Philips Lighting Innovation


Leader in LED gives a glimpse of the future

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Lighting innovation concepts from Philips are set to revolutionize the landscape of lighting

“Imagine a future where you can just let your kitchen lights flash colors in time to a dance tune, or where your lighting can notify you of whether or not it will rain,” said Fabia Tetteroo-Bueno, Country Manager of Philips Philippines. “Imagine if you are away from home but still be able to open the lights there with just a swipe on your cellphone.”

Philips Philippines is opening new possibilities in the future of lighting with its roster of Innovation Concepts that fuse lighting with creativity in ways that were previously considered unimaginable.

“Light is inspiration,” continues Tetteroo-Bueno during the unveiling of the company’s newest Innovation Concepts. “Whether you are resting inside your home or working at the office, light can have a dramatic effect on how we do things.”

She continued, “With our inspiration-focused Innovation Concepts, we stretch the technology further to help improve the lives of people. And we do so by adding a new dimension to lighting—creative expression.”

At the same time, the current lighting solutions from Philips also address the need for more energy-efficient lighting in the Philippines. In fact, shifting to LEDs and controls from old, inefficient lighting can result in 85 percent more savings for consumers.

“Philips is driving the switch to energy-efficient solutions, and shaping the future with exciting new light applications,” asserted Tetteroo-Bueno. “Lighting technology can now be seamlessly integrated into novel technologies that deliver in both form and function. Needless to say, it is an exciting time for the company, as it discovers more meaningful innovations that fill the need for inspirational lighting.”

In line with this, Philips introduced six innovation concepts that embody the future of lighting—Flexibility, Controllability, Alternative Energy, Connectivity, Dynamism, and Materials Integration. Tetteroo-Bueno described, “These concepts exemplify our vision for lighting in the next decade.”

 

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Philips Lighting Innovation Concepts

Darkness dramatically affects the lives of people, often reduces their quality of work and persistence to foresee what lies ahead. Because Philips believes that lighting experience can be taken to the next level, six different Innovation Concepts have been crafted to change perspectives in terms of lighting and design symmetry. Thought it was impossible? For Philips, everything is possible.

Alternative Energy

Philips has created a breakthrough by using alternative energy through solar-powered LED lighting, providing bright expertise when used in open areas including streets, roads and soccer fields. Solar energy, one of the innovations that Philips boasts, is developed for optimum energy-saving lighting system that uses renewable and free energy. It has higher efficiency compared with conventional lighting.

Solar panels convert solar energy to electrical energy and store it in the battery, so that at night, the battery is discharged and electrical energy is released. It has easy installation and maintenance features, and is suitable for all outdoor lighting. These solar-powered LED lights are individually designed to depending on different conditions. Solar lights are ideal for application in areas with insufficient electricity.

 

Connectivity

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Philips has developed the Philips Hue that lets the user control lighting through smartphones and Android devices. This unique lighting product has the ability to light up or off depending on the user’s preference. Philips Hue operates with an Internet service provider and can connect to the world in exciting, new ways.

Philips Hue can provide personal wireless lighting service while giving you the privilege to change the color of your home. An alarm may be set so lights come on automatically or control it using the portal. With its smart geofencing technology, lights will initially turn on the moment you enter the door.

 

Controllability

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The Antumbra series features presence, light and temperature sensors. When the Antumbra panel detects the body’s magnetic field, the lights automatically open with a striking wall-wash lighting effect. This innovative lighting solution is perfect for high-end residential units and commercial establishments that aim to achieve seamless style and sophistication. The Antumbra series offers a unique balance of form and function.

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The Antumbra Panel Series was superbly designed to revolutionize the way people interact with user interface. This solution paves the way for people to use user interface keypad or panel to control their desired lighting system. It consists of three types of panels—namely, the Antumbra Button, Antumbra Touch, and Antumbra Display—that allows the user to perform different functions.

 

Dynamism

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When it comes to state-of-the-art lighting systems, Philips Color Kinetics is surely on top of the list. With the combination of powerful LED lights and advanced digital control technology, landmarks around the world—including the Empire State Building—are lit up to create breathtaking imagery. This is an innovation that opens the eyes of everyone, bolstering futuristic intuition and architectural aspiration.

This architectural and lifestyle lighting system uses multitudes of colors to deliver more than just simple lighting. This is ideal for architectural structures, interiors and works of art to transform spaces and incite imagination. The Philips Color Kinetics also offers saturated, controllable, light for interior and exterior architectural applications and dynamic accent lighting to change lighting perspectives and enhance designs of renowned establishments.

