Lightfair® International (LFI) started yesterday, kicking off with its 20thLFI Innovation Awards (LIA) ceremony just before the show floor opened.

The 2009 LIA winners are:

Calculite Solid-State Downlights by Lightolier/Philips: Most Innovative Product of the Year

kiteTM by PEERLESS® from Acuity Brands Lighting: Design Excellence Award

LUXEON Rebel ES from Philips Lumileds Lighting Company: Technical Innovation Award

SST-90-W by Luminus Devices: Technical Innovation Award

LM-80-08 Approved Method for Measuring Lumen Maintenance of LED Light Sources from the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES): Judges’Citation Award

Twelve exhibitors that have been with the show since its inception were also recognized:

Alanod GMBH & Co., KG.

A.L.P. Lighting Components, Inc.

Aluminum Coil Anodizing Corp.

Con-Tech Lighting

GE Consumer & Industrial

Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

Osram Sylvania

Philips Lighting Company

Prudential Lighting

SLP Lighting

Tech Lighting

Ushio America, Inc.