Smart lighting enhances well-being, cuts environmental impact, and fosters connected intelligent spaces

Smart lighting enhances well-being, cuts environmental impact, and fosters connected intelligent spaces.
Smart lighting enhances well-being, cuts environmental impact, and fosters connected intelligent spaces.

Sumit Joshi, Chief Executive Officer, Signify, South Asia with his wealth of experience and a visionary leadership style, is at the forefront of driving Signify’s innovative lighting solutions in South Asian market. Under his guidance, Signify continues to illuminate the future, shaping the way we experience and interact with light in our daily lives. Sumit Joshi’s strategic vision and commitment to sustainable and cutting-edge lighting technologies make him a key influencer in the region’s lighting industry. In his Conversation with Smart Home World Sumit Joshi highlights the brand’s innovative lighting solutions. 

Can you provide our professional readers with an in-depth overview of Signify’s extensive range of Smart Lighting products and the cutting-edge technologies they encompass?

Signify is a global leader in lighting, and we take great pride in our diverse and innovative range of Smart lighting products. These products are designed to enhance lighting experiences, improve energy efficiency, and provide intelligent solutions for various applications, including residential, commercial, and urban environments.

Signify continues to innovate in the smart lighting space, integrating technologies like IoT, Li-Fi into our products to address evolving market needs. Our commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency is evident in their range of products designed to reduce energy consumption and environmental impact while providing innovative lighting solutions for various applications.

Our dedication to cutting-edge technologies and innovative product offerings underscores our mission to provide lighting solutions that are not only efficient but also enrich the lives of our customers. We believe that smart lighting plays a pivotal role in improving well-being, reducing environmental impact, and creating more connected and intelligent environments.

Signify boasts a diverse product portfolio, including Philips, Interact, Philips Dynalite, Philips Hue, Colour Kinetics, and Eco Link, could you delve into the innovative offerings within each of these segments?

Signify is a global leader in lighting, and our smart lighting products encompass a wide range of innovative solutions. Here’s an overview of some of our key product segments:

Philips: Under the Philips brand, we offer a comprehensive range of lighting solutions, including LED bulbs, luminaires, and fixtures for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. These products are designed for energy efficiency, durability, and superior light quality.

Interact: Interact is our IoT platform that connects and manages smart lighting systems. It enables advanced lighting control, energy optimization, and data-driven insights for businesses and cities.

Philips Dynalite: This segment focuses on intelligent lighting control systems, allowing precise adjustment of lighting conditions to enhance comfort, productivity, and energy efficiency in various settings.

Philips Hue: Philips Hue is our consumer-focused smart lighting brand, offering a wide range of smart bulbs, lamps, and fixtures that can be controlled remotely via smartphones or voice assistants. It provides personalized lighting experiences for homes.

Colour Kinetics: Colour Kinetics specializes in architectural and decorative lighting solutions, including dynamic LED lighting that can change colors and create stunning visual effects, ideal for entertainment and architectural applications.

Eco Link: Our Eco Link range focuses on sustainable and energy-efficient lighting solutions, helping customers reduce their carbon footprint and energy consumption.

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How does Signify actively embrace IoT (Internet of Things) and leverage smart lighting solutions to enhance its product range? 

We are at the forefront of incorporating the Internet of Things (IoT) into our lighting solutions, enabling connectivity and data-driven insights that improve energy efficiency and user experiences. Signify’s IoT-enabled lighting solutions contribute to sustainability efforts. By optimizing energy usage, reducing light pollution, and offering environmentally friendly options like solar-powered street lighting, Signify supports the broader goal of reducing the carbon footprint associated with lighting. These solutions not only provide enhanced lighting experiences but also contribute to sustainability and operational efficiency across various sectors. 

Elaborate on how Signify’s lighting solutions seamlessly integrate with smart home technology and the inherent benefits this integration offers to customers.

Signify’s lighting solutions are designed to seamlessly integrate with smart home technology, offering customers a range of inherent benefits that enhance their living spaces and lifestyles. Our commitment to innovation and sustainability drives us to create lighting solutions that not only illuminate spaces but also contribute to a more connected and efficient world.

Our products are also compatible with a wide array of smart home platforms and ecosystems, including but not limited to Google Home, Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and more. This interoperability allows customers to control their lighting using voice commands, smartphone apps, or automation routines, providing convenience and flexibility like never before.

Moreover, the integration with smart home technology enables customers to create personalized lighting scenes and ambiance to suit various moods and activities. Whether it’s setting a warm and cosy atmosphere for a relaxing evening, or bright and focused lighting for work or cooking, our solutions can adapt to meet these specific needs at the touch of a button or a voice command.

What is Signify’s grand vision for the future of lighting, and what pivotal role does the company aspire to play in shaping the industry’s trajectory? 

Signify envisions a future where lighting goes beyond the traditional concept of illumination and transforms into a vital part of people’s lives and the world around us. Our grand vision is to lead the way in shaping the future of lighting, leveraging innovation and sustainability to create meaningful and positive impacts for individuals, communities, and the planet.

At the heart of our vision is the belief that lighting should enhance well-being and improve the quality of life for everyone. We aim to achieve this by continually pushing the boundaries of what lighting can do. Our ambition is to make lighting truly intelligent and adaptive, seamlessly integrating it with the digital world. We want lighting to be responsive to human needs, environment, and emotions.

We aspire to be pioneers in providing lighting solutions that prioritize sustainability. Signify is committed to reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions through our products and operations. Furthermore, we see ourselves as catalysts for creating more connected, smarter, and healthier environments. Our lighting solutions will play a pivotal role in shaping smart cities and smart buildings, where lighting becomes the backbone of intelligent infrastructures. We aim to lead in areas like Li-Fi technology, which can provide high-speed internet access through lighting, further enhancing the connectivity of the future.

Signify recently has been working with State government and other organizational bodies for some major Smart Solar lighting Projects like the Navi Mumbai International Airport, Aurangabad 4 lane State highway and Brahmaputra Volleyball League. The objective of these projects is to transform and move towards Solar light lighting alternatives and go 100% solar for lighting needs, inevitably revolutionizing public and private sectors for brighter lives and a better world.

How does Signify plan to approach diversification and the expansion of new stores across India? 

Signify recently inaugurated its fourth Smart Light Hub (SLH) in Noida and five SLHs in Gujarat. With these recent openings, the company has significantly expanded its retail footprint to 23 exclusive smart light hubs in the Delhi-NCR region and 47 exclusive lighting stores in Western India, providing customers with a diverse range of home and intelligent lighting options. 

Signify also plans to launch 5 new Smart Light Hub (3 Karnataka and 1 each in Gujarat & Kerala) in the month of September. Taking the total no of stores in Karnataka, Kerala & Gujarat to 23, 11 &14 in the respective states.

Signify is committed to diversifying our product offerings and expanding our presence in India. We plan to open new stores, collaborate with local partners, and continue providing exceptional customer service. Our goal is to meet the unique lighting needs of Indian consumers and businesses while contributing to the country’s sustainable development.

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