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Swansea company brings intelligent, connected lighting to local businesses

Swansea facilities management company DRS FM Services has formed a partnership with international lighting company Philips Lighting to supply and fit its unique flexible, energy saving lighting systems to commercial and office buildings.

Engineers from DRS have been trained as Interact Pro installers, enabling them to bring connected lighting to South Wales and beyond. With connected lighting,LED lights with integrated sensors are connected to application software, opening up a whole new world of opportunities.

Interact Pro has an intuitive dashboard and app that create the perfect ambience to suit the task, time of day, security requirements or location. 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 invaluable information on energy and usage for further lighting optimisation.

DRS is delivering this in collaboration with EFT Consult, a Swansea-based company that specialises in cutting edge and innovative technologies in relation to the design and consultancy of the built environment. EFT designs the lighting set-up, while DRS fits it.

DRS FM Services and EFT Consult are both members of RD Group, which comprises three Swansea companies – RDM Electrical Services, DRS FM Services, and EFT Consult.
Mark Phillips, managing director, DRS FM Services, said:

“We’re very excited to bring this superb 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 well-being 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 are pleased to 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.”