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Schreder Lighting Receives Two Next Generation Luminaires Awards

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.

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.

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