Japan Display (JDI) recently announced that it has successfully developed a new generation of lighting technology “LumiFree” to achieve more free and energy-saving lighting effects;
It is expected to start mass production in 2023, and the sales will reach about $70M in 2026.
JDI said that LumiFree is by developing new liquid crystal materials, changing the refractive index to control the light distribution characteristics, and then freely control the propagation direction of light, such as vertical and horizontal distribution.
In addition, LumiFree can also change the size and shape of the light (for example, become oval, rectangular, etc.).
This also means that future lighting fixtures can have more changes, no longer limited to traditional fixtures, and optimize the shape of light according to people and objects, adjust the amount of electricity and the number of lighting fixtures, etc.
The necessary amount of light can be irradiated in a suitable place to achieve better energy-saving effect.
At the same time, because LumiFree has the advantages of liquid crystal display, such as low noise, long life and lightweight design, it can be deployed more widely, such as residential, commercial buildings, corridors or museum exhibits.
JDI also revealed that it plans to introduce this technology into the field of interior lighting or headlights in the future.
Reducing Energy consumption and Light Pollution
JDI emphasizes that this is the world’s first technology that can control the direction of LED light propagation.
Although reducing energy can achieve better lighting of people, things and objects, thereby reducing light pollution.
This technology is expected to start mass production in 2023 and will become a strong growth driver in the future, with sales expected to reach 10 billion yen in 2026.