2019-06-19

Signify Introduces Smart Pole to Push Smart City Acceleration

In order to speed up smart city applications to meet the modern connectivity needs, Signify presents its BrightSites smart pole to turbocharge cities’ smart city infrastructure. Smart pole accommodates a wide variety of IoT applications, including sensors and cameras to offer environmental monitoring and enhanced security options such as incident detection. It also incorporates controllable energy-efficient LED lighting while maintaining the integrity of the urban environment. BrightSites illustrates Signify’s strategy to leverage lighting infrastructure to de...
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2019-06-10

GILE 2019 Kicks Off! The Lighting Industry Envisages the Next Move in Innovation

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) 2019 commences with a grand opening at the China Import and Export Fair, and will be held from June 9 to 12. The event’s host, Messe Frankfurt, points out that GILE took up 19 exhibition centers in scale with 2500 companies from 22 different countries participating in this grand occasion. It has already been 24 years since GILE’s inception, and the competition is all fired up in the lighting industry thanks to maturely developed technologies. Under the economic impact from the trade war triggered la...
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2019-06-04

Signify Achieves Sustainable Goal with Latin American Operations

The world’s biggest lighting company Signify announced its achievement of carbon neutrality for its Latin American operations, putting the company well on track to realize carbon neutrality for all of its operations in 2020. Since 2016, Signify already became carbon neutral in the US, Greater China, the Benelux, Middle East & Turkey, Canada, Iberia, UK & Ireland, France and Italy, Israel & Greece. The team in Latin America achieved carbon neutrality by reducing carbon emissions in 2018 by 22% including a reduction of 61% from air freight, 20% fr...
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2019-05-23

A Step towards Smart Lighting with GE Lighting Launches New Portfolio and Silicon Labs Partners Signify

Integrated with sensors, IoT technology and data management system, smart lighting applications are believed to improve convenience of life and efficiency of energy usage. Worldwide lighting companies have also been expanding smart lighting product and system development. GE lighting recently announced the launch of its C by GE smart lighting series products while Silicon Labs and Signify announced partnership on the Friends of Hue program. GE Lighting launched the new C by GE series including Full Color Lights, Tunable White bulbs, Smart Switches, and a Smart ...
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2019-05-21

Signify Acquires Animal-centric Lighting Companies to Expand Agricultural Lighting

Signify announced that it has acquired two animal lighting specialist Once and iLOX to strengthen its agricultural lighting business. The transactions are expected to close in the second quarter of 2019. Signify did not reveal financial details about the transactions. Once is a based in Minnesota, USA who provide animal-centricl lighting system for agriculture applications. It announced acquisition of the German-based iLOX and its Polish subsidiary in June, 2018. The companies design and manufacture tailor-made lighting systems to improve the quality of life for livest...
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2019-05-02

Signify Illuminates a New Identity for London with Its Connected LED Lighting

As the lighting partner for London’s Illuminated River project, Signify updated the progress of the exciting lighting art and how connected LED lighting creates a novel identity of the city. Iain Byrne, Project Manager of Illuminated River Project at Signify, addressed that urban lighting and architectural lighting serve as powerful tools in building impressive images for city landmarks. “Light is one of the most powerful means of breathing new life into cities and metropolitan areas and is becoming more and more of a focus when it comes to urban design and...
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2019-04-29

Signify Posts Financial Results of 1Q19 with Sales Growth

Signify reported a profit growth in the first quarter of 2019 which ended by March 31. Adjusted EBITA came to EUR 115 million (US$128.34 million), increased by 8.8%YoY. Net income of 1Q19 doubled from EUR 20 million (US$22.33 million) last year to EUR 44 million (US$49.1 million) as a result of better operational profitability and lower restructuring costs. Sales amount of Signify for the first quarter was EUR 1,478 million (US$ 1.65 million), with an on-year increase of 1.1% after currency adjustment. LED-based sales were up by 3.6% in comparison to...
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2019-04-26

