Philips Lighting takes light beyond illumination
Philips Lighting announced a new global partnership with Vodafone to help drive widespread adoption of wireless connected street lighting in cities across the world. To date, Philips CityTouch has reached 530 implementations across 33 countries, providing high quality light, energy savings and operational cost savings to form a digital backbone for smart cities. Enabling cities to benefit for LED lighting today and migrate to connected street lighting at their own pace, the company unveiled Philips DigiStreet, the first LED street light that is “future-proofed” with slots for sensors and wireless connectivity.
Philips Lighting’s indoor positioning system is driving new location-based services in the retail space, helping to boost sales and customer loyalty. In response to customer needs, the company is extending its portfolio to provide a complete capability, comprised of lighting infrastructure and professional services. Accordingly, the company announced a partnership with US company Aisle411, a leader in digital store mapping, product search and shopper analytics. Working together with Aisle411, Philips Lighting will deliver the first connected lighting indoor positioning system in the Middle East for aswaaq, the UAE-based community retailer.
In offices, Philips Lighting provided an update on how its partnership with Cisco is helping to create more comfortable, sustainable and productive environments that benefit building owners, facility managers and office workers. Philips Lighting and Cisco are integrating connected lighting into the IoT for offices through a combination of Philips Power over Ethernet (PoE) connected lighting systems with Cisco’s secure IT networking infrastructure.
Adding to a comprehensive ecosystem of bulbs, luminaires, strips and controls, this spring Philips Lighting will launch Philips Hue white ambiance. Unlocking the power of white light by delivering every shade from cool daylight (6500k) to warm white (2200k), Philips Hue white ambience helps consumers wake up more naturally and fall asleep more peacefully, as well as enhance their day through the white light recipes featured on the Philips Hue app. With lighting as the centerpiece of the smart home, Philips Lighting helps drive the adoption of the IoT for homes by partnering with Dutch telecommunications KPN, French insurance firm AXA and French energy company ENGIE as well as with developers who have so far delivered more than 600 third-party apps for Philips Hue.