Recognizing innovation and technical advancement in luminaire product design, this year's Lightfair Innovation Awards recognized 15 companies for their products. Presented on the first morning of Lightfair every year as a precursor to the opening of the trade show exhibit floor, this year's ceremony was presented as a news-style morning show titled, “The LFI Morning News.” It made for an entertaining presentation and a clever way to acknowledge the approximately 200 product submissions.

Four principal awards were given. The program's highest honor, Most Innovative Product of the Year, was awarded to the Helieon Sustainable Light Module System. This LED light module results from a development partnership between lighting manufacturers Bridgelux and Molex. Traxon USA received the Design Excellence Award for their e:cue Light-Drive Elite lighting control. The Technical Innovation Award, which recognizes the most forward-thinking advancement in lighting technology, went to NXP Semiconductors' dimmable SSL2102 LED controller. The Judges' Citation Award went to LightLouver's Daylighting System , a patented reflective slat module installed over a window.

In addition, 11 Best of Category Awards were also given. For complete details about all of the winning products, visit