Philips developing LED carpets to direct people around buildings

Carpets designed to guide people to safety exits and provide information
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Philips is teaming up with carpet maker Desso to develop LED carpets.

Aimed at offices, hotels, conference centres and other public buildings, the LED carpets will be deigned to benefit areas of information, direction and safety. They will be able to direct people around buildings and guide them to safety exits.

"This light transmissive carpet solution is designed to engage directly with people's senses and the eyes' natural inclination to seek out light,” said Ed Huibers, marketing and sales director at Philips Lighting.

“The technology takes advantage of people's tendency to be guided by the floor when moving through and interacting with space. It brings information, direction, inspiration and safety via the carpet you walk on. This partnership of market leaders is focused on bringing meaningful innovations to the market."



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