Early in 2019, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR conducted a survey developed by Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP to gauge familiarity with major lighting trends, including networked lighting controls and wireless controls. The 2019 CII Lighting Trends Survey was distributed to 1,000 members of the magazine’s Subscriber Research Panel.
- The average respondent is fairly familiar with major lighting trends. The greatest familiarity is with networked lighting controls and wireless lighting controls. Respondents are least familiar with the Internet of Things.
- The average respondent has a significant comfort level with novel technologies such as networked lighting controls (51 percent being “very comfortable”) and wireless controls (53 percent). They are least comfortable with the IoT (33 percent).
- A majority of respondents discussed lighting quality (88 percent), color-tunable LED lighting (58 percent), and energy information (51 percent) as lighting product features with customers in 2018. Customers were most interested in lighting quality, followed by energy information and automatic maintenance alerts.
- Seventy-nine percent of the lighting installed by the average respondent in CII new construction/major renovation projects in 2018 was LED-based.
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