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The right kind of white light

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The system also allows users to easily change LED intensities and correlated colour temperatures depending on need or preference

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Offices can recreate the effects of natural light at any time of day
Offices can recreate the effects of natural light at any time of day

Philips Lighting has announced a new capability to mimic the look, feel, and effect of natural light indoors by combining a luminaire and controls with tunable white lighting.

 

Occupants in indoor environments such as offices, schools, retail spaces, and healthcare facilities can now control and tune the lighting based on the time of day, availability of natural light, as well as individual taste and setting. By using a combination of light quality, colour, and intensity, tunable white enables customers to specify their preference for the right light, with the right spectral content, at the right time in order to support a diverse range of daily activities.

 

“Lighting has a profound effect on the human body, how we feel, and how we function,” said Rahul Shira, product marketing manager for controls and software, Philips Lighting. “Whether it is student focus in the classroom, employee comfort in the office, shopper behaviour inside the store, or patient recovery in the hospital, it is quite easy and exceedingly beneficial to customise an indoor space and recreate the effects of natural light.”

 

The system also affords schools, offices, retailers and hospitals greater flexibility and the capacity to easily change LED intensities and correlated colour temperatures (CCT) from warm white (2700K) all the way to cool white (6500K) depending on the need or preference at any given time.

 

In addition, when combined with lighting controls, Philips tunable white can provide centralised management and monitoring capabilities, and can also be integrated with other building systems such as heating, ventilation and cooling.

 

The user interface provides a combination of predetermined settings that instantly change the ambiance of the room and supports the next scheduled task or spontaneous activity. Wireless control of the lighting installation can also be managed from an application on a mobile device.

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