U.S. Department of Energy Reports High Marks for Philips LED-based Undercabinet Light

BURLINGTON, Mass., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ — Highlighting the progress and
viability of LED sources for residential use, the U.S. Department of Energy
(DOE) has released the results of its latest GATEWAY Demonstration – finding
that Philips eW Profile Powercore generates significant energy savings,
improved illuminance uniformity and positive user feedback.

The independent test was conducted by Pacific Northwest National
Laboratory as part of the DOE’s GATEWAY Demonstration program, which provides
real-world data on the performance and cost-effectiveness of LED products in
various commercial and residential applications. eW Profile Powercore, an
LED-based undercabinet fixture, was installed in two homes for assessment.
According to the report, the fixture was able to meet or exceed the task
lighting levels required by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North
America, while at the same time cutting energy use by up to 90% as compared to
halogen sources in the same application.

Survey participants also cited the following favorable attributes of eW
Profile Powercore:

— The ability to more closely approximate the “sparkle” of halogen
sources as compared to fluorescent, which enhances the look of counter and
backsplash materials

— More uniform illumination vs. halogen sources

— The ability to operate without radiating heat

— Positive impact on overall visibility and appearance of the illuminated
surface

“We’re very pleased with the results of this demonstration, which show
that LED sources deliver both the quality of light and efficiency that are
important to builders,” said Tom Hamilton, Product Marketing Manager, Philips
Color Kinetics. “Independent testing programs like GATEWAY are essential to
the growth and adoption of LED lighting, in part because they hold
manufacturers accountable for their claims. We use a number of internal and
external testing procedures to ensure that our products deliver to
expectations.”

Launched in March, eW Profile Powercore extends the inherent benefits of
LED sources to common undercabinet and display lighting applications. The
fixture directly accepts line voltage for simple installation, and is
compatible with commercially available ELV-type line voltage dimmers – making
it easily adaptable to existing lighting environments. It consumes just 6
watts of energy per foot and can support a run of up to 50 feet on a single
circuit. At 7/8 inch thick and 1 1/2 inches wide, the fixture is easily and
discretely installed to illuminate work surfaces in both commercial and
residential settings. It is available in 11-inch, 21-inch, and 41-inch
installed lengths and in color temperatures of 2700K and 4000K. Complete
product information is available at:
http://www.colorkinetics.com/ls/essentialwhite/ewprofilep/ .

The GATEWAY Demonstration report is available for download from the DOE’s
website here: http://www.netl.doe.gov/ssl/PDFs/gateway_eugene.pdf

Product image available upon request.

About Philips Color Kinetics

Philips Color Kinetics transforms environments through dynamic and more
efficient uses of light. Its award-winning lighting systems and technologies
apply the benefits of LEDs as a highly efficient, long lasting,
environmentally friendly, and inherently digital source of illumination
– reinventing light itself as a highly controllable medium. Headquartered in
Burlington, MA, USA, Philips Color Kinetics is the leading center of
innovation and product development for Philips’ global LED lighting systems
business. The organization also enables widespread adoption of LED lighting
through OEM partnerships in diverse markets. More information is available at
http://www.colorkinetics.com .

About Royal Philips Electronics

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a
diversified Health and Well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives
through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and
lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric
solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of
“sense and simplicity”. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs
approximately 128,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With
sales of USD 42 billion (E27 billion) in 2007, the company is a market leader
in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting
solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for
personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in flat TV,
male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News
from Philips is located at http://www.philips.com/newscenter .

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