Monday, 12 August 2013 10:27

Super LED

Philips created the world’s most energy-efficient warm white LED lamp. The first LED lamp prototype, delivering 200 lumens per watt high-quality light, is halving the energy use compared to current LED lamps.

Royal Philips Electronics recently announced a new innovation in LED lighting that resulted in the world’s most energy-efficient LED lamp suitable for general lighting applications. Philips researchers developed a tube lighting replacement TLED prototype that produces a record 200 lumens per watt (lm/W) of high-quality white light (compared with 100lm/W for fluorescent lighting and just 15lm/W for traditional light bulbs). This prototype TLED lamp is twice as efficient as its predecessor lamps.

With lighting accounting for more than 19% of the world’s total electricity consumption, this innovation promises to drive massive energy and cost savings across the globe. The 200lm/W TLED lamp is expected to hit the market in 2015 for office and industry applications before ultimately being used in the home.

The new TLED prototype marks the first time that lighting engineers have been able to reach 200lm/W efficiency without compromising on light quality, with all parameters required to meet the stringent requirements for office lighting. “This is again a major breakthrough in LED lighting and will further drive the transformation of the lighting industry,” explains Rene van Schooten, chief executive officer (CEO) of light sources and electronics at Philips Lighting.

“After being recognised for our quality of LED light to creating new experience with Philips Hue (the connected light system for the home), we now present the next innovative step in doubling lighting efficiency. It’s exciting to imagine the massive energy and cost savings it will bring to our planet and customers,” concludes Van Schooten.

The TLED lamps are intended to replace fluorescent tube lighting used in office and industry, which currently accounts for more than half of the world’s total lighting. Conversion to the twice-as-efficient 200lm/W TLED lamps will generate significant energy and cost savings.

This new LED innovation from Philips underlines the value and power of its lighting business, bringing together its expertise in LED technology, lamps, applications and systems. Market-leading innovations from Philips Lumileds, such as phosphor technology and blue LEDs, together contribute to the high quality of light and advances in efficiency.



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