Lighting

The Fate of the Humble Light Switch is at the Center of Future Lighting Design

“Is The Light Switch Doomed?” asks serial entrepreneur Andrew Weinreich during his podcast ‘Predicting Our Future'. In the episode, Weinreich poses fundamental questions on the future of lighting to several executives from leading lighting firms. “Today, you walk into a room, and if you want the lights on, you’ll flick a switch on the wall. What is the ideal way that this should work in a smart home?” he asks. “Would you find it easier to take out your phone, open an app, and turn on the light from there? Maybe not,” he points out. By considering what is actually better than the light switch Weinreich has found an innovative way to explore the future of lighting. “What if the room just knew you were in it and turned on the lights for you? Could we ever get to a place where there would be no light switch in the wall and the home would […]

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