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DOE honors Philips Color Kinetics for R&D of LED replacement bulb
(20 Mar 2009 LEDsMAGAZINE)
The award recognizes an LED PAR 38 replacement lamp for use in commercial interiors
and to be launched in late 2009.
Philips Color Kinetics has been honored by the US Department of Energy (DOE), receiving an award
for "Significant Achievement in Solid-State Lighting Research & Development."
The award recognizes Philips' progress in the development of a highly efficient LED PAR lamp, or
replacement "bulb" under an 18-month project funded by the DOE.
With an ultimate performance target of ~70 lumens/W of energy, the fully realized lamp will meet or
exceed the efficacy (lm/W) of nearly all existing conventional light sources.
Philips' PAR 38 spotlight lamp is being developed for use in commercial interiors such as retail shops,
offices, hotels and other spaces where recessed can lights or track lighting systems commonly use
The project is being funded by a $1.7 million grant from the DOE. It incorporates advanced LED
package and system integration technology plus novel, highly efficient driver technology and a
unique optical arrangement.
The role of lighting as a major factor in energy consumption has most recently been reflected in the
new U.S. Administration’s own goal to update public buildings with sources that are more efficient.
"More than purely a research project, this program has clear-cut performance and commercialization
goals that will drive LED sources further into mainstream lighting, " said Jeff Cassis, CEO of Philips