Plessey announced that it will be demonstrating the potential uses of its GaN on silicon MAGIC LED technology with a smart lighting product called Totem. Totem was developed in collaboration with the Manchester based product design firm inventid. Totemis an original concept based on the use of LED lighting solutions in the IoT, an increasingly favoured solution for the development of smart homes and cities.
Neil Harper, Product Line Director, Plessey, said, "Our LED technology permits a far more integrated solution compared to traditional white LED components. 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. We are very excited to be able to demonstrate the potential with Totem."
"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. 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."
Henry James, Co-Founder, inventid, said, "We believe that successful products connect people and places. The Totem is designed to be discreet and simple yet maintain strong ties with its heritage; the traditional light bulb. 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."
Plessey will hold product demonstrations presented by technical and design experts at stand E26 at LuxLive, UK largest lighting show taking place in London. Plessey will be demonstrating its latest products and solutions for the commercial, industrial, consumer and wearable lighting segments. LuxLive will open on the 18th November from 9am to 9pm and on the 19th November from 9am to 5pm.