The 2021 Lighting & Homes for Tomorrow (LHFT) competition recognized nine connected home products and platforms that deliver a compelling value proposition to both consumers and utilities, including three connected lighting, controls, and ceiling fan products.
To realize the CEE Integrated Home vision, Lighting & Homes for Tomorrow is designed to help drive the adoption of efficient, connected products that demonstrate interoperability, reliability, and simplicity. In 2020, the competition sought residential connected lighting, lighting controls, ceiling fans, plug load controls, heating and cooling (HVAC) and thermostats, windows and window attachments, and other connected home devices that successfully deliver a positive consumer experience, energy management, and grid benefit.
Of the 44 products entered, 31 were selected to be evaluated by a panel of expert judges including individuals with proficiency in usability, interoperability, the connected home, integrated demand side management (IDSM) program administration, product installation, specific technology performance, sales, and design.
Of the connected lighting, controls, and ceiling fan products, the Judging Panel identified three winners:
Acuity Brands Lighting Juno AI Entertainment System
C by GE Smart Switch Dimming + Motion Sensing
Modern Forms Renegade and Tip Top Smart Fans
Lighting & Homes for Tomorrow also recognized five manufacturers that demonstrated promising features and thoughtful connected product design across several of the evaluation criteria and were subsequently selected as finalists: Renson Inc., American Lighting, Cordelia Lighting, Allied Air Enterprises, and Somfy Systems, Inc.
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