Ensure long-term spare part availability
LED lighting needs to be a long-term solution, so spare parts must be available until the end of the product lifecycle. To ensure this, Signify defines the service part kit for an entire lighting installation with 10-year availability in line with the products' serviceability classification. Signify also links spare parts with commercial order numbers, and ensures easy programmability for digital components such as drivers.
Provide modularity and consistency across portfolios
All this means following strict development design rules on backwards compatibility. It requires classifying product serviceability transparently so that it aligns with the nature and needs of the different applications. Next to consistency in build and components, design consistency also plays a key role.
For example, cities are particularly keen to create and enhance their identity by applying ‘signature elements’. They are increasingly looking for the right balance between a modern design that is acceptable for a wide public over a long time, and the character and distinctiveness that set their urban lighting apart from other cities.