At Signify, we’ve been researching the ways in which new lighting technologies can improve educational experiences for both teachers and students. Interact, a cloud-based connected lighting system and platform offered by Signify, delivers high levels of energy efficiency along with extraordinary illumination experiences and advanced data-driven capabilities.
For example, Interact provides insights into how spaces are used, when they are occupied, and at what room temperature. Dimming schedules based on occupancy and usage patterns maximize energy savings over conventional lighting systems. The technology has been deployed by the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in one of its buildings dating back to the 1960s and used by up to 4,000 people. The results were resoundingly positive: an 80% cut in carbon emissions and a 60% saving on energy bills.
Circadian lighting capabilities can greatly impact the concentration, comfort, and engagement of children in classroom environments. With tuneable LED luminaires, Interact can recreate indoors the changing levels and spectral profile of sunlight over the course of the day.