August 31, 2009 |
PHILIPS LAUNCHES GROUNDBREAKING WHITE LED ARCHITECTURAL FLOODLIGHTS
New LED solutions offer unmatched light output for cost-effective exterior illumination
Burlington, MA - Demonstrating that LED lighting is now viable for large-scale exterior applications, Philips Color Kinetics announced today two new floodlights with unprecedented light output of more than 8,500 lumens - a first in high-quality exterior LED floodlighting. A pioneer in the LED lighting industry, the company has applied its extensive knowledge in color applications to produce groundbreaking, high-performance white light systems for sustainable city beautification. Now, commercial buildings, bridges, and monuments have an energy-efficient alternative to conventional high-output luminaires without sacrificing the quality of light.
Expanding the successful ColorReach™ Powercore product line, new eW® Reach Powercore and iW® Reach Powercore floodlights can dramatically accentuate building exteriors and landmarks with a choice of high-quality white or fixed color light, while at the same time reducing energy consumption and maintenance. With the addition of these two new floodlights, specifiers now have a choice of dynamic or fixed color and dynamic or fixed white light for their large-scale exterior projects.
eW Reach Powercore is powerful enough to brilliantly illuminate large architectural façades and structures. eW Reach Powercore offers an alternative to traditional metal halide sources, providing more lumens of output (over 8,500 lumens at 2700 K; over 11,000 lumens at 4000 K) and unparalleled light projection (over 700 feet at 2700 K; over 800 feet at 4000 K) than any other competitive light fixture. This powerful fixture represents the next generation in exterior illumination.
Available in eight color temperatures, ranging from a warm 2700 K to a cool 6500 K, and five solid colors - Royal Blue, Blue, Green, Amber, and Red - eW Reach Powercore combines all the benefits of LED-based lighting in an elegant fixture specifically designed for large-scale installations. (Now Available)
iW Reach Powercore further demonstrates that white-light LED sources are viable for even the largest-scale exterior transformations, providing controllable white light in color temperatures ranging from a warm 2700 K to a cool 6500 K. With almost 11,000 lumens of output and 800-foot projection, this high-performance, intelligent LED floodlight can efficiently illuminate urban environments worldwide. (Now Available)
As compared with traditional sources typically used for such exterior projects, such as a 1,000 watt fixture that has an average lifetime of 20,000 hours, these new light sources boast an energy savings of over 75% and average lifetime of over 50,000 hours. In addition, due to the directional nature of LED sources, light can be placed exactly where it is needed - mitigating wasteful light that causes light pollution.
ColorReach Powercore, the original offering in this series of high-output floodlights, is already in use in a host of applications worldwide, including the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey; County Hall in London, England; the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, New York, and the Sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand.
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About Philips Color Kinetics
Philips Color Kinetics transforms environments through dynamic and more efficient uses of light. Its award-winning lighting systems and technologies apply the benefits of LEDs as a highly efficient, long lasting, environmentally friendly, and inherently digital source of illumination - reinventing light itself as a highly controllable medium. Headquartered in Burlington, MA, USA, Philips Color Kinetics is the leading center of innovation and product development for Philips' global LED lighting systems business. The organization also enables widespread adoption of LED lighting through OEM partnerships in diverse markets. More information is available at http://www.colorkinetics.com.
About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified Health and Well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of "sense and simplicity". Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 116,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of $38 billion in 2008, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in flat TV, male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.