SOMERSET, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), the global leader in lighting, has won the 2015 Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) Project-of-the-Year Award for Energy and Water, an honor bestowed by ESTCP and the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), the Department of Defense's (DoD) environmental research programs. Philips received the award for a demonstration project led by Philips Research North America at Fort Sill, OK, showing that advanced LED light sources with controls can result in substantial energy and cost savings - 60 to 90 percent depending on the application areas and usage patterns - while improving the quality of light in terms of color rendering and brightness.
Exterior lighting accounts for nearly 10 percent of the electricity consumed at DoD military installations. Many of the existing exterior lighting systems use inefficient high pressure sodium or metal halide lights that are controlled with photo sensors that turn lights on regardless of usage patterns. Dr. Satyen Mukherjee of Philips Research and his team demonstrated that significant electricity savings can be achieved by implementing efficient LED lighting sources and smart lighting controls.
“The learnings from Fort Sill have been helpful in understanding how LED-based lighting systems can be deployed to drive both energy and cost savings for the Department of Defense. Advanced controls with LED light sources reduced energy consumption while also improving the quality of light in terms of color rendering and brightness,” commented Dr. Mukherjee.
The project evaluated three exterior lighting applications at U.S. Army Base Fort Sill, OK and demonstrated that LED light sources combined with smart systems and controls can be used to achieve significant energy savings and improve illumination in exterior lighting applications at DoD military installations across the country. Deployment has already been carried out – or is being considered – at several other DoD bases including, multiple Air Force bases, Fort Bliss, Fort Knox, Fort Dodge and others.
A copy of the full report entitled Dynamic Exterior Lighting for Energy and Cost Savings in DoD Installations (EW-201141) can be accessed here. For more information, please visit www.serdp-estcp.org and Philips Government Solutions.
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 105,000 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.
About the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP)
SERDP is DoD’s environmental science and technology program, planned and executed in partnership with DOE and EPA, with participation by numerous other Federal and non-Federal organizations. The Program focuses on cross-service requirements and pursues solutions to the Department’s environmental challenges while enhancing and sustaining military readiness.
About the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP)
ESTCP is DoD’s environmental technology demonstration and validation program. Projects conduct formal demonstrations at DoD facilities and sites in operational settings to document and validate improved performance and cost savings. Demonstration results are subject to rigorous technical reviews to ensure that the conclusions are accurate and well supported by data.