Lighting for Tomorrow: Building on the Results of the First National Energy-efficient Lighting Fixture Design Competition in the United States

Date Published: May 1, 2005

Document Type: Report



Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; 20278; American Lighting Association

Author Names:

Gordon, Kelly; Foster, Rebecca; McGowan, Terry


This paper describes the Lighting for Tomorrow fixture design competition in detail, including its origins, sponsors, structure and rules, timeline, prizes, selection criteria, and judges. It also describes the results of the competition, including industry response, promotion and publicity efforts, technical and design innovations demonstrated by the winners, and retail placements to date. The paper offers several lessons for future efforts to promote high-efficiency lighting through the design competition approach.