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    Explore the potential of IoT lighting and data

    Interact uses connected LED luminaires, sensors, and other connected devices with established networking and cloud architectures to enable data gathering and sharing, adding intelligence to all illuminated spaces.
    With Interact, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, we consult with you to design a system with the capabilities that meet your unique business objectives and that create connected, responsive, and sustainable spaces. The information on this page will help you understand how an Interact system is built—but your Interact system will be unique to your specific situation and needs.

    System components


    For façade, bridge, and monument lighting, Interact works the Light System Manager Ethernet controller from Color Kinetics, or selected Pharos controllers. A web interface allows a range of remote management activities, including content scheduling, show and scene creation and triggering, and monitoring with support for up to four cameras. On the back end, Interact uses a gateway and standard networking switches to connect with the Interact IoT platform in the cloud.

    Open APIs

    Open, secure APIs accessible through the web-based Interact Developer Portal allow system integrators and application developers to extend Interact with new capabilities, and to integrate Interact data and commands with other connected systems.

    Connected devices

    For façade and landmark lighting, Interact works with a wide range of connected luminaires from Color Kinetics.

    Example system architecture for smart cities

    Available system hardware

    Discover how you can create value with Interact

    • Smart Street Lighting NY and Interact

      Smart Street Lighting NY and Interact

      NYPA will replace 500K street lights in NY state with connected LEDs by 2025. Interact City transforms these systems into a platform for smart city deployments.

    How an Interact system works

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    Interact systems consist of Interact software, connected luminaires, and optional Signify services.

    Connected LED lighting from Philips

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    Connected LED luminaires from Philips can reduce energy consumption by up to 80%.

    Managed services from Signify

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    Optimize energy and maintenance costs to realize a solid ROI with Managed services from Signify.

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    Talk to our experts


    Tell us what you're looking for. Our experts will work with you to design the system that's right for you. If you're a system specifier, find out more about enhancing your client's offering with Interact and request access to tender text.

    Tools & resources


    Join our developer community for access to open APIs and other development tools. You can create personal assistance apps, integrate with building management systems, analyze collected data for new insights, and much more.

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