With the introduction of LED in the industry, lighting has moved from being static to dynamic to intelligent and we are now talking about smart lights, connected lights and lights which understand human wellness, says Partha Banik, President, Indiabulls LED business.
How do you see the demand for eco-friendly lighting growing in India?
UJALA scheme, an initiative by Government has emerged as the world’s largest domestic lighting program. In a span of five years, the Indian LED market value has increased by 10 times. The desired need for eco-friendly and energy efficient lighting is being witnessed at commercial, industrial and residential sectors. Cost effectiveness and eco-friendliness of LED lights are some of the key factors responsible for sales volume from all sectors. The robust demand is a result of various government initiatives which were introduced not just for the consumer but also for the manufacturer.
Comment on the emerging trends in energy efficient lighting?
With the introduction of LED in the industry, lighting has moved from being static to dynamic with built in intelligence and we are now talking about smart lights, connected lights and lights which understand human wellness. Technology is evolving to such an extent where all the services being used in building- lights, elevators, surveillance, air conditioners etc. are seamlessly connected through an addressable wireless network and can be controlled from any part of the world. This system will help further in energy conservation as the devices shall be turned ON only when space or room is occupied and will remain OFF at all other time. It also understands our (human) need in terms of brightness and comfort.
How can lighting enhance the aesthetic appeal of a place?
The perfect lighting can take anything from being ordinary to extraordinary. The industry has now moved forward to provide multiple color temperature in the same fixture. Along with the tunability, there is an option of dimming the light fixture. So now, if one has natural sunlight illuminating the workspace, the artificial light can be dim to match the desired lux level. And the best part is that all these variations can be automated. The system has become smart enough to understand the specific needs of the arena and provide customised solution.
Please share your latest offering in eco-friendly and energy efficient lighting.
We believe in continuously evolving our technology to keep up with the dynamic pace of the industry. We developed the concept of light wellness where we replicate the natural daylight through artificial lighting to boost emotional well-being, health, comfort and productivity of an individual. Our body is governed by circadian rhythm which defines our active and inactive hours. This circadian rhythm is linked with the color temperature of sun as it goes from dawn to dusk. Bringing this dynamism into the workspace improves the lighting conditions and thus enhances employee productivity. We designed and developed a range of products which are in synchronous with the light wellness philosophy. These products are not just tunable and dimmable but also understand biological need of human being and are compliant to building wellness standards.
Technology is evolving to such an extent where all the services being used in building- lights, elevators, surveillance, air conditioners etc. are seamlessly connected through an addressable wireless network.
Partha Banik, President, Indiabulls LED business