PHILADELPHIA – May 10, 2017 - Vode won the “Most Innovative Product of the Year” LIGHTFAIR Innovation Award at the LIGHTFAIR International 2017 conference for its latest product, ZipThree™| Wall Mount | 707 a bi-directional ceiling wash and wall graze lighting fixture for corporate, hospitality and civic applications. The award, judged by an independent panel of renowned lighting professionals, honors industry innovation in lighting-related products and design introduced in the past 12 months. Vode was chosen out of 258 entrants in the Commercial Interior Category.
The Vode team works very hard at challenging assumptions and sometimes we come up with the unexpected. The ZipThree is a great example of what is possible when we start asking the right questions,” said Tom Warton, chief executive officer and co-founder of Vode Lighting. “We're inspired to be working in this moment of incredible change and innovation. With so much opportunity around us – to paraphrase Mr. Wayne Gretzky – we aren't trying to go where the light is, we're trying to go where the light is going to be." ZipThree is the newest in Vode’s Zip family of high-quality architectural lighting fixtures that sit at the intersection of intentional design and high-performance. It is an ultra-thin, bi-directional ceiling wash, wall graze fixture with independent control channels for maximum adaptability. ZipThree can be specified as an uplight only, downlight only, or both up and down.
“We believe that the silence of good illumination is deafening. We don't aim to be in the limelight but today we are honored to be in the spotlight,” said Scott Yu, principal and chief creative officer of Vode Lighting. “This award validates that work.”