Philips enhances the experience of light with LED innovations at Light + Building 2012
Date Announced: 18 Apr 2012
Frankfurt, Germany – Philips today presented a range of lighting innovations for professionals and consumers at the world’s leading lighting and architecture fair, Light + Building 2012.
“LED Lighting plays a unique role in creating meaningful experiences for people and delivers significant energy savings,” said Frans van Houten, Chief Executive Officer of Philips. “Today we are proud to present a broad array of LED lighting solutions designed to create inspiring ambiences both in buildings and outdoors while reducing energy consumption and operational costs.”
A full switch to the latest LED lighting would provide energy savings of up to 80% in many applications, and an average of 40% for all lighting. LED technology also offers unprecedented possibilities to digitally control light, to create intelligent and dazzling light experiences.
Intelligent Lighting Solutions for Cities
Lighting accounts for 20% of global electricity use, while public spaces and commercial buildings alone represent 60% of lighting-based electricity use. At Light + Building 2012, Philips presents intelligent LED solutions and controls that offer efficient and flexible lighting for streets, buildings and shops, when and where it is needed. These innovative solutions enable substantial energy savings while making streets safer and buildings more comfortable, and creating more attractive shopper experiences to drive sales.
Delivering Great Quality Light
The new range of LED bulbs demonstrates Philips’ leadership in LED technology. They are designed to emit warm white light similar to traditional lamps, with dramatic energy savings (up to 90% less energy consumption) and a lifespan of up to 25 years. Also recognizing that people have varied preferences in light tone, Philips has developed the unique DimTone feature that allows light to be adjusted simultaneously in intensity and color, from bright to warm light, to create the ambience of choice by means of a dimmer.
Lighting Design Innovation
Philips has been recognized for innovation in lighting design, winning nine iF Product Design awards in 2012 for its consumer luminaires. At Light + Building 2012, the company proudly presents its latest line-up of LED design luminaires for the home.
New technologies such as OLED are re-defining lighting design, with their thin form and diffused light quality. Philips demonstrates both its design expertise and technological mastery, presenting breathtaking OLED installations and solutions at the show.
Philips’ innovation highlights at Light + Building 2012 include –
CityTouch intelligent light management system for city-wide street lighting
Light Balancing solution from Philips and Somfy that intelligently manages the balance of artificial lighting and natural daylight in offices
Extended range of Philips’ innovative PureDetail LED solution for fashion retail
75W LED replacement bulb for both consumer and professional applications
Nick-Knack design luminaire for homes based on the Italian animated series ‘’La Linea’’
A new high performance Lumiblade OLED panel for general lighting applications
About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity.” Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 122,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 22.6 billion in 2011, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.
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