Celebrating its 16th year and sponsored by Architectural Lighting and eLumit, Lightfair 2005 took place on April 12 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. The New Product Showcase Awards, juried by a panel of lighting industry professionals, were given to products that exemplify the importance of lighting as a pivotal design force influencing interior and exterior environmental integrity and quality.

And the winners are...

Best New Product of the Year Award
The best of the best; the event's highest honor
Inground 200 from Martin Architectural (shown right)

Sustainable Design Award. NEW for 2005!
Design that considers the impact on the environment, economy, health, and productivity
OnyxPak from Onyx Environmental Services

Technical Innovation Award
The best leap forward in lighting technology
BL-4000 RGB+ from Lamina Ceramics

Energy Award
Excellence in lighting energy management and savings
Sensor Placement and Orientation Tool (SPOT) from Architectural Energy Corporation

Design Excellence Award
Outstanding achievement in design and application
Millenio from HessAmerica

The Judges Citation Award
Product excellence that merits special attention (per judges' discretion)
Color Kinetics iW MR from Color Kinetics; and ecoXT MR16 from e3LED

The Roeder Award
Product that best exemplifies the dedication, pride, use of color, and sense of fun representative of the late award-winning lighting designer Craig A. Roeder
Squadro LED from Xenon Light

For product information, images, and links to company websites for all the winners, visit eLumit.

Best of Category Awards, recognizing product excellence in individual categories:


Incandescent Lamps
Osram Ministar Low-Voltage Halogen Lamp from Osram Sylvania

Fluorescent Lamps
ALTO Energy Advantage 25W T8 Fluorescent Lamp from Philips Lighting

HID Lamps
CMH20 PAR20 from GE Consumer & Industrial Lighting

LED Lamps
BL-4000 RGB+ from Lamina Ceramics

Interior Luminaires

Recessed Downlights, Wallwashers, Accent Lights
Sleek from Lucifer Lighting

Tracklighting, Low-Voltage Cable, and Rail Systems
Architectural Flexible Track Systems from Halo Lighting

Troffers, Commercial Recessed, and Surface Fixtures
BFLSLM from Bartco Lighting

Suspended Indirect and Bi-Directional Pendants
30-30 Stack Light T5 from Elliptipar

Decorative Sconces, Chandeliers, Ceiling, Table, and Task Lamps
Diva LED Task Light from Waldmann Lighting

Exterior Luminaires

Site and Roadway Lighting
Sera from HessAmerica

Flood, Fa?ade, and Sports Lighting
Inground 200 from Martin Architectural

Landscape and Fountain Lighting
Millenio from HessAmerica

Specialty Luminaires

Fiber Optic and Remote Source Lighting
Fiber Magic III from Illumination Management Solutions

Linear Lighting Systems
CryoLED from Nualight

Theatrical and Entertainment Lighting
ODEC-1535Z from Altman Lighting

Vandal-Resistant and Industrial Specialty Lighting
Articu-Bay Adjustable Fluorescent Hi-Bay from Lamar Lighting

Exit Signs and Emergency Lighting
Hydro-Lume from Concealite Life Safety Products

Task Lighting (Unique Applications) Lamps
Mini Micro Series from B-K Lighting

And last but certainly not least:

Controls and Controls Software
Pharos Architectural Lighting Controller and Software from TMB

Specialty Luminaires, Components
Long-Throw Projecting Light Engine from Dialight Corporation

Research, Publications and Design and Analysis Software
Sensor Placement and Orientation Tool (SPOT) from Architectural Energy Corporation

Specialty and Hardware Innovations
SpectraMix from Dialight Corporation

Ballasts and Transformers
EcoSystem Ballast from Lutron Electronics

Systems Category
Smart Track Lighting System from Altman Lighting

Daylighting Integration Products
Sivoia QED Roller 64 from Lutron Electronics

Lamp Switches and Holders
G5 Lampholder with Rotation Assist from BJB Electric