Zumtobel Group Services (ZGS) and UK’s largest real estate investment trust Land Securities team up to trial innovative lighting solutions. At 100 Victoria Street we introduced our connectivity services range from lighting management and remote monitoring to environmental sensing and data-based space management. All accessible remotely and with unlimited flexibility. The aim: To prove the value connected lighting can bring to the customer and how this concept benefits the whole building management.
Land Securities faced the perception that the meeting rooms in their HQ were ‘always full’, with people clamouring for more space. When we analysed the data, we found that while that was true in the morning, it wasn’t true in the afternoon. So instead of expensive reconfiguring of their office, or renting more space, they used the insight from their lighting system to shift when meetings were booked. Problem solved, at a fraction of the potential cost.
“Working in partnership with Zumtobel Group Services to test and develop their new lighting concepts, which both optimise energy consumption and gather useful data about how the space is utilised to improve the customer experience, is a great example of true innovation in action.”Neil Pennell, Head of Engineering and Design, Land Securities Group PLC.
The Life Cycle Tower ONE (LCT ONE) of the Rhomberg Group, is the first wooden hybrid high-rise building of its kind in the world. With our partner BOSCH Software Innovations we were able to go one step further. In a joint pilot project we have extended the existing light control system LITECOM with sensors. The collected data is visualized in a cloud-based IoT-Suite. Based on that we are able to make statements regarding the usage of the lighting system. The data tells us, how certain areas in the LCT ONE are used. Hereby, we can optimise space management fundamentally. Thus the LCT ONE shows what is possible today with connected lighting in the Internet of Things (IoT).
„For construction companies and building operators, the topic connectivity is becoming more and more important. Through the smart usage of light management systems and the cross-link to IoT, we are able to offer our renters the opportunity to receive valuable information about how they can use their space better and how they can optimize the user experience in the Life Cycle Tower ONE even more.”Hubert Rhomberg, CEO Rhomberg Group
Making use of the digital transformation and changing classical retail – that was the aim of retailer E.Leclerc, Langon. And we’ve supported the French hypermarket on this exciting digitalization journey, using a pilot project to test the added value of IoT retail lighting concepts. Together we’ve used light as infrastructure to create new, interactive shopping experiences. And the results show that sales in selected customer groups rose by more than 40% (*) compared to the previous year, proving that retailers really benefit from a networked IoT lighting solution. At the same time, the project has provided fresh insights into utilizing the “Internet of Light” and positively influencing customer loyalty in the retail sector. Through close engagement with the customer, we analyzed key problems and developed a step by step solution: The first stage of the pilot project was the installation of Bluetooth beacons in the existing TECTON C luminaires from Zumtobel to create connected lighting. Next, we installed a localization platform and linked it to the E.Leclerc customer loyalty program. We then closely monitored the pilot test running since the beginning of December 2017. Three different groups, 770 participants in total, tested the app. They were informed about the new app and its functionalities in the store. These included push messages, location-based offers, help finding a particular product and the option to highlight and request missing products.
With our COMPLETE service package, we successfully managed the entire lighting project for the offices in St Martin Tower, offering a turnkey lighting solution that was tailor-made to customer’s requirements. With planning, project management and installation of the state-of-the-art lighting all included in the package, our comprehensive offering ensured that the customer was free to concentrate on its core business - while we took care of the lighting. We also started a new IoT project in the tower, with building administrator THA Verwaltungs-GmbH. Therefor we used our Digital Services which collect data that shows how a building is being used. For the St. Martin Tower project, we installed cloud connected presence sensors in eight of the building’s conference rooms, which work with the rooms’ luminaires and our LUXMATE LITENET lighting control system, to collect and store data. This data can then be used to improve business efficiency and give valuable insights for facilities managers. For example, our systems detect when rooms are being used, and what they’re being used for, which allows space to be managed much more effectively. They can also be used to optimize cleaning plans, potentially saving money. Our Digital Services offer also allows the whole building to be monitored remotely. So the facilities manager can review its entire infrastructure - simply from their screen. Our luminaires report back on how they’re performing, so facilities managers are alerted before anything fails and are able to react in a timely way in the event of any disruption – as a result energy costs can be reduced significantly.
„ZGS operates basically everything. From planning, over lighting, delivery and commissioning, to maintenance and after-sales services. A complete project from A-Z. Ultimately, the end-user only needs to use one button. That’s truly unique! We have the know-how of our employees, ZGS has the quality and the outstanding technology. This combination is a win-win situation for all parties involved.”Michael Weber, Management, Herbert Betz GmbH & co. KG, Electrical Installation