Totem, from Plessey is designed to be discreet and simple yet maintain strong ties with its heritage; the traditional light bulb. Lights help change the use of a room and because there are lights in every room in every home, they have the potential to reach people in a way that no other product can.
According to the press release, “Plessey will demonstrate the potential uses of its GaN on silicon MAGIC LED technology with a new smart lighting product, Totem, developed in collaboration with the Manchester based product design firm Inventid.” In addition, Totem could also include other modules like ambient light sensor, sound and real time clock whilst also fully controllable by consumers, providing dual functionality both as an addressable and reactive smart lighting product.
Neil Harper, Plessey’s Product Line Director, said, ‘Our LED technology permits a far more integrated solution compared to traditional white LED components. Our integrated intelligent LEDs provide the design freedom to ensure end applications have greater functionality. Such things as dimming functions, light colour adjustment, automatic switch controls and remote operation can all be integrated into the silicon based MAGIC LED.”