The GE Edison Award

This annual competition, sponsored by GE, recognizes excellence and quality in professional lighting designs that employ significant use of GE Lighting Products, including, but not limited to, GE LED systems, LED luminaires, LED architectural products, LED lamps and modules, lighting controls and non-LED lamps and luminaires ("GE Lighting Products").

Congratulations to Hervé Descottes, Jeff Taylor and Jessica Jie Soo Tchah of L'Observatoire International (New York, New York, USA) for winning the 2012 GE Edison Award for lighting Vintry Fine Wines in New York, New York, USA (Architects: Rogers Marvel Architects, New York, New York, USA). A personalized Steuben crystal award for the winner of this 30th annual lighting design competition was presented by GE Lighting on April 22, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. View the 2012 GE Edison Award winner.


Winning Projects

Qualifying projects are eligible for the awards indicated below. The annual GE Edison Award winner is chosen from the winners of Awards of Excellence.


Judging Criteria

Entries are judged on the following criteria: functional excellence; architectural compatibility; effective use of state-of-the-art lighting products and techniques; appropriate color, form and texture revelation; energy effectiveness and cost effectiveness.

Projects scoring the highest number of points qualify for Awards of Merit and Awards of Excellence. The judges may also select Awards for Environmental Design and an Award for Residential Design based on the presence of entries that encompass the exemplary and outstanding design features that support each category. GE reserves the right to not make an award in one or more categories.

Qualifying entries remain anonymous throughout the judging process. See Call for Entries for details.

A prestigious panel of five judges selected this year's winners for their superiority in the following categories: functional excellence; architectural compatibility; effective use of state-of-the-art lighting products and techniques; appropriate color, form and texture revelation; energy effectiveness and cost effectiveness. This year's judges were:

Click to display the Judges for 2012 GE Edison Awards


Recognition

Winning projects receive Awards of Excellence, Awards of Merit, Awards for Environmental Design and/or an Award for Residential Design. The GE Edison Award Winner is selected from among the Awards of Excellence.

Designers of the winning projects receive personalized plaques in recognition of their lighting design achievements. GE reserves the right to not make an award in one or more categories.

The GE Edison Award Winner receives a personalized Steuben crystal trophy and continued publicity throughout the following year. A distinctive plaque is also presented to the owner of the winning installation.

Winners and qualifying entrants are recognized at a private event, which is held annually on the evening prior to the opening of LightFair International.


Historical Retrospective

Timeline
Since its inception in 1983, the GE Edison Award competition has revealed the evolution of lighting through masterful designs by lighting professionals from around the world. View key milestones and highlights of the GE Edison Awards.