BREAKING: Sapphire Awards sheds light on winning innovations

Carrie Meadows reports the winning products in the fifth annual Sapphire Awards and the industry pioneer honored as Illumineer of the Year.

BREAKING: Sapphire Awards sheds light on winning innovations
BREAKING: Sapphire Awards sheds light on winning innovations

CARRIE MEADOWS reports the winning products in the fifth annual Sapphire Awards and the industry pioneer honored as Illumineer of the Year.

BREAKING: Sapphire Awards sheds light on winning innovationsBREAKING: Sapphire Awards sheds light on winning innovationsLAS VEGAS — Late into the evening on Feb. 28, industry participants celebrated the announcement of the fifth annual LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards winners at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. The spotlight event, held during the week of Strategies in Light, was emceed by chief editor Maury Wright with support from the PennWell LED & Lighting Network team. Attendees from across the LED and solid-state lighting (SSL) supply chain eagerly awaited the results as dinner was served and champagne flowed.

Although business and economic shifts over many months now have demanded much of our focus, repeating themes while vetting the 2019 Sapphire Awards entries exemplified the ongoing improvement in light output and experience with LEDs, overcoming early shortcomings of SSL products based on lessons learned via the combined efforts of lighting designers, specifiers, and manufacturers looking to achieve product reliability and project sustainability outcomes.

We won’t hold our audience in suspense any longer. Please join us in extending our congratulations to the following for their product developments and contributions to advancing LED and SSL technology and applications. Bookmark our Awards website and look for extended coverage on the Sapphire Awards Gala and winners in our March issue of LEDs Magazine.

Illumineer of the Year

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Tigran V. Galstian, PhD — LensVector CTO and professor at Université Laval

Packaged LEDs and OLEDs

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Cree XLamp eTone COB LEDs

Modular LED Light Engines

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LED Linear VarioLED Flex VENUS 3D True Color modules

ICs and Electronic Components for SSL

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Seoul Semiconductor NanoDriver

LED Drivers

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Fulham EliteControl PoE 2-Channel LED Driver

SSL Enabling Technologies

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Khatod Optoelectronic Nactus 6x2 SIL Silicone Optic

Tools and Tests in SSL Design

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United Power Research Technology MK350S Premium Spectrometer

Emergency SSL Luminaires, Modules, and Drivers

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Igor PoE Emergency Lighting Driver

Smart and Connected SSL Enabling Technologies

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Enlighted 5th Generation Smart Sensor

Smart and Connected SSL Systems

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Osram Digital Systems Encelium Extend

SSL Lamp Design

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Keystone Technologies Sign Hero 360˚ LED Sign Tube

Indoor Flex SSL for Coves, Cabinets, and Cases

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Environmental Lights HyperFlex 2835 LED Strip Light

Indoor Decorative Pendant SSL Luminaire Design

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Nulite Lighting Sero

Indoor Troffer, Track, and Downlight SSL Luminaire Design

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Axis Lighting Sculpt Mikrolite

Outdoor Landscape and Architectural SSL Design

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Lumenpulse Lumenbeam Inground LED luminaire

Outdoor Street and Area SSL Luminaire Design

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Hubbell Outdoor Lighting Intercept LED luminaire

Specialty SSL Design

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Saco Technologies Shockwave V-Stick S and S2 LED video modules

Industrial SSL Luminaire Design

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Columbia Lighting/Hubbell Lighting Peloton High Performance High Bay

Horticultural Lighting

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Plessey Semiconductors Ltd. Hyperion LED Grow Light

Lighting for Health and Wellbeing

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BIOS Lighting BIOS Bio-dimming Light Engine Technology

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