New Ultra Efficient range makes a timely arrival


    January 05th, 2023


    Soaring energy prices, the climate crisis, and stricter regulation: Signify’s new A-class range offers an ideal solution!


    Extraordinary times call for extraordinary innovations. As the world grapples with the climate crisis and surging energy prices, Signify has launched its most energy-efficient range just when it’s needed more than ever - helping professionals cut both their energy bills and their carbon footprint.


    The products launched include a range of A-class MASTER LEDbulbs and MASTER LEDtubes. The Ultra Efficient product line up is top of the class in relation to the stricter energy labelling under the Ecodesign Regulation, and the Energy Labelling Regulation, which have recently come into play. Thanks to this technological breakthrough, the new products are the first in a range of new Philips lighting, meeting the highest level in the new energy labelling legislation. Also, with energy savings of up to 60% compared with standard LED lamps and up to 3.5× longer lifetime, the Ultra Efficiency range is the perfect choice to help customers tackle the mounting pressure to lower carbon footprint in the global energy crisis.


    A typical small business in the UK, using 100 fluorescent tubes would save £15,487 per year on energy bills by switching to the A-class Philips MASTER LEDtube Ultra Efficient (UE)*. In addition, with a 100,000-hour lifespan, the new tube lasts five times longer than its fluorescent counterpart. Similarly, with 50,000 hour lifespan of the LED bulb, the A-class range helps removing the need for regular replacements, therefore increasing cost savings while reducing waste.

    Through extensive innovation, we’ve created our most energy-efficient tube yet, and now’s a time when it’s needed more than ever. Especially in industries, warehouses, offices, schools and retail spaces, where all-day lighting is required, switching to ultra-efficient LEDs can sharply reduce energy usage related to lighting. To add to the list of benefits, the sustainability of the lamps and technology make the range an ideal choice to help with the UK’s green recovery."


    Nicky Hagan

    Sales Manager Professional Trade, Signify UKI


    The ’A’ rating given to all products in the Ultra Efficient range is an external classification showing the products have the highest level of energy efficiency. With the previous energy labelling, just 120lm/W would achieve A++ efficiency. Under the new ratings, 120/lm would achieve an E-rating. For an A-class rating under the new regulations, lighting products must reach an energy efficiency of 210lm/W.


    Signify has developed and designed a range of lamps that meet these criteria, meaning they consume 60% less power to achieve the same light output as standard LED lighting. The Ultra-Efficient range are more cost- effective in the long-run, thanks to their lower energy consumption and longer lifetime.


    Legislation is guiding this transition to energy-efficient LED. With the amended RoHS (Reduction of Hazardous Substances) banning the sale of linear fluorescent lamps – among others – from August 2023, and the Ecodesign/SLR labelling regulations, high-performance LED lights have an ever more significant role to play.

    Reducing emissions through LED


    The drive to create more efficient lighting is also born of an urgency to respond to climate change. LED and connected lighting offer one of the simplest - and most overlooked - paths to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Switching to connected LEDs in buildings can quickly reduce the built environment’s lighting-related energy consumption by up to 80%.


    Sustainability now ranks highly on companies’ agendas and influences operations on every level, including the choice of lighting. The MASTER LEDtube UE can go a long way in reducing emissions – 2,285 kilograms over its lifetime, to be exact. That’s the equivalent of the emissions absorbed by 99 trees**


    Providing customers with more energy-efficient products is a key tenet of Signify’s commitment to doubling the pace of the Paris Climate Agreement 1.5°C scenario. Our Brighter Lives, Better World 2025 sustainability program is hardwired into our strategy, serving as an assurance that innovation in LED technology will continue.

    We continue to expand our range of ultra-efficient products, in our drive to have the most energy efficient portfolio across technologies. With the recent release of Ultra-Efficient GU10 LED spots, in addition to our range of bulbs and tubes, our portfolio caters to every application."


    Nicky Hagan

    Sales Manager Professional Trade, Signify UKI

    * Calculation based on 100 x 58W fluorescent lamps with a lifetime of 20000 hours vs 100 x 17.6W Ultra-Efficient LED tubes with a lifetime of 100000 hours; 0.34p energy cost/hour; 8760 burning hours per year.


    ** Based on multiple scientific literature, an average fully grown tree can absorb 22 kg CO2 per year.

    About the author:

    Simon Greenwood

    Justine Walmsley

    Marcoms Manager, Signify UKI


    For further information, please contact:

    Signify UK&I PR Manager

    Nikita Mahajan
    Tel: + 44 (0)7459751618

    About Signify


    Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. In 2022, we had sales of EUR 7.5 billion, approximately 35,000 employees and a presence in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We achieved carbon neutrality in our operations in 2020, have been in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since our IPO for six consecutive years and were named Industry Leader in 2017, 2018 and 2019. News from Signify is located at the Newsroom, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Information for investors can be found on the Investor Relations page.

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