Philips Lighting has introduced a new wireless connected lighting system aimed at the global office lighting systems market estimated to be worth in the region of $5 billion.
Available first in the US, the Philips InterAct Office system enables building managers to reduce energy use by up to 70%, as well as to optimise operations and create a more comfortable environment without major office renovation.
The system, which features lamps and luminaires equipped with sensors, is installed and operated by Philips Lighting as a managed service, dispensing with the need for customers to make upfront capital investments.
According to Philips, if all offices in North America were updated by 2030 with this technology it could save businesses approximately $6.4 billion on energy, which is equivalent to the output of 36 medium-sized power stations or Co2 emissions of 44 million tons.
Emmanuel Sabonnadiere, CEO of Philips Lighting’s Professional business, said the wireless Philips InterAct Office complements the company’s existing Power over Ethernet (PoE) connected lighting system and is designed for retrofitting existing offices which form the vast majority of office lighting projects worldwide.
“Our new system delivers instant energy savings and requires no upfront investment from customers who pay an easy monthly payment funded by the savings,” Mr Sabonnadiere said.
“However, energy savings are just the tip of the iceberg. Our ‘Light as a Service’ model frees customers to focus on their business, while information from sensors in the luminaires gives them unique insights into the use of energy and office space to enhance operational efficiencies.”
For more information on the Philips InterAct Office system, click here.