Key Trends Driving Light’s Positive Impact On People’s Lives

Key Trends Driving Light’s Positive Impact On People’s Lives

Innovations are exploring the transformative power of light in promoting well-being and creating more opportunities for economies and activities to take place.

  • 11 october 2013

PSFK’s Future of Light report takes an in-depth look at lighting innovation at the intersection of technology, community and sustainability.  One of the four major themes featured in the report is called Light For Life, which examines the innovations that explore the transformative power of light and its ability to positively impact the lives of individuals and communities by promoting well-being and creating more opportunities for economies and activities to take place at all hours of the day.

Below we recap three key trends that fall under the Light For Life theme:


In a trend we’re calling Light Therapy, we look at how novel products are exploring how lighting technology can aid in replicating and resetting a person’s natural biometric rhythms. By mimicking natural cycles, these innovative solutions approach light as a method for holistically restoring a person’s balance and focus. Check out the following posts to understand the examples shaping this trend:


In a trend we’re calling Mood Lighting, we look at how new products and environmental designs are using the calming properties of light to attempt to instill people with feelings of peace and tranquility. These innovations are experimenting with how light’s color, intensity and design can be intentionally deployed to help improve health and well-being. Check out the following posts to understand the examples shaping this trend:


Finally, in a trend we’re calling Sustaining Light, we look at how innovative systems are using alternative sources of energy to power sustainable, low-cost lighting solutions, creating new opportunities for people living with limited resources. By exploring new methods for capturing and repurposing the resources at hand and making light accessible to everyone, these products showcase the power light has to change people’s lives. Check out the following posts to understand the examples shaping this trend:

The Future of Light series explores light’s potential to improve lives, build communities, and connect people in new and meaningful ways. Brought to you in partnership with Philips Lighting, a full report is available as an iOS and Android app or as a downloadable PDF.


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