I was fortunate to attend Strategies in Light this year. Great show. Lots of information. Lots of technical progress. Here are the highlights:
- Lower cost per lumen, Higher Lumens per Watt, commodification
- 150 lm/W strip, 180 lm/W T8 tube
- IoT, POE, Building Data, Sensors – lots of them
- Smart lighting slow adoption.
- Highest growth: Horticulture (red, blue, a little white & UV)
- Highest growth 2: Automotive
- Traditional form factors, A9 bulbs still good, but obsolete
- Tunable lighting, circadian rhythm
- UV & Hospitals, Blue and Baby Bottles
With LEDs available in any form factor, it’s no longer required to adhere to point sources, like the typical A9 bulb. Light that can be tuned through out the day to match our internal clocks or circadian rhythm can make us more productive, happier, healthier and even help us recover in a hospital.
You never know who you will meet in one of the workshops. I had the pleasure of working with Neal Taylor a famous LA artist and Gere Kavanaugh an international designer and lighting expert who worked with architect Frank Gehry and also the lighting design for the 1984 LA Olympics.