This year’s Lightfair International, held May 28-30 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, was a bustling center of activity, hosting an abundant assortment of today’s most advanced architectural illumination, as well as seminars on the latest lighting technology and lighting design concepts. Along with new product introductions and educational opportunities, the Lightfair also presented its annual Lightfair International Innovation Awards, sponsored by Architectural Lighting magazine and eLumit.com , during a special ceremony on the opening day. The prestigious accolades honor the best in innovative design, and winners are selected by an independent panel of judges. This year’s receipts were chosen from among more than 150 entries.
Congratulations to the contest’s top finalists:
Most Innovative Lighting Product of the Year: SPOTTM Version 4.0 from California Energy Commission .
Design Excellence Award: Direct Burial Series from Q-Tran Inc. 
Technical Innovation Award: SYLVANIA PowerSHEDTM High Efficiency Demand Response Ballast from Osram Sylvania .
Judges’ Citation Award: Haiku Chandelier from Strini Art Glass/Lighting , awarded for its use of recycled material in lighting design.
Judges’ Citation Award: Solar Area Lighting Solution from Carmanah Technologies , awarded for its efforts to optimize renewable energy in lighting.
Conventional lamps: DimSlim from Feelux Lighting Inc. Competition judges also awarded Best of Category awards to the following lighting manufacturers: