Trade show season is well underway for the lighting and design industries! There seem to be industry events and home show exhibitions almost every week. With exhibits to construct, new products to “display” and awards to be won, this is a very busy time for lighting designers and manufacturers. Here at Lightology, we have the delightful job of taking it all in and finding the very best of what’s on offer.
We’d like to extend our sincerest congratulations to the winners and finalists of the 2013 LFI Innovation Awards, held April 21 – 25 at the Lightfair International Trade Show & Conference in Philadelphia, PN. A special congratulations to Philips, Pure Edge Lighting, Tech Lighting, Juno Lighting, Osram Sylvania, Lighting Science Group and WAC Lighting.
Philips took home the “Most Innovative Product of the Year” title for its new Boldplay linear architectural LED, which also won the ‘Commercial Indoor Product’ category. The Philips Hue personal lighting system won the Judge’s Citation Award and also won the ‘Dynamic Color, Theatrical, Cove, Strips and Tape’ category. Philips was also a finalist in the ‘Controls, Building Integration, Site Automation and Distribution Systems’ category for the Color Kinetics IntelliPower. Congratulations, Philips, for such a fantastic year at Lightfair!
Category Winners: Highlights
Indoor Decorative (Chandeliers, Pendants, Sconces, Task Lights)
Finalist: Pure Edge Lighting – Truline 1.6, Plaster-In LED System
Combining minimalist design with state-of-the-art technology, Pure Lighting produces unparalleled, innovative lighting that blends seamlessly into drywall or plaster to become part of the architecture. Pure Lighting’s Truly Trimless recessed fixtures feature advanced LED and LED RGB technology within concealed lighting components to provide a clean, glare-free look ideal for commercial or residential applications.
Recessed Downlights (Wall Washers, Directionals, Modulars, Multiples)
Finalist: Juno Lighting – Indy Architectural LED Advanced Technology, Color Tuning and Black Body Dimming
Founded in 1976, Juno Lighting Inc. is one of the largest designers and manufacturers of recessed lighting and track lighting. Their high quality, well-engineered and attractive fixtures are easy to install and suited for a wide range of residential, commercial and retail applications.
Conventional, Retrofit and Replacement LED Lamps
Winner: Osram Sylvania – OCTRON® 800 XP® XL SUPERSAVER® T8 Fluorescent Lamps
Finalist: Osram Sylvania – LUMALUX PLUS® XL ECOLOGIC® HPS Lamps
Osram Sylvania offers light bulbs, transformers, power supplies and other lighting products in its commitment to make our world more comfortable, more productive and more imaginative. Osram Sylvania’s lifestyle solutions are suited to homes, businesses and institutions, automobiles and a broad range of specialty applications.
Controls, Building Integration, Site Automation and Distribution Systems
Finalist: Lutron Electronics – Lutron’s Embedded Ecosystem Technology
Finalist: Philips – Philips Color Kinetics IntelliPower
Dynamic Color, Theatrical, Cove, Strips and Tape
Winner: Philips – Hue personal wireless lighting system
Finalist: Tech Lighting (Generation Brands) – Unilume LED Micro Channel
Originally established as a leading designer of architectural lighting, the Tech Lighting brand has since evolved to offer an expansive selection of lighting solutions for both residential and commercial applications, including low- and line-voltage decorative pendants, chandeliers, wall sconces, bath bars and bath lighting, directional track heads, ceiling fixtures and picture lights.
Track, Display, Undercabinet and Shelf
Finalist: WAC Lighting – LINE Edge-Lit LED Barlight
Industrial, Vandal, Emergency and Exit
Finalist: Lighting Science Group – VividGro™ LED Grow Light
Commercial Indoor (Linear Fluorescent, Troffers, Suspended, Surface, LED, OLED)
Winner: Philips – BoldPlay
About Lightfair International
Lightfair 2014: June 1-5, 2014 – Las Vegas, NV
For more information and a forcomplete list of this year’s LFI Award winners and finalists, visit Lightfair International online.