LEDs are small, and robust, energy-efficient, offer vivid, saturated colors without the use of filters, can be dimmed without losing their color and can operate in temperatures 40 below.
February 15, 2006 Royal Philips Electronics is a name involved in many technological endeavours, not the least of which is lighting. The company is responsible for some of the most prestigious and demanding lighting projects on the planet, including the Eiffel Tower, the Acropolis, London's Big Ben and the project to give Louis XIV’s magnificent Chateau of Versailles its first-ever permanent night-time illumination. Now the company has constructed a new facility at its Outdoor Lighting Application Center (OLAC), near Lyon, France - a unique full-scale city environment, created so designers, architects and city officials can experience how light can be used to improve the quality of urban life. In line with Philips’ innovation in solid-state lighting, it particularly showcases new technologies such as Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and how they can transform city identities.