The Future of Light
 The body clock is influenced by changes in light throughout the day. Photo by  Den Heslop .

The body clock is influenced by changes in light throughout the day. Photo by Den Heslop.

Edison’s commercialization of the electric light bulb quite literally changed the world. His technology helped enable the power grid, modern transportation, and ultimately the lifestyles we enjoy today. Lighting improved gradually over the last century until the recent mass adoption of LEDs.

As LED lighting goes mainstream, we face new challenges. You can no longer buy a 60 Watt bulb. Instead, you have to dive deep on CCT, CRI, lumens, and other jargon. There is an increased awareness of the risks of blue light coupled with unwarranted demonization of the new technology. The lighting industry as a whole faces stagnation.

How do we get out of this mess, and where do we go from here?

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Greg Yeutter