Philips has just introduced its latest creation in the field of high-tech bulbs. Called Philips TLED and aspires to become the substitute for the millions of fluorescent tubes that are on the roofs of half the world.
Qualities not lacking, the Philips TLED is able to double the brightness of traditional neon tubes, with 200 lumens per watt. In addition, their consumption of energy is exactly half. According to Philips, one-quarter of the world’s lighting systems are based on neon tubes.
In the United States, these fluorescent tubes consume 200 terawatts (TWh) of electricity each year. If you replace them by Philips TLED, consumption would fall to the half, saving the not inconsiderable figure of 12,000 million dollars and leaving issue the equivalent of 60 million metric tons of CO2.
“After being recognized for our quality of LED light (mimicking traditional light bulbs) to creating new experience with Philips Hue (the connected light system for the home), we now present the next innovative step in doubling lighting efficiency. It’s exciting to imagine the massive energy and cost savings it will bring to our planet and customers.” – Rene van Schooten, CEO Light Sources & Electronics for Philips Lighting.
This next-generation Philips LED lamp will hit the consumer market by 2015 in both office and industry applications. It is also noteworthy that a home-ready lamp will be brought forth soon afterward.