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Philips Lighting is the global leader in lighting, with recognized expertise in the development and application of innovative, energy-efficient lighting systems and services that improve people’s lives. Additionally, we have focused on environmental sustainability since the 1970s.
We have pioneered many of the key breakthroughs in lighting over the past 125 years, laying the foundation for our current market leadership in the digital transformation of lighting. Our understanding of how light positively affects people coupled with our deep technological know-how enable us to deliver digital lighting innovations that unlock new business value and deliver rich user experiences. We lead the industry in connected lighting systems and services, leveraging the Internet of Things to take light beyond illumination and transform homes, buildings and urban spaces.

The business has a global reach with commercial activities that cover approximately 180 countries; has operational manufacturing plants in 22 countries in all major regions of the world; established more than 70 sales offices worldwide; employs over 36,000 employees globally; acquired sales amounted Euro 7.5 billion in 2015.

We have evolved our lighting portfolio from individual products to connected LED lighting systems and services, LED luminaires and LED lamps for the professional and consumer markets across the following areas:

Cities - Creating brighter safer streets, reducing costs and carbon footprint
Offices - Helping businesses to reduce energy and reinvent the working environment
Home - Redefining the space we live in, creating new experiences and reducing energy bills
Retail - Helping retailers drive sales and build customer loyalty
Industry - Improving efficiency and safety and reducing maintenance costs
Government - Empowering a sustainable environment
Stadiums - Enhancing the experience for fans with flexible lighting
Horticulture – Allowing crops to grow better, faster and healthier indoors, all year round
Entertainment – Enhancing the theatrical spectacle.

Our products, systems and services include: incandescent lamps, halogen lamps, fluorescent lamps, linear fluorescent lamps, CFLs, HID lamps and LED lamps. Additionally, we provide electronic ballasts and drivers, and complete luminaires. The business also places emphasis on offering innovative, integrated and customized lighting systems and services, including light management systems and value-added services such as energy audits, light design and engineering as well as remote monitoring and managed services.

Special Interests:
Energy, Environment, Infrastructure, Public Works, Utilities Issues

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