Addison, Illinois - Schreder Lighting, a manufacturing leader of outdoor LED lighting solutions, has announced that its Ampera LED Road Lighting Luminaire Family received two Next Generation Luminaires(NGL) Awards during the Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Design Competition. The Ampera Maxi was recognized in the Major Roadway Lighting category while the Ampera Midi triumphed in the Collector Roadway Lighting category. Sponsored by the United States Department of Energy (DOE), the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), the competition seeks to encourage technical innovation and recognize and promote excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires. The awards were presented at Strategies in Light in Santa Clara, California, on the evening of February 26, 2014.
“We are extremely proud to receive this outstanding recognition,” said John Camp, General Manager for Schreder Lighting US. “With two awards in this competition, Ampera is just one of our many outdoor lighting offerings that delivers high levels of lighting quality, energy-efficiency, performance and value.”
The Ampera, an LED road lighting luminaire for an optimized investment, was selected from a total of 102 product submissions by a jury composed of a diverse range of professionals across the outdoor lighting community, including experts from architectural lighting firms, utilities, municipalities and facility management companies. Ampera offers a complete lighting solution that retrofits for older less-efficient fixtures in pedestrian areas, bike paths, residential and commercial streets, rural and urban roads, and highways. Options include motion and speed detection and remote management.
The Ampera Maxi, the largest of three sizes available in the series, can be incorporated in major roadway, street-collector, and pole-mounted residential lighting applications. It is designed to maximize efficiency and minimize the total cost of ownership and delivers a lighting output equivalent to 250-watt metal halide fixture. The Ampera Midi can be incorporated into residential streets, mixed commercial street and urban areas and rural road lighting applications. Ampera Midi, the smallest of three sizes in the Ampera family, is designed to maximize efficiency and minimize the total cost of ownership and produces lumens equivalent to a 150-watt metal halide fixture. A Mini size is also available and provides lighting comparable to a 50-watt metal halide.
Schreder outdoor lighting luminaires were installed on poles at appropriate heights along roadways and parking lots at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to evaluate performance and design. With a clear objective of identifying LED lighting products that are worth specification, NGL judges particularly appreciate the excellent light distribution, color, glare control, easy installation and value offered by Ampera. “This is not just a beauty contest,” said DOE Solid-State Lighting Program Manager Jim Boderick. “The winners also have to perform well. The NGL competition links energy-efficiency with lighting quality.” The judges applauded the color, light distribution and glare control of these roadway luminaires.
About the Next Generation Luminaires™ Awards
The NGL Solid State Lighting Design 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. That means NGL-recognized products have to measure up on many fronts. The judges care about suitability and quality, not just energy-efficiency. The competition began evaluating indoor and outdoor products separately in 2012, and the 2013 outdoor lighting winners were held in February 2014.
About Schreder Lighting
Schreder Lighting US is a respected member of the Schreder Group G.I.E. and operates a modern manufacturing facility in Addison, Illinois. The Schreder Group was founded in 1907 and has evolved into an international organization with over 2,500 employees in more than 44 facilities in 38 countries worldwide. Schreder specializes in upscale architectural and high performance outdoor lighting that is at the forefront of technological and aesthetic innovation.The members and affiliated companies of the Schreder Group share facilities and powerful, state of the art tools for research and development, manufacturing, high level photometric studies and laboratory testings to develop the best options for “The Right Light,” a philosophy that enables lighting design performance criteria that incorporates aesethtics, ecological and energy-efficient fundamentals.
For more information, contact Schreder Lighting, 2105 West Corporate Drive, Addison, Illinois. The phone is 847.621.5100 and the website is www.schreder.com.
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