SOURCE: Tech Lighting

Tech Lighting

March 15, 2011 14:01 ET

Tech Lighting LED Head Recognized for Merging Design and Efficiency in Third Annual Next Generation Luminaires™ Competition

"Envision Head" Among Select Products Recommended to Specifiers for Excellence in Design, Performance and Energy-Efficiency

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - March 15, 2011) - Tech Lighting, a leading manufacturer of sophisticated lighting products for a broad range of aesthetic styles, today announced today its Envision light-emitting diode (LED) head was recognized at the third annual Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) competition. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and the International Association of Lighting Designers, the competition highlights commercial lighting products that excel in design, quality, suitability and energy-efficiency. The 2010 Next Generation Luminaires winners were announced at the close of February 2011.

"It is such an honor to receive an award of this nature because the NGL is a trusted source for lighting designers and specifiers seeking guidance on commercial lighting options that deliver performance and energy savings without compromising on design. What was particularly exciting about this year's competition was the impressive number of products submitted for review. We are pleased to have our Envision head recognized among such a strong group of fixtures," said Josh Weiss, Vice President of Product Development at Tech Lighting.

The Envision Head was recognized within the Indoor - Accent Track Lighting category. Judges liked the color quality, adjustability and overall design of the LED head. The LED module (offered in 2700°K, 3000°K, and 4000°K), optic (offered in 15°, 25° and 40°), and power supply are all modular for ease of replacement. At 18 watts and 810 net lumens, the head offers a high level of performance. At the same time, equal attention was paid to aesthetics. The power supply and heat sink fins all sit within the head resulting in a clean, thoughtful, and seamless design. The head is available on Tech Lighting's award winning, 120 Volt T~TRAK lighting system or as a monopoint fixture. Later this year, it will be made available on numerous other track lighting systems

Some 328 products were submitted this year, up from 265 last year. Only 138 of those qualified based on supplied documentation, including LM-79 test reports and LM-80 life claim documentation, and as products on the market ready for purchase for commercial projects. Forty-two were recognized for excellence by the judges, with details on the Envision and others at

About Tech Lighting and Encompass Lighting Group:
Tech Lighting offers a family of decorative accent lighting brands including Tech Lighting, Wilmette Lighting, T~TRAK, ELEMENT, and tiella. Known for its refined, timeless designs combined with the latest advancements in lighting technology and expert craftsmanship, the company has been a premier choice of architects, lighting designers, interior designers and homeowners since 1988. Tech Lighting is a part of the Encompass Lighting Group, a Generations Brands company. Tech Lighting's products can be found in lighting retailers and through sales representatives across North America. For detailed product information, visit our Web site at, and for news and decorating ideas please visit us on Facebook at

About Generation Brands:
Generation Brands is one of America's leading companies serving the lighting, electrical wholesale, home improvement, home décor, and building industries. The company has an outstanding portfolio of fashionable and functional lighting fixtures, ceiling fans, and decorative products that provide value and growth for our customers and end-users. Our success is derived from our ability to serve our customers and end-users with superior service, leading edge design, and outstanding quality.

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