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Illumineer of the Year

Tom Warton and George Mieling, co-founders, Scott Yu, Chief Designer, Vode Lighting — Rail Lighting System Optics
Linear lighting design and manufacturing company Vode Lighting has developed a suite of LED optics for its rail fixtures that enable lighting designers to achieve increased beam control and reduced glare and pixilation in SSL projects. The ability to customize the company’s linear SSL offerings with the optics selections ensures beams are placed where needed and desired, at any angle, and in a variety of shapes.
Tanuj Mohan, chief technology officer and co-founder, Enlighted — Enlighted Smart Lighting Systems
While programming alone, Tanuj Mohan recognized that building resources were wasting energy and dedicated himself to the task of developing network management solutions that could reduce unnecessary demands on building infrastructure. With his company, Enlighted, and its intelligent sensor- and mesh-based system that leverages the Internet of Things (IoT), Mohan has delivered on his objective to provide a smart building management strategy — supported through the ubiquitous lighting system.
Shuji Nakamura, chief technology officer and co-founder; James Raring, general manager and co-founder; Eric Goutain, product engineering director (not shown); Troy Trottier, material science consultant; Paul Rudy, senior vice president and co-founder, SoraaLaser — LaserLight Module
SoraaLaser has engineered the LaserLight Fiber Module to deliver up to 500 lm from an ultrasmall spot to generate a luminance of 1k cd/mm2 — 100x that of LED technology, the company claims. Light is delivered via LaserLight Fiber from a blue laser diode to a remote phosphor module for broad-spectrum white output. The technology is expected to enable novel lighting effects especially in compact SSL designs. (SoraaLaser nominees are shown clockwise from top left.)

SSL Smart Lighting Projects

Enlighted / Cheshire Public Schools in central Connecticut
Chess Wise / Chemelot Chemical Plant in the Netherlands

SSL Outdoor Lighting Projects

StandardVision / Wilshire Grand Center, Los Angeles, CA
Hubbell Lighting / Karl Chevrolet, Ankeny, IA

Packaged LEDs and OLEDs

Bridgelux / Vesta Dim-To-Warm COB
Lumileds / Luxeon L1V1 CSP LED Series
Osram Opto Semiconductors / Osconiq P 3737 3W
Samsung Electronics LED / LH351C LED

Modular LED Light Engines

Bridgelux / Vesta Tunable White Arrays
Fulham / Universal Voltage DirectAC LED Engines
Lumileds / Matrix Platform Advanced Technologies
Samsung Electronics LED / Q-Series Linear Modules
SoraaLaser / LaserLight Fiber Module

ICs and Electronic Components for SSL

ams / AS7225 Tunable White Smart Sensor
Infineon Technologies / ICL5102 PFC+Resonant Controller
Maxim Integrated / MAX20078 Synchronous Buck Controller

Constant Current LED Drivers

Artesyn Embedded Technologies / iHP Series High Power System
ERP Power / CDB Series
Inventronics / ESD-600S
Osram / Optotronic Programmable LED Emergency Driver

Constant Voltage LED Drivers

Elemental LED / Omnidrive 2
ERP Power / VLM Series
Optic Arts / VintageDim

SSL Enabling Technologies — Optics, thermal, interconnect, etc.

Gaggione / LLC66x7 Silicone Collimator Range
LensVector / LVS3-48 Liquid Crystal Lens
Luminit / Double-sided Batwing Light Shaping Diffuser
TE Connectivity / Lumawise Z50 Drive LED Holder

Tools and Tests in SSL Design

Gamma Scientific / RS-7-7 SpectralLED Tunable LED Light Booth
GL Optic / Spectis 1 Touch Flicker Meter
United Power Research Technology Corp. / UPRtek PG100N Spectral PAR Meter

Smart and Connected SSL Enabling Technologies

LED Roadway Lighting / T100 Toolless Sensor Platform
McWong International, Inc. / PacWave Smart Sensor Control Platform
Osram Digital Lighting Systems / Connected Lighting Module and Optotronic Driver
Samsung Electronics LED / Samsung LED Smart Lighting Platform

Smart and Connected SSL Systems

Eaton / WaveLinx Wireless Connected Lighting System
Echelon Corporation / LumInsight 2 Central Management System
Lumenpulse Group Inc. / Lumentalk Power Line Communications Platform

Residential SSL Lamp and Luminaire Design

Cerno / Revelite Art Light
LEDvance / Sylvania Smart+ LED Strip
LEDvance / Sylvania Smart+ A19 Filament
MaxLite / LED LiteBars

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Commercial-Quality SSL Lamp Design

Filamento / Valto High Bay LED Lamp
Green Creative / Refine Series PAR38
Keystone Technologies / Dimmable DirectDrive T8

Indoor Ambient, Cove, and Accent SSL Luminaire Design

Elemental LED / SPOTMOD SLIK LED Panels
The Lighting Quotient / elliptipar S43x Indirect Luminaire
Soraa / Soraa Arc Adjustable Luminaire
Tempo / pr1meFX Cove
Vode Lighting / ZipThree 707 Wall Mount

Indoor Decorative Pendant Luminaire Design

Acolyte LED / Synthesis LED Linear
Fluxwerx / Spoke
Focal Point / Obscura
Litecontrol, a Hubbell Lighting brand / Inde-Pendants 32L
Zumtobel / Ondaria

Indoor Troffer and Downlight SSL Luminaire Design

DMF Lighting / DRD4M and OneFrame
JLC-Tech / T-BAR LED Asymmetrical Wall Wash
Kichler / Horizon 43855WHLED30T Downlight
Zumtobel / Mellow Light Infinity

Industrial SSL Luminaire Design

Flex Lighting Solutions / Essentials Series 4.0 LED High Bay
Hubbell Industrial Lighting, a Hubbell Lighting brand / SpectraLoc Highbay
Zumtobel / Craft

Outdoor Landscape and Architectural SSL Design

Architectural Area Lighting, a Hubbell Lighting brand / Cypher Wall Sconce
Elemental LED / Infiniline 2 LED Strip Light
Kichler / 12V LED Accent with Variable Lumen Output
Lumenpulse / Lumenfaçade

Outdoor Street and Area SSL Luminaire Design

cBright Lighting / Apex Pro LED Sports Flood
Dual-Lite and Hubbell Outdoor Lighting / GeoPak LED Wallpack
Kenall Manufacturing / SenScape SPG18 Series
MaxLite / Mpulse Surface Mount Luminaire

Specialty SSL Design

Fraen Corporation / Embedded Optic Module OM003-0100
Traxon Technologies, an Osram brand / Dot XLQ-8 RGBW Module
Unilux / LED2000 with Smart Assist

Horticultural Lighting

Active Grow LLC / Sweet Grass Series
Lumigrow Inc. / LumiGrow Smart Horticultural LED Lighting
Lumileds / Luxeon SunPlus COB Series
Osram Opto Semiconductors / Oslon Square Hyper Red
Plessey Semiconductor / Hyperion LED Grow Light

Lighting for Health and Wellbeing

Hubbell Healthcare Solutions, a Hubbell Lighting brand / Evexia
Kenall Manufacturing / Indigo-Clean Luminaire Series
Ketra / Ketra Linear Luminaire Series