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Somerset, N.J. — Business Wire — Jan. 21, 2016 — Royal Philips announced the unveiling of a large-scale lighting installation at a major university campus that leverages Power over Ethernet (PoE) as part of the recently opened Watt Family Innovation Center at Clemson University.
As a founding innovation partner of the center, Philips implemented a PoE-based indoor lighting system combined with LED lighting to provide flexible work spaces that encourage collaboration between faculty and students, optimize space management in the facility, and improve energy efficiency. This new lighting solution will deliver up to 70 percent in energy savings compared to similar buildings using conventional lighting.
The intelligent PoE system delivers energy savings by gathering historical and real-time anonymous data from each lighting fixture to determine when a room is being used. These occupancy sensors also trigger lights to turn on and off, saving additional energy.
The Philips EnvisionManager, an advanced lighting control system, enables all the lights to be controlled from a single, tailored software console. The system supports remote access and Web-based control, letting occupants control their lights via any authorized computer, smartphone, or tablet. This ensures that the right amount of light is provided only when, where, and how it is needed.
“This is the first time a university in the U.S. will benefit from a commercial Power over Ethernet connected lighting system which will be able to deliver more control, energy efficiency, and cost savings directly to the center," said Amy Huntington, president, Philips Lighting Americas.
The Watt Center also features the largest media facade installation in the United States using Philips iColor Flex LMX gen2, flexible strands of large high-intensity LED nodes with intelligent color light. Installed outside the center, the facade features a digital canvas and delivers messages to the campus to rally students, further enhance school spirit, and provide a highly visual element that drives the innovative brand image of the University.
The installation includes more than 45,000 individually controllable light points designed for extraordinary effects and expansive installations. Without the constraints of fixture size, shape, or space, LMX gen2 is useful for a variety of applications including media facades, building facades, bridges, parks, plazas, retail, and more.
Located in the middle of the Clemson University campus, the Watt Family Innovation Center is available for undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines as a flexible space for collaboration and project development and for industry and government partners to work side-by-side with students and faculty, exploring and discovering new concepts for the marketplace.
At 70,000 square feet in size and four stories tall, it will provide a significant amount of additional space for teaching and research in science, technology, and engineering.
Royal Philips is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on innovation in the areas of healthcare, consumer lifestyle and lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs about 106,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.philips.com/newscenter.