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    Philips Achieves ENERGY STAR’s Highest Honor - Partner of the Year: Sustained Excellence

    April 8, 2015

    With over 500 ENERGY STAR certified products  and one of the broadest utility rebate programs in the industry, Philips continues to earn praise for energy-efficiency


    Somerset, NJ – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Philips, the global leader in lighting, with a 2015 ENERGY  STAR (ES) Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for the company’s continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. For the third year in a row, Philips took top honors with over 500 ENERGY STAR certified products in 2014, including SlimStyle, the world’s first ENERGY STAR certified flat light bulb. Over 68 percent of the company’s product lines are ENERGY STAR certified, including the recently announced 60-watt LED equivalent bulb with dimming that mimics the warm glow of an incandescent.  Philips will be recognized for its accomplishments in Washington, D.C. on April 20, 2015.


    Since its inception in 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped prevent a total of more than two billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2013 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners provided more than $11 billion in societal benefits due to reducing damages from climate change. 


    Philips has continued to drive the adoption of energy-efficient LED technology by working with utility partners that encourage switching to LEDs through incentive programs, as well as working with retail, energy and commercial partners to drive education and awareness of the benefits of the technology.  In 2014, the company grew its utility rebate program by 24 percent, translating into millions of dollars in incentives for consumers.


    “Through their sustained participation with ENERGY STAR, Philips is helping Americans save money, save energy and do their part to reduce our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions that fuel climate change,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “I applaud Philips for earning EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR award, the 2015 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award, demonstrating a strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future generations.”


    The 2015 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a variety of organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through superior energy efficiency achievements. These winners have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, and employing innovative energy efficiency approaches. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes and buildings in the commercial, industrial and public sectors.


    “Our partnership with ENERGY STAR has been a key part of our strategy to make quality, energy-efficient, LED bulbs more affordable for consumers,” said Amy Huntington, President of Philips Lighting Americas.  “Not only are consumers confident that they are buying a proven product, but through our robust utility rebate program, LED technology has become affordable, empowering each and every consumer to actively participate in helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment through their lighting.”


    As the world leader in LED lighting technology, Philips has the broadest ENERGY STAR certified portfolio which includes SlimStyle, a unique flattened LED light bulb, which eliminates the heat sink and high prices associated with LED bulbs. From floodlights to spotlights to decorative candles, Philips has the widest offering of LED bulbs designed with the latest and most advanced technology available on the market. Offering superior light quality and supporting some of the most popular form factors, Philips LED products continue to change the way we see lighting.


    For more information about Philips ENERGY STAR certified products or programs please visit or for more information on ENERGY STAR please visit

    For further information, please contact:

    Silvie Casanova
    Lighting Communications, Philips Electronics North America
    Tel: +1 978-659-7467


    ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect the environment for future generations. Nearly 20,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, and buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).

    About Royal Philips:

    Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2014 sales of EUR 21.4 billion and employs approximately 105,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at