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August 29, 2021
4 lighting trends to look out for in 2021

The lighting industry has evolved rapidly over the last few years. With major advances in technology, LED lighting is now considered the best alternative to traditional lightings like incandescent and CFLs. They have now become ubiquitous products by virtue due to their versatile, energy-saving, and environment-friendly nature.  It won't be wrong to say that LEDs are expected to change the dynamics of lighting in almost all sectors including healthcare, industrial, and commercial.

Let us have a look at some significant technological trends that are likely to create a myriad of opportunities in the lighting sector.

Human-centric lighting

A modern-day employee works around 8-10 hours each day. Hence, designing workspaces that help foster employee productivity and well-being is vital. Productivity and human health are the heart and soul of Human- Centric Lighting. It aims to create a work environment that is aligned with the body's internal biological clock, known as the circadian rhythm. For instance, inSync™, a Human Centric Lighting (HCL) solution by Wipro Lighting works in harmony with the earth’s natural lighting cycle and can imitate sunlight inside the workplace. This helps improve employees’ well-being, mood, concentration and productivity.

Contactless lighting

Contactless lighting’s main objective is to provide a boost to the smart lighting ecosystem in India. Although this technology has been doing the rounds for a while now, people have just started adopting it. Not only does it enable hygiene because of its touchless operation, but it also promotes ease of usage, energy saving, sustainability, etc.

Solar lighting

The demand for energy-saving is endless and it keeps on increasing every day. Furthermore, the adoption of solar lighting is expected to rise as more and more people are now moving towards renewable energy. Back in 2018, the global market of solar lighting was valued at USD 3,128.3 million and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.9% from 2019-2027. Solar-powered outdoor lighting will fulfil the requirements of the customers at a lower cost which is predicted to enhance the growth of the market.

Li-fi

Light fidelity (Li-fi) is a mobile wireless technology that uses light instead of radio frequencies to transfer data. It is way more efficient in terms of power consumption and cost. Since it uses LED lights for communication, it has the potential to double up as regular lighting which will reduce the power consumption of a LiFi network. Thus, making it way more efficient than existing technologies.

Furthermore, Li-Fi backed LEDs are used as visible light transmitters as they are much more effective for higher speed wireless illumination and networking.

Bottom Line

Lighting has come a long way with the advent of time. From just emitting white light from a traditional light source or the dull yellow light to now completely changing the concept of lighting. Furthermore, LEDs are replacing traditional light and will continue to do so at a quicker pace, all thanks to the constant technological advancements being made in the lighting industry. 

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