The Sapphire Awards relies on independent judges chosen from industry and consultancy roles to ensure that all entries are fairly evaluated by multiple experts. The judges assigned to evaluate any given product category or Illumineer of the Year entry are screened to ensure that there is no possible conflict of interest in the process. LEDs Magazine staff plays a supporting role in the judging of the submitted products and Illumineer of the Year nominations.

 

 

Jim Benya

Benya Burnett Consultancy

 

Deborah Burnett

Benya Burnett Consultancy

 

Carl Bloomfield

Intertek

 

Chris Brown

Nextgen Lighting

 

Daryl DeJean

Emerging Technologies Associates

 

Rachel Gibney

Available Light

 

Monica Hansen

LED Lighting Advisors

 

Eric Haugaard

Cree

 

Dawn Hollingsworth

Darkhorse Lightworks

 

Duncan Jackson

Billings Jackson Design

 

Brad Koerner

Philips Lighting

 

Clifton Lemon

Clifton Lemon Associates

 

Dave Neal

Seoul Semiconductor

 

Steve Paolini

Telelumen

 

Kris Sandheinrich

KGM Lighting

 

Willem Sillevis-Smitt

Lumileds

 

Milena Simeonova

LiteHeal

 

Philip Smallwood

Strategies Unlimited

 

Aaron Smith

Finelite

 

Robert Steele

Strategies in Light

 

Maury Wright

LEDs Magazine