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Congratulations to the finalists for the 2017 Sapphire Awards!

llumineer of the Year Category
Fred Maxik, founder and chief technology officer, Lighting Science

Dr. Shuji Nakamura, CTO, Co-founder, Dr. James Raring, GM, VP Engineering, Co-Founder, Dr. Paul Rudy, VP Business Development, Co-Founder, Dr. Eric Goutain, Sr. Manager of Product Engineering, Dr. Troy Trottier, Materials Science Consultant, SoraaLaser
Alexander Wilm, key expert SSL lighting, Osram Opto Semiconductors

Commercial-Quality SSL Lamp Design Category
Green Creative / MR16 8.5W High CRI (8.5MR16DIM) lamp
Lighting Science / Durabulb (A19) lamp

Horticultural Lighting Category
Heliospectra AB / Heliospectra LX601C light fixture
Lumileds / Luxeon SunPlus Series LEDs for Horticulture
P.L. Light Systems / HortiLED INTER fixture
P.L. Light Systems / Product: HortiLED TOP fixture

ICs and Electronic Components for SSL Category
EnOcean Inc. / LED Relay Zone Controller
Infineon Technologies Americas / CDM10VXTSA1 0-10V dimming interface IC
Linear Technology / LT3965 LED bypass switching device

Indoor Ambient, Track, and Accent SSL Luminaire Design Category
Amerlux, LLC / Cynch LED accent luminaire
Architectural Lighting Works / Hylytr grazing luminaire
Axis Lighting / Sculpt accent lights
DMF Lighting / OneFrame - DRDHNJD recessed LED downlight
No. Eight Lighting / 400 Series LED spotlight

Indoor Troffer, Linear, and Recessed SSL Luminaire Design Category
Acuity Brands / RUBIK ceiling luminaires
Acuity Brands / Olessence OLED- and LED-based luminaire
Fluxwerx / Fold linear pendant luminaire
Vode Lighting / ZipTwo LED 707 linear lighting
Vode Lighting / 707-Z9 linear cove lighting

Industrial SSL Luminaire Design Category
Cree, Inc. / Cree HXB Series LED high-bay luminaire
Hubbell Lighting / Triple H LED high bay/low bay
Hubbell Lighting / Dual-Lite EV4R LED emergency light
LumenOptix Inc / STRATOS high-bay rack lighter
Orion Energy Systems / ISON Class LED high bay

LED Drivers Category
eldoLED B.V. / LightShape technology on DUALdrive LED drivers
Fulham / Outdoor wireless programmable drivers
Osram Americas / Optotronic 347V linear indoor programmable LED driver
Samsung Electronics LED / Smart Lighting Module SLM-D

Linear T8 SSL Lamp Design Category
Energy Focus, Inc / Redcap battery-integrated emergency TLED
Energy Focus, Inc / 500D network-ready TLED
Lighting Science / LBar Linear LED tube

Modular LED Light Engines Category
ERG Lighting / Driverless LED light modules
LED Engin / LuxiTune tunable white and warm dim module
Plessey Semiconductors Ltd / PLWS3000 Series Orion beam-forming module

Outdoor Landscape and Accent SSL Luminaire Design Category
Elemental LED / Hydrolume 24V LED striplight
Elemental LED / Fluid View 12V LED tape light amber
Hubbell Lighting / Kim Lighting Lightvault 8 RGBW luminaire

Outdoor Street and Area SSL Luminaire Design Category
Amerlux, LLC / Lunetta
Cree, Inc. / RSW LED street light
Eaton / Invue Arbor LED collection
Eaton / Ephesus All Field LED luminaire
Hubbell Lighting / Architectural Area Lighting KicK bollard

Packaged LEDs and OLEDs Category
Bridgelux / Vero Series SE array
LED Engin / LZP multi-wavelength horticulture LED
Lumileds / Luxeon CoB with FreshFocus technology
Osram Opto Semiconductors / DURIS P 10 platform of LEDs
Samsung Electronics LED / LM561C S6 LED

Smart and Connected SSL Technologies Category
Echelon / Lumewave PL-RF gateway
Lumenetix / araya5 logic module with linear and round tunable color LED arrays
Lutron Electronics., Co. / Quantum Vue 3.2 software
Phoenix Contact USA / Tunnel Solution
Enlighted / Enlighted Smart Sensors

Specialty SSL Design Category
Lighting Science / Genesis DynaSpectrum
Phoenix Contact USA / Wind Tower Lighting System
Tempo / HLS aisle lighting system
Unilux / LED UV inspection strobes

SSL Enabling Technologies Category
Architectural Lighting Works / Double Slot Optics
Fraen Corporation / Fraen color-mixing optical zoom system
Khatod Optoelectronic / SIR – Silicon TIR lenses for COB LEDs
Venntis Technologies / Precision scattering optic

Tools and Tests in SSL Design Category
Ophir Photonics / FluxGage
United Power Research Technology Corporation / UPRtek MK350N Plus spectrometer
Vektrex / SpikeSafe performance current sources series

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