Philips installs PoE Connected Lighting system in Albertslund with Cisco

Tuesday 6 February 2018 | 14:50 CET | News

Philips Lighting and TDC Erhverv installed the first Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) connected lighting system in the Nordics using network Cisco network technology. The Philips lighting system in the newly built smart office in Albertslund Municipality in Copenhagen, Denmark, gives its building managers insights into energy use and space utilisation. It also allows office workers to personalise their office lighting using a smartphone app. The project is a key landmark in Copenhagen's Lighting Metropolis initiative.

The connected lighting system uses Cisco PoE switches that transmit power and data over standard Ethernet cables. TDC Erhverv installed the system and other technologies, including Wi-Fi and video conferencing equipment, and led the project's overall management. The new smart office in Albertslund went into service in autumn 2017.

The smart office features a Philips PoE connected lighting system with occupancy sensors integrated with Philips SmartBalance and Philips PowerBalance luminaires. Approximately 400 LED light fixtures are connected to Cisco's networking technology and powered by the small electric charge carried by the network's Ethernet cables, which also route data acquired by the sensors to the building's management system.

Albertslund Municipality foresees the energy-efficient connected office lighting system as a paradigm shift in public digital management and service.

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