Signify’s investment in innovation pays off with 11 lighting design awards at the 2019 iF Design Awards

March 22, 2019

Signify is building on a best-in-class performance in 2018/19 with a haul of accolades from the 66th iF Design Awards in Hamburg Germany.


Some 67 international jurors from 20 countries judged 6,400 entries from 50 countries. Signify won one prize in the iF Communications Design category and 10 in the iF Product Design category.


The wins are a testament to Signify’s design strengths and commitment to be the leading innovator in connected lighting for the Internet of Things (IoT).


Signify is committed to investing in Design and R&D. Both have an instrumental role in reshaping its business. During the past five years Signify has reinvented its portfolio, leading the shift from conventional lighting to energy-efficient LED and connected lighting products, systems and services.


The success of this transformation is evident in the awards, which range from wirelessly networked office lighting, to the new Philips Hue app, which incorporates feedback from users to make it even easier for them to create special ambiances and light their home smarter.


“Winning awards isn’t simply down to how much we invest in R&D and Design but more about our approach,” said Olivia Qiu, Chief Innovation Officer for Signify. “Our R&D and Design teams work in a truly integrated way and we’re driven by user needs."


"Design isn’t an afterthought to make products look attractive. From the outset it’s part and parcel of every decision we take and shaped by user needs.”

Olivia Qiu,
Chief Innovation Officer for Signify


Full list of Signify iF Design Awards:


iF Communications Design


Philips Hue App 3.0

With improved usability and new features, this app version brings the mass consumer market into the world of connected lighting.


iF Product Design


Philips Hue Liane

The Philips Hue Liane is a white and color wall light that emphasizes the indirect light which influences our mood and behavior.


Philips Hue Lightstrip Outdoor

Thin and compact, the Philips Hue Lightstrip Outdoor provides exterior lighting in places that traditional designs can’t reach.


Philips Hue Adore

Specifically designed for the humidity of the bathroom, the Philips Hue Adore bathroom mirror creates ideal lighting conditions with no unwanted shadows.


Philips Hue Play

The compact and highly versatile Philips Hue Play light bar family enables immersive lighting experiences when watching TV.


Philips High Lumen Master LEDspot

Philips High Lumen Master LEDspots are long-lasting, energy-efficient and compatible with most halogen fixtures, minimizing operating and maintenance costs.


Philips MasterConnect LEDtube

The Philips MasterConnect LEDtube has 2.4 GHz wireless mesh networking technology that offers a simple way to upgrade to a connected lighting system.


Ledalite EyeLine

The thin, modular panels of the Ledalite EyeLine offer a range of direct and indirect light combinations to match any interior.


SmartBright Road

The compact and slim SmartBright Road IP65 is a new generation road lamp that is fully optimized to focus on light output.



This range of urban luminaires offers a variety of modular accessories that lets customers become designers.


GreenPerform Highbay Elite / CoreLine Highbay

The new generation GreenPerform Highbay Elite / Coreline Highbay is a lightweight luminaire that uses a compact driver and circular LED board to provide better thermal management.