The Roadmap of the Global Lighting Association
The Global Lighting Association has created its Strategic Roadmap for the global lighting industry last November 2017.
The industry has witnessed two highly disruptive technology developments: Light emitting diodes (LEDs) and intelligent lighting systems. A third, equal important discovery was the 3rd photo-receptor in the human eye, providing scientific evidence that light not only enables vision, but also impacts performance and feelings of well-being. The world has many challenges, like globalization, climate and demographic changes. The challenges for the lighting industry are digitalization, new applications of intelligent lighting systems and the increasing demand for buildings supporting human health, well-being and productivity. Hence the value of lighting is moving from energy efficiency to the wider spectrum of quality of life and improved well-being.
This transition requires new paradigms for all stakeholders – the industry, customers and users and particularly governments and regulators, who need to view the capabilities and benefits of lighting within this wider context.