PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. … Power management company Eaton today announced the student winners of its 41st Annual SOURCE Awards. The lighting design competition is an integral cornerstone of the company’s commitment to celebrating future lighting designers and building the pipeline of talent. Nine awards were presented to university students from across the United States. The winners, including overall student winner Laura Blythe from Purdue University, were recognized on Monday, May 7 at LIGHTFAIR® International 2018 in Chicago.
The annual competition, which began in 1977, focuses on furthering the understanding, knowledge and function of lighting as a primary element in design and requires the predominant use of lighting and controls products from Eaton’s lighting solutions. This year, the SOURCE Awards focused on inspiring and encouraging the next generation, as the submissions were open to students using Eaton’s lighting fixtures and controls products in a conceptual interior or exterior lighting design. SOURCE Awards entries are judged on the blending of aesthetics and creative achievement while meeting project constraints and design concept goals.
“The future of lighting depends on the next generation of designers. Our awards program is designed to give students the opportunity to apply their creative thinking and education to achieve real-world experience,” said Kraig Kasler, president, Eaton’s Lighting Division. “We are committed to nurturing future lighting professionals and look forward to seeing how the talented winners of this year’s competition will impact the lighting industry.”
Eaton’s 2018 SOURCE Award winners include:
Award of Recognition – Judge’s Choice:
Award of Recognition – Sustainability:
Award of Recognition:
Winner Blythe received $2,000 and each of the Honorable Mention students was awarded $500. All winners received a crystal trophy and an opportunity to attend a complementary class at The SOURCE, Eaton’s state-of-the-art lighting educational center located in Peachtree City, Georgia. The students’ instructors are also invited to attend a class.
For information about the annual SOURCE Awards competition, visit TheLightingResource.Eaton.com. For more information about Eaton’s connected lighting solutions for buildings, homes and communities, visit Eaton.com/connectedlighting.
Eaton delivers an industry-leading portfolio of innovative solutions for connected buildings, homes and communities, including reliable indoor and outdoor smart lighting and control solutions specifically designed to simplify lighting, increase energy efficiency and leverage data insights to meet customers’ unique needs. Eaton lighting solutions serve a wide range of customers, including architects, engineers, electrical distributors, and contractors in the commercial, industrial, retail, institutional, residential, utility and other markets.
Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.
Eaton is a power management company with 2017 sales of $20.4 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit Eaton.com.
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