Philips India has launched five models of lighting products based on the LED (Light Emitting Diodes) technology, for the home segment.
This range of LED models is small, has solid light bulbs that are extremely energy-efficient and widely seen as the future of lighting technology.
The LED offers a longer lifetime, compact size and flexibility in design. It also provides digital control programmability, light output with no ultra violet and infra red radiation and safety of usage. The reason behind the range of advantages is due to the low voltage and low heat operation.
Compared to CFL (compact fluorescent lamps), LED lightings are much more energy-efficient and do not have the mercury contamination problem associated with the CFLs.
“LEDs is the next wave of lighting technology. LED Lighting Systems provide a much higher colour saturation and brilliance than conventional light sources. Different colour effects are now possible from the same light source. Prior to this, LEDs have been used in many architectural and commercial applications. With this launch, we plan to extend the benefits of LED technology to our home users,” said Mathew Job, Marketing Director of Philips’ Lighting Division.
Earlier, the LEDs were restricted to single-bulb use in applications, including instrument panels, electronics and pen lights.
The Philips LED models are priced in the range of Rs 270 to Rs 750 and cost more than the CFL.