OXFORD, Mich. – Relume Technologies, a leading manufacturer of light-emitting diode (LED) products and smart grid control systems for outdoor lighting applications, has announced that two of its outdoor LED products – the OXFORD fixture and parkVUE fixture – were recognized by the Next Generation Luminaires™ (NGL) Solid State Lighting Design Competition. The company’s OXFORD lighting fixture was also named one of the competition’s four Best in Class.
“Recognition by such a prestigious lighting competition is a testament to our commitment to design and manufacture innovative, energy efficient products that customers want,” said Crawford Lipsey, CEO for Relume. “The products submitted to the competition go through an extensive evaluation process and only the best receive recognition. We are thrilled that our products were not only recognized, but one also received a ‘Best in Class’ award.”
The 2012 NGL Solid State Lighting Design Competition received 176 outdoor product submissions. Of those products, 37 were chosen as “recognized” winners, meaning that they were considered worthy of specification. From the 37 recognized products, four – like Relume’s OXFORD fixture – stood out significantly above the other products in their category and were given the additional designation of Best in Class.
The judges evaluated white light, general illumination products available for specification in the commercial market. Product suitability, quality and energy efficiency were important characteristics considered by the judges.
The OXFORD is a decorative fixture for acorn luminaires and is ideal for lighting main streets, municipalities and parking lots. According to the competition, judges were impressed with the glare control, aesthetic and adjustable features of the OXFORD fixture.
parkVUE is Relume’s low bay LED fixture for parking structures, canopies, tunnels and downlight applications. According to the competition, judges were impressed with the glare control, light output and distribution of the parkVUE fixture.
The NGL Solid State Lighting Design Competition is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Illuminating Engineering Society, and the International Association of Lighting Designers. The NGL competition was launched in 2008 to promote excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires for general illumination in commercial lighting applications. The idea is to make it easier for lighting designers and specifiers to find LED lighting products that are worthy of specification.
About Relume Technologies
Relume Technologies is a Mich.-based manufacturer of highly efficient, environmentally friendly, and cost effective LED lighting products and control systems. The company’s innovative technology is used in municipal lighting, commercial signage, outdoor advertising, transportation, and U.S. military applications. Relume’s products are American-made, ISO 9001:2008 certified and carry an industry leading seven year warranty.
Relume is a founding member of the Michigan Solid State Lighting Association, and supports the organization’s mission of ensuring that Michigan is a global leader in solid-state lighting, research and development, and manufacturing. Relume was recognized as one of Michigan’s 50 Companies to Watch by the Edward Lowe Foundation. For more information, visit www.relume.com.
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