When Thomas Rau founder of the Rau architectural firm in Amsterdam talked with Philips Lighting about the new lighting system he envisioned for this office he told them he wanted lighting that was customizable by the workspace and employee and of course highly energy efficient Philips Lighting and RAU-Architecten A’dam/Thomas Rau

When Thomas Rau, founder of the Rau architectural firm in Amsterdam, talked with Philips Lighting about the new lighting system he envisioned for this office, he told them he wanted lighting that was customizable by the workspace and employee and, of course, highly energy efficient.

Rethinking Lighting

Digital IoT control, continuing advances in the solid-state technology and new business models for installing and selling lighting are rewriting the rules of the lighting game.

The lighting market is no stranger to change, but what’s about to happen next in a market space that can easily account for more than 20% of the typical electrical distributor’s annual sales is truly mind-boggling.

Lighting evolved incrementally during the 1980s-1990s, moving toward ever-more-efficient fluorescent and HID systems and then made a dramatic pivot toward LEDs in the early years of the 21st century. The better lighting distributors adapted to a swarm of LEDs

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