An LED lighting innovation from Philips Lighting has been recognised for product design excellence at the 2015 Red Dot Awards program.

One of the most important global competitions for product design, the Red Dot awards are selected by a jury of renowned specialists from all over the world. A Red Dot award is an international seal of quality, creative competence and design excellence.

This year’s Red Dot Awards saw Royal Philips take home an unprecedented 49 awards. The intelligent connected GreenUp LED Highbay, now available in Australia, picked up a Red Dot for high design quality.

Designed for both new projects and retrofits, Philips’ GreenUp LED Highbay is a lightweight contemporary LED lighting system for industrial warehouses featuring a sheet metal construction and advanced light sensor controls.

Leveraging Philips’ expertise in LED luminaires as well as systems solutions, the Philips GreenUp Highbay represents a new era in warehouse lighting with its integrated design combining a controller, a sensor and a luminaire in a single unit. The LED luminaire offers wireless capabilities and control without the complexities and installation demands associated with traditional controlled lighting systems.

Key features of the GreenUp LED Highbay luminaires include point-to-point retrofit replacement allowed for conventional fluorescent T5 and conventional high-bay light fittings; energy savings of up to 75% compared to traditional Philips HID 400W high-bays and up to 54% versus traditional Philips T5 HO 4x54W high-bays; integrated intelligent controls for occupancy and daylight detection, as well as wireless zoning achieving additional energy savings; and optical lens with low glare (UGR17) and accurate colour (CRI85) combined with three optic lens design options (wide beam, narrow beam or high rack optic beam) to suit diverse application requirements.

The GreenUp LED Highbay also enables easy configuration of warehouse zones by facility managers to match occupation and routing density for optimal space design and utilisation. Any rezoning can be done via remote control without the need for specialised devices or technicians, shortening design and planning periods and reducing overall cost of ownership.

Sean Carney, Chief Design Officer at Philips explains that Philips’ design approach is centred on observing and understanding how people live and work. He notes that designers at Philips strive to make technology meaningful, focusing on the needs of people and how those needs can be addressed to make their lives healthier and happier. He describes winning the 49 awards in one of the most prestigious design competitions as validation of Philips’ people focused methodology.

Philips Design has a creative, multi-disciplinary team of nearly 500 designers across the world working closely with their business colleagues to have maximum impact from a concept to a market solution. This year marks Philips’ 90 years of design.