Lightfair International announces Innovation Awards winners
Lightfair International celebrated the industry’s most innovative product designs during the LFI Innovation Awards on May 28 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, in conjunction with the opening day of the trade show and conference.
Lightfair International (LFI) celebrated the industry’s most innovative product designs during the LFI Innovation Awards on May 28 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, in conjunction with the opening day of the Trade Show & Conference.
LFI received 184 submissions for the 2009 program, and each product was judged by an independent panel of lighting professionals. The 2008 LFI Innovation Award winners—chosen for exemplifying the best in innovative design and thinking—are:
SPOT Version 4.0 from California Energy Commission. Winner of the Most Innovative Product of the Year —the program’s highest honor.
Direct Burial Series from Q-Tran Inc. Winner of the Design Excellence Award, recognizing product excellence in design and application.
SYLVANIA PowerSHED High Efficiency Demand Response Ballast from Osram Sylvania . Winner of the Technical Innovation Award , recognizing lighting technology excellence.
Haiku Chandelier from Strini Art Glass/Lighting. Winner of the Judges’ Citation Award , recognizing the use of recycled material in lighting design.
Solar Area Lighting Solution from Carmanah Technologies . Winner of the Judges’ Citation Award , recognizing the effort to optimize renewable energy in lighting.
Additionally, the ceremony honored the Best of Category Award winners, celebrating the best in the following categories:
Conventional lamps : DimSlim from Feelux Lighting, Inc.
Specialty lamps : LIFI Street & Area 40-01 from LUXIM
Downlights, Wallwashers, Accent Lights : Lightolier ColorWash Linear from Lightolier/Philips
Track, Low-Voltage, Cable & Rail Systems : CTL8028A22MBT Optica from Con-Tech Lighting
Fluorescent Based Troffers, Suspended, Surface, Luminaires : Corelite Class R Ultra Shallow Recessed Series from Cooper Lighting
Specialty, Hardware, Lampholders, Components : Re-LT5-G2 from Bartco Lighting
Industrial, Vandal, Emergency, Exit & Emergency Lighting : Bodine BSL23C Emergency LED Driver from Philips Lighting Company
Theatrical, Specialty Luminaries : LUMISYS (Transparent LED Signboard) from Top Nanosys, Inc.
Controls, Daylight Integration and Systems : Wireless Photocell from Lighting Control & Design.
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