- Philips Lighting launches InterAct Office – the next generation wireless connected lighting system – in the UK
- New system has the capacity to reduce energy consumption on lighting in the UK’s 1.5 billion square metres1 of office space by up to 70%2
- Connected lighting system modernises the workplace and gives businesses data-driven indight into office energy usage
- Will allow employees to customise work space by controlling light levels and provide businesses with data on utilisation of office space
London, UK – Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), the global leader in lighting, today announced the launch of its new wireless connected office lighting system, InterAct Office. With lighting consuming 15% of the global electricity supply3, and public and commercial buildings consuming 60% of global lighting-based electricity3, the system enables building managers to reduce energy use on lighting in offices by up to a massive 70 percent.
Embracing the ‘smart workplace’ revolution, InterAct Office also allows businesses to optimise operations and create a more comfortable environment for employees without major office renovation – embedding sensors in lighting fixtures to provide unparalleled control and insight into the use of lighting, and subsequently the energy used, in their building portfolio. The system continually collects granular data from sensors embedded in the luminaires before processing and presenting valuable insights to the building/facilities manager on an intuitive dashboard, which can be accessed from anywhere at any time and visualizes data – delivering insights at a glance.
“InterAct Office has the ability to generate huge energy savings, and – rather than an upfront cost – gives customers the ease of a simple monthly payment which is actually funded by the savings the product generates. Furthermore, it gives building managers the opportunity to embed a futureproof smart lighting system, providing insights on energy usage, space occupancy, operational maintenance, and much more without splurging out on a steep initial investment,” said João Pola, CEO of Philips Lighting UK and Ireland. “With electricity generation a leading source of greenhouse gas emissions, InterAct Office can also contribute to meeting UK Government targets to reduce these emissions in the built environment by 50% by 2025.”
The system, with lamps and luminaires equipped with sensors, is installed and operated by Philips Lighting as a lighting service, dispensing with the need for customers to make upfront capital investments. With this, and with the ability to seamlessly leverage existing lighting infrastructure, InterAct Office overcomes the common hurdles associated with connected LED installation such as high costs and retrofitting complications. This will enable more business across the UK to harness the benefits of connected LED technology and reap the environmental and financial benefits that it provides.
Recognizing the benefits of connected lighting
Unlike traditional retrofits, the wireless gateways of Philips InterAct Office that connect the lamps and luminaires means that real estate owners don’t have to rip-and-replace existing cabling. Each luminaire is equipped with sensors that gather data on valuable information such as light level, occupancy and energy consumed. This data is encrypted, then processed and stored securely in the cloud. Being cloud-based and modular, the system is highly scalable and can serve multiple locations worldwide. Benefits to customers include:
· Save: Energy savings of up to 70 percent when combining LED lamps and luminaires with sensors/controls.
· See: Easy access — anytime, anywhere — to granular data on energy and space usage, providing customers with data-driven insights for the building/facilities manager to optimise their operations.
· Scale: Peace of mind – hassle-free program management, installation, commissioning and operation by Philips Lighting. Secure, future-proof system that is scalable globally.
The wireless Philips InterAct Office complements the company’s existing Power over Ethernet (PoE) connected LED lighting system and is available now in the US and UK.
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- For further information on the Philips InterAct Office portfolio, please visit: www.philips.co.uk/realtimerealestate