Awards

LpS Digital Conference Best Paper Award | LED professional Scientific Award 2020

Adria HUGUET-FERRAN, Ph.D. Candidate, Researcher at the University of Barcelona, Spain
“Facing the Challenges of Spectral Engineering with a New Software Tool”

Paper published: LED professional Review (LpR), Issue #81, Sept/Oct 2020, p58-p62
Lecture 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.


LpS Digital Conference Best Paper Award | Trends in Lighting Design Award 2020

Monica Llamas and Florencia Castro, both of MFA Lighting Design, B.A. of Architecture, New York
“The Poetics of Darkness” 
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.