Important Trends in LED Lights You Should Know

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LED lights have been lighting up our ways for many years, taking a very strong presence in our lives that can offer brighter lights, cut the cost of our power bills and make the planet we live on more energy saving. Along with the development of technology, the benefits that LED lights can bring to us are much more than these, and in this article, we would focus on some trends that can bring significant impact to the whole LED industry then you will understand how much benefit LED lights will bring to our lives.

Before we get to the topic, let us review the history of LED lights first, so that we can know where the LED lights currently in use come from and how they developed.

The Development History of LED Lights

The story started in 1907 when a British engineer developed a current using silicon carbide. Unfortunately, his experiment did not produce much yellow light can the light was not bright enough to light up a room or even a laboratory, for this reason, this research was put on hold until the 1960s, when the first red LED was successfully invented, and then yellow and red-orange LEDs were also available, and in 1979, blue LED was developed successfully. Today, the LED lights with full-spectrum are widely used, which allows you to adjust the colors according to your needs. From office lights to car taillights, from strip shapes to round shapes, LED bulbs have quickly become the first choice of many homeowners, businessmen, builders and commercial developers.

LED Lights Market Analysis

LED Lights Market Analysis

In the past year, the Asia-Pacific region occupies about 42% of the global LED market. It is the fastest growing region in the global LED light market and will continue to grow in the coming decades. Among them, China and Japan are the main forces in the market share growth, mainly due to economic development and the government’s vigorous promotion of energy saving and environmental protection and related measures.

According to the different applications of LED, it can be divided into indoor applications like office building lighting and factory lighting, and outdoor applications such as street lights, billboards and so on. And the indoor market dominated that occupied most of the market share. In the past few years, the use of LED lights in retail stores, offices, shopping malls, hospitals and educational buildings has increased exponentially.

If you classify the LED market by end users, then there are 3 main types: commercial, residential, and industrial. Among them, commercial occupies the highest share in the LED lighting market.

Trends in LED Industry

After understanding the development history and current status of LED lights, are you wondering what direction LED will develop in the future? What can it develop into? Well, in fact, there are several trends that will promote the development of LED to a new level. Let’s discuss them one by one:

The Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT)

The IoT is no more a strange word for us that has become a hot topic and developed dramatically in recent years. IoT technology aims to connect every object to the Internet including computers, smartphones, your assets and LED lights as well. Once the LED bulbs are IoT enabled, their functions are more than lighting. Equipped with sensors or cameras, those IoT enabled LED lights allow us to control them remotely. We can adjust the color of lights and the lighting temperature, we can set time to turn on and off the light by smartphones. In addition, such LED lights help us to monitor the lighting status at home or office and remind us of switching off the light when nobody at home.

Smart Lighting

Smart Lighting

The LED smart light is one of the most popular smart household devices in the current market, and the value of it is expected to achieve 105.2 billion dollars by 2023. Smart lights have more functions than just lighting thanks to the embedded chip. The chip allows people to control the color and brightness of the smart bulbs in real-time by using smartphones or laptops. Almost all smart lighting products apply LED bulbs which can improve the lighting efficiency by about 75% compared to traditional lights. On the other hand, smart lights make our life more healthy. As the research suggests that blue light would bring negative effects to our sleep and the cold white light would disturb the circadian rhythms which are bad for our health. Hence, many lighting companies developed a smart light with a warm color to help us fall asleep, and it would become bright cold color in the morning to wake us up so we can maintain a healthy timetable.

Li-Fi Enabled LED Lights

Li-Fi Enabled LED Lights

Li-Fi with the full name of Light-fidelity is a technology to transfer data in an electromagnetic way. It has the same function as Wi-Fi but the Li-Fi has much faster speed than Wi-Fi. In the Li-Fi system, LED lights play the role of routers that can transmit data with a speed over 220GB per second, which is very effective. Even though Li-Fi LED lights have faster transmission speed, we have to admit that there are a few disadvantages that we should pay attention to when applying them. The Li-Fi enabled LED bulbs rely on light entirely to confirm the smooth running of the Internet, but the light signal would be affected when passing through walls or other obstacles, and the light emitted from LED may be dispersed by nature lights.

Human-oriented LED Lights

Human-oriented LED Lights

The human-oriented LED bulbs allow people to adjust the color of light, intensity and lighting temperature at the range of correlated color temperatures that can stimulate our specific biological response because such lighting synchronizes with our circadian rhythm. If such lights are assembled indoors, then the lighting can be controlled with more blue colors and higher color temperature to mimic the outdoor circadian cycle at daylight. And as the night falls, you can set them with more red components to mimic the circadian cycle at night. Such human-oriented LED bulbs can be used for the medical industry, education and industrial department to improve people’s mood and well-being.

Reverse-wired LED Cooling

An interesting trend in the LED industry is reverse-wired LED cooling which can not only control the LED lighting but also can cool nearby heat sources. It is very useful for cooling devices especially those small devices with various transistors and other electronic components such as wearable and mobile devices which require fast heat dissipation. With reverse-wired LED cooling, the work efficiency and performance of devices would be improved significantly.

Some Thoughts on LED Lights

Some Thoughts on LED Lights

Nowadays, LED lights have been applied for various application and their functions have also evolved from the beginning of lighting to more, for example, they can be used to help the growth of plants, they can cure newborn jaundice, and they work as decorations that allow you to change colors to match with your furniture, and they can even help employees get relaxed by presenting the pattern of the sky to mimic the natural working environment. And we believe that these trends mentioned above would make LED lights have more functions.

It is hard to say what other trends would become in the future, but what we can confirm is that the development of LED lights would never stop. As a LED lights manufacturer with over 10 years of experience, MOKO Light has already realized the importance of being open-minded to new things and keeping learning to make sure that we can always catch up with these trends. Would you like to get more information about the LED trends? Contact us today!

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Adelyn Ward
Adelyn Ward
Master of Science; professional electronic engineer with over 7 years of experience in electronic design and engineering projects; proven expertise of LED manufacturing processes, capable of communicating intricate ideas to a broad range of audiences. Reach Me Now>>
Adelyn Ward
Adelyn Ward
Master of Science; professional electronic engineer with over 7 years of experience in electronic design and engineering projects; proven expertise of LED manufacturing processes, capable of communicating intricate ideas to a broad range of audiences. Reach Me Now>>
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