Smart lighting has become the trump card for manufactures who want to give themselves an edge in the market. Large manufacturers including Philips, Osram, Samsung, and LG all showcased their newest smart lighting products at Light+Building 2014. The idea that anything is possible through smart lighting was evident at this year’s exhibition in Frankfurt.
Philips Hue was still the main theme of the Dutch lighting manufacturer’s Philips booth at Light+Building, said LEDinside Research Director Roger Chu. Hue is currently the only fully color tunable A19 LED bulb system. Not to be out done, Osram, Samsung, and LG also showcased products with similar frameworks that use a gateway platform to connect mobile phones Wifi connections to wireless Access Point (AP) in households. These smart lighting systems are also able to transmit Zigbee control signals from the gateway to the smart bulbs.
Although, Hue was the major theme at Philips booth, the company also showcased connected LED lighting systems for household, office, commercial, and urban applications. Philips plans to move one step closer towards the digital lighting era through the use of LED lighting and smart lighting control technology.