European Lighting Regulations Could Help Usher in Human-centric Lighting
Contributing Editor, LEDs Magazine, and Business/Energy/Technology Journalist
As charted by Brussels-based industry association LightingEurope, HCL will emerge as the top business force in a few years’ time, and will continue to gain prominence after that (Fig. 1).
Human-centric lighting represents a big part of a necessary sea change in the lighting industry business model, and one that could help ensure a future for the 1000+ companies, 100,000+ jobs, and €20 billion of yearly revenue of LightingEurope member companies, including 33 manufacturers. Everyone knows that the century-old business model of selling replacement incandescent bulbs is falling apart now that LED lamps have become commonplace and are expected to last for a decade or three. In its place, says LightingEurope, bring on the HCL