While groups like the Association of Lighting Designers led by Richard Pilbrow have initiated the "Save Tungsten" campaign to keep the some legacy lamps available because according to their site "We must have flexible light; light that can be warm or cool; light that can be ever-so dim or blindingly bright, light that can subtly or brashly change its characteristics, full wave-length light that can truly reveal every color in the spectrum; but most of all, beautifully illuminate the human face, the humanity, which lies at the heart of all our work."
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On the cutting edge of things we have groups like Lighting Design Collective, and Tapio Rosenius who are expanding the possibilities for lighting the built environment. In the November issue of Architectural Lighting there's a great story about an upcoming project on Doha where they have designed a "facade (that) will use a lighting interface that employs haptic technology to enable the crowd’s responses to be monitored and reported in real time via color and pattern change on the facade’s surface."
It's going to be a truly interesting year to see advancements in lighting technology and control.