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LightFair Recognizes 2023 Innovation Award Winners

LightFair Recognizes 2023 Innovation Award Winners

NEW YORK – LightFair has announced its 2023 LightFair Innovation Award (LIA) winners, previewing the most innovative products to be featured, May 23 – 25 at the Javits Center in New York. Winners were chosen in 11 categories along with four overall excellence distinctions: Most Innovative Product of the Year (TLS LumiPano by TLS Architectural Lighting), Technical Innovation (LynxEM Wireless Control by Magtech), Design Excellence (Neo Pendant & Surface Mount by OCL Architectural Lighting) and Judges’ Citation (Poleclick by TEKPOLES).

“Every year, LightFair exhibitors submit their best and brightest new innovations for consideration in the LIAs,” said Dan Darby, show director. “The 2023 winners represent new and necessary industry innovations, and we are thrilled to give the industry a sneak peek at some of the exceptional products to be showcased at the LightFair Trade Show next month in New York.”

The 2023 LIAs recognize the most innovative products — across 11 award categories and 4 overall excellence distinctions — introduced since the 2022 edition of LightFair. 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.

The 2023 LIA category winners and special distinction honorees are:

  • Most Innovative Product of the Year: TLS LumiPano by TLS Architectural Lighting
  • Technical Innovation: LynxEM Wireless Control by Magtech
  • Design Excellence: Neo Pendant & Surface Mount by OCL Architectural Lighting
  • Judges’ Citation: Poleclick by TEKPOLES
  • Controls Components: ATOM Series Wall Switch with Scene Controls by Magtech
  • Control Enabling Technology: Intelligent Lighting Control Ecosystem with AI-Based Video Analytics by WiSilicia
  • Drivers: LiteStream D by LTF Technology
  • Downlights: Ghost by BOLD Lighting
  • Indoor Decorative: Neo Pendant & Surface Mount by OCL Architectural Lighting
  • Indoor General Lighting: TLS LumiPano by TLS Architectural Lighting
  • Non-Luminous Products: LightStanza by LightStanza
  • Outdoor Lighting: BlueHopper Permanent Roofline Lighting by Meshtek
  • Sources: LUXEON HL1Z by Lumileds
  • Specialty Lighting: LynxEM Wireless Control by Magtech • Track: Solo by Glint Lighting

Judges for this year’s awards were an independent panel of lighting professionals: Domingo Gonzales, principal at Domingo Gonzales Associates; Zachary Pearson, designer at Fisher Marantz Stone; Kenneth Schultz, principal at Focus Lighting; Scott Guenther, associate principal at MCLA Architectural Lighting Design and Monica Llamas, lighting designer & project manager at the Office for Visual Interaction. The judging was moderated by Mark Roush of IES and Experience Light LLC.

Trade show attendees can view a gallery of winning LIA products at the LightFair LIA Lounge on the exhibit floor and in the exhibitors’ booths.

All 2023 submissions, winners, product information and images can be found at and in the virtual awards directory in the LightFair App.

The 2023 LightFair Trade Show and Conference will focus on future-shaping innovations and an incredible attendee experience driven by new product discovery, networking and on-floor education, Sunday, May 21, through Thursday, May 25, at the Javits Center in New York City. Registration for LightFair 2023 opened February 15, with complimentary Trade Show access for IALD and IES members, at

Product information, images, and booth numbers for winning products can be found here.

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