LED lighting has completely revolutionized what’s possible in the home environment. These days LEDs can be found in just about every piece of high end technology at home. From smart LED TVs to the AMOLED screens on our smartphones, we already have the biggest, brightest, sharpest images both in both our living rooms and in our pockets. The LED revolution is far more than just watching your favourite shows and looking at pictures on Instagram, however. The latest in LED lighting can now completely revolutionize how you light your home.
As huge fans of the latest tech, autonomous lighting is something which has always amused us. There is now a plethora of smart LED products which can adjust how much light they put out, based on how bright it is outside. The idea here is that with natural light filling the room, your lights don’t need to be on. As the sun sets, autonomous smart LEDs slowly brighten, granting you a consistent light level in your house. This means you no longer have to aim for that sweet spot when it’s just dark enough outside that it’s worth turning the lights on inside. By making your lighting autonomous with these smart LEDs (you can check out Light Rabbit’s range for a closer look), you can increase the energy efficiency of your home lighting up to 90 per cent when compared to traditional incandescent light bulbs.
For those of you who aren’t into autonomous lighting and want to keep light levels under strict control, there are also smart LEDs which can be adjusted through the use of a smartphone app. Not only can you adjust the light levels from just about anywhere in the house, but you can actually change the colours to suit your mood. This means the perfect mood lighting for a date, a chill out session or anything else. You can even set your smart LEDs to change with the music you’re listening to if you really want to add a new dimension to your home.
But wait, there’s more! Earlier this year LG showed off its OLED “wallpaper” TV – at less than 1mm thick, this 55 inch display weighed a meagre 1.9kg, and can be magnetically attached to a wall. OLED, you may recognise, is Organic LED. This is the technology behind the latest iteration of the Sony PlayStation Vita and the OLED in AMOLED phone screens, both of which offer extreme levels of graphic fidelity. While the thought of covering your walls with this incredible technology is one which has us all extremely excited, you may want to hold off reaching for your credit cards for now. OLED displays are still incredibly difficult to make efficiently, which is why large OLED screens still cost several thousand pounds. While OLED may be the technology of the future, and will quite possibly completely revolutionize how we view media over the next few decades, it’s still pretty far out of most people’s price range.
Despite the fact that OLED wallpaper probably won’t hit our homes for a few more years at least, there’s already a lot that LED lighting can do to revolutionize the way you enjoy life at home. With the promise of autonomous lighting and the ability to change and adapt your lighting to suit your mood, LED lighting is already looking quite attractive. Coupled with the fact that they can save you money and clean up the environment thanks to their extreme energy efficiency, the future of LED lighting looks fairly bright, indeed.