The SEAD Global Efficiency Medal competition is an annual competition that recognises highly efficient products, with a different product focus each year. SEAD, otherwise known as the Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment, seeks to transform the global market for efficient equipment and appliances. This year, the competition will recognise and award highly-efficient lighting products. Details for this year’s competition have been released on SEAD’s official website.
As part of the performance evaluation by SEAD, applicants are required to provide evidence from an accredited third-party test facility to substantiate that the criteria have been met. These include test data on colour maintenance, endurance testing and blue light hazard, from an accredited third-party test laboratory such as TÜV SÜD.
As an independent and impartial third party assessor, TÜV SÜD is a leading provider of comprehensive and significant performance testing for electrical and lighting products. We have a strong global network of multidisciplinary expertise and our laboratories are equipped with the latest first-class optical testing systems. We are able to offer a personalised one-stop solution for all your requirements and market standards, including assisting with you with pre-testing for your SEAD Lighting Award Competition application. For more information on how we can help, contact us for more information.
The SEAD Global Efficiency Medal will be awarded to lighting products that demonstrate the greatest energy efficiency in each of four regions – Australia, Europe, India, and North America. Overall international winners will also be named for the most efficient lighting product in each category. By recognising both commercially available and new technology lighting products, the competition hopes to accelerate efficiency gains through existing technologies and introduce new technologies into the market.
Applicants are invited to nominate products for consideration in any region, regardless of the location of the manufacturer, provided that the nominated product is sold in the region (e.g., a product manufactured in China and sold globally may be nominated in any of the four regions).