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Philips Lumileds Sheds New Light
on Street Lighting in White Paper

LEDs: Coming Soon to a Street Light Near You

Philips Lumileds Press Release - 9/17/2008
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SAN JOSE, Ca. - Philips Lumileds today released "LEDs: Coming Soon to a Street Light Near You," a new white paper that discusses the emerging use of power LEDs in street lighting and describes a demonstration design that yields lower total ownership costs, much improved lighting and significant energy savings - as much as 50% - over standard lighting technologies. The paper can be downloaded free of charge at

Governments, municipalities and utilities face an ongoing effort to serve the public with better lighting and to reduce their carbon footprints and energy costs. LED street light installations are being tested around the world and as shown in the paper, are demonstrating their ability to improve results for both the operators of street lights and the people that use them.

About Philips Lumileds

Philips Lumileds is the world's leading provider of power LEDs for everyday lighting applications. The company's recent records for light output, efficacy and thermal management are direct results of the ongoing commitment to advancing solid-state lighting technology and enabling lighting solutions that are more environmentally friendly, help reduce CO2 emissions and reduce the need for power plant expansion. LUXEON LEDs are enabling never before possible applications in the general lighting, automotive, digital imaging, display, and signage markets. More information about the company's LUXEON products and solid-state lighting technologies can be found at

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 133,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of US $42 billion (EUR 27 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.

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