From Floor to Ceiling, Philips Showcases Latest in Connected Lighting and Unique Applications of LEDs at LIGHTFAIR 2015
From luminous carpets and ceilings, to helping patients sleep better and managing light in classrooms or landscapes, Philips integrates the latest in luminaires and controls, taking lighting beyond illumination
NEW YORK--Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHIA), the global leader in lighting, today announced it will showcase the latest innovations in connected lighting systems, including Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) luminaires, app-based controls and cloud-based technologies at LIGHTFAIR International 2015. On display at the Philips booth #1207 will be luminous carpets and ceilings, as well as unique lighting systems, such as HealWell for hospital environments, new applications that allow remote management of lighting technologies, to demonstrate how Philips continues to deliver value beyond illumination to meet the unique goals of businesses, organizations and individuals.
"We live in an Internet-age marked by 24/7 connectivity and these trends are fundamentally transforming the way we use and interact with light," said Eric Rondolat, CEO of Philips Lighting. "We pioneered the way to energy-efficient LED lighting and are now doing the same for connected lighting, delivering transformative implementations for cities, offices, retail and the home. We're driving value in lighting that goes beyond illumination and energy efficiency. For example, this includes streetlights that communicate their location and slash the cost of maintenance, office lighting to improve productivity and supermarket lighting to enhance customer loyalty by enabling special offers to be pushed to shoppers' smartphones. Our innovations are driving the biggest shake-up in the industry since the invention of the electric light bulb."
Connected Lighting Systems
* Connected fixtures with visible light communications (VLC): Philips Lightolier Calculite LED round downlights use Power-over-Ethernet and VLC technology to allow for location awareness to deliver professional lighting experiences and offer control via personal devices. PoE delivers low-voltage power and data over a single Ethernet cable, allowing you to configure and redesign spaces without changing the electrical infrastructure. VLC allows location to be determined through a high-frequency lighting signal that can be detected by a smartphone or tablet.
* Philips ActiveSite: is a cloud-based connected lighting management platform that allows Philips Color Kinetics architectural LED lighting systems to be remotely monitored, maintained and managed. Content, such as light shows, can be uploaded from anywhere in the world. ActiveSite has recently been adopted as part of the Tappan Zee lighting project in New York City.
* Philips Envision: is a fully integrated, indoor lighting management software platform that offers centralized management and monitoring of all system components at the building or space level. The Envision suite offers superior energy efficiencies when combined with LED upgrades, enabling benefits that go beyond illumination, such as reduced maintenance costs, improved space optimization and control of lighting and settings, such as temperature.
* Philips CityTouch connector nodes: make any LED street light connected with Philips ‘plug & play' CityTouch connector nodes, a new patented technology from Philips enabling city authorities to get their street lights network ready with an easy to install, first of its kind system that uses the cellular network to connect LED street lights from any manufacturer for remote management by Philips CityTouch software. The technology helps cities protect investments by making ‘dumb' third-party street lights smart and connected, while reducing energy consumption by up to 70 percent compared to conventional lighting technologies.
* Philips ZoneScape: is an app-based control system that allows users to turn on and off pre-determined zones of landscape lighting with a smartphone.
* Philips Lumec RoadFocus LED Cobra Head: are roadway luminaires that provide energy-efficient, uniform light distribution with a familiar cobra head aesthetic for seamless integration. RoadFocus combines with the Philips CityTouch lighting management software platform for a connected lighting system that provides additional benefits, such as dimming, energy data and real-time alerts for more efficient maintenance response.
* Philips Lumec SleekVision and ClassicStyle post top and bollards: offer modern and traditional designs for lighting open public spaces safely and sustainably. Both incorporate ClearGuide LED technology, a revolutionary vertically-oriented light engine that provides excellent visual comfort and facial recognition without compromising performance.
* Philips OneSpace luminous ceiling: integrates LED lights and fabric to create an incombustible white light ceiling surface that hides the source of light completely, offering architects a unique and innovative solution that provides uniform, glare-free functional white light for hospitality, public, and retail spaces. The system has an ultra-thin minimalistic design and is available in customized sizes and a variety of mounting options, allowing for the highest level of design freedom.
* Philips Interior Linear IntelliHue Powercore: a luminaire that boasts a new concealed linear form factor with a clean and minimal design that will be the base of an interior product family redesign. This luminaire supports the highest level of ActiveSite integration to date supporting remote monitoring and management of individual lightpoints.
* Philips Luminous Carpets: Philips and Tandus Centiva are integrating the carpet into commercial interior design, using carpets as a communication medium. Now the flooring is a programmable messaging tool capable of informing, directing, welcoming and inspiring people. For example, the carpet can direct people to building exits in case of an emergency, or point them to the coffee machine or restrooms.
Health and wellbeing products
* Philips Day-Brite ClearAppeal and Philips Day-Brite EvoGrid: uses tunable white light with light recipes allowing students to focus more, while improving alertness and providing excellent visual comfort in the classroom.
* Philips HealWell: a lighting system that uses spectrally tunable LED luminaires with integrated controls to offer a healthcare solution that supports circadian rhythms and improves sleep for patients, and provides a comfortable environment for staff and caregivers.
In addition to its latest solutions and connected lighting systems, Philips will also release a whitepaper, "Light for Public Space," that explores diverse lighting projects using contemporary lighting technologies to expand the potential of public spaces. The whitepaper shows ways in which lighting projects can revitalize urban nightscapes and activate public space, how lighting designers can use LED lighting to create cities that are welcoming, safe and attractive, and what digital lighting can do to contribute to the inclusive and sustainable nature of cities.
About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2014 sales of EUR 21.4 billion and employs approximately 105,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.