September 17, 2013

Lighting world first: Philips breaks 200 lumens per watt barrier


How many lightbulbs does it take to change the world? In this case, just one.

Lighting accounts for one fifth of the world’s total electricity consumption. By creating the most energy-efficient LED lamp prototype ever at 200 lumens per watt, Philips hopes to cut business and household lighting bills by at least half. This innovation, which produces warm white light, is a huge leap forward from today’s standards: it’s twice as efficient as current fluorescent lighting and more than 10 times as efficient as a traditional light bulb. Philips expects to launch the lamp in 2015.


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Philips Lighting, a Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) company, is the global leader in lighting products, systems and services. Our understanding of how lighting positively affects people coupled with our deep technological know-how enable us to deliver digital lighting innovations that unlock new business value, deliver rich user experiences and help to improve lives. Serving professional and consumer markets, we sell more energy efficient LED lighting than any other company. 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. In 2015, we had sales of EUR 7.4 billion and employed 33,000 people worldwide. News from Philips Lighting is located at