And the Emmy goes to...Lightpanels' LED fixtures
The company will receive a Technology and Engineering Emmy, the first ever given for television lighting technology.
NATAS gives Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards for outstanding achievement in technical or engineering development to an individual, a company, or to a scientific or technical organization.
Litepanels' fixtures are used on a variety of network television programs such as Desperate Housewives, 24 and Without a Trace. The Emmy statue is the first in the Academy’s 61-year history to be awarded for television lighting technology.
Litepanels’ fixtures emit characteristically soft, HD-friendly light, which can be infinitely dimmed with no noticeable shift in color temperature, says the company. The eco-friendly lighting equipment also draws less than 10% the amount of power necessary for traditional lighting fixtures, and generates practically no heat.
Litepanels’ list of customers extends beyond television and feature production, and includes the White House and Pentagon Briefing Rooms, the International Space Station, CNN’s Election Bus, news helicopters, and numerous TV news studios and ENG crews.