Plessey to demo smart lighting at LuxLive
At the LuxLive lighting show in London (18th and 19th November), Plessey will be demonstrating the potential uses of its GaN on silicon MAGIC LED technology with a new smart lighting product called Totem. Totem was developed in collaboration with the Manchester based product design firm inventid.
Totem is an original concept based on the use of LED lighting solutions in the Internet of Things (IoT) - a solution for the development of smart homes and cities.
Neil Harper, Plessey's product line director, said: "Our LED technology permits a far more integrated solution compared to traditional white LED components. Our integrated intelligent LEDs provide the design freedom to ensure end applications have greater functionality. Such things as dimming functions, light colour adjustment, automatic switch controls and remote operation can all be integrated into the silicon based MAGIC LED. We are very excited to be able to demonstrate the potential with Totem.
"The team at inventid came up with a huge number of ideas and the first application we thought would resonate at the LuxLive event was the concept of the hands free home. The Totem could also include other modules like ambient light sensor, sound and real time clock whilst also fully controllable by consumers, providing dual functionality both as an addressable and reactive smart lighting product. Together, we have designed Totem to deal with genuine human needs in the areas of safety and security, wellness, energy management and entertainment."
Henry James, co-founder of inventid, said: "We believe that successful products connect people and places. The Totem is designed to be discreet and simple yet maintain strong ties with its heritage; the traditional light bulb. Lights help change the use of a room and because there are lights in every room in every home, they have the potential to reach people in a way that no other product can. In the same way that you can drive your car and speak on your mobile hands-free, you should be free to move about your house and talk hands free - the use of the light bulb to perform this function is a bit of genius."