Sapphire Awards finalists forge new paths in solid-state lighting

Jan. 14, 2019
LEDs Magazine is pleased to announce the product finalists across 19 technology categories in the 2019 Sapphire Awards.

LEDs Magazine is pleased to announce the product finalists across 19 technology categories in the 2019 Sapphire Awards.

Following the recent announcement of the Illumineer of the Year shortlist, LEDs Magazine is rolling out more finalists for the annual Sapphire Awards. This time we are featuring the exciting product developments across 19 technology categories that represent the entire LED and solid-state lighting (SSL) supply chain, from enabling components and test tools to controls and lighting end products. All of the leading-edge products on this list demonstrated the qualities expected in the awards program — viability for commercialization, reliable and efficient performance, contribution to profitability, and ease of use.

The Sapphire Awards judging panel found the number of advances this year to be particularly telling of the progress the SSL industry has made of late in delivering unique form and function in modern fixtures; addressing emerging applications by applying the latest research to both component and SSL product development; and improving light and color quality for an enhanced experience.

“Our 2019 Sapphire entries showed that the LED and SSL sectors have vigilantly tackled the issue of light quality and have made great strides from the component level to end products,” said Maury Wright, editor LEDs Magazine. “At the same time, we continue to see great innovation via connectivity, controls, and tunable spectrum. The finalists that we have just announced represent the most compelling innovations in the industry and we look forward to celebrating the winners at our Sapphire Gala.”

You’ll find the comprehensive product shortlist below. And don’t forget to cast your votes for the Illumineer of the Year from our homepage. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for more Sapphire Awards updates, Gala announcements, and the winners reveal. Visit the Sapphire Awards website to register for a night of fine dining, entertainment, and networking as we count down to the awards presentation at the Gala, which will be held in the Mandalay Bay hotel and convention center on Feb. 28 during Strategies in Light.


Packaged LEDs and OLEDs

Cree, Inc. / XLamp eTone COB LEDs

LED Engin / LZ7 Plus 50W 7-Die Multi-Color LED Emitter

Lumileds / Luxeon CZ Color Line

Nichia Corporation / Nichia Optisolis LED (NF2x757G-F1)

Osram Opto Semiconductors / Oslon Pure 1010 LED

Modular LED Light Engines

LED Linear / VarioLED Flex Venus 3D True Color

Luxtech / LN-X Linear Cuttable White

Tridonic USA / Module LLE Flex G1 IP67 Excite

ICs and Electronic Components for SSL

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. / MAX20092 matrix manager IC

Seoul Semiconductor / NanoDriver

Thomas Research Products, a Hubbell Lighting Components brand / Color Tuning Controller

LED Drivers

ERP Power LLC / CNB Series Programmable LED Driver with Wireless Lighting Controls

Fulham / eliteControl PoE2D Power-over-Ethernet LED Driver

Optic Arts / VintageDim 2 (DIM.010V.XXX)

Osram Digital Systems / Optotronic Programmable Compact LED Driver

SSL Enabling Technologies – optics, thermal, interconnect, etc.

The Dow Chemical Company – Performance Silicones / DOWSIL MS-40XX Series Moldable Optical Silicone Elastomers

Gaggione SAS / LLC79 45-mm Silicone Collimator Range

Khatod Optoelectronic Srl / Nactus 6x2 SIL – Silicone Optical Systems (PLL12xxxSR)

Tools and Tests in SSL Design

Gamma Scientific / GS-Wavemon

United Power Research Technology Corp. / UPRtek MK350S Premium Spectrometer

Emergency SSL Luminaires, Modules, and Drivers

Fulham / EZ Exit EM T-Grid

Igor / Igor PoE Emergency Network Node – Max (NP50-60-C-F-5-EM)

Thomas Research Products, a Hubbell Lighting Components brand / LBU10-P Series Emergency Driver

