Here at the SnD offices we know that LED lighting has received praise and fame over the years, but has it finally reached its peak? In short, no; there are many doors still open for this type of technology and it’s only a matter of time until a life-changing discovery is made utilising it.
One of the most notable aspects of LED lighting technology is its energy efficiency. Not only can it promise a worthwhile investment for homeowners, it will also be one that’s a little lighter on the pockets in the long-run. Click here and switch over to our fantastic deals on LED lighting!
So, with this benefit in mind, an article published in the BusinessGreen highlights IKEA’s decision to enter into a green business venture that focuses on delivering eco-friendly LED products. The project is centred on an innovative invention known as light tiles.
IKEA commented: “The tiles are unique as they are extremely thin, flexible and low cost and can be seamlessly joined together in exciting new designs.”
Whilst the financial side of things has been left unsaid, a spokesman for the industry giant said that the “investment was made as part of a round alongside previous investors in Design LED Products, including Scottish Enterprise and investment groups Strathtay Ventures, Tricap Ventures and Highland Ventures.”
So, could this deal change the green lighting industry as we know it? Perhaps, but it will take some time for the project to kick-start, not to mention help people to understand the associated benefits.
The Managing Director of IKEA GreenTech, Christian Ehrenborg, commented, “This technology opens up fantastic possibilities for innovative designs using energy-efficient LED’s.”
“The partnership is a clear strategic fit for IKEA and our goal to make living sustainably affordable and attractive for millions of people.”
He added that the overall investment ties in well with the firm’s strategic move to support “clean technologies”. He said that this will also “appeal to a consumer audience.”
Stuart Bain, Chief Executive of Design LED Products, said: “This strategic investment allows Design LED to significantly accelerate plans to deliver highly differentiated products to an international market desperate to conserve energy, and hungry for exciting new form factors in LED lighting.”
With LED’s promise of being an energy-efficient alternative to other forms of lighting such as incandescent bulbs, the move could not come at a better time. With the market for this technology still expanding there are high hopes that the project will soon become a mainstream source of lighting.
Finally, this new investment should support IKEA in its venture to swap its current collection of lighting options for LED-based technologies. It is hoped that this shift will be completed by September 2015.
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