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Innovation

4.8%


of sales invested in R&D

100+


partnerships with universities

No. 1


lighting company for
the IoT

17,750


patents

Our innovation leadership

 
Innovation is in our DNA. From the dawn of the electric light, we’ve pioneered many of the breakthroughs in our industry. It was our scientists that developed the first 60W replacement LED light bulb as well as the world’s most energy efficient light bulb.

This tradition continues to guide us

 

We challenge ourselves daily to better serve our customers with ground breaking innovations - from ‘light recipes’ that increase the quality and yield of different vegetables, to lights that give you fast internet connectivity via Li-Fi. Yet we don’t do this in isolation. Our policy of ‘Open Innovation’ sees us partner with some of the world’s top universities, institutes and start-ups.

Broadband data through light

 

In 2018 Signify became the first global lighting company to LiFi-enable normal office lighting fixtures. Our game-changing technology provides a fast, stable broadband connection through light waves. It’s ideal in areas where WiFi cannot be used or where there’s poor or no wireless connection.

 

Discover LiFi

Welcome to intelligent lighting

 

Interact IoT Platform enables connected LED lighting systems and embedded sensor networks to deliver insights, benefits and new services to customers. It makes lighting intelligent. Delivering an IoT ecosystem for our partners, customers and developers powered by the world's largest network – connected LED lighting.

 

Discover more at interact-lighting.com

Guided by the light

 

In 2014 we launched our indoor positioning system which uses light fixtures that transmit their location through light waves. This allows retailers to offer location-based services to boost sales and customer loyalty.

 

Discover more at interact-lighting.com

Light to make your tomatoes taste sweeter

 

Our horticultural lighting experts have created special ‘light recipes’ tailored to the unique requirements of particular plants and vegetables. These enable growers to improve quality, taste and yield while saving operating costs.

 

Discover more at lighting.philips.com

Light your home smarter

 

 

In 2012 we launched Philips Hue, the world’s leading smart home lighting system. It’s grown to become an ecosystem of products that work seamlessly with all major smart home platforms and more than 750 apps. Hue is able to wake you up more naturally, energize and relax you. It allows you to create new experiences such as syncing your lights with music, games and movies.

 

Discover more at meethue.com

Our 10 million dollar baby

 

In 2011 we won the L-Prize, a competition with a $10 million prize to develop a 60W equivalent light bulb that consumed less than 10W of power. Our prize-winning LED bulb inspired the LED lighting revolution.

In 2011 we won the L-Prize, a competition with a $10 million prize to develop a 60W equivalent light bulb that consumed less than 10W of power. Our prize-winning LED bulb inspired the LED lighting revolution.

More innovation from Signify

  • Merkez Nur Mosque

    Merkez Nur Mosque

    See how Signify LED lighting transformed the Merkez Nur mosque in Kirikkale, Turkey, into a spiritual icon.

  • Carrefour IoT shopping

    Carrefour IoT shopping

    Carrefour is using an innovative indoor positioning system from Signify to transform the shopping experience.

  • Jakarta connected street lighting

    Jakarta connected street lighting

    Signify connected street lighting in Jakarta involved upgrading street luminaires with energy efficient LED lighting.

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