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Lighting Association Awards Manufacturers
Keystone Technologies, SATCO, Lutron Electronics and Gripple took home top honors at the 2018 Product Sprint Awards, the National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD) has announced.
NAILD’s coveted Product Sprint awards honor lighting manufacturers with the best products in five categories. Exhibitors showcased their newest products during NAILD Innovation 2018 at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, California. NAILD’s distributor members voted the winners of the prestigious awards, which are the pinnacle of design innovation and technical achievement.
“We’re pleased to introduce this year’s winners of NAILD’s Product Sprint,” says Cory Schneider, who was named the organization’s 2018 president at the conference. “These companies manufacture truly innovative products and these awards are given by lighting distributors, who know exactly how the products perform for the end user.”
Keystone’s SignHero earned “Best Lamp” and voters also named it “Best Overall” at the conference. In 2017, Keystone’s Smart Safe LED Emergency Battery Backup Kit was voted “Best Ballast/Driver” and “Best Overall.” Keystone also swept the same categories in 2016 for its Future Fit LED kits.
The 2018 Product Sprint winners are:
Best Luminaire: SATCO, Blink Plus Profile LED surface mount fixtures Ultra-low profile, edge lit LED fixtures, available in gun metal and bronze finishes. Available in seven different size options, including popular 1’x4’ and 2’x2’ versions. Mounts directly to any 3” or 4” box.
Best Lamp & Best Overall: Keystone Technologies Inc., SignHero chain or parallel SignHero is the quickest way to retrofit or build a sign cabinet with LED. Operating off of line voltage, it bypasses the ballast and wire using the existing sockets, allowing for installation in less than 5 minutes. No external driver required.
Best Control: Lutron, RA2 Select The RA2 Select is a simpler, differentiated lighting, shading and home control system providing smart home capabilities while also providing easy setup for the installer. Best Accessory/Service: Gripple, The Angel The Angel is a cable hanger kit for lighting is now available in black to blend into dark ceiling spaces.