Philips Reiterates Commitment To Energy Efficient Lighting Solutions In Ghana To Address Energy Crisis

Philips Ghana, part of Royal (AEX: PHIA, NYSE: PHG), the global leader in lighting, hosted the “Sustaining Businesses Through the Energy Crisis” forum in Accra today, to focus on key energy challenges facing businesses and to highlight the role that LED lighting technology can play in improving energy efficiency in Ghana.

A recent Industries report shows that the number one challenge facing 6 out of 10 businesses today is the availability of power supply with the worsening energy situation continuing to affect the confidence level of the business community in Ghana.  73% of employers interviewed as part of the report cited that they had no intention of increasing their workforce on account of the current energy crisis and its impact on the economy.

Speaking at the forum Dr. Nii Darko Asante, Technical Director of the Energy Commission commented: "The Energy Commission is committed to ensuring that Ghana's energy resources are utilized sustainably and efficiently in the country's development, and we all have our part to play in achieving this goal.

We welcome and promote proven and effective energy efficiency measures that can be implemented by businesses to help them and contribute in managing the current power crisis. One such measure is the innovation of LED lighting systems which have the potential to not only help businesses be more energy efficient but can ultimately aid in supporting their bottom line during these challenging times."

Philips LED lighting solutions cut energy costs for businesses

With an Africa-relevant product portfolio and a strong historical presence on the continent, Philips is committed to developing innovative lighting solutions that can benefit businesses across Africa. In Ghana, for example, Palace Superstore (Spintex Road Branch, Accra) joined the Philips LED revolution by switching all their conventional fluorescent tubes to Philips Essential LED tube lights and as a result have seen a reduction of 55% in their overall energy consumption.

Mr Felix Darko, General Manager, Philips Lighting West Africa, said: “Philips is passionate about improving the quality of life for Ghanaians across the country and in light of the current energy crisis, we are presenting business with LED lighting solutions that not only reduces their energy costs drastically but also improves productivity and relieves pressure on the national grid which ultimately benefits us all.”

Philips introduces LED lighting products designed to support businesses in Ghana

A series of Philips LED lighting products that provide significant benefits to businesses were unveiled at the forum including the new CoreLine Recessed, SmartBright Troffer, SmartBay and Green Perform HighBay.

Launched in 2015, the new CoreLine Recessed range of LED products is intended for use in new buildings or renovation of an existing space, providing customers with quality of light and substantial energy and maintenance savings. With its slim design, it enables for a simple switch from basic conventional luminaries to LED luminaries.

The SmartBright Troffer is an ideal energy saving replacement solution for conventional fluorescent lighting TL-D lamps, satisfying the requirements of various applications in offices, schools and public areas.

Ideal for factories, shopping malls, supermarkets and public areas, the Philips SmartBay is a new generation of LED that uses advanced technology to provide more comfortable lighting, reliability and a long lifespan as well as substantial energy saving.

The GreenPerform HighBaby LED is designed for customers in industrial and warehouse settings who are looking for ways to reduce the amount of energy required to light their facilities as it saves up to 60% energy compared to HID lighting systems.  It also provides reliable light output throughout its lifetime and reduces down time after a power failure.

New distributor partnerships in Ghana for Philips LED solutions

To assist businesses and consumers looking for a supplier of certified genuine Philips LED lighting products, Philips today announced partnerships with the following leading businesses in Ghana:

·         Agenda Commercials, a well-known supplier of high quality electrical materials for domestic and industrial purposes and has won awards from the Ghana Standards Authority and Electricity Company of Ghana as a house of quality

·         Grand Pacific, a well-established Ghanaian company known for representing many of the major international brands in high quality electrical goods and accessories and caters to contractors and businesses

·         Nesstra, a well-known UK-based supplier of goods and services for manufacturing and service organizations throughout Africa. Nesstra is the parent company of Ashfoam and now Philips is available across Ashfoam chain of shops

·         Palace, a superstore that provides a range of products for consumers and businesses

·         Forewin Limited, Ghana’s number 1 distribution company, ensuring that Philips products can be found in major electrical shops and retail shops near you