SACO Technologies wins the 2019 Sapphire Award

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Volumetric Solar Equation
Spanning 3 metres in diameter and weighing nearly 1500 kg, media artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Volumetric Solar Equation is made up of 342 V-Stick LED video light fixtures and has been featured at the Amorepacific Museum of Art in South Korea and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec in Canada © SACO Technologies Inc.
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SACO Technologies won the best in Specialty Solid-State Lighting Design category for its Shockwave V-Stick S + S2 fixtures at the fifth Annual LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards. The trophy was presented at the gala event on the eve of February 28th, 2019, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas during the Strategies in Light conference.

The Sapphire Awards recognize innovative companies and individuals in the LED-based SSL industry. Winners were selected by an independent panel of 27 judges chosen from industry and consultancy roles and are based on a product’s or solution’s viability for commercialization, reliable and efficient performance, contribution to profitability, and ease of use.

Burj Khalifa, Dubai
Tallest media façade on the planet. Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE, using over 28km of SACO’s innovative V-Stick technology © Dirk Reich / Shutterstock.com

Congratulations to all the winners who took home an award in their category. We’re proud to be amongst such talent and those who share a passion for advancements in lighting. SACO has always been a pioneer and strives to nurture a culture that allows for innovation. Receiving this award gives credit to our extraordinary team’s achievements.

said Jonathan Labbee, Executive Vice-President and COO of SACO.

Some examples of projects using the Shockwave V-Stick fixtures include the renowned Burj Khalifa in the UAE, Liberty Centre in Cincinnati, and the Volumetric Solar Equation in Canada.

Liberty Center, Ohio
Almost 1500 Shockwave V-Stick linear video products cover the surface of the rooftop’s large cylindrical tower, which is a major focal point for the thousands of people that arrive at Liberty Center every day in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA © SACO Technologies Inc.

“We’re extremely honored to be recognized by the lighting community for our commitment to creating stylish, compact, easily dissimulated video fixtures using high-performance LEDs that deliver uninterrupted lines of light. SACO designed this product line with lighting designers, architects and specifiers in mind, who are looking to achieve product reliability and project sustainability outcomes,” said Yanick Fournier, Vice-President of Business Development for SACO.  

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