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Philips sees the light with LED street launch

Dutch lighting company, Philips, has launched its Luxeon LED ‘wide area' streetlight, which can be used in applications that traditionally use HID and halogen bulbs.

Dutch lighting company, Philips, has launched its Luxeon LED ‘wide area' streetlight, which can be used in applications that traditionally use HID and halogen bulbs.

It is available through its distributor, Johnston Lighting & Accessories, in Dubai.

LED applications include roadways, paths, warehouse security, parking areas, landmarks, architectural and canopy lights.

According to the company, they provide better energy consumption and lower maintenance costs compared to traditional light sources when used in solid-state lighting systems. Lightweight and therefore easy to maintain, the approximate life of the Luxeon LED streetlight is 50,000 hours with only a 30% depreciation of light throughout its lifespan, compared with 80% depreciation for regular fittings. Precise colour temperatures are also available to enhance aesthetics on buildings, landmarks and monuments.

Use of Luxeon LEDs reduce light pollution such as glare (the result of excessive contrast between bright and dark areas in the field of view), light trespass (unwanted light falling on non-targeted areas) and sky glow, ensuring light is more managed and projected to the intended target.

The second product to reach the market is the Spot LED lighting range, which features an innovative and stylish family of projectors, track and down lights.

Emitting no UV IR radiation, the Spot LED range offers more energy and maintenance savings in hospitality applications and reduces energy costs wherever it is used.

Maximising light output and efficiency, the latest additions incorporate three Luxeon K2 high-powered LEDs and are available as track-mounted and fixed recessed down lights.

With a lifetime of some 50,000 hours compared with an average of 1,500 hours for

a regular dicroich spot lights, the Spot LED halves energy consumption, reduces maintenance and emits a better quality light.

Marie Johnston, managing director, Johnston Lighting & Accessories, said: "Previously unavailable on the market, these Spot LEDs from Philips offer tremendous opportunities to architects and designers to incorporate energy efficient, quality lamps and fittings into new developments at reasonable cost.

"Anyone in the construction phase should be insisting on the use of these attractive and cost effective spots," she added.

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