LED lighting has been one of the most transformative industries, having enabled a sea change in energy efficiency and the lowering of carbon emissions due to lighting. The next generation of LED lighting for streetlights, bulbs, camera flash, LED backlights for TVs, and LED lights for automotive applications, will go beyond the replacement of incandescent and fluorescent sources for energy efficiency and longer life. It will bring lighting that caters to human needs (human-centric lighting) with lighting controls at one’s fingertips. Success in the dynamic, fiercely competitive LED market is driven by exceptional customer relationships and the ability to precisely manage a high-mix product line where product customization is the norm, not the exception.
Take automotive. At one time, headlights, taillights, and turn signals on most cars were the work of standard light modules. Now car makers use lighting as styling and branding opportunities, with distinctive lighting designs that show off a particular brand or model. Automobile interiors are being decked out as well, with LED lighting, multiple LED screens, and automated sensing throughout to accommodate individual preferences upon entry. As the automotive market comes roaring back from the pandemic, we anticipate exciting new designs to wow consumers.