Parhelion’s LDG Lamp Is Named a 2017 Bronze Edison Award Winner

Parhelion Wins at New York Ceremony

April 20, 2017


Parhelion Wins at New York Ceremony; Awards Celebrate 30 Years of Honoring Innovators and Innovation

New York, NY – April 21, 2017 – The Edison Awards, celebrating 30 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, announced today that Parhelion’s LDG MR16 Lamp was voted a Bronze Winner for innovation at the April 20th event at The Capitale in New York City. Richard Redpath, James Redpath and Erik Wellen joined hundreds of senior executives from some of the world’s most recognized companies to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all of the 2017 Edison Award winners.

Parhelion's Trinity

Parhelion’s Trinity

Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world, garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the world.

“Our judges recognized Parhelion’s LDG Lamp as a true innovator out of the many products in its category,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards.

The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards™ was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.

One of the evening’s many highlights was the presentation of the prestigious Edison Achievement Award to Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots, X and Jeffrey R. Immelt, CEO, GE. The award honors innovation leaders and business executives who have made a significant and lasting contribution to innovation throughout their careers. The Edison Achievement Award serves as inspiration to future innovators and to the world at large.

In addition to the Awards Gala, the annual Edison Awards program encompassed a full-day “Meet the Innovators Forum” and the “Innovators’ Showcase,” which offered guests a hands-on experience with many of the winning products.

The LDG® MR16 lamp uses Parhelion’s innovative and patented Laser Diffraction Grating technology generating a very bright and crisp light, very close to daylight and using less than half of the energy compared to LED. This innovation is particularly interesting given the upcoming global ban on halogen lamps due to its high energy consumption. This is the perfect lamp for end users in Luxury Retail, Hospitality and Museums due to its superb and unrivalled characteristics, where LED may not be an alternative for halogen replacement. Visit for more information.

About the Edison Awards™

The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit

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