Keynote speech in progress at the Middle East Smart Lighting and Energy Summit 2014
Driven by technological innovation, the lighting industry has undergone a massive transformation over the last decade. Penetration of LED based lighting solutions has led to the gradual disruption of the lighting market. Industry reports indicate that the worldwide lighting industry has been on an upward growth trajectory; LED based lighting is capturing a sizeable portion of the lighting market and is expected to dominate the lighting market by the year 2020.
One of the lighting segments that have been the early adopters of LED is architectural lighting. Integration of smart energy-efficient LED lighting solutions in the building’s structure has the ability to enhance a particular ambience by changing the color temperature of light. From illuminating spaces to adding a touch of beauty, different variants in LED are deployed for architectural lighting. By far, the biggest advantage LED lighting offers is RGB (red, green, blue) color controllability and flexibility.
“The lighting market is changing globally; it has evolved rapidly over the last few years. Lighting is now considered as a vital element in the development of a city. New regulations from governments supporting sustainability coupled with greater awareness of environmental issues has been the key growth driver in the popularity of LED based lighting. It has a major advantage over other energy saving techniques. The implementation of new modern efficient lighting systems in public spaces augments the cultural identity and adds to the visual appeal of the city.” said, Mr. Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East.
Architectural innovations in the lighting segment vary from color temperature control systems to automatic dimming control systems that are used primarily in residential and outdoor environments. Globally, the adoption of innovative lighting solutions has been on an upswing, witnessing stupendous success specifically in the European and Japanese market.
In the Middle East, there has been a steady increase in demand for the application of sustainable elements in the lighting domain. Recognizing the important role lighting plays in enhancing the beauty of building facades, city municipalities have undertaking rampant measures to integrate lighting into the building architecture. The Middle East region offers immense opportunity for growth in the architectural lighting segment. The Abu Dhabi City Municipality has attained regional and global recognition for its achievements in the field of smart and sustainable lighting.
He further added, “While we have witnessed massive adoption of innovative architectural lighting solutions, we firmly believe that there is an immense opportunity for growth in the Middle East region. Rapid technological evolutions in this domain are driving the adoption of intelligent lighting solutions in both the residential and outdoor space.”
The importance of architectural lighting will be discussed at length during the 4th annual Middle East Smart Lighting and Energy Summit 2015, taking place on 23-24 November, 2015 at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi.
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