Gurnee, IL, February 14, 2013 – Kenall Lighting, a leading provider of commercial lighting solutions for over 50 years, has been recognized as a winner in the Next Generation Luminaires™ (NGL) Outdoor Design Competition for its TopDek LED parking lot luminaire. The competition, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the International Association of Lighting Designers, was launched in 2008 to promote excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires for general illumination in commercial lighting applications. The winning entries were announced at the 2013 Strategies in Light Conference, the world's largest educational and networking platform for the LED and lighting industry.
TopDek was selected as a recognized product within the parking lot category. The selection process included the judges’ examination of lighted samples in their intended applications, as well as the evaluation of the luminaire’s photometric analyses and other documentation. Application criteria—such as uniformity, mounting height and spacing—were also specified to provide additional guidance. “We are thrilled that TopDek was noted by the judges for its ability to control glare. We set that as our primary objective without sacrificing other requirements around efficiency and longevity,” said Jim Hawkins, President and CEO of Kenall Lighting.
The NGL Competition is rooted in a desire to help lighting designers and specifiers source LED lighting products that meet strict performance and quality standards. Submitted products are judged on lighting quality—including color, illuminance, light distribution, and glare—appearance, serviceability, efficacy, value, dimming, and rated lifetime, as well as energy efficiency. “Recognized” winners are those products considered by the judges to be worthy of specification. Nate Heiking accepted the NGL Outdoor Design Award on Kenall’s behalf.
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