The explosion of LED (light emitting diode) technology can be seen through a variety of lenses, but the story is always the same: LEDs are taking over and revolutionizing the lighting industry across the spectrum of applications, including pools, spas and landscaping.
According to manufacturers serving the aquatics and landscape industries, LEDs now account for well over half of the lighting market for both new installations and the "re-lighting" aftermarket.
On the new construction side of the market, LEDs are widely used on a majority of projects from the very custom high-end down to package pools and everywhere between. In the aftermarket, LEDs are now commonly used to replace existing traditional incandescent, halogen and fiber optic-based systems in pools and spas.
As for the broader lighting industry, Forbes recently cited market research indicating that in 2014, LED sales surpassed $13 billion; by 2020, that number will likely exceed $60 billion. Today, LEDs are the "luminaire" of choice for streetlights, headlights and appliances, as well as security, indoor, landscape and architectural lighting.
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