Wipro Lighting wins Asia design award

December 15th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS  

Bangalore, Dec 15 (IANS) The lighting division of Indian IT major Wipro Ltd has won the coveted Design for Asia Award 2010 for its LED street light ‘Orio’ in the product category, the company said Wednesday.The first Indian lighting firm to win an international design for Asia award, Wipro designed the LED (light-emitting diode) to illuminate secondary roads for software campuses, back-office facilities, industrial parks, educational campuses, commercial buildings and residential townships.

“Our Orio street light is a futuristic luminaire that harnesses the advantages of LEDs and its aerodynamic form gels with urban landscape,” Wipro Lighting vice-president Parag Kulkarni said in a statement here.

The LED technology reduces power consumption by 50 percent and offers sustainable lighting solution for years to come.

“As we see LED-based lighting as a big opportunity, we have adopted innovation and design as a way of life and won an international design award,” Kulkarni said.

Set up by the Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) in 2003, the Design for Asia award recognises the most influential designs in the region and provides an international platform for designers.

The award panel receives about 500 entries from 14 countries worldwide, including Japan China, India South Korea and Thailand.

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