Built to represent a life-size urban plain, OLAC features a traditional residential façade and a town hall, all designed not only to demonstrate Philips lighting expertise, but also to be used as a testing ground for lighting developers.
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.
Located near Philips' International Competence Center for Outdoor Lighting in Lyon, the OLAC offers visitors and potential customers – more than 3,000 annually – access to Philips' unique expertise in the field of outdoor lighting and city beautification.
De Waag (The Weighhouse), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, lit by Philips Lighting.
Philips Lighting recently completed work on one of the world's most prestigious lighting projects: the replacement of the 352 floodlights that shine on the Eiffel Tower in Paris
The Acropolis in Athens: one of the world's famous landmarks lit by Philips Lighting.
Louis XIV's magnificent palace, the Château of Versailles, can now be enjoyed in full splendour during the hours of darkness thanks to a Philips Lighting project providing its first-ever permanent nighttime illumination.
Since 1995, London's Big Ben has been illuminated by Philips' 55W QL lamp since 1995. The lamp is guaranteed for a lifetime of 60,000 hours - 15 years of normal usage - and it reduces maintenance and energy costs by an estimated 60 per cent.