Top award for WE-EF LED luminaires

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6 December 2013

WE-EF has been awarded a prestigious German and international design award for the WE-EF VFL500 LED street and area lighting luminaires at the German Design Award 2014 event. The German Design Award is the German Design Council's highly-regarded premium international prize, which is awarded in recognition of ground-breaking, high-calibre products and projects that make their mark on the German and international design scene. The WE-EF VFL500 LED street and area lighting luminaire was recently honoured as an example of exemplary design by its inclusion in this select group of outstanding products. In addition to criteria such as design quality, degree of innovation, brand equity and functionality, the assessment included aspects such as the impact on humans and the environmental.

"We are delighted with this prize and the associated high esteem in which this innovative, lighting optimised LED luminaire is held," says Petra Denst who has worked for WE-EF since 1992 and is in charge of product design. The VFL500 series of post mounted luminaires was specially designed for cost-efficient LED street and area lighting. Its appearance is characterised by a plain, purist, geometrically-slimline stylistic design. "LED technology enables us to completely rethink a luminaire; it opens up fresh scope for new design language" explains Petra Denst.

The VFL utilises existing WE-EF technologies including OLC® ‘One LED Concept’ which today is recognised as the industry standard, and RFC® ‘Reflection-Free Contour’ whereby a contoured acrylic cover replaces the conventional flat glass and achieves up to 30% improvement in performance.

"WE-EF has spent five years addressing a range of technical and engineering issues to be able to supply a range of world class products to the Street and Area lighting market” states WE-EF's Australian Marketing Manager, Alistair Robertson. The German Design Council’s award is an appropriate recognition of the design qualities that are always a key part of the development process.


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