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Here Are the 2019 LFI Innovation Award Winners – Lightfair 2019

BIMsmith Blog Editors

PRODUCTS 5/21/2019

The 2019 LFI Innovation Awards were announced this morning at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA to kick off the 2019 Lightfair International Trade Show and Conference.

The LFI Innovation Awards are distributed annually at Lightfair and recognize the lighting industry’s “most innovative products and designs introduced during the last 12 months.”

For anyone in the AEC industry, the award winners each year are usually worth noting. The technologies, designs, and companies represented offer a clear and compelling view of the present and future of the lighting industry.

This year, LFI Innovation Awards recognized four Main Awards and eleven Product Category Winners for a total of 15 awards, this year spread out across 14 leading lighting companies. 

We took a look at the winners and pulled out some of the most notable highlights of each.

 

LFI 2019 Main Award Winners (4)

 

Design Excellence Award

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Peerless Renna

Acuity Brands Lighting

Commercial Indoor: Troffers, Suspended and Surface Mounted

A simplicity of form provides compatibility with modern architecture, especially open and deconstructed ceilings. The 4” housing width and minimal 1/4” lightguide bezel supports a balance of visual comfort with a minimalist physical presence. Lightguide technology supports a low-profile 1” tall form while producing a uniform spread of luminance for both a glare-controlled downlight distribution and a concealed source asymmetric wall wash. Linear injection molded optics produce a performance indirect distribution for maximal uplight coverage, creating even illumination throughout the space.

*Also, a category winner for Commercial Indoor: Troffers, Suspended and Surface Mounted

Judges' Citation Award

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Color Tunable COB*

LED / OLED, Chips and Modules

Nichia America Corporation

Nichia’s Color Tunable COB series is ideal for many applications, such as commercial, retail spot lights and residential downlights. Retail stores can change the light color based on their display or objects in it. Families will be able to change the color temperature of their home to best suit their natural biological rhythms. Nichia’s color tunable COB expands the market potential for future lighting fixtures and environments. With the goal of enriching people’s lives, Nichia will continuously strive to improve the quality of light, “Akari” to lead the market in human-centric lighting.

*Also, a category winner for LED / OLED, Chips and Modules

 

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Samsung E-series*

LED / OLED, Chips and Modules

Samsung Electronics

New tunable COB, E-series, which achieves the industry-highest COB light efficacy of 140lm/W and the best color mixing. Unlike conventional methods, the E-series uses white and blue CSP chips and phosphor dispensing to improve light efficacy and color mixing by eliminating any interference between red and green phosphors.  The white CSP chip emits high-efficiency warm white, while light emitted from the blue chip supplies cool white by passing through a dispensed phosphor. Will open a new market for COB LEDs and further enlarge human-centric lighting market.

*Also, a category winner for LED / OLED, Chips and Modules

 

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Technical Innovation Award

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LaserLight MicroSpot Module*

SLD Laser

LED / OLED, Chips and Modules

The LaserLight MicroSpot Module is the world’s first 400 lumen module offering a 2 degree collimated beam from a 35mm optic. LaserLight MicroSpot Module combines the highest luminance source, LaserLight SMD, with a TIR collimating secondary optic. The result is a compact module with very high candlepower intensity, narrow beam angle, sharp beam edge cutoff, and efficient beam shaping capabilities with diffusers. Module enables the development of micro luminaires with up to 1000m beam range by ANSI FL-1 spec. Applications include outdoor, architectural, entertainment, and security lighting.

*Also, a category winner for LED / OLED, Chips and Modules

 

Most Innovative Product of the Year

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Lore*

Ecosense Lighting

Recessed Downlights, Wall Washers and Multiples

Lore is a fully adaptable luminaire family that features our newest optic & driver technology, engineered for precise beam performance and beautiful dimming. Every fixture in the Lore family debuts & shares our power, light, optic, wireless, & battery backup building blocks, which means Lore provides consistent, predictable, performance from fixture to fixture across all fixture types. Lore also debuts EcoSense’s latest ‘Lingo’ digital platform architecture and Auto Sensing Protocol Technology, which makes Lore extremely flexible today & the infinitely adaptable tomorrow.

*Also, a category winner for Recessed Downlights, Wall Washers and Multiples

 

LFI 2019 Product Category Award Winners (11)

 

Lamps: Conventional, Retrofit and Replacement

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InstantFit T8 Visible Light Communication TLED by Signify

Signify

Lamps: Conventional, Retrofit and Replacement

InstantFit LED T8 VLC enables Philips’ Indoor Positioning System in a retrofit TLED. It features patented Philips Visible Light Communications (VLC) technology enabling location-based services without any additional fixture hardware while delivering high-quality light & 50% energy savings.  It represents a breakthrough for retail stores to harness the value of VLC without the expense of a luminaire renovation. Retailers gain shopper insights to optimize store lay-out, planograms, staff allocation and marketing. Shoppers find products with pinpoint accuracy while receiving offers & product info.

 

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Ballasts, Transformers, Drivers, Systems and Kits

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eldoLED 75W LED driver product family (75W/L and 75W/B)

Acuity Brands Lighting

Ballasts, Transformers, Drivers, Systems and Kits

Our company mission is to enable Quality of Light for our OEM customers, while allowing maximum flexibility in component selection. This resulted recently in our fully programmable 75W driver family – a unique product in the market since it has best-in-class dimming performance down to 0,1% through our Hybrid HydraDrive dimming technology. Furthermore, it is unique in Dim-to-Warm and Tunable White, powered by LightShape, plus it meets the IEEE1789 flicker guidelines. All 75W drivers are UL Class P listed, to ensure maximum component flexibility. Control options include 0-10V and DALI-2.

