Thomas Edison, you had a nice run. As the flickers of the incandescent light era become more faint, the history of artificial light may have to be rewritten. Peering into the future, the commercialization of LEDs and other solid-state lighting (SSL) solutions may someday come to be recognized as modern lighting’s true birth date.
The many advances ushered in by the SSL era have redefined illumination. From sophisticated lighting controls to lower energy use to improved light q