Staying true to its mission, the NLB created the Tesla Awards to honor lighting projects that provide Lighting Excellence, or lighting that promotes human performance, health and wellness, safety and security, commerce and the reduction in light pollution.
Mary Beth Gotti, Chair of the NLB explains, “The Tesla Awards are one of the rare lighting design awards that do not have any cost to submit.” Not only do the winning projects showcase the value of lighting, but they also demonstrate the best practices in lighting design, and the importance of collaboration.
The Tesla Awards™ will be presented at LightFair in Las Vegas on June 21st at 2:15 pm. The program is open to new construction or retrofit lighting projects for all types of indoor and outdoor applications. Anyone may enter a project. Lighting design and implementation teams may include lighting designers, manufacturers, agents, distributors, facility managers or engineers, building owners and occupants, and/or researchers. Judging criteria are: use of state-of-the-art lighting and controls, application innovation through needs assessment and project team coordination, documentation to validate enhanced “value of lighting” claims, level of difficulty, cost effectiveness, and sustainability.
This year, in collaboration with the Mount Sinai Light and Health Research Center, the NLB is proud to announce a Special Award Category – Lighting Design to Promote Human Health and Well-being. This award, to be judged by the LHRC, will only consider those designs where the electric lighting supports circadian entrainment. For additional submission requirements and judging criteria, click here.
There are no fees for entry. Projects should have been installed within the 2020 and 2021 calendar years. Submissions should be completed via the designated online submittal processes byApril 15, 2022. Winning projects will receive additional publicity in press releases, and industry newsletters and websites.