Phillips LED System Takes Red Dot Award

Not so long ago, we brought you the new Jump direct luminaire lighting system from Phillips. Now the company would have you know that this innovative LED track lighting system (developed for workspace and retail environments) has won the Red Dot award for product design and innovation.

The light system has some interesting touches – for example, it features something called Response, an integrated daylight harvesting sensor that can further help reduce the already-skimpy carbon footprint of its LED energy usage by 30-35 percent–meaning that when daylight is present, the system automatically dims or shuts itself off, only to come to life should skies darken.

Jump System Office

image via Phillips LEDalite

Another innovative element of the Jump is its Airwave technology, which is comprised of integrated wireless and battery-less controls which run on solar and kinetic energy, offering individual personal control, occupancy sensing and full range dimming for private offices, open plan areas, classrooms and other spaces where the ability to control energy and lighting are key. According to Phillips the combination of these technologies can help designers and architects score those all-important LEED points, while delivering the right levels of light for occupants.

Phillips’ LED-focused subsidiary, LEDalite,  now joins the likes of Apple, BMW, Porsche and Herman Miller, all of which are previous winners of the Red Dot design award.   The competition saw 4,000 designs from 60 counties and is widely considered the world’s most distinguished design competition.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.