Signify (previously known as Philips Lighting) of Eindhoven, the Netherlands, announced the Philips MyCare LED bulb with Interlaced Optics. The company designed the patented Interlaced Optics technology to enhance eye comfort. Previously Philips Lighting (before it became Signify) published a white paper about their newly trademarked metric EyeComfort.
According to Philips, EyeComfort, looks at several factors about lighting including, glare, flicker and stroboscopic effect; photobiological safety in terms of blue, UV, and IR light output; Dimming, tuneability, color rendering and noise. The company says it added the EyeComfort standard to its portfolio of consumer LED lamps and luminaires, as there is currently no global standard that defines eye comfort. Signify further contends that EyeComfort is the first standard of its kind within the lighting industry.
The new LED lamps employ the company’s patented Interlaced Optics that diffuse and reflect light. This light diffusion and reflection reduces, glare, the excessive brightness caused by an intense light beaming from the center of the bulb, In fact, the company says that the design reduces glare by up to 35%. The resulting light output is a uniform light that is comfortable for human eyes.
Philips MyCare LED Lamp Looks Same as Other Philips LED Lamps on the Outside
On the outside, when the LED lamp is off, it looks the same as any other Philips LED lamp. The optics on the inside make the light output and pattern different than conventional LED bulbs. According to Signify, the company imprints the micro Interlaced Optics onto lamps, increasing the light beam angle resulting in the uniform illumination of wider areas of the home.
Design of Interlaced Optics Inspired by Nature
Signify also says that the company took inspiration from nature when they created the Interlaced. The LED lamps boast of reducing energy consumption for lighting by up to 60% compared with compact fluorescent lamps.
“The Interlaced Optics design mimics the pattern of sunflower seeds. This helps to reduce glare, creating a more uniformly lit environment that is conducive for tasks that require focus, such as studying, reading or writing. The LED lamps also save up to 60% of energy compared with a compact fluorescent lamp. This paves the way for a more sustainable future,” said
Rowena Lee, business leader, LED Lamps at Signify.
Signify intends to launch the Philips MyCare LED bulb with Interlaced Optics in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Korea, and Singapore beginning this month. The company has plans on scheduling the global rollout beginning in 2019. The new LED lamps will be available with an E27 base, at 3000K and 6500K color temperatures.