NASHUA, N.H., March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sapphire Awards Gala Dinner, held on the night of March 2, 2016, celebrated the best and brightest in the solid-state lighting (SSL) industry by naming the second annual LEDs Magazine Sapphire Award winners. The event, held in conjunction with Strategies in Light and The LED Show in Santa Clara, CA, spotlighted the SSL-centric innovations that are revolutionizing the lighting market and also greatly impacting applications in life sciences, industrial processes, manufacturing, and many other specialty areas.
Maury Wright, Editor-in-Chief of LEDs Magazine, and Christine Shaw, Publisher of LEDs Magazine, hosted the event that featured top-flight entertainment and ultimately the awarding of the Sapphire trophies.
"Our award winners spanned the breadth of enabling technologies to the end products that are revolutionizing the lighting industry," said Wright. "The winners exemplify the true added value that LED technology can bring to many applications and exceed the functionality realized with legacy sources. We are proud to salute the innovations and innovators that are truly blazing a new technology trail."
Companies working across the LED and solid-state lighting sectors nominated well over 100 products to be considered for the second annual Sapphire Awards, along with outstanding individuals or teams for the prestigious Illumineer of the Year award. Sapphire Awards judges ultimately considered products across 15 technology categories ranging from SSL Enabling Technologies to Packaged LEDs to ICs and Electronic Components. The judging process also undertook the great challenge of identifying an 'Illumineer of the Year.' During the gala dinner, the best of the best took home the Sapphire trophies after the late-night celebration.
The LEDs Magazine Sapphire Award winners for 2016 are as follows:
Category: Illumineer of the Year
Brian Chemel: Digital Lumens LightRules and intelligent lighting portfolio
Category: Indoor Ambient, Track, and Accent SSL Luminaire Design
Acuity Brands Lighting
Product: Gotham Incito 2" Family
Category: Connected Residential SSL Lamp Design
Product: Pulse Flex Model
Category: LED Drivers
Product: Daintree/LG Innotek Wireless Driver
Category: SSL Enabling Technologies
Product: Fraen Nested Lens
Category: ICs and Electronic Components for SSL
Product: TPS92661-Q1 LED Matrix Manager
Category: Industrial SSL Luminaire Design
Product: NEMA 4X Dynamo Emergency Light
Category: Modular LED Light Engines
Product: Xicato XIM
Category: Outdoor SSL Luminaire Design
Product: IG Series LED Parking Garage Luminaire
Category: Packaged LEDs and OLED Panels
Product: Luxeon C Color Line
Category: Specialty SSL Design
Product: Indigo-Clean Continuous Disinfection
Category: SSL Lamp Design
Product: VIVID BR30 LED Lamp
Category: SSL Network and Control Technologies
Product: TekLink Parking Controls
Category: Tools and Tests in SSL Design
Instrument Systems GmbH
Product: Burning Position Correction for Gonio
Category: Indoor Troffer, Linear, and Recessed SSL Luminaire Design
Product: LN4 Suspended Ambient LED Luminaire
Category: Tunable SSL Technology
Product: FineTune White Color Tuning System
Learn more at ledsmagazine.com/sapphireawards
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