Saturday, 26 March 2011

Carbon Neutrality for Philips SpeedStar, Road Lighting LED Luminaire

London, UK - Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI)is delighted to announce that its award winning SpeedStar LED road lighting luminaire has been given the certificate of carbon neutrality. The certificate acknowledges that the emissions of carbon caused by the production* and recycling of the SpeedStar fitting has been offset by investing in greenhouse gas reduction projects from the Climate Neutral Group**. This programme will soon be extended to all Philips key outdoor luminaire ranges including CitySoul and CitySpirit.

This initiative compliments the Philips EcoVision programme, which has also drastically reduced the environmental impact of Philips manufacturing plants over the last decade.

The SpeedStar luminiare, recently honoured with the iF product design award 2011, has been designed to help local authorities generate more livable urban environments. Whilst concerned for road safety, city & town councils are coming under increasing pressure to reduce energy consumption simultaneously as complying with lighting standards. Philips SpeedStar addresses these issues boasting best in class energy saving & minimal maintenance.  This carbon-neutral lighting solution incorporates a compact flat LED engine which is simple to replace & which also offers the flexibility of a modular method. As well as ensuring bright, functional road lighting, its stylish design appeals to architects & urban planners.

Philips LED solutions for streets & roads can save up to 70% of the energy consumed by existing outdoor lighting, without compromising on lighting performance, ensuring they stay fully compliant with current norms & regulations in place for street lighting.

Further information

Notes to Editors
    * *Includes all materials plus transportation of all the parts from suppliers to Philips’ factory
    * **The Climate Neutral Group is a social venture investing in a wide portfolio of greenhouse gas reduction projects around the world, thus generating carbon credits. These projects are verified by independent organisations that have been accredited by the UN, according to the highest international standards (CDM, Gold Standard, VCS and CCBA. More information can be found at

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