The Lighting Controls Association (LCA) recently announced that it entered into a five-year agreement with the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) to sponsor a new Control Innovation Award as part of the IES’s prestigious Illumination Awards.
The Illumination Awards recognize professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design. The new Control Innovation Award recognizes projects that exemplify the effective use of lighting controls in nonresidential applications.
The Lighting Controls Association, administered by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, represents the community of manufacturers of lighting controls and controllable ballasts. The LCA helped draft the award criteria and was represented in the judging process.
Twenty projects were submitted in the Award’s first year. Final judging occurred May 16, 2011 in Philadelphia during LIGHTFAIR International, with Craig DiLouie, representing Lighting Controls Association, in attendance.
IES intends to make a formal announcement in August. However, we are pleased to be able to announce that seven projects were recognized with an IES Illumination Award of Merit, and one of these is being recognized with a higher award. These projects will be published on this website over the next year.
Stay tuned, as further announcements will follow later in the summer.