Philips targets office market with new LED light

Royal Philips NV is set to unveil a new light it says will replace the fluorescent tube lamps that are common in many offices around the world.

In an interview with The Associated Press ahead of the unveiling of the new lamp Thursday, Rene van Schooten, a top executive at the company, says the lamp will save energy and money as well as cut pollution.

The new lamp is an LED light interchangeable with the best fluorescents currently on the market - but taking only half the energy.

As the largest maker of lights by sales globally, Philip's claims command attention.

Experts outside the Dutch company have long expected LEDs to eclipse fluorescents. However, if Philips' bulbs make it to market as advertised, that would be somewhat ahead of expectations.

United News of Bangladesh