Igor Selected as a Finalist for Two Global Technology Awards

January 6, 2020

Igor announced it has been named a 2020 Sapphire Award finalist for Best in Emergency SSL Luminaires, Modules and Drivers. The Des Moines-based smart buildings innovator was also named a finalist in a second category this year, Smart and Connected SSL Enabling Technologies. 

Igor is the only Iowa company named to the list of nominees, which includes many global companies, such as Samsung, Dow, and Signify (formerly Philips Lighting). 

The Sapphire nods are in the direction of Igor’s proprietary Nexos innovation. The Nexos IoT Platform is patent-pending technology developed in Des Moines to enable intelligent control of smart buildings around the world. Today, Igor’s technology is integrated in offices, schools, hotels, data centers, and healthcare facilities across 30 countries.   

“We’re both proud and humbled for Igor to be recognized on a global stage,” said Igor founder and CEO Dwight Stewart. “To be nominated for not just one, but two, awards reinforces our intention to be one of the select few firms leading the agile, smart building industry into the future. When our team created the Nexos IoT Platform, we understood the influence it could have in our industry. We’re ecstatic to be recognized for the technology, but also for its ease of integration with virtually any IoT device or smart building application available on the market today.”

Sapphire Awards judges rank products based on unique technology or application innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability. The 6-year-old annual competition is coordinated by LEDs Magazine, a global resource for engineers, researchers, scientists, and technical professionals in the LED and solid-state lighting (SSL) industries. 

Winners will be announced at the Sapphire Gala and Awards Reception at USS Midway Museum on Feb. 12, 2020, at 7 p.m. in San Diego, Calif. The event is expected to draw thousands of attendees, including lighting designers, engineering managers, research and development professionals, interior design contractors and others from more than 55 countries.


About Igor

Igor’s flagship product, Nexos, is a PoE-based IoT smart building platform that incorporates hardware, software and cloud analytics to enable smart and secure buildings. Combined with an open API and real-time data, Nexos is a future proof technology that seamlessly integrates advanced lighting controls with building systems, low-voltage devices, business applications and more. Now installed in more than 30 countries, Nexos delivers on the global market’s readiness to enter the IoT world.  

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