Lighting in the Digital Age

V. P. Mahendru, Chairman & MD, Eon Electric
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
V. P. Mahendru, Chairman & MD, Eon Electric
Headquartered in Punjab, Eon Electric is the leading manufacturing & marketing electrical distribution and safety Equipment Company. By providing technologically better & environment-friendly products, the entity contributes mite to build a prosperous & productive human society.

Though the modern era has increased the Earth's carbon trail, digital innovations can play important role through enhanced energy efficiency in lighting and other industries. The advent of the Digital Age has had a tremendous impact on myriad sectors, including the lighting industry. Today, lights are sleeker, safer and more energy efficient, while delivering higher lumens with lowers power consumption. Partly, this transformation can be credited to the introduction of LED (light-emitting diodes) technology.

Besides the above benefits, LEDs are transforming the lighting industry in other ways also such as their long-lasting life. This apart, a fundamental impact occurs in revenue generation. Unlike other forms of light - incandescent bulbs, CFLs, halogen lamps, that require replacement at faster frequencies, LEDs can last for many long years. With revenues from periodic sales ruled out, manufacturers will be required to discover new ways of revenue generation to drive sustainable operations. But that is another point altogether.

Impact of Digital Technology

For the moment, one is concerned with the benefits and impact of digital technology on lighting. Considering their energy efficiency and consequent lower power consumption, LEDs mean lower power bills for users. On the other hand, lower usage also denotes enormous benefit of saving power, not just money. As the nation seeks to meet ambitious targets in varied spheres, including '24/7 Power for All' and other programmes, lower energy usage can contribute immensely for meeting these targets faster. Thanks to digital technology, it has become possible to miniaturise various parts, including diodes, chips and other key components. Miniaturisation has a cascading effect on cost savings due to lower usage of space as well as faster, more efficient components that deliver more for less.

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