In May, the largest lighting show in the U.S.—Lightfair—filled the Javits Center in New York City with new products and solutions, technology seminars and design practice classes.
As expected, solid-state lighting, consisting of LED and OLED fixtures, was prominently on display. Some exciting changes are coming to LED lighting.
But the most buzz was around the fact that solid-state lighting is now entering the digital world and the Internet of Things. In the future, illumination will be something that lighting fixtures can do, but the fixtures themselves will do much more, in the same way that making calls is just one application of smartphone technology.