Solid-state lighting is at a crossroads. While designers wait for LED technology to realize its potential, they are caught between clients' requests to use LEDs and a lack of confidence in manufacturers' claims and ability to provide the necessary specification documentation. And yet the marketplace is flooded with LED lighting products. This was in evidence at Lightfair 2009, not just in terms of the number of LED luminaires on exhibit but the number of new companies on hand. The question in this ever-changing landscape: Will these companies still exist in six months or a year? The installations and applications that have the ability to succeed in this uncertain environment are those that have a focus on design married to technical innovation—those that incorporate LEDs because they are the best light source for the job, not just because they exist. The LED forecast? Wait and see.