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Interview with Nicola Kimm - Head of Sustainability, Environment, Health & Safety

Nicola Kimm has been instrumental in leading Philips Lighting to becoming one of the world’s most sustainable companies. As she spearheads the drive towards 2020 with our Brighter Lives, Better World campaign, she’s adamant about never losing sight of the fact that her work is inherently social – it’s about improving the lives of individuals and communities as well as preserving our environment so that we can all lead better lives. 

Value Engineering Helps Ohio DOT Save Millions on Lytle Tunnel Project

The selection of Kenall’s LuxTran LTSI luminaires reduced the total number of project fixtures required from 2,402 to 1,317, reducing the initial investment for ODOT and yet still meeting the Project Tunnel Lighting Criteria. Kenall VE Fixtures were standardized on just one type: a nominal 300W output, as opposed to the multiple output types included in the original design. Having fewer fixtures in service will also save millions of dollars in operating/energy/maintenance costs over the next decades of service.

Philips Lighting and Amazon Team-up to Make the Smart Home Even Easier

Philips Lighting (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announced that it has expanded its collaboration with Amazon to create an easy way to start with a voice-controlled smart home. While supplies last, customers who purchase an Echo Plus will receive a Philips Hue white connected light bulb, which can be controlled using your voice and Alexa. 

Tunable White Lighting & Controls are Making the Grade in the Classroom

Tunable White Lighting is perfect in classroom settings, allowing the light level and color temperature to be adjusted to the optimal setting for student tasks, such as reading, test taking, on-screen viewing or collaborating on assignments. When paired with the nLight option, the user can control lighting color temperature on the same network that manages motion detection, daylight harvesting and dimming – resulting in significant efficiencies.

Lighting’s Next Crop - Grow Market

One of the fastest-growing sectors in the lighting industry is grow lights. Defined as fixtures for indoor farming, commercial greenhouses, vertical farming, and research applications, this market segment was valued at $2.5 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach $5.11 billion by 2022, according to market research firm MarketsandMarkets.