Published on April 30th, 2021
Technology has changed so many things as we knew them, and the lighting industry has not been left behind. There are numerous new technology trends in lighting that have emerged in the last couple of years. Here are some of the top trends in the market.
1. Smart Lighting
Smart homes are no longer a marvel and a futuristic idea. They are here with us, and smart appliances such as showers, mirrors, and lights are more common today than ever. With smart lights, a bulb can connect to a mobile device via Bluetooth.
A mobile app controls the light bulbs, and they can perform various tasks such as switch on/off, brighten or dim the lights, schedule the times for switching on and off, or flash to indicate a notification on social media. More people are going for these smart light bulbs for their energy management, safety, and convenience.
2. LED Lights
LED lights are not new like smart lights. However, advancements in the LED technology are making headway, and the market is expected to keep growing. LED lighting is projected to reduce the lighting consumption of a country like the U.S by half.
LED lights are thought to be the answer to climate change issues. The LED lights consume less electricity, resulting in lower energy bills.
Manufacturers gravitate towards advancing the LED lighting technology by achieving a warm light by finding the perfect color rendering index balance and color temperature. The costs of LED are expected to plummet as LED continues to become more common and affordable.
3. High-Efficiency Ballasts
High-efficiency Ballasts are produced to make life more convenient and efficient. Manufacturers are attempting to maximize energy-saving and ensure ballasts become more energy efficient.
With the new advances in modern technology, high-efficiency ballasts are reaching these standards in various wattages. The result is a ballast that will benefit both consumers and their installers with their affordability and ease of use.
In this new lighting technology, light is not only used to illuminate your home. Light is being used as data technology similar to Wi-Fi technology.
LiFi is a wireless and optical technology that uses LED light to transmit data. LiFi is like Wi-Fi that utilizes light and not radio waves to transfer data. Using light for data transmission gives LiFi several advantages.
These include working in areas vulnerable to electromagnetic waves, such as aircraft cabins and hospitals, and working on a higher bandwidth and better transmission speeds. Soon, you may be able to switch on your internet by switching on your lights.
5. Health Lighting Technology
The research on the concept of colors affecting moods has proved that light colors, light temperature, and wave spectrum affect the productivity and moods of a person.
Health fixtures and lighting are becoming more popular. LED lights are used alongside health lighting technology for producing warm and healthy ambiances.
Medical facilities are going for this light technology for calming patients during complex surgeries and speeding up the healing process.
6. Power Technology
LED illuminators currently come with drivers that assist in converting the electricity supply into the source of light. Many c0ompanies are using novel lighting technologies like LED chips that are not working on the LED drivers.
The newest innovation in the power lighting tech is Ethernet, which provides electricity via data cables. Ethernet power is described as Power over Ethernet or PoE.
It is the delivery of electricity to networked devices via the same data cable used to connect to the LAN. This also simplifies the devices because this feature eliminates the need for a power converter and plug.
Advances in technology have no end in sight, and there is something new every day. The lighting industry is deeply entwined with technology, and soon, we shall have internet access by simply clicking on a light. In another decade, what we see today will be overtaken by other newer technology.