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LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards Program Announces Finalists

February 4, 2020 [addtoany]

Now in its sixth year, the LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards has annually recognized the contributions of the LED and solid-state lighting (SSL) supply chain in producing high-performance, quality engineered components and systems into the commercial distribution stream. Each year, a team composed of LEDs Magazine staff, Strategies in Light advisory board members, and other colleagues collaborate to deliver an awards program that culminates in acknowledging the finest innovations in SSL technology.

The 2020 Sapphire Awards winners will be announced during a reception aboard the USS Midway on Feb. 12, 2020 — during the week of Strategies in Light in San Diego. This year’s less formal reception will allow attendees to peruse the unique museum aboard the Midway and network with their peers while sharing cocktails and tapas into the evening.

“Coming into our sixth year, we knew that we would want to focus on the quality of the nominated products and their role in pushing the industry to perform better and seek new levels of engineering and design ingenuity,” said chief editor Maury Wright. “We simplified the ceremony and pursued an inspirational venue that offers an environment which encourages industry peers to socialize and celebrate together, and share their experiences with colleagues in a more casual atmosphere.” He continued, “I’m pleased to see that there have been many exciting advances in products that push the boundaries beyond simply providing illumination that serves, and instead deliver improved quality of experience.”

You’ll find the shortlist of finalists across 17 technology and application categories below. Join us at the Sapphire Awards reception to celebrate the winners in February. The Illumineer of the Year finalists, representing an individual or team who has excelled in advancing the commercialization of novel and quality LED or SSL technology, will be announced soon. We look forward to sharing that with you!

Packaged LEDs and OLEDs

Bridgelux — Thrive™

Nichia Corporation — Vitasolis (NF2W757GT-V3F1 Rv—)

Osram Opto Semiconductors — OSCONIQ® S 3030 Quantum Dot

Samsung Electronics — LM302N (SPMWH3326FC5FBU0S0)

Tunable White LEDs and Light Engines

ERP Power — LT3E LED Driver featuring Tri-mode Dimming with Integrated Tunable White Light Engine

ERP Power — LTM3 Tunable Color Light Engine with ALPM Araya5 Logic and Power Module featuring Wired and Wireless Digital Control

Lumileds — LUXEON Fusion

Samsung Electronics — Samsung T-series (SPHWHAHDNH25YZWPT1)

LED Drivers

Bridgelux — Vesta® Flex

Inventronics — EUM-DT Series, Next Generation Class P LED Drivers

Mean Well USA Inc. — HVGC-1000

Universal Lighting Technologies — EVERLINE® PWX LED Drivers

SSL Enabling Technologies and Test

Dow — DOWSIL™ EI-2888 Primerless Silicone Encapsulant

Gamma Scientific — 940 LED-200 Series Goniometer

Vektrex — SpikeSafe SMU (Model Number: 10A SpikeSafe SMU)

Emergency SSL Luminaires, Modules, and Drivers

Igor — Nexos Linear Network Node ‒ Max (NP60-99-T-F-EM)

Signify — ELI-S-10 10VA Pure Sine Wave Emergency Nano Inverter

Smart and Connected SSL Enabling Technologies

Igor — Nexos Linear Max Node Series

McWong International Inc. — TruBlu™ Bluetooth-DALI Wireless Fixture Controller (PSC-ZA-310-xx)

Samsung Electronics — Samsung ITM-Resi (ITM-D-BZ)

Smart and Connected SSL Systems

Enlighted — Enlighted One

Espen Technology — VersaDim RF

Kenall — TekLink TL2000PS Parking Suite

Signify — Advance FlexTune System

SSL Flex, Tiles, and Sheets

Evo-Lite, LLC — Auragami Flexible LED Light Sheet

IllumiSci — IllumiTile Light Engine ‒ Configurable LED arrays (Model IS-IT-89MM)

LED Linear USA — NEXUS ‒ Ultra High Definition LED Flex Tape

Lucetta Lighting — CELESTE Flexible Linear Lighting

SSL Lamp and Retrofit Designs

eLumigen — LED Rough Service A19 Lamps

Signify — Fortimo InstantFit (Model Number: 929001673906)

Soraa, Inc. — Soraa VIVID™ Warm Dim MR16 Lamp (SM16-07-36DM-930/918-01)

Indoor Decorative and Pendant SSL Luminaire Design

Eureka Lighting — Arena 8200 and accessories 8290-8291-8292-8293

Fluxwerx — Profile Mini

Nulite Lighting — Regolo1

Indoor Troffer, Track, and Downlight SSL Luminaire Design

Columbia Lighting — Versify

ConTech Lighting — Mini-Stealth Wall Wash Track Luminaire

Fluxwerx — Rails

Glint Photonics, Inc. — Glint Hero

Industrial SSL Luminaire Design

Dialight — Reliant High Bay

Cooper Lighting Solutions — Metalux Industrial WaveLinx Wireless Connected Lighting System Solutions

Isollux LED Ltd — Soffito (SFO-IP65-UT-85-180W-ND)

Meteor Lighting — WHIZ 2.0

Outdoor Landscape and Architectural SSL Design

Diode LED — HYDROLUME SLIM 24V IP68 RGB Strip Light (DI-24V-HLSRGB-**)

Elemental LED — NEON BLAZE RGB Diffused linear LED Lighting

GVA Lighting — HL-DL-BLADE

KIM Lighting — KFL Collection

Outdoor Street and Area SSL Luminaire Design

ANP Lighting — EQ Collection – Post Top Luminaires (EQ111/112/113/121/122/123)

Kenall — LuxTran LTSI-A1

Luminis — Lumiquad

Selux Corporation — Mistella

Horticultural Lighting

Agnetix — A3-1200-HERO

Fluence Bioengineering — Fluence by Osram SPYDR 2i

Fluence Bioengineering — VYPR 2P

MaxLite — PhotonMax LED Spot Light

Lighting for Health and Wellbeing

Circadian ZircLight Inc. — CIRCADIAN Zirc™ Day-Night Mid-Power LED Set

Cree Lighting — Cadiant™ Dynamic Lighting Experience (Product number: CDNT-AL-ACK-CMA)

Healthe® by Lighting Science — SunTrac® Ecosystem, with Automated Scheduling (including SunTrac A19, Downlight, Troffer, Panel Light, Motion & Daylight Sensor, SunLync GPS locator, Healthe App)

Kenall — MedSlot Family of Luminaires

Specialty SSL Design

A-light — Absorb H

Cooper Lighting Solutions — Ephesus Lumadapt 8 LED Sports Lighting System

Cooper Lighting Solutions — Shaper Sense Acoustic LED Lighting (BOX and TRAP)

Hubbell Lighting — SpectraClean