LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards program announces sixth year’s finalists (UPDATED)

The shortlist of products across 17 LED and SSL categories shows that the industry is serious about honing its collective craft.

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Now in its sixth year, the LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards has annually recognized the contributions of the LED and solid-state lighting (SSL) supply chain in producing high-performance, quality engineered components and systems into the commercial distribution stream. Each year, a team composed of LEDs Magazine staff, Strategies in Light advisory board members, and other colleagues collaborate to deliver an awards program that culminates in acknowledging the finest innovations in SSL technology.

The 2020 Sapphire Awards winners will be announced during a reception aboard the USS Midway on Feb. 12, 2020 during the week of Strategies in Light in San Diego. This year’s less formal reception will allow attendees to peruse the unique museum aboard the Midway and network with their peers while sharing cocktails and tapas into the evening.

“Coming into our sixth year, we knew that we would want to focus on the quality of the nominated products and their role in pushing the industry to perform better and seek new levels of engineering and design ingenuity,” said chief editor Maury Wright. “We simplified the ceremony and pursued an inspirational venue that offers an environment which encourages industry peers to socialize and celebrate together, and share their experiences with colleagues in a more casual atmosphere.” He continued, “I’m pleased to see that there have been many exciting advances in products that push the boundaries beyond simply providing illumination that serves, and instead deliver improved quality of experience.”

You’ll find the shortlist of finalists across 17 technology and application categories below. Join us at the Sapphire Awards reception to celebrate the winners in February. The Illumineer of the Year finalists, representing an individual or team who has excelled in advancing the commercialization of novel and quality LED or SSL technology, will be announced soon. We look forward to sharing that with you!

Packaged LEDs and OLEDs

Bridgelux Thrive™

Nichia Corporation Vitasolis (NF2W757GT-V3F1 Rv---)

Osram Opto Semiconductors OSCONIQ® S 3030 Quantum Dot

Samsung Electronics LM302N (SPMWH3326FC5FBU0S0)

Tunable White LEDs and Light Engines

ERP Power LT3E LED Driver featuring Tri-mode Dimming with Integrated Tunable White Light Engine

ERP Power LTM3 Tunable Color Light Engine with ALPM Araya5 Logic and Power Module featuring Wired and Wireless Digital Control

Lumileds LUXEON Fusion

Samsung Electronics Samsung T-series (SPHWHAHDNH25YZWPT1)

LED Drivers

Bridgelux Vesta® Flex

Inventronics EUM-DT Series, Next Generation Class P LED Drivers

Mean Well USA Inc. HVGC-1000

Universal Lighting Technologies EVERLINE® PWX LED Drivers

SSL Enabling Technologies and Test

Dow — DOWSIL™ EI-2888 Primerless Silicone Encapsulant

Gamma Scientific 940 LED-200 Series Goniometer

Vektrex SpikeSafe SMU (Model Number: 10A SpikeSafe SMU)

Emergency SSL Luminaires, Modules, and Drivers

Igor — Nexos Linear Network Node ‒ Max (NP60-99-T-F-EM)

Signify — ELI-S-10 10VA Pure Sine Wave Emergency Nano Inverter

Smart and Connected SSL Enabling Technologies

Igor Nexos Linear Max Node Series

McWong International Inc. TruBlu™ Bluetooth-DALI Wireless Fixture Controller (PSC-ZA-310-xx)

Samsung Electronics Samsung ITM-Resi (ITM-D-BZ)

Smart and Connected SSL Systems

Enlighted Enlighted One

Espen Technology VersaDim RF

Kenall TekLink TL2000PS Parking Suite

Signify Advance FlexTune System

SSL Flex, Tiles, and Sheets

Evo-Lite, LLC Auragami Flexible LED Light Sheet

IllumiSci IllumiTile Light Engine ‒ Configurable LED arrays (Model IS-IT-89MM)

LED Linear USA NEXUS ‒ Ultra High Definition LED Flex Tape

Lucetta Lighting CELESTE Flexible Linear Lighting

SSL Lamp and Retrofit Designs

eLumigen LED Rough Service A19 Lamps

Signify Fortimo InstantFit (Model Number: 929001673906)

Soraa, Inc. Soraa VIVID™ Warm Dim MR16 Lamp (SM16-07-36DM-930/918-01)

Indoor Decorative and Pendant SSL Luminaire Design

Eureka Lighting — Arena 8200 and accessories 8290-8291-8292-8293

Fluxwerx — Profile Mini

Nulite Lighting — Regolo1

Indoor Troffer, Track, and Downlight SSL Luminaire Design

Columbia Lighting Versify

ConTech Lighting Mini-Stealth Wall Wash Track Luminaire

Fluxwerx — Rails

Glint Photonics, Inc. — Glint Hero

Industrial SSL Luminaire Design

Dialight Reliant High Bay

Cooper Lighting Solutions Metalux Industrial WaveLinx Wireless Connected Lighting System Solutions

Isollux LED Ltd Soffito (SFO-IP65-UT-85-180W-ND)

Meteor Lighting WHIZ 2.0

Outdoor Landscape and Architectural SSL Design

Diode LED HYDROLUME SLIM 24V IP68 RGB Strip Light (DI-24V-HLSRGB-**)

Elemental LED NEON BLAZE RGB Diffused linear LED Lighting


KIM Lighting KFL Collection

Outdoor Street and Area SSL Luminaire Design

ANP Lighting EQ Collection - Post Top Luminaires (EQ111/112/113/121/122/123)

Kenall LuxTran LTSI-A1

Luminis Lumiquad

Selux Corporation Mistella

Horticultural Lighting

Agnetix — A3-1200-HERO

Fluence Bioengineering — Fluence by Osram SPYDR 2i

Fluence Bioengineering — VYPR 2P

MaxLite — PhotonMax LED Spot Light

Lighting for Health and Wellbeing

Circadian ZircLight Inc. CIRCADIAN Zirc™ Day-Night Mid-Power LED Set

Cree Lighting Cadiant™ Dynamic Lighting Experience (Product number: CDNT-AL-ACK-CMA)

Healthe® by Lighting Science SunTrac® Ecosystem, with Automated Scheduling (including SunTrac A19, Downlight, Troffer, Panel Light, Motion & Daylight Sensor, SunLync GPS locator, Healthe App)

Kenall MedSlot Family of Luminaires

Specialty SSL Design

A-light Absorb H

Cooper Lighting Solutions Ephesus Lumadapt 8 LED Sports Lighting System

Cooper Lighting Solutions Shaper Sense Acoustic LED Lighting (BOX and TRAP)

Hubbell Lighting SpectraClean


LEDs Magazine thanks its colleagues and advisory board members for evaluating this year’s entries and ensuring a level playing field by ensuring their votes are kept private. Every year we ask a lot from the team and from our professional network in participating across the Sapphire Awards and the Strategies in Light conference, and their counsel and willingness to share their expertise only serve to improve the program.

Revisit the past Sapphire Awards finalists in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

*Updated Jan. 8, 2020 2:23 PM for company name correction.

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