Cardiff ‘to save £750,000 with LED lighting’

Wales has installed 14,000 energy efficient LED streetlights and a smart management system in its capital city. The project in Cardiff is the 1,000th of its kind delivered by Philips Lighting and is expected to significantly reduce the city’s carbon footprint, maximise operational efficiencies and improve the safety of citizens. The system is expected to […]

Google to power data centre with Dutch renewable energy

Google and Philips are among the companies that have committed to source power from renewable energy projects in the Netherlands. The two organisations, alongside firms AzkoNobel and DSM, have agreed to source a total of 350 million kWh of electricity a year from a wind farm that is expected to become operational by 2019. That […]

Philips aims to sell two billion LEDs by 2020

Philips Lighting has set a target to sell more than two billion LEDs by 2020. The company announced its plans at the Clean Energy Ministerial Summit in San Francisco this week and added the goal will include all LED bulbs sold from 2015. The move is expected to save power equivalent to that generated by […]

Philips to become carbon neutral by 2020

Technology giant Royal Philips has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2020. Eric Rondolat, CEO at Philips Lighting made the announcement at the COP21 climate conference in Paris. The firm believes it may have reduced its carbon footprint by 40% since 2007 and aims to accelerate its emission reductions to achieve the goal in the next five […]

Philips to sell stake in LED arm for $2.8bn

Dutch electronics giant Philips is selling a majority stake in its LED and automotive lighting business. A consortium led by GO Scale Capital has signed an agreement to buy 80.1% interest in the business in a deal worth $2.8 billion (£1.9bn). The new company will continue under the name Lumileds. Philips’ Lighting Solutions business will […]

World wasting trillions in energy

The global fossil fuel bill could be cut by more than €2 trillion (£1.48tn) if we stopped wasting energy. That’s according to a new study commissioned by Philips, which says 98% of all energy produced globally is wasted through inefficiency. The 2015 Energy Productivity and Economic Prosperity Index report urges policy makers to set more […]

EXCLUSIVE: Daring Debenhams flaunts LEDs as standard in two new stores

Two new Debenhams stores just opened are flaunting low energy LED lights – and they are now seen as “standard” by the retail chain. ELN can exclusively reveal the duo of stores, at Borehamwood and Scunthorpe, are the first to be fully fitted with LEDs. Kitted out with energy efficient heating and cooling plant, the […]

£21m energy efficiency makeover for student housing

A student accommodation firm is to spend £21 million to install energy-saving lighting in 120 properties across the UK. Unite Students has teamed up with electronics company Philips, which will upgrade the lighting in 23 town and cities in the next two years. The project would see 300,000 LEDs and 85,000 automated sensors installed in […]

Philips creates ‘world’s most energy efficient’ LED light

Lighting company Philips has created a new LED light (pictured) it claims is the “world’s most energy efficient”. It claims the tube lighting prototype is twice as efficient as those currently used in general lighting applications and will drive huge energy and cost savings. The new TLED light produces 200 lumens per watt (lm/W) compared […]

Philips lights up rural African football pitches

Philips has pledged to put 100 solar-powered “light centres” in rural African communities by 2015. Some 1.6 billion people worldwide have no access to electricity. Philips says the idea is to create areas of light for communities which live without electricity and giving people more opportunities for sports like football and other activities including healthcare, […]