Philips Lighting launched a product that the company says simplifies the path to connection ready lighting. The new product is called the InstantFit LED T8 lamp with EasySmart technology. The new EasySmart T8 lamps expand Philips Lighting’s existing InstantFit LED platform. Philips asserts that the new T8 LED lamps are the first and only wireless, network-capable linear lamp retrofit product available.
According to Philips Lighting, the lamps enable intelligent control from the Leviton Wireless Room Controller System. The company boasts that the connected lighting control system offers a plug and play installation that it says can reduce energy consumption with less effort and lower installation costs compared to other methods of setting up connected lighting systems.
Controls and Sensors Further Reduce Energy Consumption
While upgrading LED lighting can reduce energy consumption by up to 50% as compared to fluorescent lighting, enhancing efficient LED lighting with controls such as dimming, sensor-based occupancy sensing, and daylight harvesting can save an additional 20-40% in energy consumption, Philips noted.
The lamps can install into existing fixtures without needing rewiring because they operate on instant start ballasts. The integration of flexible wireless controls from the Leviton Wireless Room Controller System enables manual control and scene control capabilities in addition to dimming, occupancy or vacancy sensing, and multi-zone daylight harvesting.
Users can adapt these intelligent control capabilities to different tasks and lighting control rules can be made to meet individual preferences. Also, such lighting control rules can also promote productivity and comfort in the space. The lamps can be set to allow individual and group or zone lamp control based on customer preferences or task-appropriate presets.
Lamps Use ZigBee 3.0 Open Standard
The wireless technology for the lamps is built on the ZigBee 3.0 open standard protocol, which allows integration of the LED T8’s with a wide variety of control systems and devices, Philips Lighting pointed out. An encrypted wireless signal protects against unwanted intrusion.
Philips Lighting claims that the system can be easily programmed and customized to enhance energy savings and simplify maintenance operations.
“Leviton is excited to offer the first wireless controls that are compatible with the Philips EasySmart technology,” said Richard Westfall, vice president and general manager of Leviton Energy Management, Controls & Automation. “Together, Leviton and Philips Lighting are making product selection and installation simple for commercial users who want to retrofit their lighting system.”
“Philips Lighting’s approach to smart innovation includes both advancing what is possible with LED lighting and making it easy to install and apply,” said Bertrand Vandewiele, LED product marketing lead at Philips Lighting. “Our EasySmart technology is a perfect example to demonstrate that intelligent lighting and simple programming and installation do not have to be mutually exclusive.”