Energy efficient LED low bay luminaire introduced

March 8, 2007
Date Announced: 08 Mar 2007 Somerset, NJ – Philips Lighting Company, a division of Philips Electronics North America Corporation, an affiliate of Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI), today announced the introduction of a low bay LED luminaire designed for use in applications where widely distributed, glare-free white light is required. The low bay luminaire features LEDs and is designed for new construction or retrofitting areas where older, less efficient lighting systems are installed. The new Luminaire's clean design and optics provide excellent visibility and has the benefit of improving safety, and enhances the appearance of any facility while reducing energy use by up to 50%. In addition to the significant energy savings LEDs can offer over older, existing technologies LEDs provide an instant on-off capability that could be used with activity sensors. The new Low low bay LED luminaires can be used in factories and production facilities, as well as parking garages, warehouses, gymnasiums and hangars. This new Philips low bay LED luminaire features long-life and energy efficiency in an easy-to-install, simple format that doesn't require special wiring or ballast. Designed with energy savings in mind, the luminaire also provides cool white light and high color rendering - all the traits necessary for good visibility. With no warm up needed, facility managers can be assured of the comfort and safety of their tenants wherever they may be used.LEDs in this luminaire have an average rated life of 50,000 hours, more than twice the life of the metal halide lamps commonly used in typical low bay applications. In addition to the 50% energy savings, there is less maintenance cost associated with luminaire and less heat generated than in existing metal halide luminaires. This can save on air conditioning costs in enclosed spaces.The new low bay luminaire is backed by a three-year Philips warranty and is available now.About Royal Philips ElectronicsRoyal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a global leader in healthcare, lifestyle and technology, delivering products, services and solutions through the brand promise of "sense and simplicity". Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 125,500 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 30.4 billion in 2005, the company is a market leader in medical diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring systems, energy efficient lighting solutions, personal care and home appliances, as well as consumer electronics. News from Philips is located at

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