Product Review

The Best Indoor LED Luminaires of 2016

Winners of an annual DOE competition represent some of the best LED lighting for decorative pendants, downlights, and healthcare.

June 6, 2016

LED lighting is now ubiquitous—a good thing for energy efficiency, but it poses a challenge. With so many products and manufacturers to choose from, how do you know which products will last? Which ones will perform as expected or even exceed expectations?

The Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) Design Competition strives to answer these questions and more, with the winners representing the best LED luminaires available. That’s because the NGL Competition is judged by an independent, unbiased panel of some of the most accomplished lighting professionals in the U.S. At BuildingGreen, winning the competition—in either the  “outstanding” or “recognized” categories—is a key criterion for the lighting products that we label BuildingGreen Approved, but “notable” products may still need some refinement before being selected.