Based on its recent analysis of the European Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered lighting controls market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Helvar with the 2020 Europe Company of the Year Award. It has complemented its already established, intelligent lighting control solutions and luminaire components portfolio with the cutting-edge ActiveAhead predictive lighting solution. ActiveAhead delivers best-in-class energy efficiency, comfort, and cost savings to customers in a range of verticals, including real estate, education, healthcare, and many others.

“Helvar first introduced AI in its stand-alone solutions, Active and Active+, and followed that up with a Bluetooth Mesh technology in its connected lighting control solution, ActiveAhead. This allowed the company to build an advanced AI-based algorithm based on learnings gathered and its extensive knowledge in lighting controls,” said Dennis Marcell Victor, Senior Research Analyst a Frost & Sullivan. “In 2020, Helvar released the second generation of ActiveAhead, which further enhances the easy setup and operation of the truly intelligent wireless lighting solution — giving building owners and facility managers better tools to unleash the full potential of future-proof intelligent lighting .”

ActiveAhead’s self-learning capabilities provide unparalleled efficiency and reliability in setup and operations. Specifically, the solution ensures enhanced comfort for building occupants. Customers can install ActiveAhead’s luminaires in their intended position and operate them without having to check for control wiring, programming, or configuration. They can also customize and group luminaires via the ActiveAhead mobile application as well as adjust all the light settings to their own needs, leading to better productivity and relaxation.

Furthermore, it delivers optimal energy savings by having its wireless networked nodes apply a smart algorithm to understand the usage of space and respond to the amount of light in the area. The luminaires collect data from their sensors while communicating with each other and learn the patterns of space usage so the system may adjust the lighting automatically. By dimming the lights in a predictive and smart manner, ActiveAhead helps customers meet their sustainability targets.

“Overall, the company has established itself as a provider of leading-edge products as well as a trusted partner to various technology companies. Ultimately, Helvar helps customers become more sustainable and achieve better work environments,” noted Victor.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents a Company of the Year award to the organization that demonstrates excellence in terms of growth strategy and implementation in its field. The award recognizes a high degree of innovation with products and technologies, and the resulting leadership in terms of customer value and market penetration.

November 2023 issue

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