Top 5 Smart Lighting Tech Innovations This Year
The human race has had several opportunities for technological advancement, and lighting has been a major part of that. Think about it: we began with the light of the sky followed by the light provided by the flickering flames provided by fire. Now, here we are in the 21st century, having our lives lit by LEDs, whether it’s from our televisions or from the lamps we have scattered about our homes.
Those innovations are surrounding us now and continuing to improve. What are they, though? How are we innovating? What are the advancements in lighting technology in 2017?
This is what we will be exploring here today. Read on to discover the five newest smart lighting technology innovations in 2017.
A Smart Ceiling
While you may have been aware of certain aspects of our lives becoming “smart,” our ceilings have indeed been included in that. There can be many advantages to this new type of technology. The primary one is lighting: why would we use lighting derived from fluorescent lights or other types of bulbs that soak up so much energy? Cisco has already been working on this technology for a while, so it’s definitely something to keep an eye on.
New Styles of Event Lighting
Whether you’re talking about the lighting of a concert or the lighting of a corporate event, lighting effects and sources have become extremely important.
What you especially want to consider is a digital venue, such as one that caters to individual artists and presenters that will be performing and holding their talks beyond just a handy light show, like a projection.
While a desk or table lamp or a ceiling light can truly add to the feel and tone of a room, increasingly we’re starting to see the addition of something known as “wall plates,” which are essentially layers within walls that provide light. This futuristic technology can give an apartment or an office a very cutting-edge feel that other styles can’t match. Think about it: reading a document or book from what feels like natural light but is simply coming from a wall panel.
Reflective Luminaire Manufacturer (RLM) Fixtures
A new, modern trend here in 2017 is something known as the “reflective luminaire manufacturer” (or RLM) fixture. This might not sound like anything important on its own, but it’s a very trendy style of lighting that exists in many different areas of interior design, including both artistic and industrial areas of work.
Basically, this is a type of wall mounted lamp that points its light in a downward facing direction; this is a very contemporary style of lighting that fits many different types of business.
You may have noticed within the world of interior design that minimalism is the name of the game these days.
Even if you haven’t noticed that within the world of lighting, you might have noticed that minimalism is a trend that has reared its head in recent years, at least if you’re concerned with design.
Minimalism has become a very popular form or basis of interior design and lighting is no exception. In most cases, we’re talking about simple light bars or single-source light bulbs that provide a wider swath of lighting in a small space, usually from an easily-concealed source. If you’re looking for a room with a modern and spiffy aesthetic, a minimalist LED might be the answer for you.
Carolyn Clarke is a freelance writer from Los Angeles, California. With over 10 years of experience writing for a number of different industries, she has written for topics including health and wellness, commercial LED lighting, and fashion. When she is not busy with work, she enjoys researching new topics and reading.