It is official – MHA’s BrightStar 209 is the Energy Award’s Energy Efficient Product of the Year!MHA Lighting’s BrightStar 209 has been named the most Energy Efficient Product of the Year in theprestigious Energy Awards 2014.

The Greater Manchester-based lighting company fought off tough competition from seven other finalists, including Whitecroft Lighting for their Aerial LED, Aurora Lighting for their AOne Lamps and Nualight with their Titan product, to claim the title at the London Hilton on Park Lane last week.

The accolade comes just a fortnight after MHA Lighting officially launched their LodeStar LED lighting range, of which the BrightStar is a flagship product.

Tom Harrison, MHA Lighting MD, said: “To win such a prestigious industry award against such tough competition is a fantastic way to end what has been a pivotal year for our company.

“We have been working hard for two years to develop this technology, patent it and create a market ready product range. To launch it last month was a huge milestone for us and now to have an award for the BrightStar’s energy efficiency really is the icing on the cake.

“What the MHA Team has created is more than an incremental improvement on existing LED technology – it is a fundamental step change in LED technology and its capabilities.

“We really believe that we are in possession of something extremely powerful and highly innovative that is truly going to shape the future of the LED lighting industry. It looks like the industry thinks that too.”

The BrightStar 209 is a High Bay luminaire which draws just 194w to deliver 108 lumens per circuit watt when driven at 286mA.

Unlike other LED luminaires, MHA’s solution uses Total Internal Reflection to transmit and direct the light into the workspace. Powerful CoB LED modules are located at each end of acrylic tubes – hiding the LEDs from view, thus dramatically reducing glare and creating even light distribution similar to that of a T8 array.

The resulting product range combines the highest efficacies of up to 130 lumen/circuit watt (nett of all losses) with un-rivalled light-beam distribution, allowing MHA to install the most ruthlessly energy efficient and highest quality light fittings on the market.

MHA Lighting’s solutions provide an LED lifetime of 109,000 hours and benign drive currents of below 0.32A assure low junction temperatures of just 55°C for longevity and reliability.

A spokesperson for the Energy Awards said: “We had a record breaking year for entries and more impressive companies on the shortlist than ever before, which means the winners are truly deserving.

“MHA Lighting’s BrightStar 209 product was a very worthy winner. The judges were extremely impressed with all the hard work and innovation displayed by MHA Lighting. Congratulations once again to MHA Lighting who are demonstrating that they are leading the way in the Energy industry.”