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The sixth SEAD Global Efficiency Medal competition identified and recognized highly energy-efficient industrial lighting luminaires from LumoLumen and Zumtobel, and outdoor lighting luminaires from Bajaj Electricals. Winning products were recognized at an awards ceremony at the International Energy Agency in Paris, France - 07 November, 2017.

Industrial Lighting Winners

Awards given to commercially available high-bay and low-bay luminaires fell into six award classes: three for luminaires with initial light output of 2500 to less than 15,000 lumens; and three classes for luminaires with initial light output of greater than or equal to 15,000 lumens.

Outdoor Lighting Winners

There were six award Classes for commercially available street lights. Three award classes for luminaires with initial light output of 2500 to less than 10,000 lumens, and three award Classes for luminaires with initial light output of greater than or equal to 10,000 lumens.

Competition at a Glance

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.

Lighting consumes approximately 15% of global end-use electricity and accounts for 5% of global greenhouse gas emissions (UNEP en.lighten).

The sixth Global Efficiency Medal competition will advance efficiency improvements in lighting by:

  • Recognizing products with the best energy efficiency performance; 
  • Guiding buyers who want to purchase top-performing models; and
  • Demonstrating the levels of efficiency that are achievable with commercially available technologies.

Please see the documents below for more information about the competition.

Purchasers and Purchase Influencers Support

Purchasers and purchase influencers were invited to support the SEAD's Global Efficiency Medal competition for industrial and outdoor lighting products and to consider purchasing award winning products (see Letter of Support for more information).

Global Lighting Challenge

The Clean Energy Ministerial’s Global Lighting Challenge is a race to reach cumulative global sales of 10 billion high efficiency, high quality, and affordable advanced lighting products, such as light-emitting diode (LED) lamps as quickly as possible. The GLC built a public-private volunteer coalition of more than 40 governments, manufacturers, retailers, and expert groups working together to accomplish its 10 billion product goal. Manufacturers, purchasers, purchase influencers, and stakeholders participating in SEAD's Global Efficiency Medal had the opportunity to become a supporter of the Global Lighting Challenge.

Visit the Global Lighting Challenge website for more information.

Previous Competitions

The fourth SEAD Global Efficiency Medal competition recognized the world’s most energy-efficient residential and commercial lighting products.