LEDs find their niche in architectural lighting
Lighting designer Iain Ruxton thinks that LEDs are "still a bit of a gimmick", although the technology has great potential provided that certain inherent problems can be ironed out.
How do you view the status of LEDs?
Right now, LEDs in lighting are still a bit of a gimmick. They are popular and used quite widely, but often they're used just because they're a new technology. Sometimes this can be reflected in the marketing approaches of LED lighting equipment makers, which focus on the funky color-change effects that can be achieved rather than addressing the needs of the professional lighting market. Even so, there are already many examples where LEDs have been used in the retail and leisure markets, and of course we are now starting to see substantial LED installations in architecture.
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