Lightfair 2002, held in San Francisco, CA, June 2-5 the Moscone Convention Center, broke all previous attendance records for San Francisco and featured the largest number of exhibiting manufacturers and booths for San Francisco to date, according to AMC, the show’s producer. Over 14,633 architectural, design, engineering and end-user professionals from around the world checked out new products from 553 companies occupying over 1,156 booths.

Lightfair is, of course, an awards-heavy event and the many winners this year included:

New Product Showcase Awards

Best New Product of the Year/Best of Category for Flood and Façade Lighting: Lumiere Monaco 2002 by Lumiere/Brand of Cooper Lighting

Design Excellence Award/Best of Category for Suspended Indirect and Bi-directional Pendants: Lightedge by Peerless Lighting

Technical Innovation Award/Best of Category for Components: Accessmount by Accessmount LLC

Energy Award/Best of Category for Exit Signs and Emergency Lighting: Occusmart-Voyager Series by Lamar Lighting Co. Inc.

Roeder Award: iColor® Accent by Color Kinetics

Judges Citation Award/Best of Category for Controls: The Task-Rite line of DALI compatible controls by Starfield Controls

Judges Citation Award/Best of Category for Systems: PCA Excel Compact Fluorescent Ballast by Tridonic

Best of Category for Incandescent Lamps: Halogena Flood and Spot by Philips Lighting Company

Best of Category for Fluorescent Lamps:Svlvania Octron Curvalume XPS Ecologic by Osram Sylvania--Lamp Division

Best of Category for HID Lamps: 350W ConstantColor® CMH™ SPXX by GE Lighting

Best of Category for specialty Lamps: Luxeon Star 5W by Lumileds Lighting

Best of Category for Downlights, Wallwashers and Accent Lights: Hole-In-the-Ceiling by Engineered Lighting Products

Best of Category for Tracklighting, Low Voltage Cable and Rail Systems: MH Track Lighting Series by Juno Lighting

Best of Category for Troffers, Commercial Recessed, and Surface Fixtures: Lumex by Prescolite

Best of Category for Decorative Sconces, Chandeliers, Ceiling, Table and Task Lamps: Fontana by Zaneen Lighting Systems

Best of Category for Site and Roadway Lighting: Faro by Hessamerica

Best of Category for Landscape and Fountain Lighting: Bali High Light by Teka Illumination

Best of Category for Fiber Optic and Remote Source Lighting: Fiberstars EFO 6-Way by Fiberstars

Best of Category for Theatrical and Entertainment Lighting Category: Eclipse II Iris Dowser by Wybron

Best of Category for Sports Lighting: Moire Dual Pattern Rotator by Wybron

Best of Category for Vandal-Resistant and Industrial Specialty Lighting: L-1820 Dark Sky Security Light by The Designers Edge

Best of Category for Research, Publications and Software: AGI32 by Lighting Analysts

Best of Category for Specialty Innovations: Lledge Edgelit Panel by LexaLite International Corporation

Best of Category for Ballast and Transformers: PowerSelect II by Reliable Ballast

Image Awards:

Attendance Promotion/Direct Mail (single piece): Electronic Theatre Controls

Attendance Promotion Campaign (multiple pieces): Light Guard

On-site Promotional Giveaway: Electronic Theatre Controls

Advertisement Promoting Your Presence at the Show: The Bodine Company and Prescolite

Best Booth Award Winners:

600 sq. ft. and larger: Martin Professional

400-600 sq ft.: Xenon Light

300-400 sq ft.:Leucos USA

100-200 sq. ft.: Ivalo Lighting

Next’s year Lightfair will be held in New York, at the Javits Convention Center, May 5-8. For more information, check out the show’s website at www.lightfair.com