Signify launch new platform to train electrical contractors on Philips and Interact Pro

Signify (formerly Philips Lighting) has developed a new training hub for Installers and Electrical Contractors, aimed at helping them improve skills

The training options include a smart, connected lighting certification via training on Interact Pro, as well as specialised ongoing professional development courses

Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has launched a new training hub to enable contractors to improve their understanding of light installation and support their ongoing professional development. This includes a certification programme for their new connected lighting solution – Interact Pro, a commercial smart lighting system and software developed for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that allows installers to commission the system with a smart phone.

With the training hub, contractors will be able to upskill across a broad range of lighting tools and functions through certified webinars and a variety of other courses. These range from an introduction to LED light that explains basic terminology such as CRI rating up to more technical material. 

Those that sign up to the training hub will also have the opportunity to earn a certificate in Interact Pro, the new wireless lighting control system that uses Philips CoreLine luminaires as part of a Zigbee mesh network. Included in this training process, installers will learn how to commission and control a system from a smartphone, automate light schedules as well as monitor energy usage and remote diagnostics.

So that more contractors can benefit from Interact Pro, Signify has also made the training available at select wholesalers across the UK and Ireland.

Matt Burton, Trade & Specification Channel Manager of Signify UK & Ireland, said:

“It is great to be able to offer such a comprehensive training programme to our customers. Education and training are crucial for Installers & Electrical Contractors, and in helping them future-proof their businesses in a changing industry. As the world leader in lighting we are delighted to be able to offer this programme, and help them to deliver the best service possible for their customers.”

Gregory Phillips, Owner of GWP Contracting, said:

“Training like this is fundamental for businesses like mine. I was able to quickly and easily learn how to install a smart lighting system online and, crucially, by learning about the commercial side I can now offer light as a service. Meaning an ongoing monthly revenue for my business.”

To become an Interact Pro certified installer or to register for any of the online training courses, please visit the training hub. To see if your local wholesaler offers Signify training, please visit the website.