“Our independent panel of judges from the IES and IALD reviewed each submission and selected a Category Winner for each of the 14 categories. Further, they continued to review the top 14 to select the Most Innovative Product of 2021, Technical Innovation Award and Design Excellence Award. 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. Although selecting winners was not easy, these products stood out in winning the nod from our judges.”
Technical Innovation Award:
Mcwong International, Inc.
TruBlu Bluetooth mesh Fixture Controller with Long Range Antenna: Technical Innovation Award
The TruBlu Bluetooth mesh Fixture Controller with Long Range Antenna offers flexible yet powerful networked lighting control outdoors. Since hardwiring is cost-prohibitive for outdoor applications, the introduction of a long-range (900ft) Bluetooth mesh wireless controller that can be integrated directly into a wide range of commercially available fixtures eliminates “range anxiety.” Together with features like continuous dimming, DLC certification, zone and luminaire level lighting control options, this controller enables cost-effective Bluetooth mesh control for outdoor lighting.
Design Excellence Award:
Edison Price Lighting
Easy-Link: Design Excellence Award
Edison Price introduces EasyLink - a modular linear lighting system with a quick connector for ease of installation in any configuration. The socket rotates from downlight to uplight or any angle in-between. Linear sections can be assembled with in-line, T, X, and U connectors for limitless possibilities. Honeycomb or louvered baffles reduce glare while providing light output up to 2900 lumens in a 4' section. Easy-Link can be suspended, or mounted on walls or ceilings, attached to tables or floor mounted with a weighted base.
Most Innovative Product of the Year:
MIFOR-70 Lighting System: Most Innovative Product
Introducing MIFOR! Draw a shape and KLUS will transform it into a luminaire. MIFOR is a system that allows unlimited design flexibility to create irregular lighting fixtures of almost any shape. The fixtures can take the form of circles or soft arcs transforming into the shape of a luminous line or plane. MIFOR’s main attraction is undoubtedly not being limited to specific standard fixtures. MIFOR encourages unconventional creativity. Create lighting according to the architect's / end user's imagination Enable visual consistency with any interior design Guaranteed pattern repeatability.
Judges’ Citation Award:
CombiCable: Judges’ Citation Award
CombiCable by Gripple, is a combined power and suspension pendant system. It enhances luminaire aesthetics, eliminating the need for zip ties to secure aircraft cable to the power cord after installation. Our innovative end-to-end system easily installs into a 7/8” knockout on the fixture and connects directly into a conduit box via the supplied crossbar and low-profile canopy. The mechanical support from the aircraft cable allows both hands to terminate the conductors, improving health and safety. CombiCable can be height adjusted via the rip cord and is pre-assembled for ease and speed.
The Product Category Winners:
Non-Luminous: Research, Publications, Software, and Specialty Hardware
Gripple, INC. Viso Systems APS
Lamps: Conventional, Retrofit and Replacement
LED/OLED, Chips and Modules:
Ballasts, Transformers, Drivers, Systems and Kits:
Track, Display, Undercabinet and Shelf:
HEVI LITE, INC.
Recessed Downlights, Wall Washers and Multiples:
Parking, Roadway and Area Luminaries:
Sports, Step, Landscape, Pool and Fountain Luminaries:
Wagner Architectural Systems
Control Components and Hardware:
Commercial Indoor: Troffers, Suspended and Surface Mounted:
Edison Price Lighting
Industrial, Germicidal, Vandal, Emergency and Exit:
Dynamic Color, Theatrical, Cove, Stripes and Tape:
Pure Edge Lighting
Control Enabling Technology, Connectivity and Software: