LEDs make a strong showing at Lightfair
Last weeks' Lightfair International trade show indicated that lighting manufacturers are taking LED technology seriously.
LEDs Magazine will publish a comprehensive write-up of all the good stuff from Lightfair in our May/June issue, which will be out in early June.
Outdoor area lighting using cool-white LEDs and downlights using warm-white LEDs were widespread, along with LED lamps designed as direct replacements for standard form-factor incandescent and fluorescent lamps.
|Vio LED from GE Lumination|
Conversely, Cooper Lighting, another major manufacturer, had a display to demonstrate the benefits of LED lighting relative to competing technologies, but said that the company would wait to see further price/performance improvements in LEDs before introducing LED fixtures to the market.
|Color Kinetics' eW Flex SLX|
LEDs were among the award winners at the show: Philips Lumileds' Luxeon Rebel line of power LEDs received the prestigious 2007 “Technical Excellence” Award (jointly with a Philips fluorescent lamp) and was also the Best of Category winner for Specialty Lamps.
The eW Flex SLX from Color Kinetics, a flexible strand of 50 inividually controlled 2700K or 5400K white LED nodes, was Best in Category for Theatrical & Specialty Luminaires, and the 4426 60-watt LED Swimming Pool & Fountain Fixture from Hydrel/Acuity Brands Lighting won in the Landscape, Pool & Fountain category.
PS We enjoyed the after-hours events organized by GE Lighting, Nexxus, Color Kinetics and Philips – thanks!