Congratulations to the L-Prize Concept Phase winners, announced on February 3 by U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm at the DOE Solid-State Lighting Workshop.
Project Tango, submitted by Quarkstar of Las Vegas, Nevada. The networked, white-tunable luminaire concept leverages innovations in optics, LED, and power conversion technology to deliver high efficacy, exceptional quality of light, and precise control of light distribution.
Sustainable and Connected Troffer Retrofit, submitted by Orion Energy Systems of Jacksonville, Florida. The concept offers a high-efficacy, networked LED luminaire with advanced controls that can be retrofitted in less than two minutes to an existing fluorescent luminaire.
Laterally Symmetrical Level 3 Engine for 3D Printing, submitted by Smash the Bulb/Bridgelux of Mountain View, California. This 3D-printed semi-indirect luminaire concept uses a high-performance light engine that requires no secondary optics and delivers high efficacy and excellent quality of light; an innovative optical design that reduces losses and addresses glare; and a luminaire housing that can be 3D printed on the job site.
Papaya Modular Lighting Ecosystem, submitted by Papaya of Evanston, Illinois. This highly modular luminaire platform designed by a team from outside the lighting industry uses a unique community-based approach; an all open-source aspect offers opportunities for innovators of all types to participate in evolving and innovating this lighting solution over time.
Coming Next: Prototype Phase
Looking ahead, the subsequent phases of the L-Prize will present fresh opportunities for awards and recognition. All eligible entrants are welcome to participate in any of the L-Prize phases and participation in one phase is not required to be eligible for another.
Phase 2, the Prototype Phase, opens in June 2022 and calls for prototype lighting systems allowing hands-on evaluation for technical performance and innovation. We are currently preparing for the next phase launch, incorporating feedback and experience from the first phase. Stay tuned for more details!