Each year, our sister magazine Architectural Lighting publishes an annual product issue concurrent with Lightfar, one of the biggest lighting trade shows in the world. This year, nearly 400 products were submitted for consideration , a strong indicator that the economy and the lighting industry are having a good year. The lighting industry is still grappling with LEDs as it addresses—and revisits—longstanding technical issues such as flicker, color, dimming, optics, and controls, while tackling new variables specific to LEDs, such as component compatibility, but an extraordinary amount of research and development has occurred over the past five to seven years.

Click here for more: See the more than 100 products finally selected for the issue, and take a deeper dive into some of the lighting industry's most pressing tech issues.