LED technology and the future

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Even in the past 2 years with what has been introduced with LED and driver technology ,What do you think "could" be possible in the next year and a half after looking back on what some companies have been able to do in the past year and a half
 

AnAppleSnail

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Brighter, cheaper, used in more fixtures.

More standard, more common, more accepted.

More OEMs, more warranty, more features.

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The prices are right now falling so fast that even as LED lighting adoption increases, the size of the market in $ is dropping.

Portably, just more of the same. Brighter, cheaper at output, less heat produced. Probably less throw barring throwback LEDs like the XR-E, XP-E, etc.
 

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Based on the LED's being released with an eye towards general lighting, hotter appears to be one of the ways things are going. With new product being binned at - and apparently warrantied - at 85C, I suspect we'll see product getting more rugged while achieving efficiency not so far off from the 25C spec sheets the industry used to churn out. While this will matter most to the "incandescent replacement", it will also help the industry as a whole with longevity and increased breadth of application.

If the Zhaga Standard ever takes off, we'll see some modest degree of modularity in fixtures - even if it's only manufacturer-specific interchangability.

Purpose-built fixtures seem to be transitioning from "boutique" status to "niche" presently. In another couple of years they'll likely become a semi-standard category that grabs more market share year over year.
 

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