Signify Turns Light into an Intelligent Language with LiFi Technology

Signify, as a global leading lighting company, continues its development in innovative lighting technologies and sees light as a smart language to convey information. LiFi system which uses visible light to transmit data in over the air is a major focus of Signify to make light a new communication tool. Heading to the era of IoT, the number of internet connected devices increases drastically. Ed Huibers, general manager of Signify‘s visible light wireless communication system business unit, pointed out that there would be more than 50 billion devices relying on wireless in...
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2019-04-24

Signify Strengthens Its Industry Leading Position with Connected Lighting and Professional Lighting

Signify presented its cutting-edge technologies in lighting and optical communication in “Signify innovation Day” in Taipei, Taiwan. The lighting company showcased its latest developments in connected lighting, Interact IoT platform, horticulture lighting and LiFi at the event, demonstrating the current trends in the global lighting industry. The world’s largest lighting company changed its name from Philips Lighting to Signify in May 2018, marking a transforming milestone for the Dutch company. John Wang, Senior Vice President of Signify and Pres...
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2019-04-17

Signify Acquires Wi-Fi Connected Lighting Company WiZ

For strengthening its leading position in connected smart lighting, Signify announced the agreement to acquire WiZ Connected, a lighting software solutions developer focusing on WiFi-based lighting control. WiZ Connected is a French-Asian company based in Hong Kong. Acquisition of the company enables Signify to extend its leadership by stepping into the Wi-Fi-based smart lighting market. The price of the acquisition was not disclosed by both parties. Signify expects to close the transaction in 2Q19. After the acquisition, WiZ Connected and its 53 staff member...
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2019-04-16

Signify Installs Robotics Technology-based LED Pitch Lighting in Japan’s Toyota Stadium

Signify announced the installation of its Interact Sport connected lighting system at the Toyota Stadium in Aichi, Japan. The company said it is the first outdoor stadium in Japan to install connected LED pitch lighting using robotic measurement during the installation. The robotic measurement is part of Signify's innovative commissioning method. It helps to reduce installation time and significantly improves accuracy compared to traditional measurement methods. Aiming of floodlights, horizontal illuminance, color temperature and rendering are just a few of the compone...
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2019-04-03

The Potential of LiFi and Its Current Progress

Visible light communication, also known as Light Fidelity (LiFi), which transmits data through LED light, has attracted attention in the industry. European lighting companies and telecom operators including Signify, Zumtobel and O2 have trailed the technology for various applications. As LED technology advances, the adjustable wavelength makes it possible to transferring data wirelessly via visible light like how WiFi works with radio waves. In comparison with WiFi, LiFi has two strong advantages: high speed and safety. LiFi can offer high speed data transmission ...
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2019-03-25

Signify Supports Prime Delica to Grow Salads for 7-Eleven Japan

In November 2018, Nikkei Asian Review has covered that Japan’s largest convenience store operator 7-eleven would set up a plant factory in Tokyo to produce vegetable for its own salads products in January 2019. The project operator and a longtime premium delicatessen supplier to 7-Eleven Prime Delica has adopted Signify’s growing light for its vertical farm facility located in the city of Sagamihara in the Kanagawa prefecture, Japan. Signify provided the Philips GreenPower LEDs to help Prime Delica to grow crops with vitamin levels and nutritional v...
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2019-03-21

Signify’s Tunable White LED Illuminates Classic Shanghai Bund

The Shanghai Bund is part of Signify’s largest ever implementation of connected architectural lighting. The lighting project in Shanghai includes more than 40 historic buildings along the waterfront. This complements the project announced last November to give a lighting facelift for the Shanghai Municipality encompassing three bridges and 77 buildings in the financial and tourist districts. (Image: Signify) Shanghai’s historic 1930’s Bund features tunable white LED façade lighting on 23 out of over 40 buildings that comprise the project to emp...
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2019-03-13

UK Supermarket Optimizes Lighting to Solve Meat Discoloration Problem

The right lighting not only speeds up the growth of plants and boosts energy of people; it also slows down the discoloring of prepacked meat and lessens the problem of food waste. UK supermarket Coop tackled the issue of meat discoloration by changing the lighting of its refrigerators. The packaged meat stored in refrigerated cabinets would discolor over time and look less attractive to customer. The discoloration is a big issue for grocery retailers as they often have to withdraw the products from sale while they are still safe to eat. (Image: Philips Lighting) Coop in th...
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2019-02-22

