Just found out a lighting fixture I worked very hard on designing and making badass — Juno Lighting Group’s T259L Wall Wash — won national recognition by 2 organizations! That’s my girl!
One is recognition of excellence in the wall wash/graze luminaires category of the Next Generation of Luminaires Indoor Competition:
And to the judges’ comments on glare: it’s a whopping 4,400+ lumen fixture constrained within ~1 inch source-to-exit-aperture length — FFS, don’t stare into that!
The other is inclusion into the 2014 IES Progress Report which is not officially announced until next month. http://www.junolightinggroup.com/au-awards
What made her so awesome? Well, my optical design yields high efficiency plus superior uniformity of color and illuminance distributions over competitive products using COB arrays and a custom, painstakingly, digitally sculpted high-reflectance reflector. I turned 2 circles of light into a square-ish pattern on wall…when shined at an angle. Just thinking about the basic geometry of it all, she’s pretty awesome. Except she looks better in white…or silver…anything but the black. I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN IT WAS PICTURE DAY AT SCHOOL! I AM A HORRIBLE MOTHER! Fortunately, she’s still a great kid, regardless…and launching soon: fall 2014!