Philips Lighting takes light beyond illumination

March 14, 2016

  • Extends lighting leadership into the Internet of Things (IoT) unlocking new experiences and value for customers
  • Announces connected innovations, customers and partnerships for street lighting, retail, offices and homes

Frankfurt, Germany – Philips Lighting, a Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) company and global leader in lighting, will showcase its global leadership in connected lighting systems that are transforming homes, offices, shops and streets into smart spaces across the world at Light + Building 2016. The company will introduce new products, systems, services and partnerships that further integrate lighting into IoT, enabling its customers to create new experiences and unlock new value from apps and services.

“We continually seek to improve the lives of our customers. Through our connected lighting systems we strive to provide the best lighting experiences and drive greater energy and cost efficiencies,” said Eric Rondolat, CEO of Philips Lighting. “And by extending lighting into the Internet of Things we are unlocking even more value for our customers and partners through capabilities and services that go beyond illumination.”


Smart cities
Philips Lighting announced a new global partnership with Vodafone to help drive widespread adoption of wireless connected street lighting in cities across the world. To date, Philips CityTouch has reached 530 implementations across 33 countries, providing high quality light, energy savings and operational cost savings to form a digital backbone for smart cities. Enabling cities to benefit for LED lighting today and migrate to connected street lighting at their own pace, the company unveiled Philips DigiStreet, the first LED street light that is “future-proofed” with slots for sensors and wireless connectivity.
Smart retailing
Philips Lighting’s award-winning indoor positioning system is driving new location-based services in the retail space, helping to boost sales and customer loyalty. In response to customer needs, the company is extending its portfolio to provide a complete capability, comprised of lighting infrastructure and professional services. Accordingly, the company  announced a partnership with US company Aisle411, a leader in digital store mapping, product search and shopper analytics. Working together with Aisle411, Philips Lighting will deliver the first connected lighting indoor positioning system in the Middle East for aswaaq, the UAE-based community retailer.

Smart offices
In offices, Philips Lighting provided an update on how its partnership with Cisco is helping to create more comfortable, sustainable and productive environments that benefit building owners, facility managers and office workers. Philips Lighting and Cisco are integrating connected lighting into the IoT for offices through a combination of Philips Power over Ethernet (PoE) connected lighting systems with Cisco’s secure IT networking infrastructure.

Smart homes
Adding to a comprehensive ecosystem of bulbs, luminaires, strips and controls, this spring Philips Lighting will launch Philips Hue white ambiance. Unlocking the power of white light by delivering every shade from cool daylight (6500k) to warm white (2200k), Philips Hue white ambience helps consumers wake up more naturally and fall asleep more peacefully, as well as enhance their day through the white light recipes featured on the Philips Hue app. With lighting as the centerpiece of the smart home, Philips Lighting helps drive the adoption of the IoT for homes by partnering with Dutch telecommunications KPN, French insurance firm AXA and French energy company ENGIE as well as with developers who have so far delivered more than 600 third-party apps for Philips Hue.

New innovative LED bulbs
Philips Lighting continues to innovate LED by launching ground-breaking bulbs that reinvent the halogen spotlight, the classic filament light bulb and the dimmable LED. Philips classic LED spot range is the first glass LED spot range that truly replaces the popular halogen spotlight. It has the same look and feel as a classic halogen spot light but is 90% more energy efficient than classic halogen technology. The arrival of this breakthrough product coincides with the EU phase out of GU10 halogen spotlights in September 2016. Philips SceneSwitch LED bulb range is unique in that it combines three light settings in one light bulb, meaning you can select the right light for your needs just by switching your existing wall switch on and off. Philips classic LED bulb range with filament has a nostalgic look and has been extended to include DimTone, meaning the more you dim, the warmer the light effect.

Light + Building 2016 takes place 13-18 March 2016 – please visit Philips Lighting stand at Messe Frankfurt, Germany, Hall 0: Forum.

Philips Lighting at L+B 2016

Philips Lighting at L+B 2016

Press release "Philips and Vodafone join forces for connected lighting and smart city services"

Press release "Shopping at light speed in Dubai, with Philips Lighting"

Press release "Enjoy good days and good nights with Philips Hue white ambiance"

Press release "When is a halogen not a halogen? When it’s a Philips classic LED spot with DimTone"

Video 'Light Beyond Illumination'


For more information, please contact:

Eeva Raaijmakers
Philips Lighting (BG Professional)
Tel: +31612350597

Siarah Khan
Philips Lighting (BG Home)
Tel: +44 7792 225948


About Philips Lighting

Philips Lighting, a Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) company, is the global leader in lighting products, systems and services. Our understanding of how lighting positively affects people coupled with our deep technological know-how enable us to deliver digital lighting innovations that unlock new business value, deliver rich user experiences and help to improve lives. Serving professional and consumer markets, we sell more energy efficient LED lighting than any other company. We lead the industry in connected lighting systems and services, leveraging the Internet of Things to take light beyond illumination and transform homes, buildings and urban spaces. In 2015, we had sales of EUR 7.4 billion and employed 33,000 people worldwide.