April 28, 2009
DayWave introduces unique breakthrough design for LED office lighting
Eindhoven, Netherlands – Philips today announced the commercial release of its
breakthrough design luminaire DayWave – the world’s first LED-enabled dynamic
lighting fixture for general office lighting.
In contrast to standard office luminaires DayWave has a graceful, curving design
language all of its own. It comes in two versions: one that arches up in the middle and
another that arches down. When hung next to each other – a likely scenario in large
open indoor spaces – they create striking undulating wave forms.
“DayWave reflects lighting’s shift from performing a purely functional role to satisfying
more aesthetic and emotional needs,” says Ramon Janssen, Designer for Lighting at
Philips Design. “Its organic form softens the definition of the space and promotes an
atmosphere of relaxed creativity in the workplace.”
Inspiring lighting ambience
DayWave’s flexible design has been highly valued by architects and office designers
during the concept’s development process. Many expressed their appreciation of both
the physical design of the DayWave luminaires, but also of the system’s ability to create
inspiring atmospheres that emulate the properties of daylight. The global professional
services consultancy Arup has chosen DayWave for its Amsterdam office for this very
reason: “I like to create a contrast which is pleasant to the eye, without strain, and
without fatigue,” says Rogier van der Heide, head of Arup’s global lighting division.
DayWave has been designed to create a more natural, inspiring ambience that is
pleasant to work in. The light it produces is dynamic, changing in colour temperature and
intensity throughout the course of the day – to energize, relax and inspire office users.
These subtle variations of light level and tone create an effect more in tune with people’s
natural rhythms, enhancing their feeling of well-being. An intuitive control enables office
staff to adjust the light output and tone to their personal taste.
LED office lighting
Incorporating cool and warm-white LEDs and an innovative optical system, Philips
DayWave meets the requirements for visual comfort in office lighting – the first LEDenabled
office luminaire to do so.
In office lighting there is a clear shift from functional lighting towards intelligent, dynamic
lighting. Philips continues to drive this trend with innovations based on sustainable,
energy-efficient technologies such as LEDs. Using LEDs for office lighting brings the
challenge of transforming the high brightness of the LED point source into a glare-free
surface of light – a challenge that DayWave successfully meets.
More information can be found on www.philips.com/daywave
For further information, please contact:
Tel: +31 6 122 76543
About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified
Health and Well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely
innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates
technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer
insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity”. Headquartered in the
Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 116,000 employees in more than 60
countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 26 billion in 2008, the company is a market
leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting
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