The LFI Innovation Awards is an overview of the latest lighting-related products and designs introduced over the last 12 months or launched at LFI 2010. This year, LFI received nearly 200 submissions for the 14 designated categories, and each individual product was judged by an independent panel of renowned lighting professionals. The winners were awarded for product entries that exemplify the best in innovative design and thinking. The 2010 key award winners are
Helieon Sustainable Light Module System by Bridgelux and Molex: Most Innovative Product of the Year—the program’s highest award, recognizing the best, most innovative new product;
Light-Drive Elite by Traxon USA: Design Excellence Award—recognizing outstanding achievement in design and application;
SSL2102 by NXP Semiconductors: Technical Innovation Award—recognizing the most forward-thinking advancement in lighting technology;
LightLouver Daylighting System by LightLouver: Judges’ Citation Award—special recognition of an innovative product at the judges’ discretion.
Additionally, the presentation honored Best of Category winners in the following categories:
Research, Publications, Software, Unique Applications: Lighting and the Visual Environment for Senior Living: Recommended Practices by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES);
Conventional Lamps: Professional LED Bulb CTA by Ledzworld Technology SDN BHD;
Ballasts, Transformers, Drivers: Quicktronic QHE T5HO/SS System by Osram Sylvania;
Chandeliers, Pendants, Sconces, Task Lights & Decorative Luminaires: Locking Ring and Decorative Lights by Recesso Lighting;
Downlights, Wallwashers, Accent Lights: Element 3 LED Downlight by Generation Brands Tech Lighting:
Track, Low-Voltage, Cable & Rail Systems: Paloma by W2 Architectural Lighting/WAC Lighting;
Fluorescent Based Troffers, Suspended, Surface Luminaires: DSBL Bi-Level Stairwell Luminaire with Deco-SMART system by DECO Lighting;
Industrial, Vandal, Exit & Emergency Lighting: SAFR Series LED Luminaires by AZZ/RAL Rig A Lite:
Roadway, Sports, Outdoor Architectural, Site Lighting: Sentinel Plasma Luminaire by PEMCO Lighting Products;
Landscape, Pool & Fountain Lighting: Luca by Structura;
Theatrical, Floodlights, Specialty Luminaires: Series 6000 HP LED Cove Light featuring CANDLELED LEDs by TEMPO Industries.
Images of the 2010 winners are showcased in the LFI Innovation Awards Lounge on the LIGHTFAIR trade show floor, which opened at 10 a.m., immediately following the awards celebration. The winners and links to their websites will also be available online at www.lightfair.com.