In the 61-year history of the Emmy awards, never has there been an award given for television lighting technology, that is, until now. Litepanels, Inc. will be the first-ever lighting technology company to receive an Emmy award for its work with LED lighting on television sets including shows such as Desperate Housewives, 24, and Without a Trace.
The statue, a Technology and Engineering Emmy Award, will be presented on August 22 in Los Angeles by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) for outstanding achievement in technical or engineering development. Specifically, the award represents technologies ”so extensive an improvement on existing methods or are so innovative in nature that they materially have affected the recording or reception of television.”
According to Litepanels, their ”innovative fixtures have become a staple in television production because of their extreme versatility and characteristically soft, HD-friendly light, which can be infinitely dimmed with no noticeable shift in color temperature.” The company also characterizes their fixtures as “eco-friendly” because they use less than 10 percent the amount of power necessary for traditional lighting fixtures and generate little heat.
It’s clear (now that it’s won an Emmy award) that LED lighting is far superior to traditional means of lighting. The industries that LED technology is affecting are countless and its impact on society immeasurable.