LightFair Announces 2020 LightFair Innovation Awards

Despite cancellation of the show and conference, 14 winners named.

LightFair (Atlanta) 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 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the awards were announced digitally after the cancellation of LightFair 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis.

An independent panel of judges chosen from LightFair partners the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) selected the LIA winners from 146 submissions. Criteria included the product’s clarity of purpose, versatility, adaptability, sustainability, ease of use, design efficiency and aspects that enhanced human well-being. These are the four main award winners:

Most Innovative Product of the Year: Kuzco Lighting – Magellan

Magellan is a low voltage power delivery system. The core serves as a framework for an evolving platform of new configurations, material options and lighting effects. Each shade is an individual light source that can be mixed or exchanged.

Technical Innovation Award: Rab Lighting Inc. –  Lightcloud Smart Outlet

The Lightcloud Outlet is a tamper-resistant duplex receptacle that delivers plug-load control and measured power monitoring for loads up to 20 amps. The bottom receptacle is always on, and the top receptacle can be controlled manually (App, Touch, or local Dimmer), schedules, occupancy/vacancy/daylight sensors, or advanced automations such as variable control throughout the day.

Design Excellence Award: Glint Photonics – Hero

Hero is a completely new concept of adjustable light – the first luminaire that can point light in any direction without moving the fixture itself. Hero is installed in a fixed position. Users control the direction of light with a built-in joystick without tilting or swiveling the luminaire.

Judge’s Citation: Illuminating Engineering Society – IES eLearning Portal

The IES eLearning is the first of its kind to provide online lighting courses, open to the public, from a standards & organizational point of view. On-demand content is curated to embrace the diversity of the lighting industry for various levels.

For more information on these and the 14 category winners, click here.

Signs of the Times June 2020

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