 

Track, Display, Undercabinet and Shelf

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Juno Wireless Control LED Track Fixture Family

Acuity Brands Lighting

Track, Display, Undercabinet and Shelf

The Juno Wireless Control LED Cylinder Track Fixture Family enables dynamic beam shaping, aiming, dimming & CCT adjustment from a secure wireless platform. Never has precise remote control of a broad range of functions been attainable. Rotation & tilt in less than 1/10-degree increments allow exact targeting even over long throws. A patent pending clover leaf TIR optic w/rotating variable gradient lens adjusts from 16° to 47°. CCT can be set from 2700K-6500K or configured for Warm Dimming, maintaining 90 CRI & 3 SDCM. A custom mobile app enables simple fixture/group/scene/space commissioning.

Indoor Decorative

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Lightpanel AIR ColorWheel

Lightpanel (USA) Inc.

Indoor Decorative

The Lightpanel AIR LGP's are German designed, LED light panels that deliver maximum light exposure while maintaining homogeneous light distribution. Manufactured using advanced laser technologies, the AIR can be custom cut and designed to any shape and size. Coming in at only ¼” thin the AIR series is available in 3000K, 4000K, 5000K, 6500K, RGB, and RGB+W color temperatures.    Versatile: can meticulously cut any shape or size and engrave any pattern  Proprietary: special LGP laser software for optimized dot-matrix patterns  Dependable: integrated automated digital control production processing.

 

Non-Luminous Products: Research, Publication, Software, and Specialty Hardware

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ANSI/IES RP-8-18, Recommended Practice for Design and Maintenance of Roadway and Parking Facility Lighting

Illuminating Engineering Society

Non-Luminous: Research, Publications, Software and Specialty Hardware

The Illuminating Engineering Society has released ANSI/IES RP-8-18, Recommended Practice for Design and Maintenance of Roadway and Parking Facility Lighting. The 440-page document is not only a substantial revision to the previous ANSI/IES RP-8-18, but it is also an aggregate of topics from 12 IES roadway-related lighting documents, all of which RP-8-18 now supersedes, along with two design guides from the Transportation Association of Canada. This comprehensive document took over two years and 100+ committee volunteers to complete, and it was developed under the rigorous ANSI process.

 

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Parking, Roadway and Area LuminairesImage

EQ Series

ANP Lighting

Parking, Roadway and Area Luminaires

The EQ Series is a contemporary styled, outdoor decorative site lighting collection designed for visual comfort, comprising of three sizes of post top and wall mount, including a companion bollard for pedestrian/site lighting applications. Visual comfort is achieved with a high-efficiency light guide featuring Type II, III, IV & V distributions, ranging from 2700K to 4000K CCT values. An available dynamic white, symmetrical distribution LED solutions allows for greater flexibility. All luminaires can be configured with controls options to enhance efficiency and meet CA Title 24 requirements.

Sports, Step, Landscape, Pool & Fountain Luminaires

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Ephesus Lumadapt 8

Eaton

Sports, Step, Landscape, Pool & Fountain Luminaires

Eaton’s Lumadapt 8 LED sports lighting system alleviates the concerns of facility operators hesitant to purchase sports lighting for fear of being constrained by the limitations of most of today’s sports lighting. Lumadapt allows operators to buy the features they need now and then remotely update and expand as needs change or new features become available. The smart cloud approach connects the entire system, providing expandability with a wide range of a-la-carte options including RGBA color, beam tuning, color temperature tuning, remote health monitoring, a dynamic scene builder and more.

 

Controls: Components, Sensors, Interfaces and Software

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NearSky 360

CIMCON Lighting

Controls: Components, Sensors, Interfaces and Software

CIMCON’s NearSky(tm) 360 Platform is a next generation of Edge computing platform which captures, analyzes, aggregates and communicates sensor data within a Connected City. This Platform comes with a powerful quad core processor, LTE support and is designed to help quickly deploy various smart city applications such as Environmental, Noise, Parking, Traffic and Security Monitoring. An ANSI compatible C136.41 7-pin connector at its base and ANSI compatible 7-pin receptacle at its top ensures quick “plug and play” installation and easy positioning.

 

Dynamic Color, Theatrical, Cove, Strips and Tape

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Vintage Dim2

Optic Arts

Dynamic Color, Theatrical, Cove, Strips and Tape

Vintage Dim 2 is a custom curve control driver with NFC programming ability for a touch and go set control. With an android based application, you can set and share your curves for tunable white, warm dim, color matching, curve matching, color calibration.

 

Industrial, Vandal, Emergency and Exit

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Whiz 2.0

Meteor lighting

Industrial, Vandal, Emergency and Exit

The Whiz 2.0 is Meteor Lighting’s latest Architectural High Bay that supersedes the Whiz, a flagship product of the company that has been specified in over 1000 projects to date. The Whiz 2.0 is sleeker, compact and more architectural than any other High Bay offering of its type in the market. This distinctive architectural solution is perfect for commercial interiors with high open ceiling, including; atriums, lobbies, convention centers, and airport terminals. With an IP65 weatherproof design, the Whiz 2.0 is also suitable for exterior entrances of office buildings and canopies.

 

Control and Distribution Systems, Connectivity and Analytics

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Silvair Commissioning

Silvair

Control and Distribution Systems, Connectivity and Analytics

Silvair Commissioning is a set of tools for setting up and managing wireless lighting control systems based on Bluetooth mesh, the first wireless technology for professional lighting applications. To help all industry stakeholders unleash the full potential of this global standard, Silvair has built a platform that radically simplifies and accelerates the commissioning process in commercial spaces. It allows any lighting control parameters to be customized in accordance with current lighting needs or evolving energy codes.  Silvair Commissioning includes a mobile app and a cloud-based web app.

 

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