Philips OneSpace- The ceiling becomes the light, the light becomes the ceiling

Philips has turned the ceiling into a blank canvas that awaits our vision. The Philips OneSpace is a made-to-measure panel by Philips that is created to provide a uniform white light that mimics glare-free natural daylight and transforms any interior into one cohesive space.

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According to the press release by Philips, the panel integrates LED lights with textile to create the white light ceiling that hides the source of light. The ultra-thin OneSpace comes in sizes of up to 10 x 3 m (33 x 10 ft.) and can be mounted in multiple ways.

“This innovation will redefine how light can be used in architecture and design. Light is now an architectural component– it is no longer an add-on in a space,’’ said Antoon Martens from Philips Lighting.

‘’The ceiling is not often seen as a design element – now, it is transformed by this minimalistic ultra-thin panel of light into a design statement.’’

This lighting innovation by Philips is easy to install and maintain and can be integrated in any building management system.

The light can be dimmed to the user’s preferences and can also be used as a safety light. Having in mind that OneSpace enhances the room acoustics and people’s perceptions, it is perfect for car showrooms, retail stores and public spaces such as conferences halls, hotels or airports.  Another great feature of OneSpace is the covered backing that is both insect and dust repellent.

“Architects involved in validation workshops of Philips’ OneSpace luminous ceiling described the effect of the ceiling as “peaceful’’, “serene” and “sky-like”,” it says in the press release.

The ceiling panel is composed of incombustible glass fibre and aluminium, and carries an industry-leading A2 fire-class safety rating. The mounting system also has a safety factor of over five times higher than the weight of the panel.

OneSpace has a colour temperature of 4000 Kelvin (K), but is also available in 3000 K and 5000 K versions on request and scores 80+ out of a possible 100 on the colour rendering index.

OneSpace will be showcased this week at the Light + Building trade fair for lighting and building services technology in Frankfurt, Germany.

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