The Sapphire Awards Gala Dinner, held on the night of February 14, 2018, celebrated the most innovative companies in the solid-state lighting (SSL) industry by naming the fourth annual LEDs Magazine Sapphire Award winners. The event, held in conjunction with Strategies in Light, The LED Show, and Lightspace California in Anaheim, CA, aboard the RMS Queen Mary, honored the enabling technologies and elegance-of-design in finished lighting products in the industry.
Hubbell Lighting was the toast of the town at the Gala by having its named called three times for awards, most of any of the lighting organizations in attendance.
Dual-Lite/Hubbell Outdoor was recognized with the Sapphire Award in the Outdoor Street and Area SSL Luminaire Design category for the GeoPak.
Architectural Area Lighting was recognized with the Sapphire Award in the Outdoor Landscape and Architectural SSL Luminaire Design category for the Cypher.
Hubbell Industrial Lighting was recognized with the Sapphire Award in the Industrial SSL Luminaire Design category for the SpectraLoc.
88 companies working across the LED and solid-state lighting sectors nominated over 100 products to be considered for the fourth annual Sapphire Awards, along with outstanding individuals or teams for the prestigious Illumineer of the Year award. Sapphire Awards judges ultimately considered products across 20 technology categories that covered the spectrum of lighting applications from new categories such as Horticultural Lighting and Smart and Connected SSL Technologies, to classic applications such as LED Drivers and Industrial SSL Luminaire Design. New this year, the judges also considered submissions in project categories for both SSL smart Lighting and SSL outdoor lighting, and a humanitarian award was announced.