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LightFair Names 2020 LightFair Innovation Award Winners

May 15, 2020
Fourteen winners were celebrated despite the canceled trade show and conference

Today, LightFair announced 14 winners of its 2020 LightFair Innovation Awards (LIA). The 31st annual awards recognize innovative products and designs introduced by LightFair 2020 exhibitors during the last 12 months. Originally scheduled to be presented in person today at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the awards were announced virtually after the cancellation of this year's LightFair trade show and conference due to the coronavirus outbreak. 

“Although LightFair did not take place this year, we want to honor our commitment to celebrating the ingenuity and achievements of the lighting industry through the LightFair Innovation Awards,” said show director Dan Darby in the press release. “While we are not gathering in person to celebrate our winners, we are just as inspired by their innovations and even more excited to see them when we gather again in 2021.”

An independent panel of judges, chosen by LightFair partner the Illumination Engineering Society (IES) and International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), selected the LIA winners from across 146 submissions over a meticulous two-day judging process. Criteria include the product's clarity of purpose, versatility, adaptability, sustainability, ease of use, design efficiency and aspects that enhanced human well-being. 

The four main award winners included:

  • Most Innovative Product of the Year: Kuzco Lighting — Magellan
  •  Technical Innovation Award: RAB Lighting Inc. — Lightcloud Smart Outlet
  • Design Excellence Award: Glint Photonics — Hero
  • Judge's Citation: Illuminating Engineering Society — IES eLearning Portal

The 14 category winners include: 

  • Ballasts, Transformers, Drivers, Systems and Kits: ETC — F-Drive R12
  • Commercial Indoor: Troffers, Suspended and Surface Mounted: Lightheaded Lighting Ltd — Adjustable LED Pipe
  • Control and Distribution Systems, Connectivity and Analytics: Savant — Savant Daylight Mode
  • Controls: Components, Sensors, Interfaces and Software: RAB Lighting Inc. — Lightcloud Smart Outlet
  • Dynamic Color, Theatrical, Cove, Strips and Tape: WAC Lighting — InvisiLED CCT Color Temperature Adjustable Tape
  • Indoor Decorative: Kuzco Lighting LLC — Magellan
  • Industrial, Vandal, Emergency and Exit: Concealite Life Safety Products — Conceal X Series: Concealed Exit Signs
  • Lamps: Conventional, Retrofit and Replacement: MaxLite Inc. — JA8 Listed G9 Base Lamp
  • LED/OLED, Chips and Modules: L.P. — Bridgelux Vesta ThriveTM
  • Non-Luminous: Research, Publications, Software and Specialty Hardware: Illumination Engineering Society (IES) — IES eLearning Portal
  • Parking, Roadway and Area Luminaires: Hei Technology International Gmbh — hei libertas - solar energy tubes
  • Recessed Downlights, Wall Washers and Multiples: Dmf Lighting — DCD Series Higher-Lumen Modular Downlight
  • Sports, Step, Landscape, Pool & Fountain Luminaires: Kuzco Lighting LLC — Stem
  • Track, Display, Undercabinet and Shelf: Glint Photonics  — Hero

To learn more about each of the winners and view product images, descriptions and manufacturer contact information for all products submitted for this year's LIAs, visit the LightFair website