Awards

Spotlight the Outstandings

At the annual LpS Digital Live Stream event (December 2, 2021), the LpS Digital Awards were presented in four specific categories.

Award Categories 2021

  1. LpS Digital – Lecture Awards
  2. LpS Digital – Sustainability Award
  3. LpS Digital – Scientific Lecture Award
  4. LpS Digital – Product Awards

Lecture Award

Mikolaj PRZYBYLA

Chief Operation Officer, GL Optic; CIE and IES Member

“Introduction to UV Light Measurement Principles – How to Measure UV LEDs Correctly”

The jury distinguishes this lecture as the most recognized presentation on LpS Digital (1,500+). Reliable UV radiation measurements are the foundation for every UV light disinfection system.

Lecture Award

Xavier DENIS

Technical Marketing Manager, Nichia Europe

“ipRGC Sensitive Optimized LED Spectrum and Its Application in Color Tunable Lighting Solutions”

The jury distinguishes this lecture as an important stimulus and technology step for human-centric / integrative lighting designs. The Cyan LED technology, based on SAE phosphors, is introduced.

Lecture Award

Musa UNMEHOPA

Head of Ecosystems and Strategic Alliances, Signify

“The Future of LiFi is Here Today”

The jury distinguishes this lecture as an important stimulus for light communication technologies and its market penetration. The lecture highlights LiFiecosystem, LiFi standardization and focuses on market/application opportunities.

Lecture & Sustainability Award

Mark RIDLER

Head of Lighting, BDP

“Overview about Circular Economy Approaches in Lighting Design and Projects”

The jury distinguishes this lecture as an important stimulus for sustainable lighting design. The presentation shows a comprehensive picture of Circular Economy in Lighting Design joined with results from research, practice and the broad expertise of the author. Additionally to the lecture, a supplementary interview on the topic of sustainability was produced.

Scientific Lecture Award

Harald HAAS

Professor, University of Strathclyde

“LiFi, The Catalyst for New LED Applications”

Prof. Haas illustrates the background for his LiFi research – the need for higher bandwidth to match the continuously growing communication data volume. He gives an overview of ongoing experimental research, focussing on open challenges and achieved results. Finally, he gives a perspective on what LiFi could mean for the lighting industry.

Product Award

H6 LED Series

Nichia

“LED Technology that Combines High Efficacy and High CRI in One Product”

The jury distinguishes this product as a breakthrough to improve high-quality smart lighting solutions and contribute to sustainable lighting designs. The H6series takes advantage of a unique red narrow band
phosphor technology. Lighting professionals no longer have to choose between high color rendering and high efficacy.

Product Award

LYS

LYS Technologies

“Live Healthier with Light”

The jury distinguishes this system solution as an important contribution to stimulate better light, light quality and health improvement through light. People can track their light exposure and understand light’s impact on sleep and energy. Improve overall sleep, wellbeing and productivity through the LYS Light Diet program based on smart- and cloud-based technologies.

Product Award

HCL LED Series

SAMSUNG Electronics

“Each Place Has Its Own Purpose, Complete it with the Right Light”

The jury distinguishes this product family (LM302N DAY, LM302N NITE) as an essential contribution to health and wellbeing. Furthermore, the webinar by Elio Jin-Ha KIM outstandingly explains the HCL topic, including an actual spectra measurement demonstration on different lighting conditions.

LpS Digital Awards 2020

Facing the Challenges of Spectral Engineering with a New Software Tool

 

Adria HUGUET-FERRAN, Ph.D. Candidate, Researcher at the University of Barcelona, Spain

Paper published:LED professional Review (LpR), Issue #81, Sept/Oct 2020, p58-p62Lecture published: https://youtu.be/kesqTxPgbRs

Rationale of the Jury:
The effects of spectral distribution of LED and LED systems on various parameters for light quality were examined systematically. It was shown that the quality parameters correlated weakly but it was necessary to optimize the spectral distribution in order to reach target values. A software tool was developed in order to carry out this optimization.

Best Scientific Lecture/Paper – Technology Award 2020

Best Scientific Lecture/Paper – Design Award 2020

The Poetics of Darkness

Monica Llamas and Florencia Castro, both of MFA Lighting Design, B.A. of Architecture, New York

Paper published: LED professional Review (LpR), Issue #81, Sept/Oct 2020, p76-p81
Lecture published: https://youtu.be/FIdnvlgG6X8

Rationale of the Jury:
Reflecting on cultural history, the authors came to the conclusion that light is almost always connected to positive expressions while darkness is assigned negative terms. Unfortunately, these attributes have found their way into the practice of lighting design. The authors advocate utilizing darkness creatively in the planning process and depending on the application, not only to allow for specific differences in light intensity, but to utilize them purposefully. They corroborate this thesis with practical examples.

LpS Digital Exhibition Best Product Awards 2020

Bartenbach: Personal Table Light

Lifud: Magnetic Integration Driver Technologies

MKS Ophir: Lighting Measurement Equipment

Nichia: 2-in-1 White LED

Nichia: Light so Good – LED Portfolio

Samsung: Full Spectrum Horticulture Lighting Portfolio

Samsung: Optimized Circadian Rhythm LED Portfolio

Seoul Semiconductor: NEW LED ERA Portfolio

Note: The best product winners were selected by evaluating the viewer data.