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Autani Wins Prestigious DOE L-Prize Competition for Innovative Lighting Controls

Autani Wins Prestigious DOE L-Prize Competition for Innovative Lighting Controls

COLUMBIA, MD, November 17, 2023 — Autani, a leading provider of smart building automation and energy management solutions, has been named a winner in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) L-Prize competition. The DOE’s L-Prize aims to accelerate breakthroughs in next-generation commercial lighting.

“Autani is honored to have our Autani Insights and EnergyCenter applications, along with sensors developed in partnership with Leviton, distinguished by the Department of Energy’s L-Prize competition,” said Autani COO Scott Metker. “This honor validates our team’s tireless work to develop truly intelligent lighting systems that drive sustainability, efficiency, and wellbeing. As leaders in lighting controls innovation, we are committed to pushing boundaries and setting new standards for our industry.”

Autani won based on its flexible, highly interoperable lighting control platform. The system offers robust features and capabilities that can be tailored to each customer’s needs via open, standard protocols. The extensive, well-documented API enables deep integration with other building systems to maximize energy savings and value.

About the L-Prize

The Department of Energy’s Lighting Prize (L-Prize) is designed to advance the U.S. clean energy economy for next-generation LED lighting, encouraging innovators to engage in advanced lighting system development that leads to transformative designs, products, and impact. The L-Prize will reward innovations that move rapidly to improve lighting performance, resulting in energy, emissions, and cost savings for American businesses and consumers. The competition will award a total of $12.2 million in cash prizes across three distinct phases: Concept, Prototype, and Manufacturing and Installation.

About Autani, LLC

Autani, LLC ( is a building controls provider with a proven track record of reducing energy consumption while providing the analytics to power next-generation building management applications. At the core of our product offering is EnergyCenter, an open standards appliance that connects Lighting, Metering, HVAC, Refrigeration and Sensors to control, monitor and verify energy consumption through a single, powerful system with either wireless or wired connectivity. Autani’s easy-to-understand dashboard and analytics tools empower facility managers to optimize energy use, identify process inefficiencies, and improve space utilization. Autani is part of LiteTrace Inc., a premier provider of software services and a complete package of smart luminaire sensors, controllers, drivers, and gateways. LiteTrace’s Keilton+Autani platform was one of the first systems listed to DLC’s Networked Lighting Controls (NLC5). For more information, visit

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