“Connected lighting is poised to serve as the backbone of the smart city, where LED light points can be connected and managed wirelessly in the Internet of Things. Lighting has proven to be an ideal platform for systems and software that enable people to see, feel and function better, while allowing individual structures and entire cities to operate more efficiently and sustainably than ever before. Through our Systems team and the new Philips Lighting Application Center, we continue to hasten our work with partners across industries to drive innovations in connected lighting systems for smart cities in growth markets,” said Patricia Yim, market leader, ASEAN Pacific, Philips Lighting.
“This investment by Philips Lighting in the Lighting Application Center is aligned with Singapore’s Smart Nation thrust. We look forward to the development of integrated lighting solutions, enabled by the Internet of Things, that can be deployed in applications spanning from education to logistics. This center is testament to Singapore’s position as an ideal living lab where companies can develop, test and commercialize smart and sustainable urban solutions before scaling up for Asia and beyond,” said Lim Kok Kiang, Assistant Managing Director, EDB.