Carrie Meadows reports the winning products in the fifth annual Sapphire Awards and the industry pioneer honored as Illumineer of the Year.

CARRIE MEADOWS reports the winning products in the fifth annual Sapphire Awards and the industry pioneer honored as Illumineer of the Year.

BREAKING: Sapphire Awards sheds light on winning innovationsLAS VEGAS — Late into the evening on Feb. 28, industry participants celebrated the announcement of the fifth annual LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards winners at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. The spotlight event, held during the week of Strategies in Light, was emceed by chief editor Maury Wright with support from the PennWell LED & Lighting Network team. Attendees from across the LED and solid-state lighting (SSL) supply chain eagerly awaited the results as dinner was served and champagne flowed.

Although business and economic shifts over many months now have demanded much of our focus, repeating themes while vetting the 2019 Sapphire Awards entries exemplified the ongoing improvement in light output and experience with LEDs, overcoming early shortcomings of SSL products based on lessons learned via the combined efforts of lighting designers, specifiers, and manufacturers looking to achieve product reliability and project sustainability outcomes.

We won’t hold our audience in suspense any longer. Please join us in extending our congratulations to the following for their product developments and contributions to advancing LED and SSL technology and applications. Bookmark our Awards website and look for extended coverage on the Sapphire Awards Gala and winners in our March issue of LEDs Magazine.

NJZ Lighting's LED product portfolio now adds a new member, Archer Series Hazardous Location Linear Light, featuring 120 lumens per Watt efficiency and completely designed to perform in Zone 1 and 21 of ATEX / IECEx classifications.

Carrie Meadows reports on the innovations that helped the finalists make the cut in the fifth year of the LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards program, which demonstrates the evolution of solid-state lighting technology amid the drive toward value-added applications and services.

LEDs Magazine is pleased to announce the product finalists across 19 technology categories in the 2019 Sapphire Awards.

In the latest round of LED business news, Lumileds has been awarded more than $60 million in a California court; while Cree has an investigation into IP theft underway, and reported a 14% uptick in revenue in its fourth-quarter financial statements.

Demand Lighting, Murata, McWong, and Alphabet Lighting join Silvair’s Bluetooth Mesh-centric ecosystem for IoT-enabled LED-based lighting at LightFair International.

Now in its fourth year, the LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards solidifies its commitment to addressing the frontrunners responsible for the evolution of SSL technology as applications continue to emerge with more complex needs and capabilities, writes Carrie Meadows.

LONG BEACH, CA - Click through our image gallery to see who received top honors at the Feb. 14th Sapphire Awards Gala aboard the RMS Queen Mary...

Carrie Meadows reports the finalists in the fourth annual LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards program, which recognizes and rewards the passion and forward thinking that inspires professionals across all sectors of the SSL market to continue to innovate and rethink function, design, and future potential.

Signage and promotion may have suggested that smart lighting and the IoT were the headliners at LightFair 2017, but compelling lighting products with features such as tunable white and improved enabling technologies including new LEDs were the real stars, writes Maury Wright.

The post-Gala glow continues with the publication of the products and technologies that scored 3.25 Sapphires and above, Carrie Meadows reports.

The third annual Sapphire Awards Gala bestowed honors upon beacons of innovation in the solid-state lighting (SSL) industry on Mar. 1, 2017 in Anaheim.

The third annual LEDs Magazine Sapphire Award winners exemplify evolution in lighting applications and technology, along with the emergence of value-added features, writes Carrie Meadows.

Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States concerns over Wolfspeed sale will result in Cree once again driving the silicon-carbide-centric, RF- and power-semiconductor business forward.

Solid-state lighting is beginning to deliver on long-promised energy savings, explains Ali Fawaz, but to broaden adoption developers need to continue to drive cost out of the control circuitry while features such as dimming must still be supported.

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