L-Prize Concept Phase

In this phase, competitors submitted concept proposals documenting an innovative luminaire or lighting system of the future that would meet efficacy, lighting quality, connectivity, and product life cycle requirements exceeding currently available products. The concept phase invited participation by nontraditional innovators such as students, individuals, and those outside the lighting industry, as well as known manufacturers. Entries were scored across multiple categories, including feasibility, technical performance, and innovation and inclusion.

Four winners were selected based on their strong submissions in this first phase of the L-Prize. Each winner was awarded a $20,000 cash prize.

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Anyone Can Compete

The U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Office invites participation from any entrepreneurial individuals or teams legally residing or based in the United States. Competitors can be individuals of one or multiple organizations, students, university faculty members, small business owners, researchers, or anyone with the desire and drive to transform an idea into an impactful solution.

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