Philips launches new connected lighting systems for homes, businesses and cities

Company launches new connected solutions for homes, businesses and cities

Frankfurt, Germany, 31-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Today Philips, the global leader in lighting, underlined its leadership in LED lighting by launching new connected lighting systems for homes, businesses and cities. Having pioneered the development of energy efficient LED lighting, Philips further committed itself to taking lighting into a fully digital world. Its new systems connect people, places and devices in homes, at work and cities across the world. The new technologies were launched at Light + Building, in Frankfurt, Germany, the world’s largest trade show for lighting and building technologies.

Philips further illustrated its dedication to innovation, launching a new a light emitting office ceiling that supports the human body’s biorhythms and a clear 40W equivalent LED bulb. The new LED bulb combines the iconic beauty of the classic clear incandescent bulb updated with 21st Century technology, and offers 85% energy savings over traditional bulbs.

“We are changing dramatically the way people experience and interact with light at home, at work and in their cities,” said Eric Rondolat, CEO of Philips Lighting. “Through connected LED Lighting, we foresee a future where lighting innovations connect seamlessly with smart controls, networks, devices and apps to positively benefit and improve lives and drive new business value.”

Connected homes
Philips is expanding its Hue personal wireless lighting system. It unveiled Hue lux, a bright white-only version of Hue, which is fully controllable from a smart phone or tablet. Hue lux is compatible with existing Hue apps and hardware, making it the most intelligent white light for the home.

Fusing the worlds of light, art and technology, Philips launched the world’s first 3D-printed luminaire (lighting fixture) in two spectacular designs. Containing a Hue module, the Philips Hue 3D-printed luminaires were created and manufactured using 3D printing and are controllable by a smart device.

Connected offices
Philips launched the world’s first complete Power over Ethernet connected lighting system for offices that gives workers smartphone control of their office lighting and building managers new insights into building usage. The intelligent lighting system can incorporate sensors to provide anonymous occupancy and climate data for more efficient facilities management and energy savings. At the same time it gives office workers more control of their open plan environment, aiding comfort and productivity.

Connected cities
Helping to create safer and more energy efficient cities, Philips launched CityTouch light wave. It is a new remote lighting management system that allows streetlights to be instantly connected to a remote lighting management system over wireless GPRS networks instead of local Radio Frequency (RF) networks. This enables swift and cost effective deployment of connected street lighting for greater energy efficiency and control of lighting to meet local needs.

For further information, please contact:

Shai Dewan
Philips Lighting Communications
Tel: + 31 6 20 69 58 22
Email: shai.dewan@philips.com

Jeannet Harpe
Philips Lighting
Tel: +31 6 53 722221
E-mail: jeannet.harpe@philips.com

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 2013 sales of EUR 23.3 billion and employs approximately 115,000 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

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