In 2013, our lighting innovations underlined our four-pillar strategy aimed at delivering even greater value for our customers and shareholders.
Leading the technological revolution in lighting, we delivered a number of groundbreaking innovations. Lumileds set the standard in high and mid-power LEDs, improving efficacy and light quality. In our drive to continuously reduce energy consumption, Philips was the first to show a prototype TLED providing 200 lumens per watt, which is twice as efficient as current LED-based solutions. We also continued to pioneer innovations in connected lighting, in segments such as home and city lighting.
Our smart and connected CityTouch lighting system was installed in a number of cities around the world. This intelligent lighting system enables cities to control light points in a dynamic and flexible way to deliver light where and when needed, saving energy and maintenance costs.
Our innovations in architectural lighting were used to rejuvenate some of the best-known landmarks in the world, such as the Bay Bridge in San Francisco, and to create new city icons such as the fire and water-breathing Dragon Bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam. Underlining our expertise in integrated solutions, we collaborated with the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam to develop a customized LED lighting solution for the museum’s entire exhibition area, bringing the color and detail of masterpieces such as Rembrandt’s Night Watch to life as never before.
The latest innovation in Philips Hue, our groundbreaking connected lighting system for the home, connects to internet services, making the system even more intelligent, with new functionality to enjoy. We also launched ‘Friends of Hue’ – lamp fittings and luminaires such as LivingColors Bloom and LightStrips which enable consumers to create even richer lighting experiences. Resulting from our partnership with Disney, StoryLight Mickey is another addition to the Friends of Hue portfolio. It transforms bedtime stories into a unique experience. The Philips-Disney partnership combines Philips’ innovation in lighting with the magic of Disney characters and storytelling to transform a child’s bedroom into a more imaginative place for them to read, play and fall asleep.