 

Flexibility

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Philips has created an interactive display of lights with the use of Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), creating unparalleled level of design freedom for such a sophisticated lighting solution.Philips Living Shapes that contain OLEDs help emit light when a person or object is reflected, and appears as a mirror when apart from physical objects. This interactive mirror uses dozens of Lumiblade OLEDs to captivate audiences with beautiful, natural light.

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Aside from the Living Shapes, falling under the Flexibility concept is the Living Sculpture that is concentrated fully on the design. This Philips innovation allows a spacial light construction that uses three-dimensional surfaces. This experience creates a spell-binding light installation within minutes of application to produce state-of-the-art lighting effects. This is ideal for corporate headquarters, five-star hotels, clubs, and restaurants, serving as beautifully-lit chandeliers above reception desks, dining tables and bar counters.

An unparalleled level of design is also provided by Living Sculpture. The flexibility concept paved the way for this product’s freedom to prop up sophisticated lighting solutions and create stunning light designs upon installation. The design, arrangement, setup and operation is completely on the hands of the consumer, allowing them to control light in ways unimaginable.

 

Materials Integration

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Philips has maximized commercial spaces through sensory luminous textile panels. Multi-colored LED modules were integrated with acoustic textile panels to show dynamic content and soften sound. Because this product is engineered to sensor shapes, a very special effect that integrates diffused light and aesthetics is formed. With design freedom and fully customizable content, the luminous textile produces dream-like quality like nothing you’ve seen before.

The panels are furnished with Kvadrat Soft Cell textile that keeps fabric under constant tension within the aluminium frame. These textiles are genetically created to let consumers enjoy the stunning look of high-quality panels, meeting the requirements for abrasion, light-fastness and flammability. This concept may be installed as part of the overall make-up of the building or post-fit solution for sound absorption. This innovative solution is ideal for modern offices, hotel hallways and meeting areas to bring spaces back to life.

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What happens when you integrate sustainable LED lighting with superior sound absorption? PERFECTION. With Soundlight Comfort Ceiling (SLCC), tranquillity has become the inspiration to improve comfort and performance in every commercial space. Philips has designed this concept with the awareness that the human senses are adaptive to outdoor environment, that’s why with the materials integration concept as basis for the formulation of SLCC, consumers may achieve the indoor environment where light and sound behave naturally.

This innovation creates a natural lighting atmosphere, preventing light glares that may cause eyestrain. Philips has designed this concept to attain high visual comfort to bolster people’s concentration as it was designed to reduce unwanted sounds, and limits sound propagation that causes disturbances from unnecessary noise.

About Royal Philips:

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2013 sales of EUR 23.3 billion and employs approximately 115,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

 

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Philips launch their of of kind LED Light Technology with sensor, In spite that we all know philips bring us light, then a cooling air to our bedroom or in our living room & philips also bring us something to make easier to our daily life routine like brewing our coffee, a need of a hot water, ironing our clothes, cook our rice for meal, better quality sound of music, playing our favorite movie in cd or dvd format, viewing our playing movies, and of course a bulb to light up our darkest site of view.

And now Philips latest technology focuses in light innovation to give us more and powerful light in eco friendly, long lasting and big savings to our budget too. LED light is actually a technology in the world since early 30 years ago, that has been scattered in Germany in year 2001 and one of the Main Consumable Products in Europe. Now in Asia we are adopting the proof and tested technology about LED or Light Emitting Diode. 

1962Nick Holonyack Jr. develops the red LED, the first LED of visible light. He used GaAsP (Gallium Arsenide Phosphide) on a GaAs substrate. General Electric.
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Ref Link;

http://www.edisontechcenter.org/LED.html

 

Brief History about LED or Light Emitting Diode; 

For over 30 years, LEDs have been used in various areas of application, whether for industrial systems, hi-fi equipment, car lights or advertising. LED technical development continues to stride ahead. In the course of recent years, the white LEDs’ luminous efficacy has increased to a startling 130 lumens per watt and more. This is a trend that will continue into the future. In addition, the physical effect of electroluminescence was discovered more than 100 years ago.

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1. HOW THEY WORK

LEDs create light by electroluminescence in a semiconductor material. Electroluminescence is the phenomenon of a material emitting light when electric current or an electric field is passed through it – this happens when electrons are sent through the material and fill electron holes. An electron hole exists where an atom lacks electrons (negatively charged) and therefore has a positive charge. Semiconductor materials like germanium or silicon can be “doped” to create and control the number of electron holes. Doping is the adding of other elements to the semiconductor material to change its properties. By doping a semiconductor you can make two separate types of semiconductors in the same crystal. The boundary between the two types is called a p-n junction. The junction only allows current to pass through it one way, this is why they are used as diodes. LEDs are made using p-n junctions. As electrons pass through one crystal to the other they fill electron holes. They emit photons (light). This is also how the semiconductor laser works.

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