Smart cities closer than you think according to Philips Lighting


    Interactive virtual reality experience showcases re-imagined underground public spaces and interactive streets enabled by connected lighting.

    November 15, 2016

    Barcelona, Spain – Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, has created a sneak preview of what urban life could be like in 2030, in a future-gazing virtual reality experience. At Smart Cities Expo World Congress in Barcelona today, Philips Lighting Research unveiled a picture of how connected lighting technology will play a key part in underpinning the smart cities we can expect to inhabit in just over a decade. 

     

    Urban populations are growing rapidly and 60 percent of the world population are predicted to be living in cities by 20301. Philips Lighting is helping to pave the way for massive urban growth by developing a people-centric blueprint for lighting and Internet of Things (IoT) services in the smart city of the future. In the first instalment of the ’2030: Smart city life’ virtual reality experience, the company shows how connected LED lighting has the potential to enhance quality of life, transform everyday experiences and services, and ensure sustainability in our ever expanding global cities. By 2030 it is expected that there will be close to 70 billion light points.2

    Smart cities closer than you think according to Philips Lighting
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    Public lighting is installed everywhere: where people live, work, play and travel. Its primary function is to provide energy efficient, quality light to enhance public safety and enhance the urban landscape. However, in the future a city�s lighting infrastructure will also offer enormous potential to be part of a city-wide network capable of acquiring data and delivering information and services to and from millions of devices, from garbage bins to autonomous vehicles. In this way it could help enable smart city services to improve the lives of its citizens and city managers alike.

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    For further information, please contact:

    Neil Pattie

    Philips Lighting

    Tel: +31 6 15 08 48 17

    Email: neil.pattie@signify.com

     

    Eeva Raaijmakers

    Philips Lighting

    Tel: +31 6 12 3 505 97

    Email: eeva.raaijmakers@signify.com

    About Philips Lighting

    Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting products, systems and services, delivers innovations that unlock business value, providing rich user experiences that help improve lives. Serving professional and consumer markets, we lead the industry in leveraging the Internet of Things to transform homes, buildings and urban spaces. With 2015 sales of EUR 7.5 billion, we have approximately 34,000 employees in over 70 countries. News from Philips Lighting is located at http://www.newsroom.lighting.philips.com