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Communication and data through lighting

Connected lighting systems offer a digital ceiling infrastructure that provides both high-quality, reliable illumination and a smart, high-bandwidth communications platform that delivers and extraordinary value beyond illumination.



Information collected through a connected lighting system’s high-bandwidth network affords deeper insight into building usage and greater control over the distribution and consumption of resources. Building owners and managers can realize enhanced value and savings from optimizing lighting and other building verticals, such as HVAC.

Communication and data through lighting

lighting – how it works

Philips’ connected office lighting is shaping the future of workspaces enabling offices to become more efficient, more sustainable and more comfortable. In a connected lighting system that uses Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), each luminaire is directly connected to a building’s IT network via an Ethernet cable and PoE switch. Each luminaire has a unique IP address so that it can be individually monitored and managed.


With integrated sensors, each luminaire becomes a point of intelligence that shares data on occupancy, activity patterns, and changes in temperature, humidity, and daylight levels.


PoE-based connected lighting makes integration of data, monitoring, and management of the lighting system fast and easy –delivering extraordinary value beyond illumination to the users and building managers.

Using data to deliver value beyond illumination

Click here to read the 5 ways connected lighting uses data to deliver value beyond illumination.


With the Internet of Things (IoT), it’s all about the data. Intelligent devices are connected expressly for the purpose of gathering and sharing information about themselves, about the environment in which they’re used, and about the people who use them. In a connected lighting system, luminaires and other lighting system devices merge with IT networks to allow for the collection, distribution, and storage of large amounts of data.


The Edge, an innovative, multi-tenant office building in Amsterdam, has a connected lighting system from Philips that enables employees to personalize the lighting and temperature at their workspace via a smartphone app. The system also provides data on activities in the workspace that helps further reduce the CO2 footprint ”

Related Cases


Up to 80% energy saving for lighting through the connected lighting system compared to traditional lighting.


Energy reporting through software, with measured per fixture information, reporting and comparisons at: room/area/floor/building level supporting sub-metering of lighting as a vertical to support certifications like BREEAM, without any electricity meters.


Energy savings on other verticals can be made – a result for example of zero occupancy in the space.


Dynamic control of lighting and temperature with unique smartphone-based method – putting employees back in control of their working environment.


Third-party devices / systems can be integrated with our system becoming part of a “smart building” app.


App offers lighting control as well as a means of delivering in-context information and services to employees.


Connected lighting leverages the lighting infrastructure and the data it collects to realize savings beyond the lighting vertical, including:


  • Targeted HVAC
  • Optimized cleaning schedules
  • Location-based services to increase productivity through way finding, personalization and enhanced scheduling.

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Smart Buildings

19.10.2016, Birmingham NEC

Presentation: ‘Connected Lighting for Offices - Beyond Illumination’ by Darren Smith

Grand Designs Live

Find us on Stand L190, Technology Zone,
Hall 5

19-23.10.2016, Birmingham NEC

Highway Electrical Association (HEA)
Annual Conference
03.11.2016, Celtic Manor, Newport


9-10.11.2016, Canary Wharf, London

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