A few days ago, Lux expert team of foreign media thought and combed the development of lighting industry, and put forward ten lighting trends in 2019.
What will happen to the lighting industry in 2019?
In recent years, the trend will continue. Digital subversion will challenge some business models and create opportunities for others, especially those enterprises that can make digital experience seamless and positive customer experience. Here are 10 trends in the industry in 2019.
1. Supply Chain Will Be Shocked
Everyone understands the supply chain relationship between customers, professional manufacturers, wholesalers and contractors. But as retailers buy from Amazon and take rebates from contractors and manufacturers, the supply chain will become distorted.
2. Power line communication will become the mainstream
Power Line Communication is an unexpected technology trend in the field of lighting control in recent years. It has outperformed wireless networks in many ways, and is being adopted by big companies such as Intu, a British shopping mall, and Volvo, a car manufacturer.
3. Merger will accelerate
IGuzzini joined Fagerhult Group recently after crossing some annoying regulatory hurdles, which is undoubtedly one of the most notable acquisitions in the industry, but it will not be the last. Influenced by the falling price of lamps and lanterns, the integration will accelerate this year.
4. Bluetooth Mesh technology will become more and more popular
Bluetooth is a new behemoth in the field of lighting control. Its Mesh technology brings simple wireless control to large devices. The maturity of Bluetooth Mesh technology, the marketing power behind the brand and the nature of the technology open protocol will make it enter the mainstream lighting field smoothly.
5. VR will become a design tool
Virtual reality technology (VR) is expected to have a significant impact on lighting design. Large-scale architecture practices are already using the tool to stimulate customer interest, and Sunofi (formerly Philips Lighting) is investing heavily in the technology as a design and marketing tool.
6. Visual comfort will be on the agenda
In recent years, we have accepted the amazing energy-saving potential of LED, and experiencing the visual effects of artificial lighting in the absence of glare and flicker has fallen behind. However, with the increasing demand for warm color temperature and high color rendering index, visual comfort is expected to return.
7. Intelligent hubs will be eliminated
Connecting the lights to the Internet requires installing "smart hubs" and "intelligent bridges," but that will be the past. Led by GE's GE bulb and C-Start switch released this year, lighting will increasingly be connected directly to Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple's HomeKit and even Siri.
8. Self-learning control is coming
Nest's digital thermostat has achieved amazing success. Over time, it can understand users'habits and predict changes. With this success, intuitive control will begin to enter the lighting field. Helvar took the lead with its Active + system, but a series of patent applications in recent months show entrepreneurs are betting that it will be the star of tomorrow in lighting.
9. Design in the 1970s will return
Indoor fashionistas tell us that chalk pink, brass and Flamingo feminine tones are over. The general trend of interior design is to return to the 1970s, but this time the material is richer and the color is softer. Product designers will turn to old product manuals for inspiration.
10. Modular design will be promoted
It is expected that EU environmental design legislation will be tightened and pressure will be put on manufacturers to produce deconstructible lamps and lanterns.