Philips target urban luminaires with LED-based HID replacement line

May 03, 2017 // By Julien Happich
Philips Lighting's recently announced TrueForce LED offers a simple LED-based replacement lamp for High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps as those are being phased out of Europe.

The new range includes the TrueForce LED Urban series with a LED lamp alternative for outdoor luminaires in public spaces and the TrueForce LED Industrial and Retail range, what Philips describes as the first true plug-and- play LED lamp alternative for industrial, large-scale retail applications to replace traditional HID lamps.

The TrueForce LED Urban allows cities to easily upgrade to high performance LEDs while preserving their legacy fixtures for applications using high pressure mercury (80W/125W) and sodium ovoid lamps (50W/70W) in public spaces like streets, residential roads, parks and public squares.

The LED lamp alternative is designed to fit perfectly with existing modern and traditional outdoor luminaires such as post top or bollards. It is available in two versions: a clear lens for applications where the lamp is not visible and a frosted lens for transparent luminaires to improve light output while maintaining an original look and feel. Philips TrueForce LED Urban has a lifetime of up to 50,000 hours and provides energy savings of up to 74 percent compared to traditional lamps.

Philips TrueForce LED is an industry first plug-and play LED replacement lamp that doesn't require any rewiring or a change of ballasts thus reducing installation time by up to 90 percent compared to other LED alternatives. The range is designed for difficult to reach luminaires where replacement and installation is especially laborious, such as high warehouse ceilings.

It provides the same quality light effects as conventional lamps, such as light distribution and lux levels, that are of critical importance to industrial and retail environments. It provides light instantly, which is crucial for environments where safety and productivity are important. Philips TrueForce LED Industrial and Retail will be introduced in the second half of 2017.

To speed up the switch to energy efficient lighting, the third stage of the European Commission Regulation (EC) 245/2009 came into effect on April 13, 2017. The latest phase introduces stricter efficiency requirements