Where do you see advances or trends in light use going in the next five years?Ý
LED (light emitting diode) technology. A company called
Color Kinetics in the United States is developing an MR
16 lamp, using LEDs that fit into existing exterior
fixtures. It's rated for 75,000 hours and has a
color temperature of 5,000 degrees Kelvin.
What's likely to be the biggest issue affecting
lighting design and implementation in the next five
Energy efficiency and Maintenance, although these have always been issues.
The difference is the implementation of LED technology. I think LEDs will
ring the death knell for fiber optics
What material or technological advances being made
now do you think will filter down and find wider
application in lighting?
Replacement of all MR 16 lamps with LED versions and greater use of
fluorescent sources for landscape lighting.