The Wedge LED chandelier designed by Stephen Blackman, President and Chief Design Officer at Blackjack Lighting (www.blackjacklighting.com), is a 2015 Lighting For Tomorrow (LFT) award winner. The design received an Honorable Mention in the Indoor LED Fixtures category.
Since its launch in 2002, Lighting For Tomorrow has highlighted the most innovative residential energy-efficient lighting designs. Today, the American Lighting Assn. (ALA), Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) organize the LFT competition. Blackman’s Salem chandelier was the Grand Prize Winner in the first LFT competition; he has now won a total of 17 Lighting For Tomorrow Awards, a record for the residential lighting industry.
This year’s LFT competition drew 120 entries, including 60 indoor LED designs. Awards were announced October 3 at the ALA’s annual conference in Huntington Beach, CA.
In 2014, Blackman accepted a Lighting For Tomorrow Award for the Swirl LED pendant (US Patent D730,562S.) Swirl was among the first designs from Blackjack Lighting, a manufacturing company Blackman founded in 2013.
Long in the vanguard of energy efficient lighting, Blackman’s award-winning designs trace his evolution from compact fluorescent to LED and OLED light sources. Wedge, the 2015 LFT honoree, features two rows of edge-lit LED panels that send bright, shadow-free light up and down. The highly efficient LED panels are dimmable with TRIAC dimmer and come with modular connectors for easy replacement, if necessary.