1) Smart Homes and LED are synonymous
One of the major trends that are very easily predicted is the LED lights finding its place at future smart homes. Because of its long operational life and the energy efficiency, LED lights are bound to make our smart homes, smarter. There are LEDs which are already able to communicate and automatically adjust to the users light preferences and conditions. The prognoses of the LED lighting technology is that, by 2022, each and every homes will have lighting technology that are predictive of any hazardous situations.
2) Adding the Human Touch to the LEDs
LEDs are going to be way advanced in the coming future. LEDs will not just be smart for the smart homes but will have an added feature that thinks for the human.
In the words of J.K Jain, Chairman and MD, Fiem Industries, “In my opinion there would be a paradigm shift in the thinking on Human-Centric Lighting (HCL), if we overweigh the conditions of having healthier, happier and more effective people in a typical business operation which would increases the vision, well-being and performance of people to the total cost of energy varying within only 4-5% in a building housing, manufacturing, IOT, scientific activities or other activities. The idea of concentrating on energy savings would just become secondary. In India, HCL is rather a new terminology and has floated in market very recently. With increasing value of lighting to society, energy efficiency supplemented with light for sustainability with intelligent lighting systems and light for wellbeing, HCL looks to be a great future ahead not only for the growing technology but also for the economy and job creations.”
3) LEDs Getting Ahead for Automotive Industry
Automotive Lighting is yet another sector where LEDs are becoming an integral part. From the flashy lightings to currently, a systematic technology that helps the drivers in many ways, LEDs sure have come a long way. In the future, LEDs are going to have an Advanced Forward Lighting Systems (AFS) that ensure safety and security to the drivers. A shift to OLED technology is also going to be the trend for the automotive sector. Adding more to this, J.K Jain explains, “Having lead Fiem Industries Ltd. for forty years and making it an Industrial Giant for Automotive Lighting, I feel that the driving decisions are based on what people receive through the visual senses and an estimate based on these researches shows that perhaps ninety percent (90%) driving decisions are based on light stimuli. Therefore, it is a concern of both the drivers and automotive manufacturers that the best combination and usage of visible light has to be made to eliminate the problems inherent in darkened conditions and improved nighttime visibility. This will provide drivers better perception capabilities and greater awareness of potential issues that may confront them. Therefore, HCL will also become a central stage for automotive lighting also.”
4) Let there be Li-Fi
Li-Fi is a technology for seamless wireless communication between devices using a light source like LED bulbs to transmit data. It’s a way forward for India to have also worked for technology as such. Onboarding, Sumit Joshi, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Signify India, we get a hands-on information on the much-talked trend for LED lightings. “Signify is the first global lighting company to offer LiFi-enabled luminaires from its existing office lighting portfolio.
A high-speed wireless two-way technology, LiFi is similar to WiFi but uses light waves instead of radio waves to transmit data. Philips office luminaires enabled with LiFi technology provide a broadband connection with a speed of 30 Mb per second (Mb/s) without compromising on the lighting quality. With a 30Mb/s speed, a user can stream several HD quality videos simultaneously while also having video calls.”
“This technology can offer tremendous value for industries such as banking, government buildings and healthcare, where data privacy and equipment interference is a key concern. LiFi is significantly better than WiFi in these applications as it can be used in places where radio frequencies may interfere with equipment, such as in hospitals, or where WiFi signals cannot reach or are weak, such as underground locations or secure bank rooms handling sensitive data. Additionally, it can also provide secure, personal connectivity for senior management or anyone else concerned about data privacy. One of our first wins in this segment in India is Incubex Business Consulting Services, where we have set up a LiFi system at their Manyata Tech Park Hub in Bangalore, spread across 50,000 sq ft, added Joshi.”
He continues, “We at Signify India believe that LiFi has enormous potential for today’s digital age and as the world’s leading lighting company we are proud to pioneer new and innovative services for our customers. For businesses and organizations that require the next level of internet connectivity, Philips LiFi systems offer a perfect solution. Through our systems one can have access to everything from light sources and modems to personal access keys. We utilize our expertise to industrialize the production of LiFi and make it truly the next level in connectivity.”
“We not only offer seamless hand-over between light points, but the coverage-zone provided by Philips LiFi-enabled luminaires is also the widest available in the market. Additionally, our LiFi-enabled office luminaires are proven to deliver quality energy-efficient light, hence customers get dual benefits of LiFi and superior lighting. In addition to better and uninterrupted connectivity, LiFi can also be used in high-security environments as it adds an extra layer of security as light cannot pass through solid walls and a line-of-sight to the light is needed to access the network, noted Joshi.”
Given all of the aforementioned, it can be concluded that LEDs are the next big thing and while the industry and the Government collaboratively bring LEDs to every nooks and corners of India, the other sectors along, will see a major growth with LEDs. Undoubtedly, the future of LED is “Bright”.