SACO Wins the 2019 Sapphire Award

SACO Technologies Inc. was honored to win best in Specialty Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Design category for its Shockwave V-Stick S + S2 fixtures at the fifth Annual LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards. The prestigious 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.

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

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.

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

“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.

Spanning 3 metres in diameter and weighing nearly 1500kg, media artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s volumetric solar equation s made up of 342V-Stick LED video light fixtures and has been featured at the Amorepacific Museum of Art in South Korea and the Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec in Canada. Photo credit: SACO Technology Inc.

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.

“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.

About SACO
With Corporate Offices in Europe, the Middle East and North America, SACO’s team boasts over 30 years of experience in the development and supply of industry-leading solid-state LED lighting and media solutions. The vast expertise of the SACO team ensures that interfacing with architects, designers, tour managers, and other professionals is seamless and efficient.


Source: new2com