The Future Of Light

PSFK’s Future of Light report is an in-depth survey of the trends shaping light at the intersection of technology, community and sustainability. This survey looks at key trends that focus on how light can support livelihood, improve safety and bring people together, demonstrating the vast potential that light has to positively impact people’s lives across the globe.

The Future Of Light was kindly sponsored by Philips Lighting and is available free on iPad and Android devices, and as a PDF download.

Published September 2013

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The 150+ page document describes 12 trends across 4 broader themes. Each trend is supported by 4 examples, supporting statistics and implications defined by our PSFK Labs team.
  • 150+ Page Report
  • 12 Trends Described Within 4 Macro Themes
  • 48 Best In Class Manifestations of Change In Lighting
  • Reactions By Executives From Leading Organizations
  • Supporting Stats And Research References
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Report Insights

Design Smart Cubes Roll Around To Make Lighting Fun

The m!Qbe takes light control off your wall and into the palm of your hand.

Home Colorful Solar Cells May Lead To Energy-Harvesting Home Decor

A group of researchers rethinks the stained glass window for an energy-conscious future.

Design Laser Beams Help Stock Traders Do Rapid-Fire Business

Light beams mounted on the tops of buildings could soon carry messages about rising and falling prices.

Innovation Glowing Plants Could Create An Electricity-Free Living Room

Bioglow has developed a light-producing plant that glows without the need for chemicals or UV rays.

Advertising PSFK's Top 5 Stories Of The Week

Urban Outfitters is planning its own village, and we might soon be able to project road signals for safety.

Technology Key Trends Driving Light's Emotional Impact [Future of Light]

PSFK Labs looks at how designers are creating connected lighting experiences that respond to people's proximity and touch.

Partner Content Philips: Why The World Needs More Light

Lighting is being managed and generated in news ways as the world's population increases and requires more resources.

Retail 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.

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