LEDs Magazine names the finalists for the 2017 Sapphire Awards (UPDATED)

Jan. 10, 2017

Nashua, NH / LEDs Magazine announced today the finalists for its third annual Sapphire Awards, the first awards program in the LED and solid-state lighting (SSL) sectors honoring innovation in enabling technologies and elegance-of-design in finished lighting products. This group of outstanding industry innovators was selected by an independent judging panel made up of noted professionals, designers, and lighting industry leaders.

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The winners will be revealed at the third annual Sapphire Awards Gala dinner on March 1, 2017, in Anaheim, CA as the featured event of Strategies in Light, co-located with The LED Show and Lightspace California.

"We are excited to announce our finalists for the 2017 Sapphire Awards program and the shortlist includes the most innovative products brought to market in the past year. From LEDs and other enabling technologies to general lighting products and niche applications such as horticultural lighting, the finalists have delivered outstanding solid-state lighting products," said Maury Wright, editor-in-chief of LEDs Magazine. "Congratulations to all of the companies recognized as Sapphire finalists for outstanding work in truly leveraging the unique benefits of LED sources."

With more than 100 entries from 60 companies, the 2017 Sapphire Awards finalists have earned their place on this year's list.

Please join us in congratulating the 2017 finalists:

Illumineer of the Year Category

Fred Maxik, founder and chief technology officer, Lighting Science
Dr. Shuji Nakamura, CTO, co-founder; Dr. James Raring, GM, VP engineering, co-founder; Dr. Paul Rudy, VP of business development, co-founder; Dr. Eric Goutain, Sr. manager of product engineering; Dr. Troy Trottier, materials science consultant, SoraaLaser
Alexander Wilm, key expert SSL lighting, Osram Opto Semiconductors

Commercial-Quality SSL Lamp Design Category

Green Creative / MR16 8.5W High CRI (8.5MR16DIM) lamp
Lighting Science / Durabulb (A19) lamp

Horticultural Lighting Category

Heliospectra AB / Heliospectra LX601C light fixture
Lumileds / Luxeon SunPlus Series LEDs for Horticulture
P.L. Light Systems / HortiLED INTER fixture
P.L. Light Systems / Product: HortiLED TOP fixture

ICs and Electronic Components for SSL Category

EnOcean Inc. / LED Relay Zone Controller
Infineon Technologies Americas / CDM10VXTSA1 0-10V dimming interface IC
Linear Technology / LT3965 LED bypass switching device

Indoor Ambient, Track, and Accent SSL Luminaire Design Category

Amerlux, LLC / Cynch LED accent luminaire
Architectural Lighting Works / Hylytr grazing luminaire
Axis Lighting / Sculpt accent lights
DMF Lighting / OneFrame - DRDHNJD recessed LED downlight
No. Eight Lighting / 400 Series LED spotlight

Indoor Troffer, Linear, and Recessed SSL Luminaire Design Category

Acuity Brands / RUBIK ceiling luminaires
Acuity Brands / Olessence OLED- and LED-based luminaire
Fluxwerx / Fold linear pendant luminaire
Vode Lighting / ZipTwo LED 707 linear lighting
Vode Lighting / 707-Z9 linear cove lighting

Industrial SSL Luminaire Design Category

Cree, Inc. / Cree HXB Series LED high-bay luminaire
Hubbell Lighting / Triple H LED high bay/low bay
Hubbell Lighting / Dual-Lite EV4R LED emergency light
LumenOptix Inc / STRATOS high-bay rack lighter
Orion Energy Systems / ISON Class LED high bay

LED Drivers Category

eldoLED B.V. / LightShape technology on DUALdrive LED drivers
Fulham / Outdoor wireless programmable drivers
Osram Americas / Optotronic 347V linear indoor programmable LED driver
Samsung Electronics LED. / Smart Lighting Module SLM-D

Linear T8 SSL Lamp Design Category

Energy Focus, Inc / Redcap battery-integrated emergency TLED
Energy Focus, Inc / 500D network-ready TLED
Lighting Science / LBar Linear LED tube

Modular LED Light Engines Category

ERG Lighting / Driverless LED light modules
LED Engin / LuxiTune tunable white and warm dim module
Plessey Semiconductors Ltd / PLWS3000 Series Orion beam-forming module

Outdoor Landscape and Accent SSL Luminaire Design Category

Elemental LED / Hydrolume 24V LED striplight
Elemental LED / Fluid View 12V LED tape light amber
Hubbell Lighting / Kim Lighting Lightvault 8 RGBW luminaire

Outdoor Street and Area SSL Luminaire Design Category

Amerlux, LLC / Lunetta
Cree, Inc. / RSW LED street light
Eaton / Invue Arbor LED collection
Eaton / Ephesus All Field LED luminaire
Hubbell Lighting / Architectural Area Lighting KicK bollard

Packaged LEDs and OLEDs Category

Bridgelux / Vero Series SE array
LED Engin / LZP multi-wavelength horticulture LED
Lumileds / Luxeon CoB with FreshFocus technology
Osram Opto Semiconductors / DURIS P 10 platform of LEDs
Samsung Electronics LED / LM561C S6 LED

Smart and Connected SSL Technologies Category

Echelon / Lumewave PL-RF gateway
Lumenetix / araya5 logic module with linear and round tunable color LED arrays
Lutron Electronics., Co. / Quantum Vue 3.2 software
Phoenix Contact USA / Tunnel Solution
Enlighted / Enlighted Smart Sensors

Specialty SSL Design Category

Lighting Science / Genesis DynaSpectrum
Phoenix Contact USA / Wind Tower Lighting System
Tempo / HLS aisle lighting system
Unilux / LED UV inspection strobes

SSL Enabling Technologies Category

Architectural Lighting Works / Double Slot Optics
Fraen Corporation / Fraen color-mixing optical zoom system
Khatod Optoelectronic / SIR – Silicon TIR lenses for COB LEDs
Venntis Technologies / Precision scattering optic

Tools and Tests in SSL Design Category

Ophir Photonics / FluxGage
United Power Research Technology Corporation / UPRtek MK350N Plus spectrometer
Vektrex / SpikeSafe performance current sources series

The Sapphire Awards Gala dinner is not only where the winners will be announced, but offers a powerful networking opportunity amongst the industry’s most innovative companies.

Learn more at ledsmagazine.com/sapphireawards

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