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Philips Unveils LED Bulb To Replace 60-watt Traditional Bulb

Philips dimmable bulb will operate at 12-watts enabling energy savings of up to 80%

Philips, one of whose specialties is in energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications announces it new 60 watt-equivalent LED replacement bulb. The product will be launched by the end of 2010 and deliver an industry benchmark of 806 lumens of warm white light.

For businesses such as hotels who replace high concentrations of 60 watt lamps, the Philips’ LED solution could save up to €20 per lamp per year due to the 25,000-hour lifetime.

New U.S. lighting legislation preventing the manufacture of incandescent bulbs will come into force from 2012. The manufacture of the traditional light bulb (which can emit as much as 90% of its energy as heat) will become obsolete as of January 2014.

Light + Building is providing Philips with a platform to launch additions to its portfolio of LED lighting solutions for consumer and professional applications and include:

     * LivingAmbiance – a remote controlled integration system where multiple light sources in the home can be customized to set ambient lighting to match any mood.

    * The Lirio - collections of sophisticated consumer luminaires to match modern interiors possessing bold new forms, materials and finishes. The collections would be designed in conjunction with Philips, Arcitone and Ledino.

    * LED luminaire and control solutions for offices and shops which are aimed at improving road and pedestrian safety, reduce night-time light disturbance and make significant energy savings.

 “Philips recognizes and understands the fundamental changes taking place in the world today," says Rudy Provoost, CEO of Philips Lighting and a member of the board of management of Royal Philips Electronics. “Lifestyles are changing, urbanization is presenting new challenges for city leaders, and society in general is more environmentally aware. We are applying the functional and creative potential of LED lighting to address these trends, and to simply enhance life with light."

With Philips, GEC and Cree and many others in the helm, it will be interesting to see who comes out on top in the LED revolution …
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