UNION CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Finelite,Inc., a recognized leader in energy-efficient lighting systems for offices, educational and healthcare facilities, received a 2014 NGL Best in Class award and IES 2014 Progress Report acceptance for two new cove luminaires. The Series 11 LED Micro Profile and Micro Flex were recognized as innovative solutions to common installation challenges associated with cove architectures. In addition to the cove luminaires winning NGL’s highest honor, three products, the Series 16 LED family, the Series 12 LED 3-Engine and the E1-Indirect LED Configuration were evaluated as Recognized by NGL.
“We are honored to have won a 2014 NGL Best in Class award,” said Jane White, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Finelite. “For the third year in a row, Finelite has achieved NGL recognition,” said White. “With this year’s Best in Class award for the Series 11 LED Micro Profile and Micro Flex cove luminaires and the Recognition distinction for three additional products, we have demonstrated our ongoing commitment to delivering innovative, high-performance lighting solutions to our customers,” White concluded.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), IES, and the International Association of Lighting Designers sponsor the NGL Design Competition. 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. Out of the 211 indoor products accepted for submission into the judging, 57 were evaluated as Recognized and only 4 were awarded Best in Class.
The Series 11 LED Micro Flex and Micro Profile cove luminaires have also been recognized in the IES 2014 Progress Report. The Progress Report Committee’s mission is to keep in touch with developments in the art and science of lighting throughout the world and prepare a yearly report of achievements for the Society. Acceptance in the Progress Report is based on an impartial judging process used by the committee to evaluate each submission on its uniqueness, innovation and significance to the lighting industry.
“Finelite was founded on the idea that we could make better lighting,” said Terry Clark, founder and chairman of the board at Finelite. “Whether the challenge was leaner, more sustainable manufacturing practices, shorter delivery times, longer-lived luminaires, or custom-fitted coves without the typical custom-order wait time, Finelite has always focused on solving problems for our customers. This approach drives real innovation in design and engineering, and it is what we are all about,” Clark added.
The NGL judges commented that the Series 11 LED Micro Coves exhibited “nice color rendition with [a] clean field,” that the luminaire is “great for servicing,” and that the “adjustability at the end of the run [in the Micro Profile] is an excellent feature.”
The following Series 11 LED Micro Cove family received the 2014 NGL Best in Class award as well as IES Progress Report acceptance:
Series 11 LED Micro Profile Cove Luminaire
- An optional telescoping light engine provides up to 12 additional inches of light engine to achieve a custom fit with continuous, uniform illumination
Series 11 LED Micro Flex Cove Luminaire
- 1-foot segments linked via quick-connect cables flex in any direction to accommodate complex, curvilinear architectural coves
The following products were Recognized by the 2014 NGL.
Series 12 LED – 3-Engine, Series 16 LED family – 2-Engine and 3-Engine
- Classic linear pendant collections transformed into highly efficacious LED luminaires; some with advanced control options
E1-Indirect LED Configuration
- Using a patent-pending design to separate the light engine from the driver enables the E1-Indirect LED luminaire to have a micro-shape that is barely more than an inch wide and less than an inch thick.
“Any product that earns the recognition of the NGL judges has to be pretty special,” said DOE Solid-State Lighting Program Manager Jim Brodrick. “They’re a tough audience – impossible to fool and hard to please.”
For more than twenty years, Finelite has delivered award-winning innovations in lighting technology and design and set new standards for performance, sustainability, value and customer service in the lighting industry. Finelite's core mission is to develop more energy-efficient lighting solutions and products for offices, educational and healthcare facilities. The company works in partnership with the California Energy Commission, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and others to develop best practices in lighting to achieve maximum energy savings. At Finelite’s U.S.-based manufacturing facility, they continuously examine ways to eliminate waste through product design, lean manufacturing, and corporate practices, and have been nationally recognized for these sustainability efforts. For more information please visit www.finelite.com.
About Next Generation Luminaires™ (NGL) Design Competition
The Next Generation Luminaires™ (NGL) Solid State Lighting (SSL) 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. www.ngldc.org