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Philips aids incandescent lighting phase-out

Dubai, March 24, 2009

Philips will provide professional customers, a full range of product and system solutions, to help them switch to energy-efficient lighting from incandescent lighting.

The phase-out of incandescent lighting within the European Union, commences on September 1 this year.

The phase-out is expected to make a significant contribution to reducing energy use and carbon emissions.

Philips calculates that for example the simple switch to energy-efficient lighting in homes in Europe could save EUR 10 billion per year in energy costs - equivalent to 25 million tonnes of CO2.

To enable professional customers make a quick and efficient switch to energy-saving technologies in compliance with the new legislation, Philips is to immediately commence initiatives to help customers manage the transition throughout the entire value chain.

The company will be increasing manufacturing capacity of its broad range of alternative solutions in order to meet all its professional customers’ lighting needs - from general purpose lighting to ambiance creation, while delivering all the energy saving benefits of alternative lighting solutions such as LED, halogen and high quality compact fluorescent (CFLi) products.

“As part of its commitment to being the greenest lighting company in the world, Philips will be making additional efforts to ensure its customers can comply with the phase-out of incandescent lamps before the legislation comes into effect,” says Garrett Forde, CEO of commercial activities in Europe, Middle East & Africa.

“We can today deliver all alternatives to incandescent lighting to our professional partners in anticipation of the forthcoming legislation.”

Philips Middle East will also be calling for the development of minimum energy / quality performance criteria for lighting throughout the region. The aim would be to stimulate a fast switch over to a new generation of energy efficient and greener lighting technologies.-TradeArabia News Service

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