The Lighting for Tomorrow competition provides manufacturers the opportunity to push the industry forward by introducing high quality and innovative designs, contribute to the greater energy efficiency movement, and gain exposure for their brands and products among industry leaders and consumers alike. In particular, the exceptional products identified by the judging panel are heavily promoted by Lighting for Tomorrow for a full calendar year.

The competition is typically launched at the International Lighting Market in Dallas in January. The 2015-2017 competitions will seek LED and OLED fixtures, LED replacement lamps, LED retrofit kits, and lighting control devices.

Lighting for Tomorrow is organized by the American Lighting Association (ALA), the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) and UL. The annual Lighting for Tomorrow competition was created in 2002 to recognize the best decorative, energy efficient lighting fixtures in the market. Since its inception, Lighting for Tomorrow has encouraged manufacturers to develop well designed, energy efficient lighting products with a specific goal of increasing the availability and market adoption of ENERGY STAR® certified residential lighting products.

Submission Categories:

  • LED Fixtures
  • LED Retrofit Kits
  • LED Replacement Lamps
  • LED Contractor Lighting
  • Ceiling Fan Lights and Light Kits
  • Connected Lighting
  • OLED Fixtures
  • Lighting Controls
  • LED Filament-Style Lamps


The Intent to Submit form is DUE APRIL 21. For more details, please click here.