Ampera crowned by 2013 Next Generation Luminaires Outdoor Competition
The Ampera luminaire by Schréder has won the award of RECOGNIZED by the Next Generation Luminaires™ Solid-State Lighting Design Competition.
The Ampera, an LED road lighting luminaire for an optimized investment, was chosen out of a total of 102 submitted products by a jury composed of diverse professionals from across the outdoor lighting community, including experts from architectural lighting design firms, utilities, municipalities and facility management. The Ampera Maxi won for the Major roadway lighting category while the Ampera Midi triumphed in the Collector roadway lighting category.
The outdoor lighting luminaires are installed on poles at appropriate heights along roads and car parks to evaluate performance and design so that the judges could take into account suitability and quality, not just energy-efficiency. “This is not just a beauty contest,” said DOE Solid-State Lighting Program Manager Jim Brodrick. “The winners also have to perform well.”
With a clear goal of identifying LED lighting products that are worth specifying, the judges particularly appreciated the excellent light distribution and color, glare control, easy installation and value for money offered by the Ampera.
Available in 3-sizes, the Ampera offers a complete solution for the replacement of virtually all road applications currently lit with old light sources, including pedestrian areas, bike paths, residential and commercial streets, rural or urban roads and motorways. Additional features such as motion and speed detection and remote management can be included thanks to its flexible technical concept. Thanks to the low initial investment and high energy savings, the Ampera is the obvious choice for converting old lighting equipment to LED technology.