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Philips Integrates LED Lighting with Urban Furniture in SoleCity

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Philips Integrates LED Lighting with Urban Furniture in SoleCity08:00 EST Tuesday, March 06, 2012New suite of outdoor LED lighting solutions from Philips Lumec helps cities enhance identity and security while offering freedom and sustainability of design for uniform lookMONTREAL, March 6, 2012 /CNW/ - As cities look to create identity while respecting the environment and providing their citizens with a sense of security and community, Philips is launching an innovative new line of outdoor LED lighting solutions that can support those goals. SoleCity from Philips Lumec allows cities to achieve uniformity in design and optimum style, with the performance and energy efficiency of LED technology. In addition to providing a comprehensive line of high performance outdoor luminaires, Philips Lumec has collaborated with Ontario's Maglin Site Furniture, known in their own right for sustainable design, to create complementary sustainable urban furniture that offers cities a complete, integrated urban look and feel.With lifetimes of up to 100,000 hours and energy savings of up to 60 percent, SoleCity is a high performance alternative to high intensity discharge (HID) products, featuring the sleekness of LEDs, color quality and light uniformity enabled by Philips LUXEON LED technology. Based on the Philips LEDgine platform, SoleCity also offers the flexibility of a modular approach, which allows for different LED configurations, enabling the systems to be tailored to a customer's unique needs such as application and light output. This helps ensure that light levels and light quality meet application requirements, while protecting investment in the lighting system by allowing it to be expanded or adjusted as the lighting requirements for a particular environment evolve."Working with landscape architects and lighting designers, Philips Lumec has designed the SoleCity family of products with a one-of-a-kind, modern look," said François L'Écuyer, Director of New Product Development for Philips Lumec. "The unique slender design and crisp white light, as well as color uniformity from one luminaire to another are among the many benefits of using Philips LUXEON LEDs. Partnering with Maglin has also enabled us to give specifiers design continuity, from luminaire to park bench, helping them to enhance a city's identity and sense of community."The SoleCity Street and Area Luminaire's brackets and structures have sleek, fluid, continuous lines, with seamless joints for refined aesthetics. For the first time, Philips Lumec will be introducing Architectural Lighting for a complete, integrated look. Further helping cities enhance their sense of identity, SoleCity also offers the added benefit of customizable finishes to ensure that lighting products truly complement a city's personality.SoleCity includes 8 distinct LED outdoor lighting products, in 3 categories:  Street and Area Lighting - Small LED Street & Area Luminaire, Medium LED Street & Area Luminaire, LED Mid-Pole Light     Architectural Lighting - LED Flood Light, LED Wallwash, LED Canopy Light     Functional and Ambience Lighting - LED Light Column, LED Bollard   The entire SoleCity collection is rated IP66, protecting the light source and electrical components from degradation caused by environmental elements such as rain, ice, snow and dust.Research, development and manufacturing of Philips Lumec products is done locally in Quebec, ensuring they meet the highest Canadian standards. Philips Lumec has achieved ISO 14001:2004 certification for its environmental management and applies the principles of sustainable development to all of its products. The company has reached the highest level of the Ici on Recycle! Program. For more information on Philips Lumec or SoleCity, please visit www.lumec.com.About Royal Philips ElectronicsRoyal 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 122,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 22.6 billion in 2011, 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 male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.  For further information: Santina Giuliano Corporate Communications Philips Canada Ph.: 905.201.4196 Email: santina.giuliano@philips.com