The Philips Lighting Story
Philips & Co. was established in 1891 in the Netherlands by Anton and Gerard Philips. Their initial products were carbon filament light bulbs; by the turn of the century, Philips had become the largest producer. After decades of technological innovations--especially in the medical and consumer electronics industries--the company split into three sectors in 2008, of which Philips Lighting was one.
Philips' general philosophy of using technology not just for its own sake but to improve its users' well-being has carried over into its lighting division, making their lighting collection just one more of the company's many successes.
Why We Love Philips Luminaires
After more than 120 years in business, Philips knows what its customers want: Design and technological innovation, ease of use and good value. All come standard in the Philips' brand of contemporary lighting. The overall style of Philips lighting fixtures extends between clean transitional and contemporary, thereby appealing to a wide range of tastes. An economy of lines also translates into literal economy, with supremely accessible pricepoints. Many of these fixtures are also designed with efficiency in mind, utilizing energy-saving LED technology.
Fun Facts About Philips Lighting
Philips has its hand in many pies, and can claim several firsts in a variety of technologies. It was the first company to introduce the electric razor (Norelco) in 1939. It invented the music cassette in 1963, and launched the first home VCR in 1972. Philips joined forces with Sony to develop and introduce the first audio compact disc in 1982. The two companies teamed up again to come up with DVDs and then, later, Blu-ray discs.
Philips Forecast Lighting and Thomas Lighting are also part of the Philips Lighting line offered at Lumens.
Noteworthy Lighting From Philips
Energy-efficient LED lighting is paired with convenient portability in the home lighting accessories collection of cute and compact rechargeable lights. The supremely versatile, clean and simple collections in the Philips line provide flexibility in any space.