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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


    In a smart building, Interact connected lighting systems can host sensors that collect data about the illuminated environment, including motion, light levels, occupancy, people counting, temperature, humidity, air quality, and more. Positioning and density of sensors depends on ceiling height, configuration of space, and other factors.

    Standard networking architecture

    Wireless gateways, deployed within a company’s standard IT infrastructure, communicate with connected devices via Zigbee. The system uses a bridge to connect with the Interact IoT platform in the cloud. Interact software applications offer web-based system management, operations, and control.

    Wireless communications

    Compatible connected devices use wireless communications, based on the Zigbee 3.0 open standard, to participate in a mesh network. The network is self-healing, so the system continues to operate even if an individual device fails.

    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

    Interact works with a wide range of connected luminaires, lamps, and sensors from Philips and other participating brands.

    Example system architecture for smart buildings

    Available system hardware

    IT infrastructure

    IT infrastructure

    Switch accessories


    Wireless luminaire – based sensor:

    User interface

    2B/4B ZGP Wireless switch





    Commissioning accessories

    Commissioning accessories

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    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.

    Take the next step

    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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