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Don’t get stuck in the dark.

Lighting is a key architectural and design element in any interior space, and trends change in this fast-paced market nearly as rapidly as they do in fashion and technology. Simple upgrades that have an impact on the environment, have a massive saving and enhances any living space is an investment.

Thando Dladla, Philips Lighting South Africa: Marketing and Communications Assistant, explains the modern lighting trends she expects to have an impact in 2017 and why it’s so important to keep up with the sector that sees the intersection of style, innovation and basic human need.

  1. Cutting-edge and energy-saving LED is here to stay: LEDs (Light-Emitting Diodes), or luminaires as they’re known, are available in varying sizes and can be integrated into the majority of existing lighting systems - making it simple to switch. LEDs use up to 80% less energy than traditional incandescent lighting and can last for up to 15 000 hours − equal to 15 incandescent lamps – all while producing the same beautiful warm light you’re used to. Not only will you have to change fewer bulbs, but there will be less waste. Switching from incandescent to new LEDs is an easy home investment where massive savings are felt well into the future.
  2. Connected lighting: The new generation of smart bulbs are the perfect place to start if you're looking to haul your home into the connected lighting revolution. Through one easy-to-use mobile app, users are able to switch, dim, change colours, and much more. Connected lighting allows homeowners to personalise and control the light that works for their schedule, comfort, safety and productivity. Connected lighting will completely change the way you use light.
  3. Light built to make you better: Lighting is directly connected to our emotions and sense of wellbeing, and new neurological and behavioural insights are transforming lighting applications in both the hospitality and health industries. This is especially important to populations that are highly sensitive to the effects of light, like the ill and the elderly. Exposure to the right light also has great implications for our circadian rhythms - with the right light we can do things like improve sleep patterns and increase alertness “This is why we work across hospitality industries to create lighting solutions for interiors that are built to boost your well-being, in a subtle but meaningful way – and why we are always looking to create solutions that not only look stylish but improve people’s lives” says, Dladla

Enquiries: Philips Lighting. Thando Dladla. Email thando.dladla@philips.com

 
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