As a VC who has spent recent years analyzing and subsequently investing into the outdoor LED lighting sector, I wanted to share my enthusiasm and the investment logic for why many VCs believe this market is set to explode. The outdoor LED market is rather non-existent at this point in time, but over the past two years there has been significant technological advance, cost reductions and increased market awareness of LED lighting, positioning the market for explosive growth. The forces of technological progress, innovation and buyer motivation are on the outdoor lighting industry’s horizon, and the winds of change are in the air.
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