Five Future Trends in Commercial Lighting
In 2018, Fesunn Lighting analyzed the data and summarized the next five trends in commercial lighting. Let’s see.
1. Body lighting
Light affects our lives in many ways, including our health, mood, productivity, attention, sleep cycles, decision-making capabilities, and more.
By adopting intelligent lighting and the Internet of Things, lighting characteristics such as color, intensity, and time can be automatically adjusted to meet people’s needs. For example, in an article by Digital Lumens, the authors pointed out: “In children’s schools, biosensors will track students’ alertness and subtly change the spectrum to automatically increase their attention at any time.”
Chad Groshart, IALD (International Association of Lighting Designers Associations), LEED AP BD + C (LEED Green Building Design and Construction Qualified Personnel), and WELL Faculty / AP (WELL Personnel) directly involved in Human Factors Lighting (HCL). Grosshart said: “Human lighting is an important trend, people are more and more interested in it, and more and more widely used, the latest control technology also makes it easier to achieve.” He said: “The WELL building The standard is HCL’s current catalyst.”
The WELL Building Standard is a performance-based system for measuring, validating, and monitoring the characteristics of the built environment that affects people’s health. This is a third-party certification issued by the Green Business Certification Corporation (GBCI). It is responsible for managing LEED certification and certification procedures.
2. Intelligent lighting can achieve Internet of Things applications
Lighting is everywhere and every fixture can be easily and reliably connected to the power supply. By adding sensors, LED technology and connectivity has changed our visual experience and interaction in the workplace. An intelligent, sensor-filled connection lighting system will become a data-driven network that can be bound to an automated building management system (BMS).
Forward-looking building owners and facility managers will use each bright spot as a data node and may become an early adopter of emerging smart buildings and IoT applications. The connected lighting control systems they now choose for lighting and energy management will be the infrastructure for these applications.
3. Constantly spread the sensor
We are still in the initial stages of understanding which IoT applications will start and which sensor data are needed. In preparing the unknown infrastructure of the building, some facility managers hedged their bets by installing a greater number of sensors in the connected lighting management system.
In addition to light sensors and occupancy sensors, forward-thinking facility managers are testing sensors such as relative humidity, particulate matter and environmental pollutants. As many sensors as possible are becoming more and more popular.
Grosshart said: “Luminaires are considered to be the ideal sensor deployment platform. Although no one knows the exact potential of each type of sensor, equipment managers of high-end design projects generally believe that the fundamental problem is because no one changes everything. When it comes to reality At the time, we hope to be left behind.”
4. Simplify daylight harvesting
Daylight harvesting is not a new lighting control strategy. Similarly, the market needs to simplify the lighting control debugging process in less than a day or two. ASHRAE 90.1-2016 strengthens the requirements for automatic daylight-sensitive control of side-lighting and overhead lighting and adds more lighting requirements, while the LEED-certified rating system contains 3 points of appropriate lighting.
With the ease of installation, it is hoped that the new lighting control system can more easily solve the problem of daylight collection. The system provides simple setup and debugging tools. It is hoped that as much natural light as possible can enter space, not only to meet specifications, but also to achieve energy-saving benefits more easily.
Daylight harvesting uses lighting control systems to adjust artificial lighting in response to changes in the amount of daylight. The automatic lighting control system uses a light sensor to measure the amount of natural light in the space and dim or extinguish the artificial light when there is sufficient ambient light to achieve a consistent and optimal light brightness while reducing energy consumption.
5. Energy Consumption and Regulations
Although new energy regulations have been promoting digital lighting over the past 10 years, we still need to mention it in the 2018 lighting trend list. In fact, energy consumption continues to influence many lighting design decisions, especially as regulations are updated and become more stringent. Many in the industry expect that the 2019 version of Headline 24 will take effect on January 1, 2020, while facilities managers outside California will be concerned about this update because energy licenses may be spread to other states.
Although the energy budget is still a key design parameter, experts believe that the new regulations do not prevent anyone from performing good lighting design. For example, they pointed out that the ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) standard decorative gross margin of 90.1 feet per square foot is one watt higher than the benchmark quota, which allows lighting designers to meet energy regulations and customer expectations.