Light’s importance in daily life cannot be overstated. As a tool it has the ability to do everything from creating the perfect ambiance in an interior space to telling engaging stories that draw audiences in. It can promote feelings of well-being, build vibrant communities or set the stage for a grand reveal, yet it is often only noticed in its absence. However, as advanced technologies improve lighting efficiencies, cost, accessibility and control, this perception is changing.
With these new tools, designers, artists and innovators are exploring the powerful ways lighting can be deployed to positively impact people’s lives across the globe. To showcase the wide range of applications and experiences that are now possible, PSFK’s Future of Light report details 12 trends and 40 plus examples of lighting innovation. To provide a framework for understanding their larger significance, these trends have been grouped into four themes: Luminous Relationships, Illuminated Expression, Enlightened Communication, and Light For Life. PSFK hopes that these trends will help readers as they look to develop compelling lighting experiences for their marketing, retail, hospitality, healthcare and entertainment clients.