Light control via an app for offices, the retail sector and restaurants


Light control via an app at last for professional applications – with “Lightify Pro” from Osram. The system is commissioned by the installer using a mobile end device, and is controlled by users either via a smartphone or tablet computer (iOS or Android) or via switches and push-buttons. Installation is simple, quick and also saves costs thanks to wireless transmission protocols. The system is being launched on the market with an extensive range of components including special Siteco luminaires, and a diversity of existing installations and luminaires available in the market can be integrated thanks to an interface to the DALI standard.

Flexible light control according to needs makes particular sense in offices and public buildings for example, because lighting controlled according to time and occupancy achieves maximum energy efficiency and subsequent savings in electricity overheads. In retail environments, other aspects such as coloured light, presentation and accenting for goods displays and window designs are highly important. In the past, conventional, cabled light management systems often meant extensive building work and high installation costs, but this is now different thanks to Lightify Pro, as complete control of lighting and sensor technology is wireless. “Lightify already represents intelligent and simply customizable lighting with outstanding quality of light for private users – and now also for lighting professionals,” explained Timon Rupp, Lightify Manager at Osram.

The system uses the wireless WLAN und ZigBee radio technologies, and the professional version is therefore especially suitable for modernisation projects, particularly in heritage-protected buildings, as well as difficult-to-access areas. Connection between the mobile end device and components (e.g. Lightify lamps, luminaires, push-buttons and switches) is established via a specific gateway that converts WLAN signals to the ZigBee Lightlink protocol, with control of up to 100 so-called ZigBee nodes. The Lightify Pro app features an intuitive user interface enabling simple commissioning, configuration and control of the light points. Preset function profiles for single and open-plan offices, stairways, corridors and meeting rooms provide initial orientation, and these profiles can be individually modified if room layouts change for example. In addition to operation using the app, various light modes can also be called via wirelessly connected push-buttons or switches.

The Osram subsidiary Siteco is offering six luminaire models with Lightify functionality on the occasion of product launching: The Vega and Arktika-P LED suspended luminaires, the Futurel 5MS LED floorstanding luminaire, the Siteco Louvre Luminaire M and Compact Recessed LED recessed luminaires and the Mira. In addition, standard components for upgrades are available that can be connected upstream to existing DALI-capable luminaires.


OSRAM of Munich, Germany is one of the two leading light manufacturers in the world. The company's portfolio covers the entire value chain from components – including lamps, electronic control gear and opto semiconductors such as light-emitting diodes (LED) – as well as luminaires, light management systems and lighting solutions. OSRAM has around 34,000 employees worldwide and generated revenue of more than €5.1 billion in fiscal 2014 (ended September 30). The company's business activities have been focusing on light – and hence on quality of life – for over 100 years. The company was listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich on July 8, 2013 (ISIN: DE000LED4000; WKN: LED 400; Trading symbol: OSR).
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