Philips launches wireless smart office lighting rather than PoE to reach the masses

Philips launches wireless smart office lighting rather than PoE to reach the masses

With wired Ethernet opportunities limited, the lighting giant is now embedding ZigBee in lights and luminaires, and selling it as a service. Philips Lighting today launched a wireless lighting-as-a-service initiative for commercial offices, hoping to convince building managers to implement smart Internet-connected lighting schemes that Philips has addressed to date with more expensive wired offerings based on Power over Ethernet (PoE) that appeals to a narrower audience.

 

Written by CSG

Financial Services

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