Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Philips Lumec Introduces New LED-based Roadway Light

Philips Lumec Wednesday unvei Led its newest product, the RoadStar?, a state-of-the-art LED luminaire designed specifically for large area, street, and roadway Lighting applications. The RoadStar? has the potential to reduce by 50% the amount of electricity a city/state/country uses for street and roadway lighting.


Philips Lumec has successfully designed and implemented solid state lighting solutions for projects in North America. The new RoadStarTM luminaire uses LUXEON? Rebel power LEDs, saving approximately 50% on energy consumption compared with traditional HID CobraHeads.

The RoadStar? LED luminaire brings to the table major social benefits, and in its industry, it’s the first of its kind. Besides its myriad benefits, it has the ability to replace existing energy hungry HID (High Intensity Discharge) CobraHead lighting fixtures without the need to change a city’s lighting infrastructure. Installers simply swap one for the other and instantly reap the benefits of this sustainable technology.


Philips Lumec’s patented LED technology provides over 70,000 hours of operational life and the RoadStar? also contributes to the environmental cause by considerably reducing the need to constantly replace burnt out lamps. This reduces the need to deploy maintenance trucks and personnel by up to 7 times, saving any city money, and lowering their carbon emissions at the same time.

The RoadStar will be launched simultaneously on September 13th 2009; in the U.S, at the APWA's 2009 International Public Works Congress and Exposition in Columbus, OH, and in Canada at the AIMQ (Association des Ingénieurs Municipaux du Québec/Municipal Engineers Association of Quebec) in Trois-Rivières.

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