylighting, control light pollution, and ensure system durability and maintainability.
All qualifying entrants will be invited to an awards ceremony, which will take place Monday, May 4, 2015, in New York City, New York, USA, on the evening prior to the opening of LIGHTFAIR® International, the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. At that time, all winners will be recognized with personalized plaques acknowledging their lighting design achievements.
The identity of the 2014 GE Edison Award Winner will remain confidential until announced at the awards ceremony. The winner will receive a personalized Steuben crystal trophy and continued publicity throughout the following year. A distinctive plaque will also be presented to the owner of the winning installation.
All lighting projects submitted for award consideration must have been completed between Jan. 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2014, and must employ significant use of GE Lighting products.
About GE Lighting GE Lighting invents with the vigor of its founder Thomas Edison to develop energy-efficient solutions that change the way people light their world in commercial, industrial, municipal and residential settings. The business employs about 13,000 people in more than 100 countries, and sells products under the reveal® and Energy Smart® consumer brands, and Evolve™, GTx™, Immersion™, Infusion™, Lumination™, Albeo™ and Tetra® commercial brands, all trademarks of GE. GE works on things that matter to build a world that works better. For more information, visit www.gelighting.com.