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Top 5 Trends in Lighting for 2022

Employers are beginning to move their operations back into the office and away from the work-from-home structure seen globally through the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The move back to the office has not only increased overhead costs over the past few years but has also seen environmental impacts with increased greenhouse gas emissions. Many business owners decide to retrofit their buildings with more efficient lighting solutions. More than ever, businesses are adopting LED lighting options.

Lighting Industry Today

The LED (Light-emitting diode) lights were invented in the early 20th century, but the more common use of LEDs as a standard fitting took off in the early 2000s. Using these fixtures for indoor and outdoor lights has provided users with an efficient and bright alternative to traditional incandescent bulbs.

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LEDs are energy efficient, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and have a significantly longer lifespan. The LED industry was valued at $5.8B in 2018 and is expected to grow 12.5% from 2021 to 2028. Some of the common trends we are seeing in the LED industry include:

  • Customers are looking for integrated or “Smart” lighting solutions
  • Global Supply Chain issues have impacted costs for the individual customer, improving the market for companies who specialize in LED retrofits who have stock on hand and can purchase in bulk 

LED retrofitting or replacing outdated and ineffective lighting solutions with a more modern and sustainable option is one-way businesses can jump on the LED train to benefit their company’s bottom line.

2022 Lighting Trends

Like all innovations, new lighting solutions and technologies are constantly evolving, but here are five top trends we see for 2022 to help your business be more sustainable and forward-thinking.

  1. Flexi-lighting 
    Unlike traditional LED lights in a fixed form or shape, flexible LED lighting offers business owners various patterns in which they can be used. This includes straight lines, several geometric shapes, or a crisscross design. Flexible lighting can blend into the existing room designs, provide an interesting or artistic aspect, and illuminate the space beautifully. Colourful options can be added to improve the ambiance and overall appeal of the area. 
  2. Accent Lighting 

Accent lights draw attention to a feature or specific area. They are often used to enhance the appeal of an object of art but are also typical for plant life and staircases. Accent lighting comes in many different styles, including track lighting, recessed lights, wall sconces, and more. Outdoor accent lights are rugged and come with an IP67 water resistance rating. These lights are popular in shopping environments where accent lighting gives the product prominence. 

  • Human-centric Lighting 
    Human-centric lighting – as the name denotes – is designed to keep the human circadian rhythm in mind. The circadian rhythm prepares the body for routine activities such as sleeping and eating; the light intensity increases every hour to imitate natural sunlight. It helps increase concentration, enhances safety, and boosts productivity. Human-centric lighting improves the body’s ability to identify brightness, shapes, colours and images. Human-centric lighting is often “Smart,” meaning it can be controlled remotely via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. 
  • Task Lighting 
    Task lighting is designed to target a specific area of a room, for instance, the desk in your office or the cash register of a store. Target lighting is built to make completing a specific task easier. This lighting helps ease the strain on the user’s eyes during tasks that require focusing, like computer work. These lights are often adjustable and smaller in size to allow the user to target their job.
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) 
    Unlike traditional lights, PoE lighting uses ethernet technology to power, connect, control, and monitor lighting solutions within a business facility. They are extremely energy efficient as they provide low voltage direct current to lights. They can be a part of a “smart” building that is interconnected with other intelligent devices such as HVAC systems, security systems, cameras, and window shades to make the entire system more efficient. 

Following any of these trends will add to the aesthetics of your building, but retrofitting your business has other benefits. Here are ten reasons we think you should choose to retrofit your space.

Why opt for Lighting Solutions 

LED lights have a lot of benefits for a business. Here are the top ten reasons that we think you should implement a LED lighting solution.

  1. LEDs are 3x more energy efficient than metal halide lights 
  2. They have a light direction of 180 degrees for better visibility 
  3. LEDs range from 2,200 to 6,000 in colour temperature 
  4. Minimize maintenance as they have a lifespan of 50,000+ hours 
  5. They have an impressive lumen efficiency that’s constant up to 50,000 hours 
  6. LEDs barely emit any harmful infrared or ultraviolet light 
  7. They turn on immediately, which means power savings for you 
  8. LEDs run cooler than Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) lights and incandescent bubs 
  9. You can personalize them with colour, temperature and wattage.
  10. Perform up to 5% better than CFLs in cold temperatures 

Now you understand how much more efficient and effective your business can be after switching to LED lighting solutions. Switching to LED is only one part of the equation. Choosing the right energy management company will maximize your return on investment.

EnerSavings – Your Trusted Energy Advisors

EnerSavings, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, is Canada’s leading energy management company that offers our clients sustainable and tailored energy-saving solutions. We provide top-quality products and white-glove service. Our retrofits help reduce your energy bills by up to 75% while lowering greenhouse gas emissions. To find out how we can help your business be more sustainable, contact us at info@enersavings.com or 1-800 874 3470 or visit www.enersavings.com/led for more information.