Signify has launched its Ultra Efficient product line up, featuring its most energy-efficient LED lighting solutions to date. The products launched include a range of A-class MASTER LED bulbs and MASTER LED tubes. The new products are the first in a range of new Philips lighting, meeting the highest level in the new energy labelling legislation. Also, with energy savings of up to 60% compared with standard LED lamps, and up to a three times longer lifetime, the Ultra Efficiency range helps customers tackle the mounting pressure to lower carbon footprint in the global energy crisis.
With the previous energy labelling, just 120lm/W would achieve A++ efficiency. Under the new ratings, 120lm would achieve an E-rating. For an A-class rating under the new regulations, lighting products must reach an energy efficiency of 210lm/W. Signify has developed and designed a range of lamps that meet this criteria, meaning they consume 60% less power to achieve the same light output as standard LED lighting. The Ultra-Efficient range are more cost effective in the long run, thanks to their lower energy consumption and longer lifetime.
A typical small business in the UK, using 100 fluorescent tubes would save £15,487 per year on energy bills by switching to the A-class Philips MASTER LED tube Ultra Efficient (UE). In addition, with a 100,000 hour lifespan, the new tube lasts five times longer than its fluorescent counterpart. Similarly, with 50,000 hour lifespan of the LED bulb, the A-class range helps removing the need for regular replacements, therefore increasing cost savings while reducing waste. Also, compared to a fluorescent tube, a new Philips MASTER LED UE lighting range can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 2,285kg over its lifetime – equivalent to the emissions absorbed by 99 trees.
“Through extensive innovation, we’ve created our most energy-efficient tube yet, and now’s a time when it’s needed more than ever,” says Simon Greenwood, Sales Director Trade and Specification, Signify. “Especially in industries, warehouses, offices, schools and retail spaces, where all-day lighting is required, switching to ultra-efficient LEDs can sharply reduce energy usage related to lighting. To add to the list of benefits, the sustainability of the lamps and technology make the range an ideal choice to help with the UK’s green recovery.”
With the amended RoHS (Reduction of Hazardous Substances) banning the sale of linear fluorescent lamps – among others – from August 2023, and the Ecodesign/SLR labelling regulations, high-performance LED lights have an ever more significant role to play.
Simon continues, “We continue to expand our range of ultra-efficient products in our drive to have the most energy efficient portfolio across technologies. With the recent release of Ultra-Efficient GU10 LED spots, in addition to our range of bulbs and tubes, our portfolio caters to every application.”