LED lighting trends 2023
Key trends for LED lighting in 2023 will include ecodesign and flexibility. There will be something new for all tastes, including combinations of natural and artificial light as well as minimalist designs. What do all the new trends have in common? Adaptability, sustainability, energy efficiency, functionality and durability. In addition, colours, forms and textures will give a sense of elegance, simplicity and unity to spaces. Boldness will take a back seat in favour of versatile and efficient luminaires and accessories designed to create cosy atmospheres.
In this article we will talk about...
- Flexible lighting in the workplace
- Combining natural and artificial light
- Circular forms
- Greater lighting flexibility
- Minimalist design
- New products from SECOM
Flexible lighting in the workplace
One new lighting trend is all about workplace flexibility. Offices and other places where we work are constantly changing. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, they were an object of study and experimentation. We know that good lighting conditions boost productivity and support well-being.
LED technology is a perfect solution, as are wireless devices and smart solutions that work to combine natural and artificial light.
Combining natural and artificial light
This is one of the lighting trends that has gained the most traction recently. Coupled with the previous trend, it brings even more flexibility to lighting systems. Using sunlight not only supports our circadian rhythms, boosts productivity and supports well-being, but increases energy savings too. This is a trend that affects workplaces but will also come to the fore in the home and leisure spaces too. We will also see more and more luminaires supplied by solar power.
Circles are in fashion, and suspended circular lamps will be a key trend, including many different types and multiple variations. Think lamps, wall fixtures, circular strips and recessed spotlights. These devices will convey elegance and a sense of comfort.
This will move beyond a trend to become generally expected and accepted. Environmentally friendly, sustainable and efficient: these are no longer optional adjectives when it comes to energy consumption. There are several ecodesign regulations for lighting, each covering a specific area:
- Commission Regulation (EC) No 244/2009 of 18 March 2009, implementing Directive 2005/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for non-directional household lamps.
- Commission Regulation (EC) No 859/2009 of 18 September 2009, amending Regulation (EC) No 244/2009 as regards the ecodesign requirements on ultraviolet radiation of non-directional household lamps.
- Commission Regulation (EC) No 245/2009 of 18 March 2009, implementing Directive 2005/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for fluorescent lamps without integrated ballast, for high intensity discharge lamps, and for ballasts and luminaires able to operate such lamps, and repealing Directive 2000/55/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.
- Commission Regulation (EU) No 347/2010 of 21 April 2010, amending Commission Regulation (EC) No 245/2009 as regards the ecodesign requirements for fluorescent lamps without integrated ballast, for high intensity discharge lamps, and for ballasts and luminaires able to operate such lamps.
- Commission Regulation (EU) No 1194/2012 of 12 December 2012,
Lighting devices must meet a series of requirements before they can be sold in the European Union (EU).
Greater lighting flexibility
Any lighting project needs to factor in some flexibility so that a space can be adapted for different uses. In that sense, the following technology is useful:
- Presence sensors
- Smart devices
- Adaptable luminaires
This marks a return to the maxim by Mies Van der Rohe which says ‘Less is more’. Anything superfluous or merely decorative will disappear, leaving behind lighting products and devices which are useful and functional, as well as aesthetically pleasing. Simplicity, functionality, spaciousness and linearity take centre stage.
New products from SECOM
The SECOM catalogue contains a wide variety of products that meet all the expectations of those looking to follow the trends of 2023. Here are three of our top picks:
An easy-to-install LED luminaire. The Aliket Basic LED collection is made to measure for each project. Each installation can be tailored based on the height of the fixture, the width of a corridor, the height of shelves or the required lighting level. Aliket is a perfect fit for commercial and office premises.
As before, this product is easy to install. This continuous-line, high-efficiency system was developed by the SECOM Iluminación team to minimise installation time. It is also easy to maintain. The tracks can be assembled in a T-shape or an X-shape.
An indoor, recessed lighting system with LED technology, ideally suited to commercial and aesthetic spaces. Options include a surface luminaire, wall fixture or hanging light.
With these devices, lighting systems can follow the LED trends of 2023 to bring more flexibility, minimalism and energy efficiency to any type of space, as well as combining natural and artificial light.More in our blog