The Lightfair Innovation Awards program kicked off the May 9 opening of the annual trade show, held this year in Las Vegas. The program received 228 lighting-related product submissions in 14 categories. The two categories with the most entries—"conventional lamps, retrofit/replacement LED lamps," and "controls, daylighting integration, building/site automation systems, power distribution systems"—foreshadowed the prevalence of these product types displayed on the trade show floor by many of the 500-plus exhibitors. Here is an overview of the 2012 award winners.

The Most Innovative Product of the Year Award and Best in theIndustrial, Vandal, Emergency, Exit Category went to Cast Lighting for its LED Perimeter Light. "Never has so little light...done so much work," said the seven-member awards jury.
Design Excellence Award and Best in Indoor Decorative Category: Sensitile Systems' Fin Light Fixture
Technical Innovation Award and Best in Recessed Downlights Category: Juno Lighting Group by Schneider Electric's WarmDim LED Downlights
Judges' Citation Award: Lighting Science Group's Definity Motion Activated PAR 30 Lamp
Research, Publications, Software: Crestron's Fusion EM Energy Management Software
Conventional and Retrofit/Replacement LED Lamps: Philips' EnduraLED A Lamps
LED/OLED Chips, Modules/Light Engines, Plasma, OEM Sub-Assemblies: Lumenetix's Araya Color Tuning Module-CTM 019
Ballasts, Transformers, LED Drivers: Osram Sylvania's Pro-Flex LED Drivers for Emerge
Track: Intense Lighting's MBW2 Wallwash LED Track Luminaire
Commercial Indoor: Cooper Lighting & Controls's io lili 2' x 2' LED Recessed Indirect Luminaire
Dynamic Color, Theatrical, Color and White Linear Cover/Strips/Tapes: Carl Stahl GmbH's X-LED Mesh
Roadway/Parking Garage: Hess America's Adelie by Thorn
Outdoor Luminaires: Hevi Lite's Demi Lite
Non-Luminous Components: Lutron's Sivoia QS Wireless Insulating Honeycomb Shades
Controls, Interfaces, Daylight Integration, Building/Site Automation Systems, Power Distribution Systems: Autani's Wireless AOC Outlet Controller

Read more about the 2012 Lightfair Innovation Award-winning products and all of the 2012 product entries at the Innovation Awards' web page on the Lightfair website.