In 2014, legacy lighting brands were joined by inventive startups in bringing the latest lighting trends to the consumer and professional markets. We review four articles that explain how those trends, which include crowdfunding and 3D printing, influenced the industry in 2014 and will continue to do so in the coming year.
Luminaires That Control What You Can’t See
New lamps and fixtures for the home and workplace claim to improve occupant health by regulating the intensity and frequency of light. Read more.
Solid-State Technology Continues to Change Luminaires’ Form and Function
Today’s LED luminaires have the power to combine lighting, security, and sensing technology on the same chipboard, but limits imposed by existing lighting infrastructure threaten to stymie their progress. Read more.
Crowdfunding Spurs Grassroots Lighting Innovation
Online public platforms and private campaigns are helping designers and fabricators gain a competitive edge by securing consumer support before production starts. Read more.
3D Printing Meets the Lighting-Products Market
New digital fabrication technology is yielding high-design and high-tech lamps, luminaires, and lighting systems. Read more.