Plessey to demonstrate modular smart lighting system at LuxLive

Nov. 10, 2015
PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND - Plessey announced that it will be demonstrating the potential uses of its GaN on silicon MAGIC™ LED technology with a new smart lighting product called Totem. Totem was developed in collaboration with the Manchester based product design firm inventid. Totem is 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.

Neil Harper, Plessey's Product Line Director, 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 of 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 smart lighting product demonstrations presented by technical and design experts at stand E26 at LuxLive, the UK's 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 Wednesday 18th November from 9am to 9pm and on Thursday 19th November from 9am to 5pm. The show is free to attend with tickets available through the event homepage:

Plessey is a leading expert in the manufacture of semiconductor products used in sensing, measurement and controls applications, and is now at the forefront of the Solid State Lighting revolution. Its MaGIC™ (Manufactured on GaN-on-Si I/C) LED technology has won numerous awards for its innovation and ability to cut the cost of LED lighting by using standard silicon manufacturing techniques.By using its understanding of electronics and expertise in micro-electronic product design and manufacture, Plessey is radically enhancing the human experience with micro-electronics solutions such that people achieve more than they thought possible.

inventid - Innovation and Design Limited
inventid is an innovation and design consultancy concerned with creating products that make sense to people in different environments. It is a human-centred approach that enables inventid to provide unique experiences for the end-users of its products. inventid works with industry and social organisations to help them make sense of the relationship between technology and human needs and to design around the opportunities these present. Their aim is to make meaningful interventions that leave the world a better place than they found it and that strive to create social, environmental and economic advantages.