Renovation wave with LED and connected lighting

    Reducing carbon emissions by building a climate neutral Europe 


    Buildings are the largest single energy consumer in Europe, accounting for 40% of energy consumption and 36% of GHG emissions, while lighting for the built environment is responsible for around 50% of a city’s total electricity use. Doubling the building renovation rate from 1.5% to 3% per year, along with energy-efficient lighting retrofits, are indispensable for reaching the Green Deal’s goals for carbon neutrality, energy efficiency, and renewables.

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    What Signify's Green Switch can do

    LED and connected lighting retrofits are the “low-hanging fruit” for achieving a carbon neutral Europe. Switching to connected LEDs in buildings and on the streets can quickly reduce the built environment’s lighting-related energy consumption by up to 80%. Altogether, switching to LED and connected lighting can save the EU up to €40 billion and decrease carbon emissions by around 100 million tons per year.

    Connected lighting helps to build the digital infrastructure that is so crucial for the adaptability, optimal operation, and efficient maintenance of buildings and street lighting. With UV-C lighting and connected apps, buildings can also become safer, healthier, and better able to respond to future challenges when they come.

    Energy saving renovations 

    A global shift to LED lighting can accelerate the push for carbon neutrality


    Commendable climate pledges were made at COP26 in November 2021, but the time has come for action. Transitioning to connected lighting means taking a vital step towards fulfilling those promises.

    Redressing the energy crisis with the help of the world leader in lighting


    Signify has identified 5 key steps municipalities can take to help combat the energy crisis.

    Leapfrogging to solar lighting


    Moving to solar lighting may prove beneficial in the fight against the triple crisis of climate change, rising energy costs, and energy sourcing challenges.

    The age of LED


    The EU recognizes the many benefits of LED, with fluorescent lighting being phased out. Signify makes the transition to LED as easy as possible in every application.

    Make the Green Switch


    The Green Deal has made billions of Euros in funding available to EU member states to take immediate and aggressive climate action. But the window of opportunity is short.

    Connected LEDs are driving China’s decarbonization goals forward


    China's "dual carbon" strategy seeks to use lighting to peak the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and become carbon neutral by 2060.

    Adapting to the "new normal" with UV-C


    Covid-19 is here to stay. Which is why we need to introduce solutions that work to strengthen the protections offered by masks, social distancing, and jabs without replacing them. Solutions like UV-C.

    Connected lighting can help resolve the energy crisis


    Governments, businesses, and consumers can take steps to mitigate the current energy crisis, both now and in the future. The easiest and most expedient way to do so is by embracing LED-based connected lighting technology integrated into the Internet of Things (IoT).

    Healthy buildings - for people and planet


    Connected LED lighting helps promote well-being, especially indoors, representing an epochal advance over the capabilities of conventional lighting. And it helps in the fight for decarbonization too.

    Associated British Ports (ABP) deepens its commitment to the environment


    Telensa has been selected by Associated British Ports (ABP) to provide smart area lighting across three of its ports. ABP staff get to see data relating to energy usage, light status, carbon emissions and overall performance, improving sustainability.

    Take your city to the next level of connectivity


    Transform your street lighting fixtures into a broad, wireless connectivity grid.

    Connected lighting is key for reaching green goals


    Climate targets, and the digital infrastructure transition needed to increase the economic resilience of EU member states, can be greatly helped through the widespread adoption of connected lighting.

    LED lighting for a brighter future


    In the EU there are 55 million light points using old technology that could be converted to LED. Imagine the overall energy savings that could be realized by flipping the green switch.

    EU subsidies for sustainable lighting


    The European Green Deal has a very ambitious goal: to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. In order to achieve that goal, the EU and governments, amongst others, are funding renovation and new lighting projects that use energy efficient LED and connected solutions.

    Greener buildings can tackle climate change


    In order to achieve carbon neutrality, existing buildings need to be renovated at a much faster rate and smart buildings need to become even smarter.

    Smart cities are the foundation of sustainability


    Cities and urban areas need practical solutions to deliver smart city ecosystems for resilience, and to deliver on sustainability goals. And they need them now.

    UV-C lighting helps improve workplace safety


    Discover how an office in Romania used Philips UV-C lighting to contribute to a safer return to work.

