Best Lighting Control

General Criteria

The Smart Building Awards 2024 are trade-only awards, meaning consumers are not permitted to enter any category. Each award will be judged fairly by an expert panel based on the criteria set out for each category. The judges will individually score each entry,

There is a qualifying period which will define which entries will be valid. This period will be between January 2023 and June 2024. That means any product launched, or project completed, before or after these dates will not be eligible to enter.

Each category will have a 500-word limit, while a further 250 words will be available to explain why you think you deserve to win the award. There will be different criteria for each award category, and while it’s not mandatory to meet every criteria point, there will be a certain number of boxes you will have to check before your entry is eligible.

The awards are completely FREE to enter and there is no limit on the number of categories or number of submissions you can tender. Entries will close on 2 August 2024.

Best Lighting/Light Control Criteria

(note this category includes artificial light and ambient light control products such as shades)

Who can enter: The best lighting control category can be entered by either a distributor or manufacturer who has announced or released a lighting control product during the qualifying period, or has released an update to an existing lighting control system. A representative, such as a PR company, may also enter their client.

When entries close: Your entry should be submitted by 2 August 2024.

What we’re looking for: ‘Let there be light’, they are the infamous words found in Genesis 1:3 of the Torah, but it’s also the power that consumers have at their fingertips thanks to advanced lighting control. But what makes your lighting control the best?

  • Ease of Install: How easy is it to install the lighting control system? Can luminaires be attached to the lighting control system easily?
  • Control Compatibility: How many luminaires can be controlled from the system? Is it possible to loop the lighting control system into a home automation platform?
  • Design: Whether it’s smart light switches or a well-designed UI – why does your lighting control system stand out?
  • Other: Describe the innovations provided by this product or platform. What advantages/cutting edge features does it offer the end user and installer alike? How does it address modern themes such as circadian lighting/wellness or other features such as energy saving or security.

Entry Judging: This entry will be judged based on a rounded assessment of the product based on the words, images and other information provided.

Additional Materials Required: In order to judge on design, please supply up to three images of the product. We also require an image of the company’s logo. Entrants may also supply up to one page of supporting evidence, such as testimonials, press coverage, case studies, spec sheets.

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