Lightfair Innovation Awards honor excellence in lighting

May 6, 2009
LEDs and solid-state lighting products, along with the LM-80 standard, won all the big prizes at the Lightfair awards ceremony.
LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI), the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, celebrated the industry’s most innovative product designs and lighting projects at the 20th annual LFI Innovation Awards (LIA) ceremony. The awards took place prior to the opening of the 2009 LFI trade show floor on Tuesday May 5.

The Awards presentation honored industry innovations in an overview of the latest lighting-related products and designs introduced in the past 12 months. This year, LFI received 218 submissions, and each individual product was judged by an independent panel of renowned lighting professionals. The 2009 LIA winners are:

CalculiteCalculite Solid-State Downlights by Lightolier/PhilipsMost Innovative Product of the YearThe program’s highest award, recognizing the best, most innovative new product. View more information.

kiteTM by PEERLESS® from Acuity Brands Lighting
Design Excellence Award
Recognizing outstanding achievement in design and application.
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LUXEON Rebel ES from Philips Lumileds Lighting Company
Technical Innovation Award
Recognizing the most forward-thinking advancement in lighting technology.
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kite by PeerlessSST-90-W by Luminus DevicesTechnical Innovation AwardRecognizing the most forward-thinking advancement in lighting technology. View press release.

LM-80-08 Approved Method for Measuring Lumen Maintenance of LED Light Sources from the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
Judges’ Citation Award
Special recognition of an innovative product at the judges’ discretion.

As a special addition for its 20th Anniversary, LFI also recognized the 12 exhibitors that have been with LIGHTFAIR since its inception two decades ago during the ceremony. The 20-year exhibitors honored are:
Alanod GMBH & Co., KG.
A.L.P. Lighting Components, Inc.
Aluminum Coil Anodizing Corp. (aka Conservation Technology)
Con-Tech Lighting
GE Consumer & Industrial
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
Philips Lighting Company
Prudential Lighting
SLP Lighting
Tech Lighting
Ushio America, Inc.

Immediately following the LIA presentation, the 20-year exhibitors, representatives from IES and IALD and LFI’s show management, AMC, Inc., participated in a ceremonial ribbon cutting. The ceremony recognized the evolution of 20 years of lighting and the growth of the LFI trade show and conference to date. This took place at the entrance of the trade show hall floor, where thousands of attendees stood, awaiting the 2009 opening of the show.

Images of the 2009 winners are showcased in the LFI Innovation Awards Lounge on the LIGHTFAIR trade show floor, which opened at 10 a.m., after the 20th Anniversary ribbon cutting. For more information, please visit

LIGHTFAIR International is sponsored by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). The event is produced and managed by AMC, Inc.