Posts tagged as Philips Lighting SA

New technical committee to address sub-standard product

  The Johannesburg branch of IESSA convened a special committee meeting on 5 August 2014 to address the growing influx of sub-standard and unsafe LEDs and components into the country and their effects on established and professional market players. These products, mainly from the Orient, lead to confusion and disappointment in LED technology among end-users, […]

Technical meeting on retail lighting

  The IESSA Johannesburg branch hosted a technical meeting on 26 June 2014, attended by some 30 people. In his presentation, “Boosting retailers’ turnover with lighting”, Jacques Sergent of Philips Lighting SA addressed members on the correct lighting solutions for illuminating merchandise. Sergent said the greater part of the purchasing decision in clothing stores is […]

Lighting the way through electricity hikes

The workplace is rapidly changing. Today, people work longer hours than ever before, and they do it more flexibly – in terms of the hours in which they work and where they choose to work. Consequently, the office structure and use of space is changing. Open plan, communal spaces, silent rooms, brand personality: we are […]

Fourth generation downlight surpasses 100 lm/W

The very first Fortimo LEDmodule launched by Philips in 2009 was the DLM module, specifically designed for use in downlights. Available in 1100 and 2000 lm, the module efficacy back in 2009 was approximately 52 lm/W. The fourth generation DLM, which became available in the fourth quarter of 2012, maintains the 1100 and 2000 lm […]

Solar powered LED lighting for rural communities across Africa

Philips has launched a new initiative, which will see the installation of 100 “light centres” across rural Africa by 2015. These are areas of approx 1000 m2, or the size of a small soccer pitch, which are lit using a new generation of highly efficient solar powered LED lighting. The idea is to create areas […]

New GM to “light the way for Africa”

Mark Koerner has recently taken up the post of Philips Lighting general manager and Solar Africa for southern Africa. Koerner has twelve years’ lighting experience and has extensive knowledge of emerging markets. He says his team will help usher in the LED lighting revolution that is expected to sweep across southern Africa also take solar […]

LED street lighting trial in world

An independent, global trial of LED technology has found that LED street lighting can generate energy savings as high as 85%. The survey also indicates that citizens of pilot cities prefer LED lighting, citing social and environmental benefits. The findings of Lightsavers, an independent, two-and-a-half-year global pilot of LED lamps in 15 separate trials across […]

Surge protection device for LEDs

The Philips 277 V surge protection device is described as the ideal solution for using LEDs in outdoor lighting. It clamps the voltage at the terminals of the luminaire, protecting the complete system against multiple nominal surges of up to 10 kV/5 kA. For maximum protection, it can withstand a single hit of 10 kV/10 […]

Lighting the Nelson Mandela bridge

Philips Lighting lit the Nelson Mandela bridge using LED lighting in 2010 to create a safer environment for drivers and pedestrians and to improve the visibility of the bridge in a sustainable and energy efficient manner. Since being lit up, the Nelson Mandela bridge has been a catwalk for the finale of Joburg Fashion Week […]