MARKHAM, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), the global leader in lighting today announced the latest installation of its new Philips RoadFocus LED Cobra Head Luminaires, an innovative lighting technology designed to enhance the livability of cities. By late summer, Ville de Trois-Rivières in Quebec is expected to be outfitted with over 9,000 luminaires, making it the most recent city to convert its roadways to potential energy and cost saving solutions from Philips. With an estimated 60 percent gain in energy efficiency with new Philips RoadFocus luminaires, Ville de Trois-Rivières expects to save $475,000 in energy, as well as $150,000 per year in maintenance costs.
“We reviewed proposals from many companies in considering a switch to LED street lighting,” said Vincent Turgeon, Eng., electrical coordinator at Ville de Trois-Rivières. “In comparing performance and the cost of ownership, Philips RoadFocus was clearly the winner in our opinion. These luminaires may present an opportunity to reduce light wattage, which could result in energy conservation and efficiency, and white LED light is designed to provide a safer light source and may help increase visibility for both pedestrians and motorists.”
Philips outdoor LED solutions such as the RoadFocus luminaire can help cities achieve their energy goals and are designed to help make roads safer for citizens, while potentially reducing maintenance expenses. When installations in Ville de Trois-Rivières and several additional cities in Quebec are complete, the province will shine brightly with nearly 20,000 Philips RoadFocus LED luminaires in total.
With a sleek, low-profile design, RoadFocus LED Luminaires offer an alternative that surpasses the performance of high intensity discharge (HID) lamps, while preserving the familiar cobra head roadway lighting aesthetic. RoadFocus LED Luminaires are designed to cover roads with even, high-quality white light (ranging from 70 to 400W HID replacement), which may reduce light pollution and can provide drivers with an increased sense of security on the road.
“We designed RoadFocus with our customers in mind, to help them reap the benefits of LED energy-efficiency, while still being able to take advantage of the latest lighting technologies, such as controls and management systems, when they are ready for that next step,” said Michael Gentile, vice-president of Philips Lighting Canada. “These luminaires fit seamlessly into the city’s infrastructure with their familiar shape, while allowing residents of Ville de Trois-Rivières to experience high-quality road lighting that compliments the city’s aesthetic, and may help keep maintenance costs down.”
RoadFocus LED Luminaires offer even more benefits when paired with Philips standalone or connected LED outdoor lighting solutions, including real-time alerts that are designed to allow for improved maintenance response, and may provide cost and energy savings from the ability to dim luminaires as needed. RoadFocus LED Luminaires come ready to accept Philips connector nodes at installation, and can be easily added at any time.
The first RoadFocus LEDs arrive in Ville de Trois-Rivières this month and citizens can expect to be traveling, working and living under the improved lighting conditions of the completed installation by late summer.
From high-performance roadway lighting to connected lighting systems, Philips continues to make innovative strides in commercial lighting. To learn more about Philips Lumec RoadFocus LED Cobra Head Luminaires, visit www.usa.lighting.philips.com.
About Royal Philips:
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2014 sales of EUR 21.4 billion and employs approximately 108,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.