Formerly, it was just on or off, either bright or dark everywhere. Today, new possibilities of operation, functionality and energy efficiency are opened up by luminaires which communicate. For example, pleasant islands of light can be created in large office rooms on dark days or mornings and evenings – without energy-intensive “festive illumination” or ominous shadows. The principle is very simple: Schmitz CONNECT combines individual PARO or FACTORY floor lights into groups of lights. When one of these luminaires is switched on via daylight and presence sensors or radio switch, it passes this information on to the neighbouring luminaires. These then also light up.