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At a glance

The Company


Philips Lighting is the global leader in lighting, with recognized expertise in the development and application of innovative, energy-efficient lighting systems and services that improve people’s lives. Additionally, we have focused on environmental sustainability since the 1970s.


We have pioneered many of the key breakthroughs in lighting over the past 125 years, laying the foundation for our current market leadership in the digital transformation of lighting. Our understanding of how light positively affects people coupled with our deep technological know-how enable us to deliver digital lighting innovations that unlock new business value and deliver rich user experiences. Moreover, we lead the industry in connected lighting systems and services, leveraging the Internet of Things to take light beyond illumination and transform homes, buildings and urban spaces.

The business is organized and managed by four operating business groups (BG): BG Lamps, BG LED, BG Professional and BG Home. The business’ commercial organization is structured along three geographical market groups: Europe, Americas and rest of the world.


The business has a global reach with commercial activities that cover approximately 180 countries; has operational manufacturing plants in 22 countries in all major regions of the world; established more than 70 sales offices worldwide; employs over 34,000 employees globally; acquired sales amounted Euro 7.1 billion in 2016.

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The portfolio


We have evolved our lighting portfolio from individual products to connected LED lighting systems and services, LED luminaires and LED lamps for the professional and consumer markets across the following areas:


  • Cities - Creating brighter safer streets, reducing costs and carbon footprint
  • Offices - Helping businesses to reduce energy and reinvent the working environment
  • Home - Redefining the space we live in, creating new experiences and reducing energy bills
  • Retail - Helping retailers drive sales and build customer loyalty
  • Industry - Improving efficiency and safety and reducing maintenance costs
  • Government - Empowering a sustainable environment
  • Stadiums - Enhancing the experience for fans with flexible lighting
  • Horticulture – Allowing crops to grow better, faster and healthier indoors, all year round
  • Entertainment – Enhancing the theatrical spectacle.
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Our products, systems and services include: incandescent lamps, halogen lamps, fluorescent lamps, linear fluorescent lamps, CFLs, HID lamps and LED lamps. Additionally, we provide electronic ballasts and drivers, and complete luminaires. The business also places emphasis on offering innovative, integrated and customized lighting systems and services, including light management systems and value-added services such as energy audits, light design and engineering as well as remote monitoring and managed services.

Lighting trends


A number of trends are affecting the lighting industry:


The lighting market is driven by the need for more light, the need for energy-efficient lighting and the need for digital and connected lighting. 

The world’s population is forecast to grow from 7 billion to over 9 billion by 2050. At the same time, we are witnessing rapid urbanization with over 70% of the world’s population expected to live in urban areas by 2050. These trends will increase demand for light.


In the face of resource constraints and climate change, the world needs light to be energy-efficient. At the same time, the lighting industry is moving from conventional to LED lighting. Digital technologies enable connectivity, allowing light points to be used as information pathways. This is opening up opportunities for innovative use of light as well as services based on the transmission and analysis of connected lighting data.

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