Three major pain points in the LED market / four areas worthy of attention

LED technology and applications have developed into the 21st century, but it is already mature. However, some areas still have full development potential and are worthy of attention.

Intelligent lighting

The concept of intelligent lighting is not really novel. In the 1990s, the germination of this industry began to appear in China. Until now, intelligent lighting has not been popularized. However, smart lighting is definitely a potential player.


Why is the popularity of smart lighting blocked? Today's smart lighting can be described as facing three major pain points:

1. There is no uniform industry standard. Intelligent lighting has many protocols coexisting, including ZigBee, Bluetooth, WiFi, 2.4G, BLEMESH and so on. Which kind of agreement to choose, so many companies are very big. The barriers of complicated technology construction have further hindered the development of intelligent lighting. Therefore, the industry urgently needs a leading global agreement.

2. Consumer acceptance is not high. Limited to the current development level of intelligent lighting products, intelligent lighting does not really reach the level of 'smart', intelligent lighting products are mostly limited to the initial stage of dimming and coloring. Therefore, it is reasonable for consumers to accept less than ideal.

3. The product price is not high. The functionality of smart lighting products has not fully caught up with their higher selling prices, so the price/performance ratio is not outstanding.

However, these pain points will be solved as the industry continues to advance and mature, and the popularity of intelligent lighting is unquestionable. Many domestic and foreign companies have layouts in smart lighting, and cooperation between technology giants and traditional lighting companies will become the norm.

With the development of many technologies such as Internet of Things, machine learning, cloud technology, and big data, smart lighting will also have more room for development.

Health lighting

The so-called health lighting, that is, through LED lighting, improve and improve the conditions and quality of people's work, study, and life, and promote psychological and physical health. This concept is based on the industry's understanding of blue light hazards, human eye retinal damage and other issues.

Many companies have begun to deploy high-quality health lighting fixtures for this new outlet. Philips, GE and other health LED lighting products have been introduced. Philips has repeatedly developed LED lighting and lighting systems for hospital lighting to help patients reduce anxiety and provide a more comfortable rehabilitation environment.

At present, healthy lighting products on the market are not uncommon, but the quality is uneven, and more are just staying on the hoe. Whether it is the establishment of health standards, or the research and application of LED light quality and medical lighting, it needs to be developed and improved. From this point of view, it can be said that the domestic and international light health industry technologies and markets are at the same starting line, and the development space is considerable.

Invisible light application

Invisible applications include IRLEDs and UVLEDs.

Let me talk about IRLED first. With the release of iPhoneX, FaceID turned out to be born, the potential of IR applications can be said to be highlighted and highlighted by the giant Apple.

IRLED has been developed for many years, but with the rise of modern Internet of Things, biometrics, and wearable devices, various types of sensors and image recognition technologies are becoming more and more important. Biosensors such as iris recognition, face recognition, and wearable devices will all be the areas where IRLEDs will perform. With the maturity and popularity of these technologies, the market potential of IRLED will be considerable.

Let's talk about UVLED. The mainstream of UVLED development is UV-ALED and UV-CLED. UV-ALED is more focused on light curing market applications. UV-CLED can be applied in many fields such as food preservation, air purification, water purification, sterilization, etc., and has great potential.

Plant lighting

In recent years, problems such as insufficient cultivated land, rapid population growth, and food safety have made “stable food supply” a global problem. Plant factories are efficient agricultural systems that control the indoor ecological environment and achieve continuous crop production. Therefore, the potential of plant factories is Can be foreseen. Plant lighting is an important part of the operation of plant factories, and its development space is equally impressive.

Compared with traditional plant illumination sources, LEDs have many advantages, such as the ability to emit specific red and blue light required by plants, higher efficiency, and closer proximity to plants.

With the rapid development of facility agriculture and the deepening of research on plant lighting, LED light source has its unique advantages and can be applied in the field of plant lighting.

Source: Sina