Kichler wins Lighting For Tomorrow Award

CLEVELAND – September 30, 2008 – Kichler Design Pro™ LED recently won the coveted "Lighting for Tomorrow" award, the industry's highest honor for energy-efficient lighting solutions. Taking home the top spot in the solid state lighting category, Kichler's Design Pro under-cabinet and new LED disc system were recognized for their aesthetic appearance, superior color rendering, high energy efficiency and overall innovation.

The Lighting For Tomorrow competition, sponsored by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, the U.S. Department of Energy and the American Lighting Association, was created to encourage manufacturers to produce a range of new lighting fixtures that save consumers money by using less electricity, complementing home décor and providing high-quality light. Winners are selected by a panel of industry experts following extensive Department of Energy testing.

"Winning this competition validates Kichler's commitment to bringing high quality and high performing energy-efficient products to the market," said Tony Davidson, Kichler president and CEO. "Developing energy-efficient residential lighting is an important part of our product development, and we are committed to providing our customers with the most innovative, functional, and decorative LED lighting products for their homes."

Kichler's Design Pro LED under-cabinet lighting features an ultra-thin, half-inch profile and considerable energy savings with 40,000 hours (four times longer than xenon or fluorescent), and in many cases more than 20 years of life. The under cabinet lighting system also offers superior lighting effects. In addition to earning this prestigious recognition, the under cabinet lighting has been touted on national television programs and leading home magazines as a leading product in energy efficient home décor.

Kichler's new Design Pro LED discs also offer a custom lighting system with a distinct contemporary aesthetic. For use inside a curio, above a mantel, below a cabinet or in a variety of other areas, the discs are so sleek, they're nearly invisible. Like their under cabinet fixture counterparts, Design Pro LED discs offer superior color rendering and high efficiency.