Signify Begins LiFi Trial in Europe, North America and Asia

Signify is speeding up its LiFi development and implement. The leading lighting company announced the trail of LiFi in Europe, North America and Asia through cooperation with more than 30 customers. Signify and its customers set up pilot LiFi installations in worldwide cities. In India, Signify works with Incubex, an incubator for product and business solution, to set up a LiFi implemented meeting room where new startups and firms can apply the technology with Signify’s Philips LiFi-enabled luminaires. In Europe, Signify collaborate with telecoms company...
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2019-02-21

Horticulture Lighting as Focus of LED and Lighting Companies

The importance of LED lighting applications in the horticultural industry is increasing with the on-going trend of indoor and vertical farming applications. With controllable spectrum and illuminance, LED lighting is widely used in cultivation for various kinds of crops including tomatoes, cucumbers, herbs, greens and cannabis. LEDinside notices that many LED and lighting companies have increased their product portfolio for horticulture lighting and pushed related technology development. According to the report of LEDinside, titled “2019 Light LED and LED ...
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2019-02-21

Signify Reaches 1000 Member Milestone with Its Expanding EnabLED Licensing Program

Signify announced that its EnabLED Licensing Prgram for LED luminaires and retrofit bulbs has included more than 1000 members and is providing more than 400 inventions and over 2800 granted patents for them. Signify reported in May 2018 that it has signed 900 licensees with the program covering 2600 patents. The program has added 150 more innovations to its portfolio early in 2018 and increased the licensing members to 1000. (Image: Signify) The new innovations added to the program are related to filament-based LED products, warm dimming incandescent emulation, om...
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2019-02-13

Signify Pushes Its LiFi Development with the Acquisition of Firefly LiFi

Signify has been increasing its investment in fast-growing areas including horticulture, solar, and LiFi as they go in line with the company’s sustainability principle. LiFi was particularly addressed as Signify has recently acquired Firefly LiFi, a LiFi company with offices in the U.S. and Germany. According to the news covered by LiFiReport, Signify has bought FireFly LiFi with the transaction completed in December 2018. The lighting company has also acquired a French LiFi company by the end of 2016 and started a trial in Paris with a French real esta...
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2019-02-11

Signify Announces Stable Progress with LED Sales Increased in 2018

Signify, the largest lighting company in the world, reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and the fiscal year of 2018. With increased LED-based sales, the company announced improved adjusted EBITA margin for the fourth quarter of 2018. For the fourth quarter of 2018, Signify posted a revenue of EUR 1.73 billion (US$ 1.96 billion), dropped by 8.8% YoY. The adjusted gross margin was EUR 647 million (US$731.93 million) which declined 11.6% YoY. However, the adjusted EBITA of 4Q18 grew by 3.2% YoY at 214 million. For full year of 2018, the ...
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2019-01-19

Signify Helps Customers to Experience Different Lighting with VR

Signify announced an innovative creation of virtual reality (VR) development for its customers. With the new lighting VR apps, Philips Fashion Lighting VR and Philips Urban VR, users can immerse themselves in the virtual world to visualize how lighting can transform their fashion store or city street.
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2019-01-15

French Growers Adopt Signify’s LED Lighting for Year-round Cucumber Production

Signify reported that two French vegetable growers have installed its LED horticulture lighting for their greenhouses to grow cucumbers year-round. Jardins Réunis and Cheminant have both installed Philips GreenPower LED toplighting and Philips GreenPower LED interlighting in their new cucumber greenhouses in the Nantes region of France. The growers are the first to grow high-wire cucumbers with LED lighting in the country, showing their leadership as members of the Océane grower cooperative. (Image: Signify) Signify noted that LED light...
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2019-01-09

