Award Winners at LpS 2017

The very best technology, product, equipment or service in the field of Solid-State Lighting was honored with the first LpS Technology Award.

ams AG with their product AS7221 Tunable White IoT Smart Lighting Manager was the winner of the LpS Technology Award. The AS7221 is a controls IC that exhibits various functions in a small footprint, making it highly innovative. The combination of a tri-stimulus sensor with a UART bridge to the IoT infrastructure for building smart lighting systems is an especially unique feature. In combination with its reasonable cost, this IC can have considerable impact on the market; fostering the development of cost effective smart lighting systems.

The LED professional Scientific Award was given to the best scientific paper.

The winner was Dr. Ekaterina Nannen from the NanoEnergieTechnikZentrum (NETZ) at the University of Duisburg-Essen. In her paper, Ekaterina Nannen deals with alternative techniques for light generation. Combining Light Emitting Electrochemical Cells (LEC) with quantum dots, her work has a notable degree of novelty. Starting from the current state-of-the-art of LEC, the author describes the modification using quantum dots and its effect. Experimental setup and results are described and discussed. Although quantum efficiency is quite low in the current state of fundamental research, the paper generated an important impact on further research and development.