Category: Awards

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.

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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DOE Announces Phase 1 Winners of L-Prize Lighting Competition

U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm announced the four winners in Phase 1 of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lighting Prize (L-Prize®) at the Building Technologies Office’s annual Solid-State Lighting Workshop.

U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm announced the four winners in Phase 1 of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lighting Prize (L-Prize®) at the Building Technologies Office’s annual Solid-State Lighting Workshop. The L-Prize® is a $12.2 million prize lighting competition launched by DOE in May 2021. The L-Prize® is designed to spur groundbreaking innovation, domestic manufacturing, and the benefits of an inclusive, clean-energy economy for next-generation lighting solutions in commercial buildings.

The L-Prize Concept Phase winners are:

  • Project Tango, submitted by QuarkStar of Las Vegas, Nevada. The networked, white-tunable luminaire concept leverages innovations in optics, LED, and power conversion technology to deliver high efficacy, exceptional quality of light, and precise control of light distribution.
  • Sustainable and Connected Troffer Retrofit, submitted by Orion Energy Systems of Jacksonville, Florida. The concept offers a high-efficacy, networked LED luminaire with advanced controls that can be retrofitted in less than two minutes to an existing fluorescent luminaire.
  • Laterally Symmetrical Level 3 Engine for 3D Printing, submitted by Smash the Bulb/Bridgelux of Mountain View, California. This 3D-printed semi-indirect luminaire concept uses a high-performance light engine that requires no secondary optics and delivers high efficacy and excellent quality of light; an innovative optical design that reduces losses and addresses glare; and a luminaire housing that can be 3D printed on the job site.
  • Papaya Modular Lighting Ecosystem, submitted by Papaya of Evanston, Illinois. This highly modular luminaire platform designed by a team from outside the lighting industry uses a unique community-based approach; an all open-source aspect offers opportunities for innovators of all types to participate in evolving and innovating this lighting solution over time.

Read the full DOE announcement here.

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Designing Lighting Magazine Publishes Listing Of Lighting Design & Lighting Product Awards + Winners

Designing Lighting Magazine, a leading publication about the business of lighting design, has published a database of global lighting design and lighting product awards, as well as the winners of those awards.

Designing Lighting Magazine, a leading publication about the business of lighting design, has published a database of global lighting design and lighting product awards, as well as the winners of those awards. The Award Database page also has an online form that allows designers to upload their own past award wins if the database doesn’t already include them. The database is most helpful for lighting designers and lighting product designers. It can be used to research awards around the globe, award-winning lighting design projects, and winning product designs.

Find the full award database here.

 

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Nominations Close Soon for WILLA Award

ALA Women In Lighting Leadership Award nominations for 2022 are due by January 31.

The ALA Women In Lighting committee seeks nominations for the ALA Women In Lighting Leadership Award (WILLA) each year to recognize outstanding achievements, mentorship, commitment to community through philanthropy or service, and support of the mission of the ALA. Nominations for the 2022 award are closing on January 31, 2022.

The recipient of the award must be a member of the ALA, nominated by an ALA member, and voted upon by the WIL committee.

The award will be presented during the Lightovation show in Dallas this June.

The nomination form and information about the 2021 WILLA recipient, Cathy Choi of Bulbrite are linked here.

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2022 LightFair Innovation Awards Now Accepting Applications

LightFair is now accepting applications for its 33rd annual LightFair Innovation Awards and invites exhibitors to submit innovative new products. Winners in 14 categories, plus three overall excellence awards for Most Innovative Product of the Year, Technical Innovation and Design Excellence, will be announced at LightFair 2022, June 19 – 23, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

LightFair is now accepting applications for its 33rd annual LightFair Innovation Awards and invites exhibitors to submit innovative new products. Winners in 14 categories, plus three overall excellence awards for Most Innovative Product of the YearTechnical Innovation and Design Excellence, will be announced at LightFair 2022, June 19 – 23, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“The LightFair Innovation Awards have recognized the best-of-the-best in lighting for more than three decades,” said Dan Darby, show director. Exhibitors interested in applying to win a LightFair Innovation Award must submit new products launched between LightFair 2021 (October 30) and LightFair 2022. The 17 awards are:

  • Most Innovative Product of the Year – the program’s highest award, recognizing the most innovative new product
  • Technical Innovation – recognizing the most forward-thinking advancement in lighting technology
  • Design Excellence – recognizing outstanding achievement in design
  • Non-Luminous: Research, Publications, Lighting Software & Specialty Hardware
  • Lamps: Conventional, Retrofit & Replacement
  • LED/OLED, Chips & Modules
  • Ballasts, Transformers, Drivers, Systems & Kits
  • Track, Display, Undercabinet & Shelf
  • Recessed Downlights, Wall Washers & Multiples
  • Indoor Decorative
  • Parking, Roadway, & Area Luminaires
  • Sports, Step, Landscape, Pool & Fountain Luminaires
  • Control Components & Hardware  
  • Commercial Indoor: Troffers, Suspended & Surface Mounted
  • Industrial, Disinfection, Vandal, Emergency & Exit
  • Dynamic Color, Theatrical, Cove, Strips & Tape
  • Control Enabling Technology, Connectivity & Software

Submitting to the LightFair Innovation Awards is free, and available only to confirmed 2022 LightFair exhibitors. The number of entries allowed per company is based on booth size and every entry is given equal consideration. Award submissions must be received on or before March 11, 2022 at www.lightfair.com/lightfair-innovation-awards-submissions.

 

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2021 LIT Lighting Design Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the fifth edition of the LIT Lighting Design Awards have been announced, with the Acropolis of Athens recognized as the 2021 Lighting Design of the Year.

The winners of the fifth edition of the LIT Lighting Design Awards have been announced, with the Acropolis of Athens recognized as the 2021 Lighting Design of the Year.

The LIT Lighting Design Awards was created to recognize the efforts of talented international lighting product designers and lighting implementers. The jury panel included 38 architects, lighting designers, interior designers, academics, and media representatives.

The Acropolis of Athens and Monuments project won the 2021 Lighting Design of the Year. Designed by Eleftheria Deko & Associates for the Onassis Foundation, Greek Ministry of Culture, the new lighting uses color, light intensity, and aiming angles to highlight the beauty of the ancient architecture, the timeliness of sculpture, and pale marble, and the strength of the fortification walls.

The 2021 Lighting Product Design of the Year went to the Opteris chandelier by R3 Consulting Engineers, which pays homage to the Tomopteris, a deep-sea creature. The luminaire really is quite striking.

Click here to see all the winners of this year’s LIT Awards.

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LightFair Announces Innovation Awards 2021 Winners

LightFair recently announced the winners of the LightFair Innovation Awards 2021, selected by an independent panel of IES and IALD judges at last week’s show. Congratulations to PureEdge lighting, whose Lazer Line was recognized as the Most Innovative Product of 2021.

LightFair recently announced the winners of the LightFair Innovation Awards 2021, selected by an independent panel of IES and IALD judges at last week’s show. Congratulations to PureEdge Lighting, whose Lazer Line was recognized as the Most Innovative Product of 2021.

From the company:

Lazer Line creates a paradigm shift with how we use lighting design within our environment. Lazer Line, an LED lighting system, connects wall-to-wall or wall-to-ceiling, up to 60 ft. before refeeding, with no visible pixelation. It utilizes heatsink tape which is fastened and tightened by turnbuckles plastered into the wall or ceiling for a seamless look. it allows the light to go up, down, or both, achieving ambient uplight and also functional lighting. It enhances any space with pleasant soft light and delivers designer quality color rendering, creating a space that is visually spectacular

It allows anyone to play with light and create multi-dimensional and multi-directional effects. With Lazer Line you can connect wall-to-wall or wall-to-ceiling. It uses aluminum heatsink tape tightened by turnbuckles, providing uplight and downlight.

This product was chosen from the Category Winners for each of 14 categories. The judges also recognized other products with the annual Technical Innovation Award and Design Excellence Award.

Judging criteria included the product’s clarity of purpose, versatility, adaptability, sustainability, ease of use, design efficiency and aspects that enhanced human wellbeing, among others.

Click here to check out this year’s LightFair Innovation Awards.

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Sapphire Awards Recognizes Product and Design Excellence

At the end of day one of the recent online Strategies in Light conference, LEDs Magazine announced the Sapphire Awards, which recognized a wide range of LED and control products along with four networked lighting control products.

At the end of day one of the recent online Strategies in Light conference, LEDs Magazine announced the seventh annual Sapphire Awards, which recognized a wide range of LED and control products along with four networked lighting control products.

