PoE Lighting
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Why Smart Buildings?


Companies must embrace the digital disruption to stay relevant, profitable and attract talent.

So what does this mean for the real estate world?


Internet of Things (IoT) is the central tenet of smart buildings where devices collect and share data about themselves, their users, their environments, and the other devices with which they connect. This data provides insights allowing businesses to maximize energy savings, optimize space and improve employee wellbeing and productivity.

Communication and data through lighting

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What is the role of lighting in a smart building?


The digital nature of LED technology brings illumination and IT together, allowing lighting systems to participate in the Internet of Things. Philips connected lighting systems uses Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology into the IoT – an ideal way to support efficiencies across a smart building according to the 3-30-300 Principle.


The 3-30-300SM Principle developed by real estate company Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), compares the relative amounts of money that organizations typically spend on utilities, rent, and payroll. If a business spends $3 per square foot per year for utilities, it spends $30 for rent and $300 for payroll.

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How connected lighting works


Low voltage power is transmitted over existing Ethernet cables to operate the luminaires, while high volumes of data are sent and collected. Integrating a Philips connected lighting system using Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology into the IoT is an ideal way to meet sustainability goals and realize financing savings from space optimization and employee productivity.



  • Open API
  • Personal control app with Visible Light Communication (VLC)
  • Location based services and way finding
  • Informs owners of maintenance requests, occupancy trends, temperature control and more
  • Installation savings with low voltage lighting
  • High bandwidth data transmission
  • Integration of non-connected fixtures into same network
  • Centralized and distributed architecture with connected

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Connected Components

A. Management, monitoring and analytics


Energy management, lighting management, location services,
APIs to building management and analytics

B. Network infrastructure


Ethernet / PoE  technology switches, lighting controllers, IP network convergence, security

C. Digital canopy


Lighting,  HVAC,  Wi-Fi access points, IP surveillance cameras, building automation, sensors (motion, occupancy, light, heat, humidity, CO2) . . 

D. Illuminated space


Mobile apps for location services, in-context information

Case Studies

The Edge


At The Edge, a state-of-the-art Philips connected lighting system helps create a more comfortable, productive, and sustainable environment.

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"The Edge is now the cheapest office in the world of Deloitte. They have added nearly 1,000 workers to the space and have four times more applicants than before."

- Erik Ubels, Chief Technology Officer at OVG

- Erik Ubels, CIO Deloitte in the Netherlands
- Erik Ubels, CIO Deloitte in the Netherlands

The Future of Offices, Toronto


To showcase how Philips Lighting and Cisco can work together to unlock the benefits of the IoT in offices, Cisco has installed a state-of-the-art Philips connected lighting system at its Canadian headquarters in Toronto.

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"The possibilities of this connected lighting system are endless. There are so many capabilities of this system that we haven’t even explored yet.”
- Richard Lees, Senior Project Manager at CBRE Limited