From left: Tom Nash and Ben Ferh of Generation Brands; Michael Kachala of Hinkley Lighting; Shelley Wald of WAC Lighting;
Karin Bruce and Jennifer Kirkpatrick of American Lighting, Inc. at the CEE Industry Partners Meeting in Nashville, Tenn.
2016 Lighting for Tomorrow Award
The winners of this year’s Lighting for Tomorrow (LFT) awards were announced
through a live webinar presentation hosted by ALA Sept. 12. The webinar was
well attended, with over 100 registrants. In addition to the webinar, the LFT
winners were also presented during the CEE Industry Partners Meeting Sept. 15,
as well as during the ENERGY STAR Products Partner Meeting Oct. 27.
Grand Prize Winners
Two grand prize winners were announced this year as the overall, top products in
terms of innovation, design, engineering and light quality: the American Lighting,
Inc. Trulux system, and the Blackjack Lighting Seraph Chandelier. According to
the LFT competition judges, these products demonstrate admirable attention
to detail and the consumer experience, while also achieving energy efficiency.
Decorative Lighting Awards
From among the decorative fixture submissions, the judges selected two
honorable mentions. These products include the Hinkley Lighting Hadley
3308CM ceiling mount fixture and the LBL Lighting Torque 27 pendant.
Functional Lighting Awards
The functional lighting category resulted in five winners and two honorable
mention distinctions. The winners were the Acuity Brands Lighting Super LED
Garage Light, the AFX, Inc. Slate Pro Edge, the Ambiance Lighting Systems
Lecarne LED Niche Light, the Juno Lighting Group (an Acuity Brands Company)
4” Sloped Ceiling LED Downlights, and the WAC Landscape Accent Light. The
EcoSense TROV LED Linear Platform and the AFX, Inc. Carlisle fixtures received
honorable mentions. The AFX Carlisle also earned the distinction as the best
product in the Contractor Lighting category.
Special Recognition: Meeting Market Needs
The products awarded the designation of filling a market need are examples
of products that are newly available using LED technology or representing
product types in which the quality of LED performance has noticeably increased.
The four products awards in this category were the Globe Electric Company
73191 B-type LED Vintage Bulb, the MaxLite LED Warm-on-Dim BR30 Lamp,
the WAC Lighting Landscape In-ground light, and the WAC Lighting AETHER
Shallow 3. 5” Recessed Downlight.
Special Recognition: Value
The products that are awarded the Value designation are examples of high-quality lighting at a price point similar to incumbent, less efficient technology.
Four products are given recognition in the value category: the Acuity Brands
Lighting LED Contemporary Vanity/Sconce, the AFX, Inct. Solane, the Globe
Electric Company 62591 fixture and LED filament bulb, and the MaxLite 3-way
2017 Board of Governors
Officers and Members Elected
Officers and members of the 2017 ALA Board of Governors were
elected by the ALA Governors Nominating Committee and
membership Sept. 30 through an online vote.
Larry King, LS, president and owner of
Capital Lighting, was chosen to succeed
Michael Estrin, CLMR, owner of Estrin
Sales Agency, as the chair of the Board
of Governors. Ray Angelo, president
of Westinghouse Lighting, will serve as
immediate past chair.
Peter deSteiger, CEO of Ray Lighting
Centers, will serve as treasurer and was
also nominated to serve his second
three-year term on the board.
Kris Quackenbush, president of
The Carlson Group, will serve as secretary.
Robert Dillon, CEO of Hubbardton
Forge, will serve as chair-elect for 2017.
Three new board members were
elected to serve their first three-year
term, including Richard Alan, CLMR,
owner and president of and Richard
Alan Associates, LLC; Jim Decker, vice
president/general manager of Progress
Lighting; and Brandon Levin, president
of Justice Design Group.
The new roles will take effect Jan. 1, 2017.
In addition to these individuals, the
following people currently serve
as members of the ALA Board of
Andy Burns, CLC, LC, CLMR, president of
Triple C Lighting and Controls
Nathan Frampton, LS, president of
Dave McKee, COO of Seattle Lighting
Freddie Naimer, president of Montreal
Lighting & Hardware Inc.
The objectives of the ALA Board of
Governors are to provide direction to
the association in order to advance the
industry; establish policy and approve
programs and the annual budget;
conduct strategic planning retreats to
ensure the association’s priorities and
objectives remain clear and cutting-
edge; and to ensure the organization is making good progress in
meeting objectives and addressing industry/member needs by
reviewing committee performance.
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 VOLUME 46 • NUMBER 6 americanlightingassoc.com
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