Signify has introduced the first Philips LED A-class bulbs that meet the more stringent EU Ecodesign and Energy labelling regulations that come into effect on 1 September 2021. The new Philips LED bulbs, with a longer lifespan, provide consumers with a smart investment for both the planet as their purse. The more sustainable LED bulbs, available in 40W and 60W equivalents, will hit the shelves on 1 September.
For an A-class rating under the new regulations, lighting products have to reach an energy efficiency of 210lm/W. Signify has developed and designed four regular A-shape light bulbs that meet these criteria, meaning they consume 60% less power to achieve the same light output and quality as standard Philips LED bulbs. Thanks to this technological breakthrough, the new products are the first in a range of new Philips LED A-class bulbs meeting the highest level in the new EU energy labelling legislations.
The new bulbs are the brand’s most energy-efficient lamps in this shape yet. Consumers can benefit from a 3.5 times longer life span than Philips LED’s regular A-shape equivalents, as the new bulbs are able to shine light for approximately 50,000 hours. This translates into an average lifetime of 50 years, which provides consumers with a smart investment in the long run, for both the planet and their purse.
“Our passion for a better and more sustainable world pushed us to further innovate and increase the energy efficiency of our LED lighting. With this technological breakthrough, we created our most energy-efficient lamp in this shape yet, while maintaining the same high quality of LED lighting that our customers are used to,” says Michael Rombouts, Business Unit leader LED Lamps and Luminaires at Signify.
“This innovation puts us well ahead of new EU regulations and this is just the beginning. We will continue to provide consumers the best quality of LED lighting, while we relentlessly work on further product improvements to contribute to a better world.”
Consumers can recognise the new Philips LED A-class bulbs by the same zero-plastic packaging structure and design that they’re used to, but with a green background colour to illustrate the commitment to providing consumers around the globe with sustainable lighting products. The energy labels of the other products in the Philips LED range will gradually be changed after 1 September to meet the new EU labelling legislations.
Signify says it is committed to further improving efficiency levels for all form factors over time and continues its efforts to achieving plastic free packaging on all its consumer product by the end of 2021.