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New Osaka Street Lamps Lit by LUXEON® Power LEDs

Jun 16, 2009


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San Jose, CA and Osaka, Japan – Philips Lumileds today announced the installation of
the first street lights using LUXEON power LEDs in Osaka Prefecture in Japan, reflecting
the emergence of solid-state lighting as an energy-efficient alternative to street lamps
using standard light sources. The fixtures, developed by Osaka-based Three Force, are
contributing to an overall savings of 88% in electricity bills over the older high-pressure
mercury lamps used elsewhere in the region.
"Our new street lamps in Osaka are saving a tremendous amount of energy and
pedestrians really enjoy the quality of light that we get
from the LUXEON LEDs," said Mr. Kazuaki Ueshima,
CEO & President, from Three Force.
Each of the LED-based street lamps installed at a park
on the Kizu River utilizes 36 cool white LUXEON LEDs.
The LED array generates 30 lux at a pole height of 4.5
meters, comparable to the brightness of mercury lamps,
while using just 25 W of power per fixture.
In addition to energy savings, LUXEON LEDs offer a
60,000-hour lifetime that is 5 to 10 times longer than
mercury vapor, mercury-free construction, and the ability
to achieve uniform light distribution with minimal glare in
street lamp applications because of the greater control
over light direction made possible by LUXEON’s small
form factor. Light can be precisely targeted through LED
placement and optics optimization.
“This initial installation in Osaka Prefecture is part of an
emerging movement to bring LED illumination to streets
and sidewalks. We are seeing growing interest in solidstate
street lamps from partners and cities around the
globe and certainly here in Japan” said Norihide
Yamada, General Manager, Japan for Philips Lumileds.
“Municipalities are familiar with the energy and maintenance benefits of LEDs, and street
lighting promises to be the next big wave of LED adoption at the municipal level.”
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
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 121,000 employees in more than 60
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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