Philips Lighting will Focus on IoT and Smart Home Market

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Nancy March 29, 2018

In the future, Philips Lighting will focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart home market. In addition to expanding the application of Interact intelligent lighting cloud platform, combining lighting, sensors, networks, and data to create more value for lighting, the consumer market will also expand the hue personal networking intelligent lighting product line.

Many people have used Philips Lighting products in their homes or offices. Due to the demand of IoT market, the large lighting company has actively transformed to smart industry. Philips announces that it will achieve the full range of LED products to be connected by 2020, and will increace the number of hue individual connected intelligent lighting products and expand smart home market.

At recent, LiFi light communication luminaires exhibited at the Lighting Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, can make up the inadequacies of the Wi-Fi wireless network communication and provide two-way high-speed wireless communication through the lamps at the office. The speed can reach 30Mbps. For example, the LiFi luminaire on the ceiling transmits data to the USB receiver on the personal computer during lighting. The LiFi bandwidth is 10,000 times more than the Wi-Fi, and the personal computer uploads data pass the USB transmit signal to the LiFi fixture on the ceiling. Philips Lighting stated that the usage of LiFi light communication lighting can save more than 80 percent of power consumption while providing the benefits of secure networking.

Yu Yongtao, Taiwan’s Philips Lighting’s general manager and global vice president used the Interact Landmark for architectural lighting. The Bay Bridge lighting system in San Francisco, USA can control a single light, with the weather lighting system change lighting programs in different atmospheres. However, when it is snowy, the system switches to a specific lighting scene through the open API. Managers can collect the opinions of citizens or tourists, according to feedback. In Taiwan, Taipei’s 101 building also uses the interact Landmark. For example, at the end of last year’s New Year’s light show, the hourly electricity cost only is 250 RMB, but it created a huge benefit.

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