Today's lighting industry is very diverse and comprehensively cares for both individual and commercial clients. It is not only a proposal of specific luminaires, but also a wide range of lighting projects to meet the requirements and needs of users.
Population growth is one of the main factors in increasing demand in the lighting industry. Greater demand and interest in purchasing luminaires stimulates market development, however, it presents manufacturers with many challenges. They are related to the idea of energy efficiency and environmental protection.
Both cities and municipalities as well as their inhabitants are looking for long-term solutions that will allow them to reduce electricity costs in a relatively short time and ensure a quick return on invested funds.
The answer to these needs is LED technology, perfectly matching prevailing trends and successfully replacing traditional light sources on the market.
The growing demographics are also accompanied by urban development and progressive urbanization. People move to larger agglomerations in search of work and education. In metropolises, there is much greater demand in the general lighting segment, and the forecasts indicate that the global economy is recording the highest GDP growth in urban areas.
Additional support for investments in energy-saving luminaires is the development and strategic reform plan stimulated by the European Union. Funds earmarked for the development of areas, incl. in the field of infrastructure, transport, energy and the environment, it is an opportunity to efficiently implement the "green deal", not only at the level of new construction plans, but also the modernization of old lighting systems. The key here is to improve energy efficiency, which is the main goal of EU policy. This strategy assumes significant changes, also in lighting, and thus in the use of LED technology. Taking into account the previously mentioned issue of modernization of the lighting installation and the implementation of new technological systems, the forecasts for the industry look promising.
Digitization and technological innovations are related to the development of the lighting market. The latest solutions in the form of intelligent lighting systems adapt their activities to the human biorhythm, time of day and year, as well as the current intensity of traffic or work that will be performed in a given place. Savings that can be made on a larger, urban scale, as well as home or office conditions, tempt investors to use such a system on the streets or in buildings. It is not only about reducing costs or caring for the environment, but also improving the well-being of users and increasing their safety. The use of intelligent and technologically advanced lighting allows to reflect the parameters of natural light, the most optimal for human eyesight. Such luminaire design favors the idea of Human Centric Lighting, which puts people and their needs in the first place.
The answer to the demand for modern lighting solutions are Polish products that supply not only the domestic market, but also the foreign one. The distribution market in Poland can be divided into direct and indirect sales, i.e. electrical wholesalers and the implementation of architectural investments.
However, companies focus on the production of commercial luminaires, dedicated to commercial, industrial and office facilities. They are struggling with the flood of products that do not meet EU standards, which are introduced to the market by digital platforms, tempting with their price and comfort of shopping. Polish producers also respond to the needs of our times. We can see how the pandemic influenced the development of lighting that uses ultraviolet radiation. It helps to disinfect surfaces from viruses and bacteria, and some models can work even in the presence of people.