According to market data specialist Statista, global smart lighting market revenue grew from 48.73 billion USD to 56.57 billion USD in 2017, and is expected to reach 105.28 billion USD in 2023.
Market research conducted by CEDIA in 2017 showed that lighting control had shown dramatic growth in revenue per project in the residential sector and this growth was expected to continue. In whole home integration projects, lighting played a vital role in 46% of these jobs. Three years later and with more people spending time at home and understanding the benefits that an integrated lighting system can provide, it’s expected that this figure will have increased drastically.
With lighting projects being on the increase, electrical contractors, lighting designers and technology integrators are finding themselves working alongside each other to design and specify integrated lighting systems.
While working with the same goal in mind, all three professions have their own responsibility on the project. The electrical contractors understand the mathematics and the requirements for electrically correct and safe electrical systems, while lighting designers focus on fixtures, colour temperature and colour rendering indexes. Meanwhile, the technology integrators deal with lighting control systems, installation and specific lighting control systems.
All three of these elements need to be compatible, specified alongside each other, and installed correctly to make sure they work. However, with the three professions usually working separately and not necessarily understanding what the others are working on, there’s often room for mistakes and errors on site, resulting in frustrations, difficult working relationships and more time and money spent to fix the issues.
The Lighting Designer
It’s vital for everyone to be on the same page. Enter The Lighting Designer (TLD), a cloud-based design and specification tool developed for the lighting industry.
The team at The Lighting Designer created this software to allow all three professions to use the same system, inputting their relevant information and creating a working document that covers all aspects of the lighting job.
With two different approaches – Top Down and Bottom Up – whether you are a technology integrator who uses a programming software like Crestron D3 Pro or Lutron HomeWorks, or an electrical contractor or lighting designer who marks up the lighting requirements on a design drawing or spreadsheet, this information can very quickly and easily be added into TLD.
Now’s the time to sign up for The Lighting Designer. For just £200, you can add TLD into your business.
Visit The Lighting Designer website to register today.