    Schools are safer for all with UV-C lighting


    The implementation of virus-inactivating Philips UV-C disinfection upper air helps protect teachers, school staff, and students alike.

    Philips LED lighting increases energy savings


    The new Philips TrueForce LED highbay for industrial applications achieves huge energy savings of up to 65% — and you don’t even need to replace your existing fixtures.

    Lighting: riding the Renovation Wave


    Discover how LED lighting is the magic ingredient to the EU Green Deal’s building renovation plans to create a greener, smarter, more prosperous Europe.

    Smart lighting can support the EU’s COVID-19 recovery


    Switching to LED lighting will help the EU cut emissions and create a more prosperous digital future.

    The Port of Antwerp accelerates towards operational excellence


    The Port of Antwerp has become far more safe and sustainable thanks to Interact City and connected LED lighting, allowing for more focus on driving strategic objectives.

    LEDs: a bright idea


    Energy saving technologies such as LED lighting can help decouple economic growth and carbon emissions

    Smart street lighting will help future-proof our cities


    How smart street lighting saves energy and can provide infrastructure to deliver smart city services.

    The essential importance of light in these challenging times


    Harry Verhaar explains why lighting should not be taken for granted and is an essential industry in times of crisis.

    European Green Deal: a tipping point for good


    Choosing sustainability does not mean sacrifice, it actually drives progress.

    Delivering more than just light to Pilkington’s new warehouse


    Interact Industry delivers smart lighting to help optimize Pilkington Automotive’s new warehouse facility.

    Driving sustainability breakthroughs with the IoT


    Since sustainability is a system design issue, how can IoT systems help create the necessary conditions for making fundamental changes in how we consume and structure our economic life?

    Renovation as a driver of change


    Despite being the focus of an entire day at COP26, the environmental impact of cities and the built environment is often overlooked. New, zero-energy buildings claim the headlines, while our existing buildings are left stagnant, with just 1% currently undergoing energy renovation each year. If we raise that rate to 3% per year, we can clean up most of our built environment by 2050.

    Ultra efficient bulb is better for planet and purse


    Signify's new bulb, the first in a new A-class range, consumes 60% less energy than a standard Philips LED and has a lifespan of 50,000 hours. With energy costs at all all time high, it no only saves money, it's good for the planet too.

    Creating a platform for a smarter New York


    By embracing Signify's Interact lighting system, New York municipalities are cutting energy usage, reducing spending, lowering emissions, and creating a platform for smart city deployments.

    Ultra-efficient LED tube arrives just in time


    As the world grapples with surging energy prices and an accelerating climate crisis, Signify’s most efficient LED tube to date offers a valuable solution at a crucial time. The A-class tube boasts an additional 60% on energy savings versus standard LED, and is perfect for warehouses, offices and retail spaces.

    The time to act is now


    The time for thinking is over. It’s time for action. With European cities of all sizes facing a multitude of crises — from climate change to economic instability and rising energy prices — switching to connected LED lighting represents the easiest and most cost-effective way to make a substantial impact.

    Save more — keep the lights on


    An “all-off” approach to saving energy risks a dramatic reduction in quality of life. It’s not feasible and, more importantly, it’s not safe. Instead, you can achieve huge energy savings by lighting smarter with connected LED lighting — and you’ll see results almost immediately.

    We’d love to help you flip the Green Switch

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    • Clean energy

      Clean energy

      Harness the power of sunlight with hybrid and solar street lighting. Minimize emissions, build a citywide digital infrastructure, and scale up the use of renewables in your municipality. Use the energy savings to support integrated initiatives, such as powering electric vehicles.

    • Circular economy

      Circular economy

      The circular economy has everything to do with sustainable consumption, reuse, and eliminating waste. Signify’s recyclable 3D-printed luminaires cut the carbon footprint for lighting in half. Circular streetlights reduce maintenance costs by 60%, with zero waste to landfill. And Light-as-a-Service approaches promote sustainability along the entire lighting lifecycle.

    • Clean mobility

      Clean mobility

      Charge stations built into digital streetlights support the Green Deal’s goal of a million EV charging points in Europe by 2025. Savings from energy-efficiency renovations and LED and solar street lighting can power tens of thousands of EVs without extra power generation.