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Sustainable lighting

Shaping the lighting revolution


To meet the needs of a growing population, we need to consume resources more efficiently. By 2030 for example, the global tally of light points will have increased by 35 per cent to 60 billion. Simply adopting LED in place of incandescent lighting would reduce energy consumption by a remarkable 53 per cent.

 

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The LED lighting revolution

Sustainable lighting achieved by sustainable design

 

Sustainable design is a fundamental part of our DNA.  As part of the design process, we innovate to reduce the impact on the environment and bring wider benefits to the world we operate in.
 

In other words, we look to optimize the economic, environmental and social benefits as much as possible. To embed this we have created 8 sustainable focal areas:

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Energy


Products and systems which consume 10% less energy compared to the EU Energy Efficiency Class A benchmark


Read about our Dubai lamp as one example of sustainable design

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Substances


Eliminate harmful substances in products to reduce environmental and health risks


See more about substances

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Circularity


Products and business models designed for a circular economy (disassembly, repurposing, longer lifetime) to reduce waste to landfill


Find out more about circular lighting

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Human centric lighting


Provide light which increases wellbeing/performance to help people see, feel, and function better


See sustainable lighting design innovations in healthcare

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Weights and materials

 

Reduce product weight, select sustainable materials

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Basic needs


Provide light to help grow more food and provide more clean water for a growing population


Find out how we apply sustainable design to the horticulture business

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Packaging


Reduce packaging weight and volume, increase recycled content


See more about sustainable packaging design

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Access to light


Provide light in off-grid and under-serviced areas


Discover how innovations in solar technology are changing lives

Circular Lighting


Make your own business more efficient
and economical with circular lighting.

 

Find out more

 

 

Make your own business more efficient
and economical with circular lighting.

 

Downloads

Closing the materials loop (2.50mb)

Business as usual - circular economy (9.20mb)

Interview: Breaking the vicious cycle with circular lighting

Sustainable partnerships

 

There is strength in numbers, which is why we work closely with our suppliers, peer groups, industry organizations and academia to create products and systems that make a real difference and to push boundaries and innovate.

 

Some of our partnerships include: 

 

StEP: solving the E-waste Problem

 

En.lighten intitative: a public & private partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), industry and countries. The aim is to drive the conversion to environmentally sustainable lighting technologies

 

Ellen MacArthur Foundation: leading the way in building capabilities towards a circular economy

There is strength in numbers, which is why we work closely with our suppliers, peer groups, industry organizations and academia to create products and systems that make a real difference and to push boundaries and innovate.

 

Some of our partnerships include:
 

StEP: solving the E-waste Problem
 

En.lighten intitative: a public & private partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), industry and countries. The aim is to drive the conversion to environmentally sustainable lighting technologies
 

Ellen MacArthur Foundation: leading the way in building capabilities towards a circular economy

There is strength in numbers, which is why we work closely with our suppliers, peer groups, industry organizations and academia to create products and systems that make a real difference and to push boundaries and innovate.

 

Some of our partnerships include:
 

StEP: solving the E-waste Problem
 

En.lighten intitative: a public & private partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), industry and countries. The aim is to drive the conversion to environmentally sustainable lighting technologies
 

Ellen MacArthur Foundation: leading the way in building capabilities towards a circular economy

Case studies

  • High Tech Campus

    High Tech Campus

    Overall maintenance and responsibilty of the lighting system at the carparks has been shifted from the user to Philips, saving a lot of time and maintenance.

  • LA: a smart city pioneer

    LA: a smart city pioneer

    The city of LA has connected 110,000 light points. With it's connected lighting system, Los Angeles is a smarter, safer and more vibrant city.

  • The Edge

    The Edge

    At The Edge, a state-of-the-art Philips connected lighting system helps create a more comfortable, productive, and sustainable environment.

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