Lightfair’s Innovation Awards program kicked off the Apr. 23 opening of the annual trade show, held this year in Philadelphia. The program received 307 lighting-related product submissions in 15 categories representing 156 different manufacturers. Entries were reviewed by an independent panel of lighting professional that included Matthew Hartley, Energie Lighting; Howard Lewis, Lighting Alternatives; Kim Mercier, Lighting Design Innovations; Leslie North, Aurora Lighting Design; Marty Peck, Creative Lighting Design & Engineering; Jason Rainone, Abernathy Lighting Design; and Lauri Tredinnick, Pivotal Lighting Design.
This year’s entries and winning products reflect the continued diversity of luminaire, light source, and lighting controls offerings, acknowledging the industry’s shift to solid-state lighting, while still recognizing the full range of sources required by lighting designers. This year’s products also represent the increasing level of sophistication associated with lighting products and their move toward an integrated approach with other building systems.
This suspended LED luminaire was also the winner in its category - Commercial Indoor (Linear Fluorescent, Troffers, Suspended, Surface, LED, OLED). The jury recognized this luminaire for its extraordinary performance at an extreme spacing distance-20 feet, on center.
Technical Innovation Award: Dow Corning’s Moldable Silicones
Judges’ Citation Award: Philips’ Hue
The remaining category winners are:
Category:Conventional, Retrofit and LED Replacement Lamps
Category:Ballasts, Transformers, and LED Drivers
Category:Solar, Shades and Daylight Integration
Category:Outdoor Luminaires (Sports, Step, Landscape, Pool, Fountain)
Category:Controls, Building Integration, Site Automation and Distribution Systems
Category:Track, Display, Undercabinet and Shelf
Category:Industrial, Vandal, Emergency, and Exit
Category:Parking Roadway and Area Luminaires
Category:Indoor Decorative (Chandeliers, Pendants, Sconces, Tasklights)
Category:Recessed Downlights (Wallwashers, Directional, Modulars, Multiples)