Category : Furniture / Lighting

05:11 , 2014/01/08 0

Philips Launches Colorful “Friends of Hue” Lights for Their Smartphone Controlled LED Lighting System

Here at Inhabitat we’re always thrilled to share exciting new innovations in lighting from our friends at Philips. The company recently announced that this Thursday, August 8th, they will officially launch their newest product line, ‘Friends of Hue’. As an extension of their existing product line ‘Philips Hue‘, a lighting solution controlled by your smartphone, Friends of Hue includes two impressive designs that can be seamlessly integrated into the current system. The products, LivingColorsBloom and LightStrips, provide consumers with the ability to incorporate saturated colors into the way they design, moreover using LED technology to transform the way individuals experience light in their homes.


05:02 , 2014/01/08 0

LED디자인을 선도하고 미래를 만들어가는 필립스 조명
LED의 개발에 의해 디자인을 자유롭게 할 수 있습니다.
실내 인테리어에 이러한 디자인은 실내를 더욱 미래적인 모습으로 만들어 냅니다.

When one thinks of a light bulb, we usually think of a bulbous looking light first designed by Thomas Edison in 1879.

In time, the traditional light bulb was challenged by numerous new, unconventional “lights” like LED lights and CFLs, but the Philips flat bulb definitely beats them all!

According to an article on GigaOm, Philips has managed to flatten the traditional light bulb, thus creating a thin, LED light bulb that reportedly eliminates the heavy heat sink which is associated with the LED lights.

The flattening of the bulb was not out of whim, but out of necessity, since the flat design allows for better dissipation of the heat.

The Philips dimmable, LED light bulb was launched on Monday and it was announced as the product which incorporates the solution to the annoying problem of heavy heat sinks needed by LED bulbs.

The company is hoping that this innovative design will lower the cost and increase the adoption of LED lights.

“The flat surface helps conduct heat away from the LEDs, eliminating the need for the heavy aluminium heat sinks associated with LED bulbs. This eliminates the cost of the bulb, while still delivering omni-directional light,” said a Philips spokeswoman.

The company further revealed that this “slim” bulb will be available for purchase from January 2nd but the price of the bulb was not mentioned. We know that LED lights range from 10 to 60 dollars, depending on the type, but a significant decrease in price is to be expected.

Having in mind that most governments have agreed upon the prohibition of manufacturing or importing the traditional 60-watt incandescent bulbs, we can expect sales of LED lights to skyrocket.

Philips’s SlimStyle is a new style of bulb which just might bring the price of LEDs near the incandescent bulb price range. The “slim” light saves up to 85% energy and lasts 25 times longer than a traditional incandescent light.

04:50 , 2014/01/08 0

필립스 조명.
꽤 오래전에 출시되었습니다.
LED에 대한 관심은 2014년을 시작으로 더욱 많은 제품이 쏟아져 나올 듯 합니다.
칼라와 밝기를 무선으로 조정 가능합니다.
곧 우리 생활에 우리 가정에 우리 거실에 이러한 제품 하나쯤은 있어야 할 것 같습니다.

After the overwhelming success of LivingColors Lamp, Philips comes back with this new version which is even more powerful than its predecessor. Philips LivingColors Generation 2 LED lamp can produce up to 16 million shades with a light output 50% higher than the previous version. In other words it’s very unlikely to get bored with so many colors to choose from.

 LivingColors Generation 2 LED lampPhilips LivingColors Generation 2 LED lamp
00:19 , 2013/12/06 0

Philips EnduraLED bulb, sustainable design, green design, green products, energy efficient lighting, interior design, light emitting diode, 12 watt led bulb

Philips EnduraLED bulb, sustainable design, green design, green products, energy efficient lighting, interior design, light emitting diode, 12 watt led bulb 

Energy efficiency is the easiest and most practical way to help alleviate the world’s energy crisis, which makes switching to the latest wave of ultra-efficient LED bulbs something of a no-brainer. Philip’s new 12 watt wonder bulb is the first LED to replace the 60 watt incandescent, which represents 50% of the domestic incandescent market.

The new bulbs work with standard dimmers and produce a soft white glow that is similar the light emitted by incandescent bulbs. According to Philips, the bulbs feature “new remote phosphorous technology and light distribution design, LUXEON LEDs were integrated from Philips Lumileds in San Jose, CA, and electronics for the bulb were built at Philips Color Kinetics in Burlington, MA and Philips Lighting Electronics in Rosemont, IL.

Although the EnduraLED’s price has not yet been finalized, the new bulbs are expected to be available in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Read more: Philips Unveils World’s First LED Replacement for Most Common Bulb | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

00:16 , 2013/12/06 0

LED technology is often heralded as the future of lighting – and for good reason. LEDs are easy to produce, generate very little heat, and are super energy efficient, using only one-eighth of the power of traditional bulbs and less than half that of fluorescent lights. Now our favorite avant-electronics company, Philips, has come out with some stunning new designs for interactive LED lightbulbs.

Inspired by the thought “Why couldn’t changing a room’s ambience be as simple as switching on the TV?’” Philips has come up with a variety of ways to adjust the color, brightness and tone of a bulb with simple, intuitive hand gestures, such as touching or twisting. The “Simplicty” LED bulbs are so nicely designed (with a wide variety of interesting shapes to choose from) that it eliminates the need for any sort of lamp covering. I particularly like this icosahedral shape, which looks a bit like a biological representation of a virus

These LED bulb designs are part of the larger Philips Sense & Simplicty design project, which the company haas been working on for the past year to demonstrate the power of simplicity-led design in driving innovation.

In Paris in September, Philips launched 25 new design concepts at The Simplicity Event at L’ Espace Grande Arche. In addition to the LED bulbs, the Simplicity line includes Herbarium, a tiny “smart” greenhouse, the Air Tree, a decorative humidifier / air purifier, and the Chameleon, a lamp which can change to match the color of any item you show it.

Read more: PHILIPS LED BULBS | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

Read more: PHILIPS LED BULBS | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

00:10 , 2013/12/06 0

필립스 조명 디자인. 필립스 조명 콘트롤러.
The To Be Touched Range is a series of intuitive light controllers for the LivingColors series by Philips Design. The models in this range from a simple on/off switch to one that includes a dimmer. The beauty in these switches is the visual color effect that they imbibe. The color saturation and intensity are directly proportionate to the lighting settings chosen. So a deep color ring suggests that the lights are at their brightest. It also has a proximity-detection and sleep-mode: The device wakes up, showing the color ring, when a finger approaches. If no one is within range of the device after 15 seconds the backlight is switched off and the device goes into sleep mode.

How it works

The main iconic color ring is touch-based and backlit for direct feedback / feedforward. It therefore can change its appearance depending on which functionality mode is selected by using the touch mode buttons with intuitive icons above the ring (for example color, saturation and intensity for the color user interface). With the To Be Touched user interfaces you have a choice of an infinite variety of colors –at the touch of a finger. In short, you control light with light!

Currently in 4 models:

  • On/off/dim (IR)
  • Color Temperature (DMX)
  • Color (DMX)
  • On/off/dim (Dali)

Co-designer: Tom Pelzer

Designers: Philips Lighting & Philips Design