For over 125 years in the business, Philips Lighting has been known as one of the best innovators in the lighting industry. It was founded by Gerard Leonard Philips and Anton Frederick Philips in 1891. Headquartered in Eindhoven, Netherlands, the company became a driving force in the industry as it has built a presence in over 70 countries with approximately 29,000 employees and generating over EUR 6.4 billion in sales in 2018 alone.
As the company ventures into Visible Light Communications (VLC) technology, it has changed its name to Signify while still maintaining its identity and position as one of the forerunners in the industry. While it shifts to producing technology based on visible light, it still maintains its focus on providing quality, energy-efficient lighting products that will revolutionize the world. And as the company would like to say, its purpose is to “unlock the extraordinary potential of light for Brighter Lives and a Better World.”
With its rich history and focus on innovation through heavy investments in research and development, Signify is poised to revolutionize the VLC industry and be the top player for the Internet of Things (IoT).