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Jan 5, 2021

LDS signify Honeywell 400Signify and Honeywell has announced a strategic alliance to deploy integrated, smart lighting solutions for commercial buildings. Together, the companies aim to improve the occupant experience – focusing on productivity and wellbeing – and to reduce energy consumption.

The collaboration integrates Signify’s Interact connected lighting system and software, and its UV-C disinfection 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 wellbeing. These elements include 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.i
Additionally, building owners and operators will be able to better manage lighting systems and energy efficiency with smart LED lighting systems. Lighting represents 17% of all electricity used in US commercial buildings according to the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey,ii making it the largest end use of electricity in buildings. Similar usage rates are seen globally.iii Signify’s connected LED lighting system Interact Office can save up to 70% of the energy used for lightingiv and deploying advanced building controls and sensing, like those from Honeywell, can save up to 30% in facility energy costs.v
“Increasingly we see lighting systems playing a critical role in buildings to improve occupant comfort, wellbeing 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.”
“There are known benefits of how lighting can improve occupant experience and wellbeing,” said Harsh Chitale, leader of Signify’s Digital Solutions Division. “Many of our customers expect our solutions to deliver value beyond the scope of lighting. We look forward to capitalizing on this collaboration with Honeywell to jointly develop products and systems that provide greater value to our customers. We aim to deliver end-user benefits to building occupants, such as increased wellbeing and productivity, while providing channel partners with products that are easier to commission and maintain.”
Integrated Building and Lighting Systems to Serve Patients at Malaysian Eye Clinics

Honeywell and Signify are deploying integrated offerings at OPTIMAX Eye Specialists, a network of leading 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 wellbeing 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.

Honeywell’s Healthy Buildings solutions help building owners improve their building environments, operate more cleanly and safely, comply with social distancing policies, and help reassure occupants that it is safer to return to the workplace. By integrating air quality, safety and security technologies along with advanced analytics, Honeywell’s Healthy Buildings solutions are designed to help building owners minimize potential risks of contamination and improve business continuity by monitoring both the building environment and building occupants’ behaviors.
 

* Signify’s products (including its UV-C air and surface disinfection products) are not medical devices, they are not approved, certified or registered as medical devices in any jurisdiction, and are not meant by Signify to be used for the disinfection of medical devices or for other medical purposes.

± The germicidal effectiveness of UV-C light sources is proportional to the exposure time of the microorganism to the UV-C light source and the intensity of the UV-C light source. Therefore, sufficient air flow in the room (which may be achieved through forced air flow or natural convection) is required for effective operation of Signify’s UV-C upper air disinfection luminaire solutions.

§ Signify’s UV-C surface disinfection products (fitted with Signify’s UV-C light sources) will achieve the same level of virus infectivity reduction as long as the same UV-C dose is achieved on each area of surface that is irradiated.

Source

References
i Nadia Storm et al, Rapid and complete inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 by ultraviolet-C irradiation, 2020. Subject to peer review and available only as a pre-print at https://www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-65742/v2. The UV-C irradiance used in this study was 0.849 mW/cm2.

ii US Energy Information Administration, 2018 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey Preliminary Results, CBECS 2012 Trends in Lighting in Commercial Building, Released May 17, 2017 [Accessed December 6, 2020]
iii CIBSE Journal, Module 22: Lighting control technologies and strategies to cut energy consumption, Released November 2010 [Accessed December 11, 2020]

iv The Climate Group, Smarter energy: accelerating business use of indoor connected LED lighting, October 19 2020 [Accessed December 14, 2020]

v Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Impacts of Commercial Building Controls on Energy Savings and Peak Load Reduction, May 2017 [Accessed November 17, 2020]

Nexans Webinar - Key 2021 Electrical Code Changes Impacting Wire and Cable

Nexans Free WebinarJoin NEXANS for a free webinar with Isaac Müller, Applications Engineer for Nexans as he reviews and discusses the changes to the 2021 Canadian Electrical Code related to wire and cable. This free webinar will take place Wed, Jan 27, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST.

This webinar includes:
- Updated rules to protect cables (12-514,12-516)
- New conditions of use for wire & cable (Table 19)
- An opportunity to ask your questions

 


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Insolvencies were down by almost one-third year over year during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and were relatively stable in the third quarter. At the height of this century’s previous economic shocks, insolvencies rose by 10% or more. A new study looks at insolvencies during the largest economic upheaval of our lifetime.

 

 

 

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Douglas BaldwinBy John Kerr

My father asked me to lunch one day and told me he wanted very much to meet with someone in the electrical industry who meant a lot to him, and whose friendship he wanted to share with me. This lunch, in 1982, was with Doug Baldwin.

As lunch progressed, I discovered these men shared many bonds after having met years before in Winnipeg. Doug was with Federal Pioneer at that time, my father with Triangle Conduit & Cable. It seems they hit it off and my father’s wry sense of humour was trumped only by Doug’s. 

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Wholesale trade volumes increased 0.9% in November.

 

 

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We have all heard about and experienced the heartache of not spending time with and not celebrating milestones with our extended families, not being able to take those planned vacations, and having to deal with the stresses and challenges of virtual learning with our kids.

 

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Martin Stephenson will take on the Market Leader, Canada role in addition to his current position as Head of North American Systems & Services at Signify. He reports to Kevin Poyck, Market Group Leader, Americas.

 

 

 

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