The earning potential for new lighting technology is being described as the “light at the end of the tunnel” in a news story from CSE Live. Lighting designers that have been unable to actively keep up with technology due to a sluggish economy may have the opportunity to capitalize on new demands for lighting. During the recession, LED light technology has continued to develop due to a demand for more sustainable, energy efficient types of lighting. The article mentions that since 1999, government influence has become an important factor in persuading consumers to avoid inefficient light sources. In the past years, advances in control technologies have resulted in more capable lighting systems. Installation has become more user-friendly and programming has improved.

Noted in the article are the efforts of organizations such as the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and the International Dark-Sky Association that have assisted in implementing changes that coincide with the model lighting ordinance. These ordinances are appearing in communities everywhere and offer adaptability with existing lighting technologies.

The article contains a list for lighting designers to prepare them for the coming challenges of creating innovative solutions for integrated, intuitively controlled, and energy-efficient lighting systems. The list is an excellent guide for innovators to prepare for a new era of success after being on hiatus during the past recession in the lighting industry.This article offers excellent incentive to those in the lighting industry to advance the cause of sustainability in terms of lighting design. Sustainability has become an important consideration in terms of success.

It also is a positive development in terms of reducing light pollution and providing a way for innovators to participate in a sustainable future. The potential for growth in eco-friendly industries has always been possible. Recent legislation has illuminated the need for improving lighting systems while providing niche opportunities for innovators. Awareness of light pollution has emphasized the need for more advanced lighting systems in interest of preserving the night sky. Innovators in the lighting industry may have the opportunity to reduce light pollution before it begins.