Philips announces linear BoldPlay LED luminaire for commercial buildings

April 3, 2013
Date Announced: 03 Apr 2013 Combining innovative optics, daylight harvesting & clean aesthetics, new Philips Ledalite offering uses 28% less energy than fluorescent options, with better light quality Somerset, NJ – Expanding on its commitment to deliver innovative products that can help organizations meet their energy and lighting goals, Philips Ledalite introduces BoldPlay, a new portfolio of high-performance LED lighting systems that consume 28 percent less energy than traditional technologies such as fluorescent with efficacies 44 percent higher. Integrating daylight harvesting with the latest Philips LED technology and advanced optics, BoldPlay is the latest in the Philips’ family of luminaires to offer building owners a flexible, intuitive lighting solution that requires less fixtures in a space, while delivering all the light quality, energy efficiency and cost savings that have become hallmarks of Philips products.Delivering up to 106lm/W, one of the highest in the industry, BoldPlay allows for wide row spacing at up to 20 feet apart, while maintaining uniformity on the ceiling and workplane. BoldPlay’s performance, combined with its simple, clean design, make it ideal for a variety of applications, including office, education, healthcare and retail. The product’s LED light engine is comprised of a low profile Light Guide Panel which helps extract and reflect light into a precisely controlled direct/indirect distribution. BoldPlay also integrates patented MesoOptics nanotechnology which makes spaces more visually comfortable by optimally blending light and color, while controlling high angle glare. In addition, BoldPlay features optional Response Daylight harvesting sensors that can extend LED sustainability benefits by further reducing energy consumption up to another 35 percent. “Most buildings use lighting technologies that date back to the 80’s, yet as organizations look to become more green, while trying to provide a better work environment, lighting upgrades become an obvious choice,” said Don Jacklin, director, product management for Philips Ledalite. “Not only does a system like BoldPlay offer significant energy savings and better light quality than traditional lighting systems, it can sense the ambient light in a room and adjust itself accordingly. Accompanying Airwave occupancy sensors harvest that ambient light to power themselves and adjust the lighting in the room based on whether or not there are occupants. BoldPlay makes energy efficiency intuitive and with its ease of installation, adopting LED technology has never been simpler.”BoldPlay offers many flexible options including a range of aesthetic designs, LED color temperatures, distribution choices and a complementary wall mount version. In addition, BoldPlay is designed to work with optional Airwave Wireless Controls and features an easy “plug and play” installation that simplifies upgrades or replacement.About Royal Philips Electronics Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2012 sales of EUR 24.8 billion and employs approximately 118,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming, home and portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at

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