Philips Lighting awards 2009 "Beyond Illumination" scholarships through IALD

Date Announced: 13 May 2009

ROSEMONT, IL – In commemoration of its milestone 60th Anniversary in 2005 and subsequent contribution of $60,000 to the highly-regarded International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) Education Trust, Philips Lighting Electronics (makers of Philips Advance branded products) proudly awarded its fifth annual pair of $5,000 student scholarships to deserving students at the annual IALD Awards Presentation and IALD Education Trust Benefit Dinner in New York City on May 6th.

Established in 2005 to recognize outstanding students and help support pursuit of their on-going interest and specialized education in the field of lighting, Philips Lighting Electronics’ “Beyond Illumination” scholarships will continue to be administered in the form of two $5,000 student awards annually through 2010.

“In commemoration of its 60th anniversary in 2005, we couldn’t think of a better way to honor the spirit upon which Philips Lighting Electronics was founded than to positively recognize and support exceptional young talent in the field of lighting and help drive the next generation of lighting innovation,” said Jim Hunter, Vice President of Strategic Marketing for Philips Lighting and Philips Lighting Electronics. “We congratulate our 2009 winners and wish them the very best in their lighting pursuits.”

Student recipients of the “Beyond Illumination” scholarships represent the “best of the best” in the field of lighting, reflecting the outstanding intellect, innovation, creativity, entrepreneurialism, and integrity that have enabled both Philips Lighting Electronics and the lighting industry to evolve so successfully over the years.

“We are thrilled to have been selected by Philips Lighting Electronics as the organization through whom these significant “Beyond Illumination” scholarships could be offered and are equally delighted about the creation of this wonderful opportunity for our student community to be recognized and rewarded for outstanding achievement,” said IALD Executive Vice President and IALD Education Trust Executive Director Marsha Turner.

The two recipients of Philips Lighting Electronics’ 2009 “Beyond Illumination” Scholarships, Carrie Walker of Parsons The New School for Design in New York and Carolina Marquezim da Silva of the Hochschule Wismar in Germany, are wished much success in their lighting endeavors!

About Philips Lighting Electronics North America
A leader in the ballast industry for over 60 years, Philips Lighting Electronics N.A. offers a full line of Philips Advance branded ballasts and drivers for fluorescent, HID, and LED light sources to the market’s broad range of lighting fixture manufacturers and electrical distributors. For more information on Philips Lighting Electronics’ complete product line and range of Smart Solutionsä, visit www.philips.com/advance or call (800) 322-2086. Philips Lighting Electronics N.A. is a division of Philips Electronics North America.

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 116,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of $38 billion in 2008, 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 flat TV, male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare.

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