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Smart Lighting 2014
7 May, 2014 - 8 May, 2014
“THE FUTURE IN LIGHTING IS TO THOSE WHO SEE OPPORTUNITIES BEFORE THEY GET OBVIOUS”
With the advent of Solid State Lighting, the lighting industry is going through a massive transformation. LEDs are replacing incumbent lighting technology in all application domains and this mainly driven by their increased efficiency.
Smart Lighting: The Marriage of Semiconductor and Lighting Technologies
However the introduction and emergence of semiconductor based digital light sources such as LEDs and OLEDs will trigger a third wave in the evolution of lighting. The marriage of semiconductor and lighting technologies will open up an array of new functionalities, resulting in a myriad of customized solutions. This will result in the lighting system becoming part of the “internet of everything”, making lighting an integral part of total solutions at the home, the building and the city level. The transition to Solid State Lighting will force the traditional lighting industry to move away from a product oriented industry, towards an industry providing full service lighting systems and solutions. In other words it will move away from a low cost driven and mass manufactured light source industry towards higher value added business models.
The Lighting Industry Business Model Change
This transition will create new and unforeseen challenges to the very identity of all participants in the value chain, as well a tremendous breadth of new opportunities. The business model of the lighting industry will need to change accordingly. Collaboration and partnerships beyond its traditional value chain will be instrumental in making lighting a prominent player in a web based society. The lighting industry, which for more than a century has been operating in splendid isolation, will need to re-invent itself!
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