LEDs Magazine announces second annual Sapphire 'Illumineer of the Year' finalists

Feb. 4, 2016

Nashua, NH / February 4, 2016 —LEDs Magazine is thrilled to announce that it has selected three finalists for the prestigious 'Illumineer of the Year' Award as part of the annual Sapphire Awards program. This award is given in recognition of a person or team that is responsible for an especially noteworthy development in the LED-centric technology sector. All of this year’s finalists were instrumental in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology developments that have to potential to profoundly impact the lighting industry by enabling higher-quality lighting installations and lower product and/or operational costs.

Get the latest Sapphire Awards program and Gala details

"With the 'Illumineer' element of our Sapphire program, we seek to find technology leaders that conceive and execute on innovations that can truly drive SSL adoption forward," said Maury Wright, editor of LEDs Magazine. "We congratulate these finalists for innovation that has the potential of delivering superior lighting and great human experiences along with the anticipated efficiency of LED technology and ultimately cost savings."


Lumileds CSP LED development team

Rao Peddada, Sridevi Vakkalanka, Rajat Sharma, Ken Davis, and Richard Gao

Digital Lumens

Digital Lumens LightRules and intelligent lighting portfolio

Brian Chemel

Kenall Manufacturing

Kenall TekLink controls platform

Bill Blackley, Kevin Dahlen, and Joe Welch

Click hereto see detailed descriptions of each team’s innovative lighting solutions.

SLIDESHOW: LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards finalists in technology & application categories

The Sapphire Awards Gala where we will announce the winners will take place from 7:30pm - 11:00pm at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA on March 2, 2016. The event will be a can't-miss highlight for attendees of the co-located Strategies in Light and The LED Show conferences and exhibit floors. To purchase tickets to the awards gala dinner, click here.


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