2016 LFI Innovation Awards – Check out the industry’s most innovative products!

One of the highlights at this year’s Lightfair in San Diego was the LFI Innovation Awards (formally known as the “New Product Showcase”) on Tuesday morning.   It was exciting to see the industry’s most innovative products introduced during the last 12 months.   There are 15 product categories and 4 main awards across all categories.   Congratulations to the category and award winners!

1.  Research, Publications, Non-Control Software and Measuring Devices

Category Winner – LIGHTING ANALYSTS, INC.

Climate-based annual daylight modeling for LEED v4 and LM-83 is now available for AGi32 and ElumTools.

Climate-based annual daylight modeling for LEED v4 and LM-83 is now available for AGi32 and ElumTools.

2.  Conventional, Retrofit and Replacement LED Lamps

Category Winner – STACK LIGHTING

Responsive lamps that adapt to your preferences and automatically adjust color temperature to mimic sunlight.

Responsive lamps that adapt to your preferences and automatically adjust color temperature to mimic sunlight.

3. Track, Display, Undercabinet and Shelf

Category Winner – MINEBEA CO., LTD.

SALIOT is the first LED track light that adjusts rotation/tilt angle, dimming and beam angle via smartphone app.

SALIOT is the first LED track light that adjusts rotation/tilt angle, dimming and beam angle via smartphone app.

4. LED / OLED, Chips and Modules

Category Winner – LUMENETIX, INC.

araya5 logic module with multi-control input system delivers precise tunable color temperature from 1650 to 8000K, across linear or round LED modules of 1000 to 8000 lumens.

araya5 logic module with multi-control input system delivers precise tunable color temperature from 1650 to 8000K, across linear or round LED modules of 1000 to 8000 lumens.

5. Ballasts, Transformers, LED Drivers, Systems and Kits

Category Winner – LG ELECTRONICS, USA

130 lpw LED troffer retrofit all-in-one system embedded wireless ZigBee multi-sensor ensures a short ROI.

The 130 LPW LED troffer retrofit all-in-one system embedded wireless ZigBee multi-sensor that ensures a short-term ROI.

6. Non-Luminous Components, Specialty Hardware, Shades and Solar

Category Winner – ACUITY BRANDS LIGHTING

LightFlex CCT tubular daylighting system uses remote phosphors to color-shift cool daylight CCTs to 3600K with high-efficiency.

LightFlex CCT tubular daylighting system uses remote phosphors to color-shift cool daylight CCTs to 3600K with high-efficiency.

7. Recessed Downlights (Wall Washers, Directionals, Modulars, Multiples)

Category Winner – DMF LIGHTING

Technical Innovation Award!
Recognizing the best leap forward in lighting technology 

OneFrame LED downlight simplifies multifamily installation with ratings for fire, sound, wet location, IC & air tight, UL, Energy Star and Title 24 complaint.

OneFrame LED downlight simplifies multifamily installation with ratings for fire, sound, wet location, IC & air tight, UL, Energy Star and Title 24 complaint.

8. Indoor Decorative (Chandeliers, Pendants, Sconces, Task Lights)

Category Winner – ADOT LIGHTING CO., LTD.

Design Excellence Award!
Recognizing outstanding achievement in design and application

Rayee, the bent shape task light without any joint or weld offers touch screen control of color temperature and brightness.

Rayee, the bent shape task light without any joint or weld, offers touch screen control for color temperature and brightness.

9. Parking, Roadway and Area Luminaires

Category Winner – PHILIPS

Most Innovative Product of the Year!
Highest Award presented by the judges, recognizing the best new product

Gardco SoftView LED parking garage luminaire with a uniformly edge-lighted lens and 4% uplight offer increased visual comfort to eliminate the cave effect for parking. It is available in 4 outputs at up to 122 LPW and 3 CCTs.

Gardco SoftView LED parking garage luminaire, with uniformly edge-lit lens and 4% uplight, offers increased visual comfort to eliminate the cave effect for parking. It is available in 4 outputs at up to 122 LPW and 3 CCTs.

10. Sports, Step, Landscape, Pool & Fountain Luminaires

Category Winner – EATON

Ephesus All Field LED Sports Light offers high-performancing, energy-efficient (80K lumen 750 watt / 60K lumen 600watt), wired and wireless controls and monitoring capabilities.

Ephesus All Field LED Sports Light offers high-performance, energy-efficient (80K lumen 750 watt / 60K lumen 600watt), wired and wireless controls and monitoring capabilities.

11. Controls Components, Hardware and Systems

Category Winner – OSRAM

A low-voltage ZigBee-based wireless control module enables a standard luminaire to be connected and controllable independently for smart lighting.

A low-voltage ZigBee-based wireless control module enables a standard luminaire to be connected and controlled independently for smart lighting.

12. Dynamic Color, Theatrical, Cove, Strips and Tape

Category Winner – TLS INTERNATIONAL

Patented Tension LED System is the only one of its kind providing uniform backlighting to cover any size/shape regardless obstacles.

Patented Tension LED System is the only one of its kind providing uniform backlighting to cover any size/shape regardless of obstacles.

13. Industrial, Vandal, Emergency and Exit

Category Winner – ACUITY BRANDS LIGHTING

Phuzion PHS is a distinctive, round LED high bay with 14% uplight, featuring patented borosilicate glass to reduce glare and visual contrast.

Phuzion PHS is a distinctive, round LED high bay with 14% uplight, featuring patented borosilicate glass to reduce glare and visual contrast.

14. Commercial Indoor (Linear Fluorescent, Troffers, Suspended, Surface, LED, OLED)

Category Winner – ACUITY BRANDS LIGHTING

RUBIK offers a revolutionary design vocabulary for the grid in 3 forms & 4 dynamic tunable white, grayscale and color accent options to unleash your creativity,

RUBIK offers a revolutionary design vocabulary for the grid in 3 forms & 4 dynamic tunable white, grayscale and color accent options to unleash your creativity.

15. Connectivity, Integration, and Analytics

Category Winner – ACUITY BRANDS LIGHTING

ByteLight Services offer a platform for delivering 10 cm high-accuracy indoor positioning solutions integrated into intelligent LED lighting systems.

ByteLight Services offer a platform for delivering 10 cm high-accuracy indoor positioning solutions integrated into intelligent LED lighting systems.

This is the end of the 15 product categories but we are not done just yet.   Now, last but not the least,  here is the Judge’s Citation Award, the special recognition at judges’ discretion – 

EATON’s Invue Arbor Outdoor Architecture LED Collection

Invue offers a family of low glare, organically-inspired outdoor LED post-top, bollard and surface-mounted luminaries with precise WaveStream optical control.

Invue offers a family of low glare, organically-inspired outdoor LED post-top, bollard and surface-mounted luminaries with precise WaveStream optical control.