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2 November 2015

Plessey demonstrating modular smart lighting system at LuxLive

In stand E26 at the LuxLive lighting trade show in London, UK (18-19 November), UK-based Plessey is demonstrating the potential uses of its gallium nitride on silicon MAGIC (Manufactured on GaN-on-Si I/C) LED technology with a new smart lighting product called Totem, developed in collaboration with Manchester-based product design consultancy inventid. Totem is said to be an original concept based on the use of LED lighting solutions in the Internet of Things (IoT) - an increasingly favoured solution for the development of smart homes and cities.

"Our LED technology permits a far more integrated solution compared to traditional white LED components," claims Plessey's product line director Neil Harper. "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," he adds.

"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," Harper continues. "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," he adds. 

"The Totem is designed to be discreet and simple yet maintain strong ties with its heritage; the traditional light bulb," says inventid's co-founder Henry James. "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."

Tags: Plessey GaN-on-Si HB-LEDs

Visit: http://luxlive.co.uk/

Visit: www.plesseysemiconductors.com/led-plessey-semiconductors.php

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