The fourth SEAD Global Efficiency Medal competition has recognized super-efficient commercial LED lighting products from Aura Light International, Bajaj Electrics, Ltd, and Cree and residential lighting products from Nanoleaf, Cree, Globe Electric, and Xiamen Yankon Energetic.
Winning residential products were announced and recognized at an awards ceremony at the United Nations Environment Programme in Paris, France in June 24, 2015. Winning commercial products were announced and recognized at an awards ceremony at the International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting in Luzern, Switzerland in August 2015. International winners were recognized at the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) in June 2016.
The SEAD Initiative works with manufacturers, retailers, and policymakers to showcase feature-rich, energy-efficient products that provide top-quality services while reducing energy costs. The Global Efficiency Medal competitions demonstrate the levels of efficiency that are possible today, and shine a spotlight on innovative new technologies that can further push the boundaries of efficiency and slash energy consumption.
The energy consumed each year by lighting sources is responsible for 1,900 megatons of CO2 emissions—equivalent to roughly 70 percent of the emissions produced by light passenger vehicles worldwide. Replacing inefficient lighting around the world could save approximately 1,000 TWh of electricity each year, equivalent to the energy produced by more than 330 mid-sized power plants.
By recognizing and promoting the world’s most energy-efficient lamps and luminaries, this SEAD competition will spur greater innovation among manufacturers and help buyers make informed purchasing decisions that can lower energy bills.
This international competition identified super-efficient commercial LED lighting that demonstrated the greatest energy efficiency in each of four regions – Australia, Europe, India, and North America. Overall international winners were also named for the most efficient, commercially-available product.
This international competition identified residential light bulbs that demonstrated the greatest energy efficiency in each of four regions – Australia, Europe, India, and North America. Overall international winners were also named for the most efficient, commercially-available product and for the most efficient product utilizing new technology.
Note: The official rules were revised as of 13 October 2014 to reflect an extension of the nomination period to 31 October 2014. This was done to allow time for nominations in two additional categories for GLS replacement lamps sold in India with 5500-6500K color temperature.