Trends come and go, just like daylight, but some are here to stay. We’d like to shine a light on a few of these developments, which will shape our industry in the coming years. We’ve identified ten trends in total. Last week, we covered the first five. Today, we’ll discuss another five trends to look out for.
6. Working from home has changed things
The pandemic will have lasting consequences, that’s for sure. If working from home will remain as common as it is now, is another topic. However, lots of employees have had first-hand experience with how vital good lighting is when it comes to being productive during a work day.
Management took notice and is now considering ways to change the office space in such a way that it better fits the behavior and needs of its employees. Lighting plays an important part in that discussion. Human centric lighting immediately comes to mind.
7. LED technology is all grown up now
LED technology has become much more efficient than it used to be, in a relatively short amount of time. In fact, the technology is close to hitting the ceiling on that front. That’s not a bad thing. On the contrary.
Because LED technology has matured, there’s no need to worry about LED technology becoming outdated again in the span of a year or two. The technology that exists now will be the same as the one used in the remainder of the decade, apart from some minor improvements. There has never been a better time for your clients to invest in LED.
8. Quality over efficiency
There’s another upside to the fact that LED technology has matured: the focus is shifting to quality now that efficiency is no longer an issue. LED technology is the clear winner when it comes to quality. The number of possibilities is essentially limitless. Multicolor, tunable white, dimming, automatic scene setting, you name it.
9. From high voltage to low voltage
LED technology uses low voltage, but our power grid is high voltage. That’s why you need a transformer to limit the voltage. Energy is lost along the way. In the future, these transformers will no longer be necessary for LED lighting. This can lead to an extra energy reduction of about 10 to 15 percent.
10. Integrated sensors
As lighting control solutions becomes advanced, more and more sensors can be integrated in fixtures. That’s the next step in smart lighting. Fixtures are already equipped with daylight and movement sensors, but this can be expanded to include smoke detectors and humidity meters.
All these sensors can be connected to a single control system, while being neatly hidden away within the fixtures on the ceiling
That’s all the trends we wanted to share. For now, at least. Of course, there are other developments happening, but together these ten will shape our industry for years to come. At Unlumited we are always looking at what’s on the horizon. That’s the only way our products can truly be future proof.
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