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    Is LED tech advancement slowing down?

    In previous years the improvement in LED lighting tech from year to year would suggest that one should hold out on a purchase for as long as possible since there will be a much better value available next year.

    But are we getting to the point where the tech is leveling off? I haven't been paying attention for a while but it seems that the annual increase in lumens and runtime is slowing down. Am I wrong? Is there new tech around the corner that will change the game?
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    It has certainly plateaued, the big gains dried up years ago. I think there is more potential for a meaningful breakthrough in battery technology, smaller/lighter/higher capacity batteries would really make a difference. Right now, the biggest advancements are in design innovation using common LED and battery technology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishMan473 View Post
    I haven't been paying attention for a while but it seems that the annual increase in lumens and runtime is slowing down. Am I wrong? Is there new tech around the corner that will change the game?
    LEDs are at moment at ~ 200/ lumen per Watt and ~250-300 lumens per Watt will be near there limit.
    in Lumens there is only the limit to bring the Heat away.

    check out the MS18 its a 100.000 Lumen beast.


    the much more importand improvments are on the quality side done at moment from some LED companys, higher Light Temperature quality that looking more natural and on the CRI side.

    in the last 2 Years there are done alot nice improvments.

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