The RoadStar™ by Philips Lumec, Recognised Winner at NGL2009

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Philips Lumec’s RoadStar™ luminaire is a recognised winner at the 2009 NGL (Next Generation Luminaires) competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and the International Association of Lighting Designers.

RoadStar™ Luminaire

We’ve worked very hard on the design and technology of the RoadStar™, and to be recognised for excellence by such prestigious entities as the IESNA, IALD, and the U.S. DOE is a real honour for us.

Philips Lumec’s RoadStar™ luminaire is amongst only five LED products in the Street/Roadway lighting category to be named ‘recognised winner’ at the Second Annual Next Generation Luminaires™ Design Competition. The competition rewards excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires for general illumination in commercial lighting applications.

The judges evaluated white light, general illumination products available for specification in the commercial market. The panel initially selected 47 products from the 126 reviewed as “recognized,” meaning the panel would recommend these 47 products to other specifiers. To be recognized in this category, a product needed to attain at least the judges’ minimum evaluation in all performance categories and to meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® criteria, where applicable.

The results were revealed on Friday, February 12th, and Philips Lumec couldn’t be more proud. “We’ve worked very hard on the design and technology of the RoadStar™, and to be recognised for excellence by such prestigious entities as the IESNA, IALD, and the U.S. DOE is a real honour for us,” mentions Denis Lavoie, VP Sales and Marketing at Philips Lumec.

About the RoadStar™

The RoadStar™ makes the switch to roadway LED lighting simple. Designed to replace HID CobraHeads directly without changing roadway infrastructure, the RoadStar™’s large area lighting capabilities and pole spacing up to 8 times its mounting height make it the perfect energy saving, environmentally responsible lighting solution. To counter glare, the RoadStar™ provides unparalleled uniformity and intensity. This assures security on the road by not interfering with the vision of drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. It’s fully Dark Sky compliant, lasts over 70,000 hours, and is covered by a 5-year warranty from defects in material and workmanship in its intended use. For more information, click here.

About Philips Lumec

Philips Lumec has been illuminating the world of outdoor lighting for over 35 years. The trust we have built over the years with our customers is based on our expertise and efficiency, which are as diverse as our products. Philips Lumec is now Canada’s top manufacturer of decorative and functional outdoor lighting products, both contemporary and traditional, as well as a major player in the United States. Our products can be found everywhere around the globe, as shown by our varied projects in Asia, Mexico and the Caribbean. For more information, click here.

About NGL2009
The Next Generation Luminaires™ (NGL) Solid State Lighting (SSL) Design Competition seeks to encourage technical innovation and recognize and promote excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED commercial lighting luminaires.

Next Generation Luminaires encourages manufacturers to develop innovative commercial luminaires that are energy-efficient and provide high lighting quality and consistency, glare control, lumen maintenance, and luminaire appearance needed to meet specification lighting requirements. For more information, click here.

Contact Information:

David Wolf
Director, Corporate Communications
Philips Electronics North America
Phone: 212-536-0817
david(dot)l(dot)wolf(at)philips(dot)com

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