Philips Electronics reports that its VizorLED luminaire, a parking, lowbay and under canopy lighting solution, was named “Best in Class” in the ‘Next Generation Luminaires’ (NGL) competition, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and the International Association of Lighting Designers.
According to Philips, the new VizorLED delivers a unique optical solution that minimizes glare, improves volumetric lighting uniformity, maximizes efficiency, and creates an inviting and comfortable environment for people to park and walk through.
The NGL competition recognizes and promotes excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED commercial lighting luminaires.
Philips points out that the VizorLED was one of only four products out of 126 entries to receive “Best in Class” recognition from the Department of Energy. The award was announced at the Strategies in Light conference, a leading event for the LED Lighting industry.
Philips contends that most direct-view LED-based parking garage luminaires produce extreme glare and create a claustrophobic ‘cave-like’ effect, which can limit visibility and make people feel uncomfortable and unsafe. To address these concerns, Philips Wide-Lite’s engineers set out to develop a solution to provide uniform lighting not only on the ground and on vertical surfaces as well. The engineers incorporated Luxeon Rebel LEDs from Philips Lumileds to achieve the light output and reliability required. Philips developed a proprietary Non-Direct View (NDV) optical system that it says allows VizorLED to operate in a wide variety of ambient environments, reduce energy consumption and operating expenses, while providing a visually attractive and inviting environment.
“At Philips we are constantly trying to enhance life with light, to deliver new LED lighting solutions that can address energy efficiency desires while simultaneously enhancing an environment through more attractive lighting. With the VizorLED we have been able to deliver innovation that does just that, and we are pleased to have received such high praise from the U.S. Department of Energy,” said John Campsmith, General Manager, Philips Wide-Lite.
The U.S. Department of Energy also recognized the Evolaire Street and Area LED Luminaire by Philips Hadco and the Calculite Solid-State Downlight from Philips Lightolier in this year’s NGL competition for achievement in energy-efficient lighting systems.
Philips Electronics News Release