The judges recognized products in 17 product categories. Meanwhile, a new Design Excellence in Networked Lighting Control Award, sponsored by the Lighting Controls Association, recognized four projects exemplifying use of the technology.

Click here to check them out.

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The IES Announces 2021 Awards for Technical and Service Achievements

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) recently announced its 2021 Society Awards for Technical and Service Achievement.

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) recently announced its 2021 Society Awards for Technical and Service Achievement.

This year, the IES’s prestigious Medal Award has been bestowed upon Dr. David Crawford of the IES Phoenix Section. The Medal Award recognizes meritorious technical achievement that has conspicuously furthered the profession, art, or knowledge of illuminating engineering.

The esteemed Louis B. Marks Award, named in honor of the first President of the IES, is presented to a member of the Society in recognition of exceptional service of a non-technical nature. This year, the IES recognized Cheryl English of the IES Atlanta Section with this honor.

The IES Distinguished Service Award is presented to individuals who have significantly furthered the mission of the IES in non-technical areas, with at least 15 years of dedicated service. The 2021 recipients of this honor include Megan Caroll (New York City Section) and Daniel Salinas (Seattle Section).

The IES Fellow Designation awards members of the Society for their valuable contributions to the technical activities of the Society; to the art or science of illumination; or to the related scientific or engineering fields. The 2021 IES Fellows include: Rick Kauffman (Atlanta Section), Christian Monrad (Phoenix Section), Michael Royer (Portland Section) and Richard Miller (Santa Barbara Section).

Each year, the IES President recognizes member excellence with the IES Presidential Award. IES President Antonio Garza (2020-2021) recognized Mariel Acevedo of the Portland Section for her exemplary volunteerism, enthusiasm and passion for supporting the Leadership Forum Committee and its purpose, outstanding advocacy of the IES mission and vision, and invariably exceeding expectations to actively promote the welfare of the Society’s Sections and members.

Also recognized by Mr. Garza is Peter Hugh of the Chicago Section for leading the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Respect (DEIR) Committee who, through the lens of inclusivity, seeks to identify opportunities in which the IES can enact systemic change within its institutionalized culture and practices to promote a more equitable and accessible Society.

The IES would also like to congratulate the below-listed 2020 award recipients:

IES Medal Award 2020: Ronald Gibbons (Roanoke Section)
Louis B. Marks Award 2020: Fred Oberkircher (Chattanooga Section)
IES Distinguished Service Award 2020: James Benya (San Francisco Section), Charles Israel (Los Angeles Section), Leslie North (Chicago Section), Peter Petersen (Mexico City Section), Paula Ziegenbein (Boston Section)
IES Fellow Designation 2020: Michael Krames (San Francisco Section)
IES Presidential Award 2020: Scotty Hutto (Atlanta Section), Randy Reid (Nashville Section), Ira Rothman (Boston Section), David Sliney (Baltimore Section)

Congratulations to all these industry leaders!

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IES Announces 2021 IES Illumination Award Recipients

The 2021 IES Illumination Awards were presented on August 9, 2021 at the Illuminating Engineering Society’s 2021 Virtual Annual Conference. Projects in Boston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York City, Ukraine, Canada, and China were recognized. These awards recognize professionalism, ingenuity, and originality in lighting design.

The 2021 IES Illumination Awards were presented on August 9, 2021 at the Illuminating Engineering Society’s 2021 Virtual Annual Conference. Projects in Boston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York City, Ukraine, Canada, and China were recognized. These awards recognize professionalism, ingenuity, and originality in lighting design.

A total of 7 projects received highest honors, while 271 were recognized with Awards of Merit. The Illumination Award for Interior Lighting Design sponsored by Edwin F. Guth, the Illumination Award for Outdoor Lighting Design sponsored by Cooper Lighting Solutions, the Energy and Environmental Lighting Design Award and the Control Innovation Award sponsored by the Lighting Controls Association are parallel programs created to recognize outstanding lighting design.

Click here to check out this year’s awarded projects. Also check out the below videos:

 

ARCTIC ADVENTURE: THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE, Boston

 

FREEDOM SQUARE, Mariupol, Ukraine

 

CHONGQING CHANGSHOU SALES GALLERY, Chongqing, China

 

FOTOGRAFISKA, New York

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