Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) November 11, 2013
In a gala banquet ceremony, November 9, Leapfrog Lighting was awarded Outstanding Technology Recognition Award by the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE—Ottawa Section). The evening celebrated outstanding technologies on the theme "Engineering a Better Tomorrow."
"We are honored to be chosen from so many promising technologies by the IEEE," said Stephen Naor, CEO of Leapfrog Lighting Inc. Only three awards were given to industries and organizations, with the remaining awards given to individuals or section groups.
The award "recognizes an industry or organization who has made an outstanding contribution to science, engineering, and technology," according to the IEEE.
The award criterion, for selection, includes: innovation and patents, products and technology, benefits and services for the country, employment and a market-driven strategy for local and international industry.
The ceremony, organized by the Ottawa section of the IEEE for its annual general meeting, included notable guest speaker Ibrahim Gedeon, CTO of TELUS, and comedian Don Kelly. Receiving the award on behalf of Leapfrog Lighting was Stephen Naor, CEO.
Leapfrog Lighting was nominated based on its lighting technologies incorporating proprietary Intelligent Optics. The Ottawa-based company's research and development puts a special focus on quality of light. Leapfrog Lighting’s CEO, Stephen Naor, explained that the two obstacles to mainstream adoption of LED lighting are “quality of light and economic value proposition.” Leapfrog's LED technology, based on advanced optical and thermal designs, is engineered to remove both barriers to adoption of energy-efficient LED light bulbs.
Leapfrog Lighting enables LED energy-efficient lighting to provide a consistent and controllable quality of light suitable to many demanding applications such as art galleries, architectural and interior design and retail product displays.
The IEEE, who manage the awards, is dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence, and boasts of 425,000 members in 160 countries, run as a not for profit.
IEEE's Constitution defines the purposes of the organization as "scientific and educational, directed toward the advancement of the theory and practice of Electrical, Electronics, Communications and Computer Engineering, as well as Computer Science, the allied branches of engineering and the related arts and sciences." (IEEE Technical Activities Objective, 2010).