As the constantly developing of LED lighting fixtures, it is extremely hard to imagine what is light in the future. Of course it will be more intelligent, with a much higher efficiency, longer life or shapeless, AND? And we think the LED lighting will far beyond LIGHT.
Nowadays, LED lamp is comparing with incandescent/fluorescent lamps, and replaces them every day. Just like 50 years ago, the comparison between transistor and vacuum tube. For LED lighting transformation project, its upfront cost is high. But, consider about that much more energy will be saving and LED has a longer service time. It will help you get the over cost back with 1-2 years, then “make money”.
The price of LED lights is get more cost effective day by day, even we will see it close to the cost of compact fluorescent lamp in next 5 years. So, in the future it will be the first choice of lighting applications. And this is just a beginning of WHAT IS LIGHT IN THE FUTURE.
LED light is Solid State Lighting Luminaries – Chip driven + intelligent power supply (driver). All of these features are make future lights can “talk” to each other and connect with networks, even with anything.
In the future, LED will be digital, all digital documents are available for lights, like the music, video, signal etc. Think about it, when you are hosting a party in your house, all the LED lighting’s color and intensity are changing with the beats of music. Or, you are just walking to your office, at the same time lights know you are closing. Then, all lights lighting up before you walk into the office at a perfect brightness, which set as same as daylight coming into (if this lighting system is in your house, you will never come home to a dark house).
We already know that the intelligent lighting system can do some reports of their own working situation – when did they start, how long until now, and how much time/energy they have left. Even a compact high bay light warehouse lighting system not only do saves energy with its microwave sensor assistant, but also working on a report about the information of tock items, because they can detect the all changes inside of the warehouse, this can make our work much more efficiently. The LED shop downlights and outdoor lighting fixtures star a flash when there is a emergency call be made from nearby, in order to show the exactly location for the quick responders.
And there are still many wonderful possibilities & functions even not been thought yet – How about the LED light support Wi-Fi by its photons streaming?
What is light in the future? Maybe it is information/data, but of course NOT JUST LIGHT.