Light plays a vital role in our hyper-connected world, sustainability efforts, and holistic approaches to wellbeing. As it affects our perceptions, performance, preferences, and moods, lighting designers must combine technology with philosophy to create innovative concepts for future luminaires.
Euroluce at Salone del Mobile 2023 will showcase the latest generation luminaires that combine aesthetics and functionality, featuring digitisation, miniaturisation, electrification, sustainability, new materials, and a holistic approach, breaking down the line between decorative and technical illumination.
This 31st edition will encompass more than 30.250 m2 of exhibition space (thus excluding the exhibition and public spaces) split between 4 pavilions (9-11 and 13-15) and 321 exhibitors (around 45% of them from other countries), confirms its status as the benchmark international exhibition for the lighting world.
Here are some of the key points highlighting the future of lighting incorporated into the Euroluce space.
- Energy saving is a major concern for the lighting industry.
- New LED sources have been developed to improve energy efficiency.
- Network control systems allow for timed start-up and dimming functions, individual control systems, and tunable white technology for dynamic lighting.
- Circular economies have been applied to the manufacture and distribution of appliances, including the use of recycled or recyclable materials.
- Lighting designers are rethinking the relationship between natural and artificial light to combine them sustainably.
- Indoors, natural sources are used to cut waste and protect the environment, while outdoors, self-powering light bodies are a focus.
- Connected lighting is a growing trend in the technical lighting field.
- IoT control systems allow for easier management of light sources through artificial intelligence and personalization via smartphones and tablets.
- Light bodies are being developed to provide not just light, but also information and signal tools, particularly in workspaces, retail, museums, and public places.
- LiFi technology is a reality, using LED-emitted light waves to transmit data wirelessly.
- Advanced digitization will influence the design of products, creating a more dynamic light that can react to external stimuli and take on the qualities of the surrounding space.
HUMAN CENTRIC LIGHTING
- Neuroscience has become an important factor in technical lighting design, clarifying the relationship between light and human physiology.
- Lighting designers are increasingly influenced by scientific discoveries regarding the effects of light on human performance and wellbeing.
- Human centric lighting aims to improve human performance and wellbeing through the provision of high quality, dynamic light that varies throughout the day.
- Advanced products are capable of picking up on people’s physical reactions and modifying lighting parameters to recreate conditions of wellbeing.
- The integration of sophisticated sensors into technical lighting devices is the final frontier of HCL, allowing for effective response to even unconscious user needs.
- Poetry, emotion, and beauty will be emphasized in lighting design.
- Lighting design has moved away from univocal styles and trends towards multiple aesthetic and decorative suggestions.
- The seductive power of minimalism is counterbalanced by powerful and decorative luminous objects.
- Natural materials and craft-inspired techniques will alternate with super-technological composites.
- Petite proportions and portability will compete with grand objects for scenic and dramatic effects.