The dawn of the information age has brought with it rapid technological advancement in all areas of life. Industries have become more efficient in terms of handling the different factors of production thus resulting in greater yield and profits. The new lighting technology is a good example of recent advancements that have resulted in greater productivity.
An efficient system of lighting is a non-negotiable requirement for the effective functioning of mankind. The dynamic nature of technology has resulted in the increased efficiency of lighting systems over time. This means that a new lighting technology has been birthed with a view of solving the prevailing lighting challenges while at the same time increasing the reliability of the current illumination systems.
This article seeks to explain to its readers the recent technological trends in lighting which have revolutionised the culture and function of human beings. It also seeks to shed some light on the prevailing state of lighting in terms of techniques and tools used in lighting.
The extensive reach of Light Emitting Diodes (LED’s) as a solution in the lighting industry has greatly transformed the degree of efficiency and versatility derived from lighting systems. LED’s have proven to be a major breakthrough in terms of offering small size lighting solutions that can be fitted and controlled based on the specifications of prevailing clients.
However, the scale to which users can manipulate these LED’s has inadvertently proved to be the next frontier as far as increasing the efficiency of the current lighting systems is concerned. Smart lighting seeks to address this challenge by utilising dimmers and sensors to create a lighting network that is easily controlled using gadgets such as mobile phones and laptops.
This system of control not only provides clients with the ability to switch bulbs on and off but also enables them to select the lights colour and contrast based on the prevailing needs. It also assists users in the process of light scheduling.
Light scheduling involves setting specific times in which bulbs can be on, off, dim or flashing based on the user’s preferences. This thus means that smart lighting promises huge energy saving benefits among many others.
LED Structure Innovations
The ever-changing nature of LED lights is usually a result of the consistent investment being by players in the lighting industry. This means that stakeholders in the lighting industry are always seeking to manufacture LED lights with greater usability, efficiency and durability. This is usually done with a view of maximizing the potential energy saving advantages enjoyed through the utilisation of LED lighting
LED lighting has proven to be a potential climate change solution especially among first-world countries. This is because it can be able to save up to half the energy consumed in a given system.
It can therefore also be able to curb the use of non-renewable sources of energy which have proven to be major contributors of global warming. Structural innovations to this already reliable invention can thus guarantee huge amounts of saving for companies, clients and countries alike.
Innovations for Fittings
LED lights have for a long time been installed as be built-in light sources. This has essentially made them relatively difficult to replace since they are mostly built into fittings that are not designed to be easily replaceable. While it is true that LED light sources are extremely long lasting, newer technologies advocating for replaceable luminaries are coming up with a view of solving this in-built lighting quagmire.
Power Converter Advancements
Conversion of electrical power into light has until recently only been a preserve of the driver which usually accompanies an LED light during purchase. There however seems to be newer lighting technologies which have opted to replace drivers with other components such as chips and Ethernet cables. This replacement has been inspired by the need to be less dependent on drivers since they are usually the first elements of a lighting system to stop working.
The lighting industry is an ever-evolving space. Clients are therefore advised to keep in touch with the latest trends so that they can discover better and more efficient ways to service their lighting concerns.