Indoor Decorative Pendant SSL Luminaire Design

Axis Lighting / Stencil Surface

Fluxwerx / Aperture

Focal Point / Skydome Edge

Nulite Lighting / Sero

PureEdge Lighting / Pipeline 1 LED Suspension

Indoor Flex SSL for Coves, Cabinets, and Cases

Environmental Lights / HyperFlex 2835 LED Strip Light

Environmental Lights / 6-in-1 ColorPlus 5050 LED Strip Light

Elemental LED / Neon Blaze Flexible LED Lighting

Indoor Troffer, Track and Downlight SSL Luminaire Design

ALW USA / Superplane 2.5

Axis Lighting / Sculpt Mikrolite

iGuzzini North America / Palco Low Voltage

LED Linear / Mars Nano

Litecontrol, a Hubbell Lighting Brand / Vora

SSL Lamp Design

Keystone Technologies / Sign Hero 360˚ LED Sign Tube (KT-LED7T8-18P2S-840-D)

LTF, LLC. / SunLight2 True Color Optimized MR16 LED Bulb (BL18W12V3018KWD)

TCP Lighting / The Good Life LED

Outdoor Landscape and Architectural SSL Design

Architectural Area Lighting, a Hubbell Lighting brand / Pursuit

Lumenpulse / Lumenbeam Inground

Lumenpulse / Lumenfaçade Nano

Tempo / CLiP 4X (Model # C4X)

Outdoor Street and Area SSL Luminaire Design

Hubbell Outdoor Lighting / Intercept

Kim Lighting, a Hubbell Lighting brand / Ouro

LEDvance / Sylvania Area Light luminaire portfolio

Industrial SSL Luminaire Design

Columbia Lighting, a Hubbell Lighting brand / Peloton High Performance High Bay

Dialight / Vigilant High Output High Bay

Elemental LED / AlphaTECH Linear LED Lighting Solutions

Kenall Manufacturing / EnviroPro EPHB

Smart and Connected SSL Enabling Technologies

eldoLED B.V. / LEDcode BLE radio, Atrius-ready (BT-L1A1, BT-L2A1, BT-S1A1)

Enlighted / Enlighted 5th Generation Smart Sensor

Osram Digital Systems / SensiLUM Wireless Integrated Sensor

Samsung Electronics / Samsung SSM-U (SLP-S211UXXGWW)

Smart and Connected SSL Systems

Hubbell Control Solutions / PowerHUBB

Lutron Electronics / Enterprise Vue

Osram Digital Systems / Encelium Extend

Tridonic USA / net4more IP-connected Lighting System

Horticultural Lighting

Agnetix / A3 Liquid-Cooled Lighting System

Plessey Semiconductors Ltd / Hyperion LED Grow Light

Samsung Electronics / Samsung Full Spectrum Horticultural LEDs

Lighting for Health and Wellbeing

BIOS Lighting / BIOS Bio-dimming

Circadian Light / DynamicBlu NightSafe Troffer Series (CSPT/CSM Series)

Crystal IS / Klaran

Seoul Semiconductor / SunLike Series LEDs

Telelumen LLC / Octa – 8 channel light player

Specialty SSL Design

Elemental LED / ENVI-Light Color Tunable Mirror (DI-120V-ENV-MIR)

Environmental Lights / Performance 160° Cuttable LED Lattice

Saco Technologies inc / Shockwave V-Stick S + S2 (SVS-xxx-RGB, SVS2-xxx-RGB)

LEDs Magazine would like to thank its esteemed judges for their invaluable insight and expertise in evaluating the Sapphire Awards submissions. Meet and greet some of them at the Sapphire Awards Gala — visit our ticket portal now.

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About the Author

Carrie Meadows | Editor-in-Chief, LEDs Magazine

Carrie Meadows has more than 20 years of experience in the publishing and media industry. She worked with the PennWell Technology Group for more than 17 years, having been part of the editorial staff at Solid State Technology, Microlithography World, Lightwave, Portable Design, CleanRooms, Laser Focus World, and Vision Systems Design before the group was acquired by current parent company Endeavor Business Media.

Meadows has received finalist recognition for LEDs Magazine in the FOLIO Eddie Awards, and has volunteered as a judge on several B2B editorial awards committees. She received a BA in English literature from Saint Anselm College, and earned thesis honors in the college's Geisel Library. Without the patience to sit down and write a book of her own, she has gladly undertaken the role of editor for the writings of friends and family.

Meadows enjoys living in the beautiful but sometimes unpredictable four seasons of the New England region, volunteering with an animal shelter, reading (of course), and walking with friends and extended "dog family" in her spare time.