An innovative, modular luminaire
Signify's Generation Flex luminaire prototype combines cutting-edge materials and adaptable 3D printing concepts with ground-breaking energy efficiency and optics that deliver flexibility, reduced energy consumption and an exceptional quality of light. It features a new LED with superior lighting performance, developed in partnership with Samsung Electronics, that together with Signify’s high-efficiency D4i LED driver and state-of-the-art optics enable an efficacy of 196 lm/W while maintaining a supreme quality of light.
Built around a housing-agnostic general lighting module, the luminaire supports a variety of form factors for both new construction and renovation projects. The prototype represents a step forward in energy efficiency, consuming 29% less energy1 as well as a 50% reduction in embodied carbon2 than the best-in-class commercially available equivalent3. Following circular design principles, its cups and electronics can be printed, and its reversible, click and clamp assembly allows for on-demand delivery and repair.
The next generation of Interact
The Interact Next Gen connected lighting prototype is a simple, scalable wireless solution that provides businesses with all the tools and intelligence they need to go beyond basic energy-savings tactics, interface with existing building systems, reduce operational expenses and improve occupant experience within a single platform. It features an all-in-one luminaire-level sensor that measures daylight, occupancy, temperature, humidity and sound to help optimize operational costs and employee comfort.
Role-based apps give different types of users the specific tools they need. Facility managers can view occupancy maps, set space utilization targets and improve workspace efficiency. Employees can find and book available workspaces as well as adjust light levels and temperature. Lastly, installers can remotely configure sites using the map-based user interface for quick and easy commissioning.
“Investing in next-generation lighting solutions helps tackle the climate crisis, boosting American supply chains and manufacturing of these technologies, and creating good-paying jobs,” said Mandy Mahoney, Director of the Building Technologies Office at DOE. “The winning prototypes represent ground-breaking innovation, not only in energy efficiency, data-driven connectivity, and environmental sustainability, but also prioritizing communities that get overlooked when we roll out new prototypes. These innovators are leading the way.”