A Look at the Future of Lighting

A Look at the Future of Lighting

By staying on top of trends in energy efficiency, safety, and the visual environment, electrical contractors can gain new business and improve lighting quality in the process.  

The lighting industry is in the midst of a major transformation, resulting from the U.S. government’s push for energy savings. Because lighting accounts for between 20% to 40% of a building’s electrical load, regulators constantly want improved lighting energy performance. Therefore, lighting is becoming a proactive agent of change as we learn more about spectral distribution, the physics of color, the physiology of vision, and the relationship between light and health.

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