Submissions are now being accepted for the 4th Annual LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards

June 9, 2017

June 8, 2017 — LEDs Magazine is now accepting submissions for the 4th annual LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards. The awards program will culminate with the magazine recognizing the solid-state lighting (SSL) industry's most innovative products at the Sapphire Awards Gala aboard the RMS Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA in conjunction with Strategies in Light co-located with The LED Show and Lightspace California on February 14, 2018. The Sapphire Awards will also present the prestigious Illumineer of the Year Award to a person or team that is responsible for an especially noteworthy development in the LED-centric technology sector.

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 judges panel to rank products based on their unique technology or application thereof, innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability, and contribution to profitability. New this year, the program will also accept project submissions from lighting designers, specifiers, and companies wishing to nominate an SSL project that uses their products.

The Sapphire judging panel features LED and SSL experts from across the industry. The judges rely on their deep expertise to evaluate nominated products based on company essays that describe the innovation in products along with standard literature such as data sheets and photometric test reports. The judges assign each entry a score of 1–5 Sapphires.

Based on the judges’ scoring, LEDs Magazine selects finalists in each category. The Illumineer of the Year is selected from all relevant submissions for innovative work in the SSL field. Winners are announced at the Sapphire Awards Gala on February 14, 2018 in Long Beach, CA.

“We are excited to be entering our fourth year of the Sapphire Awards,” said Editor-in-Chief Maury Wright. “Every submission that comes in is a reminder of how innovative the minds in the LED and solid-state lighting industry truly are. Every company that is ultimately chosen and awarded at the Gala next February will embody what it means to use creativity and passion to drive the industry forward.”

Submit a product, project, or Illumineer nomination today at

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