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Apr 17, 2009


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that it has developed and implemented the first solid-state street lighting solution in
Portugal along the Fidalgo Aprendiz in Pombal City using LUXEON® Rebel LEDs. The
new street lights are approximately 60% more efficient than the most common High-
Pressure Sodium lamps that were initially considered to replace the actual Mercury
Vapor lamps installed.
“We are excited and pleased that the new street
lights will not only reduce our energy consumption
but that we will also begin the process of
removing solutions with mercury from use in our
city,” said Narciso Mota, Mayor of Pombal City.
Both high pressure sodium and various LED
solutions were originally considered as
replacement options. Ultimately a LUXEON Rebel
based design consuming less than 80 Watts of
power was selected because of the compelling
energy savings, high efficiency, uniform light
distribution and long lifetime that could be
The street lamp technical design was the result of a cooperative development effort
between Philips Lumileds and optics expert Fraen. Working closely with teams from
BlueSpan and Future Lighting Solutions, the complete system came together in a very
short period of time and offers excellent performance. With a revolutionary new optical
solution that ensures uniformity and reduces glare, a correlated color temperature tuned
for the environment, and a 7 year warranty, the new street light is being considered for
broader implementation through the country.
According to David Marques, General Manager of BlueSpan, “Implementation in
Portugal is being expanded with new installations in 40 different cities starting in May.
We see national conversion to solid-state technology as a realistic goal over the next
several years.”

About BlueSpan
BlueSpan is focused on delivering high-quality, energy efficient and sustainable LED
lighting solutions that allow our customers to achieve their lighting, ownership and
environmental objectives. Our technology and design experience coupled with system
level competencies allows us to develop innovative, customer focused solutions. For
more information please contact BlueSpan at BlueSpan at +351 234 639 230.
About Philips Lumileds
Philips Lumileds is the world's leading provider of power LEDs for everyday lighting
applications. The company's recent records for light output, efficacy and thermal
management are direct results of the ongoing commitment to advancing solid-state
lighting technology and enabling lighting solutions that are more environmentally friendly,
help reduce CO2 emissions and reduce the need for power plant expansion. Philips
Lumileds' LUXEON LEDs are enabling never before possible applications in hospitality,
outdoor lighting, retail lighting and in homes. More information about the company's
LUXEON LED products and solid-state lighting technologies can be found at
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innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates
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countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 26 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 wellbeing
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