London, UK - Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is pleased to announce that its award winning SpeedStar LED road lighting luminaire has been given the certificate of carbon neutrality. The certificate acknowledges that the emissions of carbon caused by the production* and recycling of the SpeedStar fitting has been offset by investing in greenhouse gas reduction projects from the Climate Neutral Group**. This programme will soon be extended to all Philips key outdoor luminaire ranges including CitySoul and CitySpirit.
This initiative compliments the Philips EcoVision programme, which has also drastically reduced the environmental impact of Philips manufacturing plants over the last decade.
The SpeedStar luminiare, recently honoured with the iF product design award 2011, has been designed to help local authorities create more livable urban environments. Whilst concerned for road safety, city and town councils are coming under increasing pressure to reduce energy consumption at the same time as complying with lighting standards. Philips SpeedStar addresses these issues boasting best in class energy saving and minimal maintenance. This carbon-neutral lighting solution incorporates a compact flat LED engine which is easy to replace and which also offers the flexibility of a modular system. As well as ensuring bright, functional road lighting, its stylish design appeals to architects and urban planners.
Philips LED solutions for streets and roads can save up to 70% of the energy consumed by existing outdoor lighting, without compromising on lighting performance, ensuring they remain fully compliant with current norms and regulations in place for street lighting.