With Interact Office, the TU/e has taken a green step towards sustainability and health. The system comprises 4,400 connected TrueLine LED luminaires with a sensor slot. Each luminaire has its own IP address and acts as an ethernet data point. Half the luminaires are equipped with a daylight and motion sensor, and where possible light intensity is dimmed. The remaining 2,200 free slots are available for future advanced data generation sensors.
Set light and heating via an app
In principle the TrueLine LED luminaires offer 500 Lux. Office workers can vary the intensity of the light, up or down, in their workspace using the app. The app utilizes a coding that the LEDs in the luminaire emit. The user’s location is determined through aiming a smartphone or tablet at the luminaire. Following this, the user can use the app to adjust the light intensity. Within the foreseeable future it will be possible to control the temperature of the immediate area using the app. Other possibilities are also being explored, like window controls.