Royal Philips used Climate Week NYC to announce its partnership with The Climate Group and support its call for all cities and utilities worldwide to switch to LEDs by 2025. Philips said that it is supporting The Climate Group’s global campaign entitled “LED = Lower Emissions Delivered.”
In a statement, Philips pointed out that replacing conventional streetlights with LEDs cuts energy use by 40 percent to 50 percent. An additional 30 percent reduction is realized with such things as sensors and software control systems.
The released points to Los Angeles, which has realized an energy savings of 63 percent and cost savings of about $8.7 million after it installed 140,000 LED street lights last year. The city this week became the first to use connected lighting, which is based on cloud and mobile technology. Philips says that energy use potentially can be cut 80 percent with the system.
Philips is eating its own cooking. The Tupelo (MS) Daily Journal reports that Philips Lighting has installed LEDs through its 550,000-square-foot plant. The switch is saving almost $10,000 monthly. The company worked with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Tupelo Water & Light on the project. Philips invested more than $300,000 in the project and got more than half back — $154,000 – in an incentive from the TVA.