We take a moment to look at 3 lighting innovations to look out for over the next 5 years and see just how bright our future really looks. There have been several lighting innovations that is set to disrupt the electrical industry. The widespread commercialisation of commercial LED high-bays energy supplies and reducing carbon emissions to advancements in lumens output that will improve the aesthetics in building and interior. ABA 100 2016 winner for Innovation LEDified share some of their most fascinating LED light innovations that is expected to shape the electrical industry over the next five years.
EVA LED Light
There are many LED lights that customers can choose from and for the residential consumer, the choice of beam angles and lumen output can be overwhelming. Rather than make things more difficult for the non-savvy LED consumer, LEDified designed an LED light solution that would combine its range of lights into one. Think of it as a ‘one size fits all’ LED lighting solution. The EVA LED light boasts an impressive 85 lumens per Watt, but it uses less energy than a standard LED downlight. The bulb lasts for up to 50,000 hours, fits into any standard cut-out, is dimmer compatible and uses a remote control which can change the bulb’s brightness and colour at any time. You can see the specifications of the EVA light in the video below:
One of the most impressive LED technology innovations is the CoeLux LED light panel which creates artificial sunlight by creating an illusion of depth that makes the light appear far above the panel. The biggest threat to this light being scaled commercially in the LED market is the price. One panel will cost at least $61,000 and the installation cost starts from $7,600. However, if the price of the panels can fall significantly in the same way residential LED lights have over the past 20 years, then the product could revolutionise the lighting market as well as the health, wellbeing and productivity in organisations and in the home. To get to that point, it is likely that the panels will need to be in the three or four figure range. You can see a demonstration of CoeLux in the video below:
Even if CoeLux’s prices don’t come down low enough to appeal to a widespread commercial market, architects, building managers and health practitioners will still show interest and should be among the early adopters of the technology.
One of the common problems in the lighting and electrical industry has been around the adaptability of light dimmers. Many people and electricians mistakenly assume that they can fit any dimmer to illuminate their lights. However, most people tend to experience flickering lights or some of their luminaires failing to illuminate. Hamilton Litestat launched a 2-way dimmer that caters for both “Trailing-edge” and “Leading-edge” controls to deliver a smooth operation and maximum performance. Gavin Williams, Hamilton’s Marketing Manager said: “We developed the LEDstat in response to the common issue of compatibility between branded LED lamps and conventional dimmers. The LEDIT-B100™ is the next stage in development, allowing the user to switch the same LEDs from 2 or more switch locations.” You can see the demonstration of their product in the video below:
These 3 lighting innovations are just some of the ones that standout as potential game-changers in the electrical industry over the next 5 years. All of these technologies are still fairly new to the market and it will be interesting if a demand for a “Hi-tech makeover” will spur consumers to purchase these lighting innovations. Recommended Reading:
- Becoming an Urban Planner: A Guide to Careers in Planning and Urban Design by Michael Bayer
- Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design With Nature by Douglas Farrs
- eBooks by Landscape Architects Network
Article by Caitlyn BellPublished in Blog