Honeywell, a provider of smart building technology and services, and Signify, a specialist in lighting solutions, announced a strategic alliance to deploy integrated, smart lighting solutions for commercial buildings.
The main aim of the new alliance is to improve the occupant experience and to reduce energy consumption.
The collaboration integrates Signify’s Interact connected lighting system and software, and its UV-C disinfecting lighting, with Honeywell Building Management Systems and the Honeywell Forge enterprise performance management platform.
The combined offerings will manage energy consumption while factoring in occupancy along with air quality indicators such as temperature and humidity. Signify’s lighting solutions will complement Honeywell’s Healthy Buildings air quality solutions beginning in early 2021, and can be controlled, measured and monitored via the Healthy Buildings dashboard to understand air and surface cleaning compliance and metrics.
Signify offers additional elements to improve productivity and well-being, including human-centric lighting, such as NatureConnect, and UV-C disinfection lighting. UV-C breaks down the DNA or RNA of micro-organisms, including viruses and bacteria, rendering them harmless. In laboratory testing, Signify’s UV-C light sources reduced SARS-CoV-2 virus infectivity on a surface to below detectable levels in as few as 9 seconds.
Additionally, building owners and operators will be able to better manage lighting systems and energy efficiency with smart LED lighting systems.
“Increasingly we see lighting systems playing a critical role in buildings to improve occupant comfort, well-being and productivity as well as to help meet energy savings goals. We anticipate this trend will continue to grow,” said Vimal Kapur, president and CEO, Honeywell Building Technologies. “Our collaboration with Signify will allow us to enable our customers to implement integrated lighting solutions that help improve the occupant experience with customizable, personal lighting options that can be integrated into our Honeywell Forge and Building Management Systems platforms.
Honeywell and Signify are deploying integrated offerings at OPTIMAX Eye Specialists, a network of eye specialist clinics in Malaysia, to help the organization improve its air quality and surface disinfection efforts.
The clinics are using Signify UV-C lighting in upper air luminaries, stand-alone trolleys and in Honeywell-controlled fan coil units to increase well-being by contributing to disinfect air and surfaces in rooms. Honeywell’s Healthy Buildings dashboard will control and monitor the Signify lighting technologies in the clinics.
The integrated Honeywell and Signify products can support the needs of any building and feature specific solutions for premium commercial buildings, airports, hospitality, healthcare, education, retail and stadia sectors. Honeywell and Signify are also currently deploying the integrated solutions, including Signify’s Philips UV-C disinfection upper air luminaires, in several Honeywell global offices.