Jakarta, Indonesia – Philips Indonesia, a company with a more than 120-year history of providing meaningful innovations to improve lives in Indonesia, has partnered with PT. Indonesia Kereta Api (PT. INKA) to improve lighting quality and safety on passenger trains and save the company on energy consumption and electricity costs.
“Lighting is a very important consideration, both for the interior and exterior of a passenger train,” comments Bambang Sutrisno, Senior Sales Manager for PT. INKA. “Philips is a brand that is already well-known in Indonesia, and that influenced our decision to partner with the company for our lighting upgrades. We see their reputation as a guarantee of their lighting quality and service.”
A state-owned railway, PT. INKA transports more than 500,000 passengers daily. The company commenced an upgrade for its train lighting system in 2010. Philips and PT. INKA’s new partnership will help the railway to significantly reduce energy expenditures from lighting and improve lighting quality for passenger comfort by converting old lighting to Philips LED.
“Our latest partnership with PT. INKA is part of our ongoing commitment to leading the global switch to LED lighting and proof that Philips is a trusted partner in lighting for the Indonesian government,” comments Chandra Vaidyanathan, Senior Vice President & Country Manager Philips Lighting Indonesia. “LED bulbs use less energy than most other types of lighting and last much longer. That means reduced maintenance costs for bulb replacement, reduced electricity costs, and reduced waste.”
Philips has installed a total of 1,440 LED luminaires throughout eleven passenger cars in each of three passenger train units on PT. INKA’s Java commuter lines, from Malang to Jakarta. The Philips Fortimo and CoreLine LED systems replaced fluorescent bulbs to deliver high-quality white light for eye comfort and safety, as well as energy-efficiency. Since replacing lighting in three of its passenger trains with Philips LED, PT. INKA has seen a reduction in lighting electricity and maintenance costs of 40%.
“At Philips, we believe that light enhances every aspect of life, including how we get from A to B. We are proud to support PT. INKA to provide a safe and comfortable travel experience for train passengers. Philips LED lighting will continue to help improve travel conditions everywhere, from the roadway to the railway,” concludes Vaidyanathan.