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LightFair International 2019 Day 1

By Ryan Iversen on 05/23/2019

 

LightFair International 2019 Day 1


One of the biggest events in the LED lighting industry, LightFair International has returned and many companies have eagerly shown off their products with an emphasis this year on horticulture and human-centric lighting with the theme being The Synergy of Light in Life. This year’s LFI is all about LEDs’ interaction with both ourselves and our environments. Because this event is so large and spans more than one day, we will be breakdown of the event’s highlights for each starting of course with day 1. With more 500 booths and 27,000 people expected to attend, there are many excited for this year’s LFI.



Many players in the LED lighting industry have gather, whether it be for innovations in IoT, Internet of Things, smart lighting, human-centric lighting, horticultural lighting and other innovations that improve both LED technology and inter-connectability. Another thing that is expected at this year’s LFI is new innovations that improve LED and human interaction. With recent news of how blue light can affect the human body, more focus has been put on LEDs to have a fuller spectrum of light.


The first day of LFI has a few trends that can be seen. There was a plethora of LED lighting products for horticultural applications as well as LEDs designed for health care and food preparation that cuts down on infection and diseases. Another big point was the numerous manufacturers that were happily showing off luminaires with labor-saving features that allowed for voltage, light output and other performance metric adjustments.



LG, a name that is widely known, introduces its smart lighting control system at LFI. Smart lighting is becoming a bigger and bigger trend as more companies are focusing of large scale control and efficiency. Micro and Mini LEDs are also on the rise as well for displays as the technology continuously improves. Seoul semiconductor presented its SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs. These LEDs closely match the light spectrum of natural sunlight. These lights can improve human well-being and the company has held an interactive workshop to help people better understand new metrics in human-centric lighting.


LED lighting for horticultural applications has risen in popularity and many companies are looking to expand in this market. FSP breaks into this market with their customized power supplies that can fulfill a variety of different purposes and needs. They are also creating IoT based power supplies that can collect information from sensors and pass it on to smart lighting systems. Customization will be FSP strength and at LFI this year they introduced a power supply that is as small as a track light but can be used in producing lamps with a high illumination effect.



That was only the first day and LFI has already show many wondrous innovations. LFI isn’t over yet and there is still more to come over the next few days. We’ll keep you updated on the happenings as they develop.