Traditionally artificial lighting in a building had one sole functional purpose: create light during the hours of darkness to get around safely and to do the necessary tasks.
It was around 2010 when the LED technology reformed the lighting industry and has become the mainstream. Incandescent, fluorescent, metal halide lamps disappeared from the lighting suppliers portfolio within a short period of time, standardization could hardly keep up with the evolution. Check out this brief timeline history of LED lighting (ledlightinginfo.com).
As the LED technology evolved, the drivers have become reliable, efficiency improved, exceptional colour rendering has been achieved and the variety of optics extended for different applications. Architects and Consultants in the building industry started to realize that LEDs have a lot more to give to our buildings.
We hope the above brief snapshot is helpful and will open conversations.
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