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      Kichler® Honored at Fourth Annual LEDS Magazine Sapphire Awards GALA

      Cleveland, OH (February 15, 2018) —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. Kichler was thrilled to receive a Sapphire Award in the Indoor Troffer and Downlight SSL Luminaire Design category as well as earning a finalist position in the Outdoor Landscape and Architectural SSL Design category for the 12V Accent Light with VLO.  

      “With LEDs sources the story was long about energy efficiency, but when history is written it will be about photometrics and form factor. LEDs enable all new experiences in light,” said Maury Wright, Editor-in-Chief of LEDs Magazine. “Our Sapphire Awards winners exemplify that eventuality with innovation that is simply amazing relative to products from one year ago.”

      Featuring the seamless look of a recessed light but with the installation ease of a junction-box fixture, Horizon LED downlights sit nearly flush against the ceiling, creating a sleek and sought-after end effect. These highly energy efficient LED fixtures install in a fraction of the time it takes to place a traditional recessed housing, provide high delivered lumens (light output) comparable to a 75W incandescent bulb and only consume 12.5 watts of electricity.  Horizon saves homeowners money on energy costs by lasting 40,000 hours or 50 times longer than the average 75-watt incandescent bulb and attaining a close to ceiling seal that prevents air escape.

      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. During the Gala, the best of the best took home the Sapphire trophies after the late-night celebration.

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      The PennWell LED & Lighting Network serves the global lighting industry with a comprehensive series of publications, events and research capabilities covering every aspect of lighting. From the manufacturer to the end user, the PennWell LED & Lighting Network’s mission is to bridge the spectrum of light with the highest level of excellence in editorial, technical content and business development opportunities, providing 360-degree views of the global market. United together, the PennWell LED & Lighting Network’s resources drive innovation and inspire solutions in LEDs and lighting by connecting the technology with the applications of the future. For additional information about LEDs Magazine, visit

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