Receives “Continued Excellence” Award for Ongoing Cleantech Initiatives

BOSTON, JANUARY 26, 2016Digital Lumens, the market leader in intelligent LED lighting systems, today announced it was named for the sixth consecutive year to the prestigious 2015 Global Cleantech 100 produced by Cleantech Group, whose mission is to connect corporates to sustainable innovation through its i3 Connect platform and global events.

The Global Cleantech 100 represents the most innovative and promising ideas in clean technology. Featuring companies that are best positioned to solve tomorrow’s cleantech challenges, the Global Cleantech 100 is a comprehensive list of private companies with the highest potential to make the most significant market impact.

In addition to being one of the top 100 private companies in cleantech, Digital Lumens was also the recipient of the “Continued Excellence” Award. This is awarded to the highest-ranked company of all companies that have been on the list for at least three years in a row.

“We are grateful to be recognized among other innovative clean tech companies in the Global Cleantech 100 again this year,” said Tom Pincince, president and CEO of Digital Lumens. “Having been named to the list for six years in a row, we are especially honored to be this year’s winner of the ‘Continued Excellence’ award. For Digital Lumens, 2015 was another year of growing more quickly than the overall LED lighting market, extending our dominant position as the only fully integrated intelligent lighting solution.  Our connected systems make buildings smart – generating data that can help our customers be more productive, use their space more efficiently, and manage energy costs across their entire enterprise.”

The Global Cleantech 100 list is collated by combining proprietary Cleantech Group research data with weighted qualitative judgments of hundreds of nominations, and specific inputs from a global 100-person Expert Panel. To qualify for the list, companies must be independent, for-profit, cleantech companies that are not listed on any major stock exchange.

This year, a record number of nominations were received: 6,900 distinct companies from 60 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 323 companies. Short-listed nominees were reviewed by Cleantech Group’s Expert Panel, resulting in a finalized list of 100 companies from 17 countries.

The 100-member expert panel was drawn equally from leading financial investors and representatives of multi-national corporations and industrials active in technology and innovation scouting across Asia, Europe, and North America. The composition of the expert panel broadly represents the global cleantech community, from pioneers and leaders to veterans and new entrants. The diversity of panelists results in a list of companies that command an expansive base of respect and support from many important players within the global cleantech innovation ecosystem.

“The Global Cleantech 100 provides us with insight into the collective opinion of key market players on which megatrends and innovation companies are most likely to have a significant impact in the next 5-10 years,” said Michele Parad, senior manager at Cleantech Group and lead author of the Global Cleantech 100 Report. “Now in its seventh year, the Global Cleantech 100 program reveals which themes are staying relevant and which sectors are taking center stage.”

About Cleantech Group         

Founded in 2002, Cleantech Group’s mission is to accelerate sustainable innovation. Core to this mission is i3, an online platform that connects corporates with innovation, at scale, by allowing them to find, vet, and connect with start-ups—efficiently building an innovation pipeline. The i3 platform comes to life at our global Events, which convene corporates and start-ups, along with other players shaping the future of sustainable innovation.

Cleantech Group is headquartered in San Francisco and offices in London. For more information, visit

About Digital Lumens

Digital Lumens is the market leader in enterprise-scale intelligent LED lighting systems. The company’s connected systems not only deliver up to 90% energy savings and have saved customers over 2B kWh in aggregate, but also make buildings smart by generating data that can help customers be more productive, use their space more efficiently and manage energy costs across their entire enterprise. With deployments of more than 300 million square feet across more than 45 countries, Digital Lumens has the largest installed base of intelligent lighting solutions on the market, bringing the tangible benefits of Internet of Things (IoT) to commercial and industrial lighting environments worldwide. For more information, please visit

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Media contact:
Libby Botsford
Version 2.0 Communications for Digital Lumens