The company exhibited its connectivity with LED lighting innovations at Light + Building 2014, the lighting and the world’s biggest technology fair.
Philips participated in light + building 2014, the largest exhibition of lighting and construction worldwide services. The event took place from March 30 to April 4, 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany. Exclusive stand the leading LED technology introduced the latest addition to the market: a wide range of innovations in connectivity with LED lighting for homes, shops, offices and cities.
In an increasingly digitized world, Philips is taking further than lighting light, connecting people, places and devices. Among the innovations presented in Frankfurt, the company revealed an original system that allows to control the light and temperature of a building through smartphones.
Control via smartphones
The Philips system allows workers to control the lighting in their offices, as well as the temperature in meeting rooms, to suit your individual preferences. Their smartphones will detect the location with respect to artifacts from the ceiling by means of an application.
“LED lighting by itself is 80% more efficient than conventional lighting. Personal control of lighting by employees, increases efficiency because the General light levels can be kept lower”, said Jeff Cassis of Philips Lighting. “The potential savings in operational building costs will be significant, since the heating, cooling and lighting in conjunction used 70% of the energy in a building”.
The light fixtures, equipped with wireless communication devices, form a dense network of positioning indoors, as an internal GPS, which supports a set of services based on location, such as wayfinding. Through an application for smart phones, the system could also provide useful information to workers as, for example, the nearest unoccupied meeting room.
Dazzling building owners and facilities managers
For the owners of buildings, the system offers a new value that goes beyond energy efficiency and cost savings. Capabilities advanced, such as indoor positioning, combined with the intelligent system to allow comfort, personalization and security, increasing the total value of a building and making it more attractive to tenants.
The standards based on PoE-enabled light fixtures also provide significant savings of costs in the installation of the lighting. Since these devices are both energy and information through a single Ethernet connection, there is no need to install an expensive wiring electrical, reducing costs of installation up to 50%.
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations in the sectors of healthcare, lifestyle and lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips reported sales of 24.8 billion euros in 2012 and has approximately 114,000 employees with services and marketing in more than 100 countries. The company is leader in the market of cardiac care, intensive care and medical care in the home, as well as efficient energy solutions and new lighting applications, as well as shavers for men and epilators and oral health care.