This learning unit will discuss the benefits of LED lighting when compared to other traditional bulb types and will provide a general overview of how new technologies allow for greater control of LED fixtures, light quality, and lumens. Architects will also learn how LED fixtures are including new options and benefits specifically intended to create unique and functional interior lighting designs. This learning unit will also explore the next generation of LED fixtures made possible by innovative contemporary designs, improved secondary optics, and wireless technology, and OLEDs. Finally, this learning unit will glimpse into the future, exploring developing technologies such as laser diodes and battery free sensors.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain how LED lamps and lighting technologies have been developed to surpass other traditional lighting options.
  • Discuss how LED fixtures have evolved from traditional set sizes to customizable lengths.
  • Describe modern innovations in LED lamps and fixtures that expand the design options for architects.
  • Describe developing and futuristic lighting technologies.