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Philips Lighting has been ranked as a leading influencer for IoT in lighting even as it launches a new IoT platform

May 2018

Philips Lighting, which leads the industry in leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) to transform homes, buildings and urban spaces, has been ranked as the top scoring leader for IoT lighting in a new report.

Navigant Research, a market research firm, has in its report entitled, Leaderboard: IoT in Lighting, ranked Philips Lighting as the leading Influencer for IoT lighting for the commercial building market.

The research firm has defined the concept of IoT in lighting as adding value beyond illumination. Lighting in IoT is focused on connected lights and luminaires that gather information on their performance and the environment devices around them, providing customers with new lighting experiences and data-based insights.

The research firm forecasts this market to grow strongly, to $5.5 billion globally by 2027, from just over $800 million in 2018, driven by advancements in technology and customer demand for increased data and building insight.

Philips Lighting was rated highly across all criteria for its end-to-end IoT lighting. According to the report: “Philips Lighting is on the forefront of new technology developments for IoT lighting solutions, which provides the company a strong staying power within this market.”



The Dutch major has recently launched a new Internet of Things (IoT) platform, called Interact, which aims to enable its professional customers to unlock the full potential of connected lighting for the IoT.

The platform supports the company’s strategy to deliver new data-enabled services as value expands from lighting products and systems to services.

The Dutch company also announced connected lighting systems that can generate and upload data to its Interact IoT platform to power a growing portfolio of data-enabled services.

Philips Lighting has already installed 29 million connected light points worldwide and plans for every new LED product it produces to be connectable by 2020. This growing number of connected light points, sensors and devices, as well as systems, can collect large volumes of data for which Interact was designed to handle.

The cloud-based Interact platform uses data-management and data-processing capabilities, including machine learning, to manage and analyse all manner of data.

A typical example of the new service that could be offered is combining and analysing occupancy data from different buildings to help managers to predict how people use office space and deliver savings by optimising the use of existing space.

In addition, data from authorised third-parties can also be analysed by Interact. For example, for a municipal authority, news articles and social media posts, reacting to a new lighting installation on a bridge, can be analysed and data sent to a social impact app dashboard that summarises the public sentiment.

“First, we led the way in energy efficient LED lighting, then in connecting lighting to deliver operational benefits for our customers. Now that light points are smart enough to collect data on their performance and the environment around them, we are tapping into that intelligence,” said Harsh Chitale, leader of Philips Lighting’s professional business.

“By analysing the data from our connected lights, devices and systems, our goal is to create additional value for our customers through data-enabled services that unlock new capabilities and experiences.”

Interact is also designed to foster innovation from third-party developers, development partners and customers. It includes a developer portal and a growing suite of licensed APIs, so that various data-enabled services can be developed.

Interact is also the name of the connected lighting systems that will not only support customers to improve their lighting experiences but can also generate and upload data to the Interact IoT platform. These connected lighting systems, offering a unified user experience, feature applications that address industry-specific verticals including Interact City for public space lighting, roads, streets, pedestrian areas, parks and plazas; Interact Landmark for architectural lighting; Interact Office for offices and commercial buildings; Interact Retail for large retail and food stores and Interact Sports for stadiums.

Later this year, the company will launch Interact Industry, which will be geared to the specific lighting needs of factories, warehouses and logistics centres. Other segment-specific Interact lighting systems will be added to the Interact portfolio in the months ahead.

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