MODERN FORMS, a WAC Lighting Company, has received the “Lighting for Tomorrow 2013” Award for its Vela Organic LED Chandelier. Winners of the much-anticipated annual “Lighting for Tomorrow” competition were announced at the American Lighting Association (ALA) Conference.
This year is the first time that Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) luminaires were eligible to enter the competition. OLED luminaires are gaining a greater presence in the residential lighting market, and by allowing these products to be submitted, “Lighting for Tomorrow” has recognized OLED technology as a viable competitor for their innovative, energy saving competition.
MODERN FORMS’ Vela Chandelier came out on top, as the only winner in the OLED category, acknowledging the chandelier as the best use of current OLED technology with a winning design. The judging panel, which included a diverse group of lighting experts, described Vela as the “First OLED that is really well designed and lights the space well; the only one like it on the market!”
The Vela Chandelier leverages nanotechnology through organic solid-state compounds in a unique futuristic statement. The OLED panels are mounted back-to-back to provide 360-degree illumination from a 3/4-inch thin chandelier with exaggerated proportions, designed to emphasize an invention only made possible with this novel technology. The chandelier provides 2040 lumens, and the six-light sconce that completes this collection, provides 520 lumens.
In addition to MODERN FORMS’ win in the OLED category, WAC Lighting’s LED Picture Lights were recognized as an Honorable Mention for the product’s favorable attributes. The judging panel cited the picture lights as having nice flexibility and being a good piece of art for a home.