LEDs are set to be an integral part of energy-efficient lighting in the future, according to one industry expert.
Speaking to the Telegraph, Guy ***-Price of London-based luminaire designer Cadisch GIGB believes that diode technology allows for more creative ideas in home and commercial fixtures as they can provide colour changing, wall washing and special effects if required.
However, he noted that consumers may have been put off buying LED bulbs in the past because cheap options often on sale in DIY outlets have offered poor light quality and could have given this kind of product a bad reputation, despite its benefits.
Dr Brenda Boardman of Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute told the publication: "With new homes now being required to have over 75 per cent energy-efficient light fittings, market forces will mean prices come down further."
Last week, two global LED luminaire manufacturers, Philips and Cree, announced a cross-licensing deal meaning the two companies will share intellectual property designed to accelerate the market for such products.