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New Osaka Street Lamps Lit by LUXEON® Power LEDs
(03 Mar 2009 Source: Philips Lumileds )
SAN JOSE, Calif. & OSAKA, Japan--Philips Lumileds today announced the installation of the first street
lights using LUXEON power LEDs in Osaka Prefecture in Japan, reflecting the emergence of solid-state
lighting as an energy-efficient alternative to street lamps using standard light sources. The fixtures,
developed by Osaka-based Three Force, are contributing to an overall savings of 88% in electricity
bills over the older high-pressure mercury lamps used elsewhere in the region.
"Our new street lamps in Osaka are saving a tremendous amount of energy and pedestrians really
enjoy the quality of light that we get from the LUXEON LEDs," said Mr. Kazuaki Ueshima, CEO &
President, from Three Force.
Each of the LED-based street lamps installed at a park on the Kizu River utilizes 36 cool white
LUXEON LEDs. The LED array generates 30 lux at a pole height of 4.5 meters, comparable to the
brightness of mercury lamps, while using just 25 W of power per fixture. Future Lighting Solutions
worked with Three Force to ensure that system design and bin selection enabled Three Force to meet
the solution specifications.
In addition to energy savings, LUXEON LEDs offer a 60,000-hour lifetime that is 5 to 10 times longer
than mercury vapor, mercury-free construction, and the ability to achieve uniform light distribution
with minimal glare in street lamp applications because of the greater control over light direction made
possible by LUXEON’s small form factor. Light can be precisely targeted through LED placement and
"This initial installation in Osaka Prefecture is part of an emerging movement to bring LED illumination
to streets and sidewalks. We are seeing growing interest in solid-state street lamps from partners
and cities around the globe and certainly here in Japan," said Norihide Yamada, General Manager,
Japan for Philips Lumileds. "Municipalities are familiar with the energy and maintenance benefits of
LEDs, and street lighting promises to be the next big wave of LED adoption at the municipal level."
About Philips Lumileds
Philips Lumileds is the world's leading provider of power LEDs for everyday lighting applications.
The company's recent records for light output, efficacy and thermal management are direct results of
the ongoing commitment to advancing solid-state lighting technology and enabling lighting solutions
that are more environmentally friendly, help reduce CO2 emissions and reduce the need for power
plant expansion. Philips Lumileds' LUXEON LEDs are enabling never before possible applications in
hospitality, outdoor lighting, retail lighting and in homes. More information about the company's
LUXEON LED products and solid-state lighting technologies can be found at www.philipslumileds.com.
About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE:PHG) (AEX:PHI) is a diversified Health and
Well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world
leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into
people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of "sense
and simplicity". Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 121,000 employees
in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 26 billion in 2008, the company is a market
leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new
lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong
leadership positions in flat TV, male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral
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