According to Bloomberg: Royal Philips NV’s lighting division is attracting interest from a number of the world’s largest private-equity firms, in a deal that could value the unit at about 5.5 billion euros ($6 billion), Continue reading the sharks are circling…
The US DOE’s L Prize program has been conducting long-term testing of the 2009-vintage Philips 60W L Prize-winning LED A-lamps. The results are crazy impressive! A selection of 31 of those lamps passed the 40,000-hour point of continuous operation in July … Continue reading 194,765 hours to L70!
I’m looking for two good interns to work with my team at Philips Lighting this upcoming spring. Please share this with any students or professors who might fit the bill. The first position is for a graphic design student who … Continue reading internships!
Philips Lighting has finally decided to part ways with two long-running R+D side projects so that it can finally focus once again on being the preeminent lighting company in the world. The history of Philips, and why exactly Philips now sells a product range … Continue reading philips lighting finally ditches healthcare and consumer product divisions
Zumtobel formally announced that Rogier van der Heide is becoming their Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Design Officer. Rogier was previously the Chief Design Officer for Philips Lighting, where I worked for him as part of the Iconic Projects Team … Continue reading rogier van der heide joining Zumtobel as CMO and CDO
Coming soon: Combining the power of mobile apps with connected lighting, Philips Lighting is connecting Disney bedtime stories to color-changing ambient lighting. What a powerful natural combination: Disney has a long history of using show-control systems to create magical experiences … Continue reading philips + disney storylight
Fast Company just released a fantastic article exploring Philips Lighting and the technological changes impacting the lighting industry. For once, a properly researched and well-written article about the changes in lighting! Nice! For posterity I’ve saved it as a PDF … Continue reading how philips altered the future of light
Philips Lighting not only illuminated the entire art collection with LED lighting, we also illuminated the whole exterior of the building with LED. And the Rijksmuseum is no small building — looming over the Amsterdam horizon with unparalleled majesty on … Continue reading rijksmuseum: exterior lighting
More vintage advertising posters! Following on my previous post with a variety of vintage lighting advertising, I discovered that my colleagues from the Philips Company Archives have posted a great collection of advertising posters on Pinterest: 122 Years of Philips. The … Continue reading 122 years of Philips
The US DOE SSL team just sent out an email update on the long-term testing of the L-Prize winning lamp entry from Philips. WOW! Out of 200 samples tested to 25,000 hours at a hot 45° C ambient, there were ZERO failures, … Continue reading L-prize testing update
To get a better feel for what the LED lighting at the Rijksmuseum really feels like, check out these two excellent videos put together by our local Philips Netherlands’ marketing team. By the way, in the image above those are my … Continue reading rijksmuseum: philips videos
Available in 4 parts via YouTube, here is a great BBC special featuring the reopening of the Rijksmuseum, hosted by Andrew Graham-Dixon. Although this video doesn’t specifically address the lighting, I highly recommend it. The entire collection is illuminated by … Continue reading rijksmuseum: BBC special
Here is a collection of Rijksmuseum images I captured at the end of the project, throughout the myriad of different galleries. Visiting the Rijksmuseum is a delight because of the variety of spaces and rich mixture of artwork contained within … Continue reading rijksmuseum: image library
On April 13, 2013, the enormous Rijksmuseum, the national museum of the Netherlands and one of the largest and most prominent museums in the world, is reopening after a massive ten-year, €375m renovation. I will state my personal enthusiasm for the … Continue reading rijksmuseum: the future of LED lighting has arrived