PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J. — The National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors (NAILD) announced the winners of its 2015 Product Sprint awards at the 2015 NAILD Annual Conference on April 28, 2015 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center in Denver, Colo.

"This is an exciting time for NAILD as we recognize those lighting companies driving innovation and new product development in our industry," said Greg Ehrich, incoming president of NAILD. "These new leaders will propel the industry to the next level of lighting design."

In the industry of lighting distribution, the NAILD Product Sprint Awards are the pinnacle of design innovation and technical achievement. Past recipients have included leading lighting manufacturers. Winners of this prestigious competition tap the power of industry recognition and promotional opportunity.

The winners are:

Best Luminaire: Philips
SlimSurface LED Downlight

Best Lamp: Osram Sylvania
Ultra RT6 HO and RT8 LED

Best Control: Lutron
Maestro 0-10V Dimmer Sensor

Best Ballast/Driver: Hatch
Hatch I-LOC (Interchangeable Level Output Current) Driver

Best Accessory/Service: Fulham
LED emergency kits for troffers

Best Overall: Satco
Thread Linear LED system

This year's six contest winners were selected by NAILD distributor members and each received a glass plaque.