Signify’s investment in innovation pays off with a clutch of lighting design awards
11 products – from the new Philips Hue app to the Philips GreenPerform Highbay Elite – took prizes from the 66th iF Design Awards in Hamburg
Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, is building on a best-in-class performance in 2018/19 with a haul of accolades from the 2019 iF Design Awards in Hamburg.
Some 67 international jurors from 20 countries judged 6,400 entries from 50 countries. Signify won one prize in the iF Communications Design category and 10 in the iF Product Design category.
The wins are a testament to Signify’s design strengths and commitment to be the leading innovator in connected lighting for the Internet of Things (IoT).
Signify is committed to investing in Design and R&D. Both have an instrumental role in the reshaping its business. During the past five years Signify has reinvented its portfolio, leading the shift from conventional lighting to energy-efficient LED and connected lighting products, systems and services.
The success of this transformation is evident in the awards, which range from wirelessly networked office lighting, to the new Philips Hue app, which incorporates feedback from users to make it even easier for them to create special ambiances and light their home smarter.
“Winning awards isn’t simply down to how much we invest in R&D and Design but more about our approach,” said Olivia Qiu, Chief Innovation Officer for Signify. “Our R&D and Design teams work in a truly integrated way and we’re driven by user needs."