【CES 2019】Advanced Smart Lighting Applications

Connected LED lighting enables numerous applications when integrated with sensors and other components. Smart lighting and related applications are becoming more and more common in our daily lives through the integration of healthcare, education and commercial real estate. As the global smart lighting market continues to grow, LEDinside estimates that its market scale might reach US$ 13.4 billion in 2020. This year at CES, many companies have integrated smart lighting with a wide range of applications to demonstrate the potential of connected LED lighting. Household ...
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2019-01-03

Signify Completes Cancellation of 9.7 Million Shares

Signify announced on December 31st, 2018 that it has completed the cancellation of 9.7 million shares after the company completed its share repurchase program on December 7, 2018. Signify began to buy back its shares in July 2018 to reduce capital. With the repurchase program, Signify has repurchased 9.7 million shares that valued EUR 220 million (US$ 250 million). The company then cancelled these shares by the end of 2018. Currently, the issued share capital of Signify consists of 128 million ordinary shares and 1.75% of its issued shares are hold by Signify....
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2018-12-28

2018 Year-End Industry Review: Things You Can’t Miss About the Big Names

There have been ups and downs in the LED industry in 2018. New technologies have continued to evolve while many leading industry players have made critical decisions to cut off old business. LEDinside has selected some significant updates of the influential companies in the industry to wrap up the year. Philips Lighting becomes Signify As one of the most famous lighting brands in the world, Philips Lighting officially changed its name to Signify in 2018. The company announced the name change plan as a gesture to transform the company. It has started to use the new na...
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2018-12-14

Dubai Framed with Signify’s LED Lighting

“The biggest picture frame on the planet”, the Dubai Frame, has been lit up with Signify. Having worked with Dubai Municipality, Signify has provided its dynamic color changing architectural lighting for the gigantic landmark in Dubai. (Image: Signify) The Dubai Frame, opened in January 2018, is an impressive 150-meter-by-93 meter rectangular structure that resembles a giant picture frame, providing a perfect vantage point for viewing the city. The unique architecture also serves as a museum and visitor center which charts the rise of the city from its origi...
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2018-12-11

Signify Completes Share Repurchase Program

Signify announced that that its share repurchase program which aims to reduce the company’s capital has been completed. (Image: Signify) In July 2018, Signify announced the start of a share repurchase program to buy back up to EUR 230 million (US$ 261.41 million) of its shares to reduce the company’s capital. Since the program began, Signify has continued to repurchase the share of the company and update the progress weekly. In line with its timeframe, the program was completed on December 7th. During the period, the company has bought back 9.7 million share...
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2018-11-30

London’s Illuminated River Project Powered by Signify

Signify has been announced as the connected lighting partner to illuminate up to 15 of London’s iconic bridges by 2022. In July, the City of London Corporation has passed a project, named “Illuminated River,” to incorporate the 15 bridges on the River Thames for setting up lighting installation. Signify won the contract to supply its Interact Landmark system and Philips Color Kinetics LED luminaires to light up the bridges with dynamic, artistic lighting effects via its centrally managed software. In addition, Signify will provide lifecycle services...
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2018-11-22

Modern and Historic Landmarks of Shanghai Shines with Lighting from Signify

Signify, formerly known as Philips Lighting, has implemented its largest architectural lighting project in Shanghai. The project created a dynamic lighting for Shanghai’s waterfront, three bridges and over 40 buildings in the city. As part of the regeneration of the financial and tourist districts of Shanghai, Signify has installed more than 50,000 Philips luminaires. These illuminate buildings along the waterfront as well as the Yangpu, Nanpu and Xupu bridges. Signify’s Interact Landmark system is being used to control and manage lighting on building rooftops...
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2018-11-15

IoT Platform Launched in Malaysia by Signify

Big lighting brands have continually transformed their positioning from luminaires providers to high technology developers. Apart from Osram revising its organization structure and moving towards to digitalization, Signify has also been expanding its presence in the market of smart applications and establishing IoT systems in Asia. (Image: Signify) According to the report by Digital News Asia, Signify has launched its Interact IoT platform in Kuala Lumpur on November 14th. Alok Ghose, CEO of Signify ASEAN, said that the company will assist Malaysia for t...
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