LightFair Announces Innovation Awards Winners

LightFair has announced the winners of its 2022 LightFair Innovation Awards (LIAs) in 14 categories, along with four overall excellence distinctions: Most Innovative Product of the Year (MIFOR 70 Lighting System by Klus), Technical Innovation (TruBlu Bluetooth Mesh Fixture Controller with Long Range Antenna by McWong International), Design Excellence (Easy-Link by Edison Price Lighting) and Judges’ Citation (CombiCable by Gripple) awards.

“Our 2022 LIA winners continue to pave the path for lighting innovation,” says Dan Darby, show director. “This year’s winners took innovation to the next level and created products that not only serve an important purpose in lighting but also demonstrate exceptional design capabilities and outside-of-the-box thinking.”

The 2022 LIAs recognize the most innovative products across 14 categories introduced since the October 2021 edition of LightFair. Category winners and special distinction honorees are:

  • Most Innovative Product of the Year: MIFOR 70 Lighting System by Klus
  • Technical Innovation: (TruBlu Bluetooth Mesh Fixture Controller with Long Range Antenna by McWong International
  • Design Excellence: Easy-Link by Edison Price Lighting
  • Judges’ Citation: CombiCable by Gripple
  • Indoor Decorative: MIFOR-70 Lighting System by Klus
  • Control Components & Hardware: TruBlu Bluetooth Mesh Fixture Controller with Long Range Antenna by McWong International
  • Commercial Indoor: Troffers, Suspended & Surface Mounted: Easy-Link by Edison Price Lighting
  • Non-Luminous: Research, Publications, Lighting Software & Specialty Hardware: Labarazzi by Viso Systems Aps
  • Lamps – Conventional, Retrofit & Replacement: LED PAR56 High Intensity Ultra Narrow Beam by LED Smart
  • LED/OLED – Chips & Modules: OSLON Square Batwing by Ams OSRAM
  • Ballasts, Transformers, Drivers, Systems & Kits: SmartSafe Emergency Backup for Low Temps by Keystone Technologies
  • Dynamic Color, Theatrical, Cove, Strips & Tape: TruCirque by Pureedge Lighting
  • Recessed Downlights, Wall Washers & Multiples: The LittleOnes™ by Usai Lighting
  • Parking, Roadway & Area Luminaries: SiteLine by Anp Lighting
  • Sports, Step, Landscape, Pool & Fountain Luminaries: Cuff Post Sconce by Wagner Architectural Systems
  • Industrial, Germicidal, Vandal, Emergency & Exit: Hybrid Architectural Cylindrical Downlight with Upper Air UVC by Pure Lighting
  • Track, Display, Undercabinet & Shelf: Aileron Track by Hevi Lite
  • Control-Enabling Technology, Connectivity & Software: SmartLoop Screw-In Controller with SmartPort Technology by Keystone Technologies

Judges for this year’s awards were an independent panel of lighting professionals: Lane Swainston and Javid Butler of Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and Ellen Kuklinski and George Huang of International Association of Lighting Designers (IES). The judges were moderated by Mark Roush of IES. Judging criteria included the product’s clarity of purpose, versatility, adaptability, sustainability, ease of use, design efficiency and aspects that enhanced human wellbeing, among others.

Winners were announced at the LightFair Trade Show on Tuesday, June 21. All 2022 submissions, winners, product information and images can be found at https://www.lightfair.com/lightfair-innovation-awards/#/ and in the virtual awards directory in the LightFair App.

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