While EyePro comes with Interlaced Optics to enhance Eye Comfort, the Smart bulb allows convenient controlling of home lighting using the WiZ app, or with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri shortcuts.
On the occasion of World Sight Day, Signify India (erstwhile Philips Lighting), has launched the ‘Philips EyePro’ LED bulb with Interlaced Optics. This is a new range designed with patented Interlaced Optics technology to enhance Eye Comfort. Its design, inspired by the pattern of sunflower seeds, once more illustrates Signify as the leading innovator in energy-efficient LED lighting.
Available in 9W & 12W with B22 base and 6500K colour temperature, the patented technology distributes light more uniformly, reducing glare by up to 35% and ensures no visible flicker. Before, introducing the bulb, the company opted too go for a research. The study reveals alarming increase in the number of Indians suffering from poor eyesight.
The patented Interlaced Optics in the new LED lamps diffuse and reflect light. This reduces glare – the excessive brightness caused by an intense light beaming from the center of the bulb – by up to 35% and ensures no visible flicker.
The result is a uniform light output that is comfortable on the eye. The micro Interlaced Optics are imprinted onto lamps, cleverly increasing the light beam angle, so that wider areas of the home can be lit more uniformly, making it ideal for high concentration tasks like reading and writing.
“We took inspiration from nature. The Interlaced Optics design mimics the pattern of sunflower seeds. This helps to reduce glare, creating a more uniformly lit environment that is conducive for tasks that require focus, such as studying, reading or writing. We are delighted to launch our EyePro LED lamps, that are especially designed to be comfortable for your eyes,” said Sumit Padmakar Joshi, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Signify Innovations India Ltd., on the launch of the product in India.
The company has also recently released findings from a research covering 1,000 Indian adults and 300 ophthalmologists across the country’s top 10 cities including New Delhi, Lucknow, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata and Ahmedabad.
Face to face interviews were conducted using a structured questionnaire with the eligible respondents. Fieldwork was undertaken in May – June 2019. All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from Hansa Research, which reveals a significant increase in the number of Indians suffering from poor eyesight.
While a substantial section of adults (65%) claim that healthy eyesight is a key priority for their well-being, very few people take steps to actively maintain their vision. The study also highlighted that Indians spend over 14 hours daily indoors under artificial light, and hence the quality of lighting becomes an important factor in maintaining eye health.
To combat this growing health concern, doctors advise picking the right light for the right task, such as white light for reading and yellow light for relaxing, and ensuring that the light source is positioned correctly, especially while watching TV or reading.
Adequate sleep, a protein rich diet, limiting screen time and an active lifestyle can also go a long way in protecting eye health amongst adults. Doctors also advise choosing bulbs that are comfortable for eyes, rather than using cheap, unbranded lights that can be harmful for eyes.
Prior to that Signify has also launched ‘Philips Smart Wi-Fi’ LED Bulb in India. As the name suggest, this latest smart bulb works on Wi-Fi and lets the user easily control Philips Smart lighting using a mobile app or voice assistants including Siri, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Getting started is simple.
As the bulb works on the WiZ technology platform, one can get started simply by installing the easy-to-use WiZ app on his/her smartphone or tablet and connect to home’s Wi-Fi network – no wiring, smart hub or additional equipment is required. The need is to download the free WiZ app (iOS or Android), screw the Philips Smart WiFi LED light bulb in any existing table lamp or wall fixture, and follow the step-by-step guide in the app to complete the setup.
The Philips Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb lets the users create the perfect mood for every moment, allowing them to choose from its millions of colour options or use its preset themes or create special customised light settings. This smart bulb can also be tuned to the perfect shade of white light, ranging from warm white to cool daylight to suit the daily tasks.
By choosing the right light suiting different parts of the day, it supports users’ natural circadian rhythm and enhances well-being. It automates lighting, using its timer and scheduling functions like switching it on automatically as the users reach home.
“Philips Smart Wi-Fi LED bulb puts the user in complete control of lighting with smart bulbs that are easy to use, functional, and affordable. We are delighted to introduce this new smart light bulb that lets conveniently control lights using a mobile app or voice assistants.
One can now choose the right light for any situation, whether it is about spending time with family and friends, doing housework or enjoying a meal with a single tap of an app or using voice” said Joshi.
Signify is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. With 2018 sales of EUR 6.4 billion, the company has approximately 28,000 employees and presence in over 70 countries, unlocking the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world.