LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards announces judging panel for second annual event in 2016

Sept. 16, 2015
Nashua, NH - The LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards - the only program in the lighting industry to focus on the LED-based solid-state lighting (SSL) market from an enabling-technology and elegance-of-design perspective - recognizes true technology stars. It also recognizes an Illumineer of the Year, a person or small team responsible for significant innovation in the development of LEDs, other enabling components, development tools, and solid-state lighting (SSL) products.Get the latest Sapphire Awards program and submission process details The LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards is excited to announce that it has chosen the distinguished panel of judges for the 2016 event that will take place during Strategies in Light co-located with The LED Show. The judges were chosen from industry and consultancy roles to ensure that all entries are fairly evaluated. The expert judging panel includes: David Cox, WPG Americas Steve Paolini, Telelumens Terry Clark, Finelite Dave Neal, Seoul Semiconductor Ray Chock, Philips Lumileds Brad Koerner, Philips Lighting Duncan Jackson, Billings Jackson Design Stan Walerczyk, Lighting Wizards Nancy Clanton, Clanton & Associates Derry Berrigan, Derry Berrigan Lighting Design Therese Lahaie, Apparatus Design Milena Simeonova, Light4Health Howard Yaphe, Axis Lighting Philip Smallwood, Strategies Unlimited Stephanie Pruitt, Strategies Unlimited Shonika Vijay, Strategies Unlimited James Highgate, The LED Show Robert Steele, Strategies Unlimited Maury Wright, LEDs Magazine

SLIDESHOW: LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards finalists in technology & application categories

LEDs Magazine invites vendors to submit written information, photos, and spec sheets about products that have been released or upgraded in the past year. This information will be used by the Sapphire Awards panel to rank products based on their unique technology or application thereof, innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability, and contribution to profitability.

The final deadline for submissions is October 5, 2015. The nomination categories include: Packaged LEDs and OLED panels, Modular SSL light engines, LED drivers, ICs and electronic components, SSL enabling technologies, SSL tools and test, SSL lamp design, Indoor SSL luminaire design, Industrial SSL luminaire design, Outdoor SSL luminaire design, Specialty SSL luminaire design, and Smart SSL technology products.

Visit ledsmagazine.com/sapphireawards to learn more.

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