LEDs Magazine Rebrands Sapphire Awards To Become BrightStar Awards

LEDs Magazine has rebranded the former Sapphire Awards and has relaunched the program as the BrightStar Awards. Brightstar Awards will honor innovative LED and solid-state lighting technologies across the supply and design chain. They are focused on recognizing ingenuity in products, addressing five key factors: performance, reliability, efficiency, ease of integration/use, and innovation.

Award categories will be:

  • LED Light Sources
  • LED & SSL Components, Design Tools, and Materials
  • Connected SSL, Software, & Controls
  • Indoor SSL
  • Outdoor SSL
  • Circadian Lighting Technologies
  • Horticultural SSL & Control Systems
  • LED-based Disinfection Technologies
  • Specialty SSL & System Technologies

More information is available here.

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David Shiller
David Shiller is the Publisher of LightNOW, and President of Lighting Solution Development, a North American consulting firm providing business development services to advanced lighting manufacturers. The ALA awarded David the Pillar of the Industry Award. David has co-chaired ALA’s Engineering Committee since 2010. David established MaxLite’s OEM component sales into a multi-million dollar division. He invented GU24 lamps while leading ENERGY STAR lighting programs for the US EPA. David has been published in leading lighting publications, including LD+A, enLIGHTenment Magazine, LEDs Magazine, and more.


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