The Leading News & Information Service For The Facilities, Workplace & Built Environment Community

Easier With A Light To Lead The Way

19 December 2019

A Swansea firm has teamed-up with Philips Lighting to supply and fit flexible, energy saving lighting systems to commercial and office buildings.

DRS FM Services' partnership with the international lighting giant has seen engineers trained as Interact Pro installers.

Interact Pro sees LED lights, with integrated sensors, connected to application software and an intuitive dashboard (and mobile App) that help create the right ambience to suit a task at the point it is being worked on whilst marinating other settings within feet at a different set of desks or task stations.

The dashboard gives business owners the oversight they need to save energy and it allows installers to monitor their installations, perform health checks and receive information on energy and usage for further lighting optimisation.



DRS is delivering this in collaboration with EFT Consult, another company based in Swansea that specialises in new technologies in the built environment. EFT designs the lighting set-up, while DRS fits it. DRS FM Services and EFT Consult are both members of the RD Group, which comprises three Swansea companies - RDM Electrical Services, DRS FM Services, and EFT Consult.


Wellbeing of future generations

Mark Phillips, MD at DRS, said: “We’re excited to bring this intelligent lighting to the region. By helping to save energy and create a healthier work environment, Interact Pro can help employers meet some of the aims of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, the Welsh Government initiative focussed on improving the social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing of Wales. The Act is designed to encourage companies to create a better working environment, help to reduce waste and improve organisational well-being.

“Our staff have now been trained to fit Interact Pro lighting and we also offer the design expertise of EFT Consult as part of the package. We now have a demonstration building in Fforestfach, Swansea that is fitted with Interact Pro lighting, so potential customers can come and see what a remarkable difference it can make, with benefits ranging from saving energy costs to improving staff wellbeing by creating a pleasantly lit environment.”

Picture: Philips Lighting's Interact Pro.



Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 19 December 2019


Related Articles

Lighting Control Pioneer Awarded MBE

John Woodnutt, an entrepreneur and inventor of electronic lighting control technology, has been awarded an MBE for services to business and entrepreneurship. John is...

 Read Full Article
FMs Warned to Prepare for Fluorescent Lamp Ban

Trade association LightingEurope is urging facilities managers to hurry their buildings’ transition to LED lighting systems, ahead of the August 2023...

 Read Full Article
Inside One Canada Square's Latest Renovation

University College London School of Management has moved to the penthouse level of One Canada Square, Canary Wharf. The heavily oversubscribed University College...

 Read Full Article
Oat Husks, Fossil-Free Steel and Sunlight Indoors – Innovations in the Built Environment

Could future buildings produce their own electricity using oat husks? That’s just one of the many innovative ideas being developed to help future-proof our building...

 Read Full Article
Occupant Experience – Lighting Trends for FMs  

When it comes to workplace lighting, which trends are occupiers most concerned with? Jon Theis, Director of TheisCraft, talks about emerging trends...

 Read Full Article
Smart Buildings for Students – Natural Lighting

The concept of smart buildings is being driven by a need for buildings to reduce carbon, reduce costs, and improve occupants' environment, therefore allowing them to...

 Read Full Article
Megaman Launches Innovative Downlight, With Angle and Colour Temperature Control

Global lighting manufacturer, Megaman®, has launched its adaptable, fully fire-rated TEGO 2 integrated LED downlight, ideal for commercial and domestic applications....

 Read Full Article
Inside Manchester Airport Terminal 2 Refurbishment

Manchester Airport's newly fitted terminal, which the airport has described as a “major milestone” in its history, now boasts new shops, cafes, bars and...

 Read Full Article
Bouygues Replaces 90% of Yorkshire Borough Street Lights with LEDs

Bouygues Energies & Services has completed a partnership with Redcar & Cleveland Borough to replace 90 per cent of the street lighting in the borough with...

 Read Full Article
GFSL to Reduce the Carbon Footprint in English Prisons 

Gov Facility Services Ltd is leading a drive to reduce carbon emissions in Southern England’s prisons. The Ministry of Justice owned Facilities Management...

 Read Full Article