LIGHTING TODAY18 Jan 2024
5th Annual Tesla Awards Submission Date Extended
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Dallas, Texas, USA – As the National Lighting Bureau (NLB) prepares to host the 2024 Tesla Awards this March with winners being announced in NYC at LEDucation, the submission deadline has been extended. Offering anyone the opportunity to share innovative Lighting Designs for improved lighting performance, health, and safety, please submit your completed projects from 2021-2023 by January 25, 2024 at www.NLB.org.

This programme recognises excellence in lighting projects that through the creative use of lighting systems and controls, illustrate the value of lighting including but not limited to: improved visual performance, promotion of health and wellness, environmental impact including reduced light pollution/preservation of nighttime lighting quality, enhanced safety and security, and increased overall occupant satisfaction. The program also strives to illustrate creative solutions that allow exceptional challenges and obstacles to be overcome.

The main intent of the Tesla Awards is to promote best practices for a wide variety of indoor and outdoor lighting applications. The program aims to do more than highlight beautiful architecture by recognising projects that provide a narrative and “how to” guide for others with similar lighting challenges.

Anyone may enter a project for the Tesla Awards. The submission fee will be waived for 2024. Projects should have been completed with the 2021, 2022 and 2023 calendar years. Submissions should be entered via the designated online submittal process by January 25, 2024.

Judging criteria include:

- Innovation

- Application effectiveness – adherence to high quality lighting principles; includes  effectiveness of the user interface

- Energy effectiveness – includes controls strategy

- Universality – how readily the design applies to other applications

- Sustainability – includes ease of maintenance, use of recycled materials in product/packaging or materials that are recyclable, and other environmental measures)

Special credit points can be awarded at the discretion of the judges for extra project challenge and project impact – for example, budget, timing, location challenges/limitations, and social benefit (community impact, pro bono projects, historic preservation, etc.)