At a time that many Ghanaians and business owners are crying over the hikes in electricity tariffs Philips Lighting, a Global leader in lighting innovations has introduced a new affordable, long-lasting LED bulb.
The new LED bulbs will allow all consumers of electricity to cut down on their energy usage by up to 85%.
Philips, long known for its quality products that last for generations, is committed to its goal to improve the lives of 3bn people by 2025.
They are confident that the new EcoBright LEDbulb, also called ‘small boy danger’ due to its small size but powerful attributes, will contribute towards the goal of improving lives and making the world healthier and more sustainable.
In order to demonstrate the tremendous energy saving benefits of LED, Philips will partner with the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to select a number of their customers and change all the bulbs in their homes to Philips LED bulbs.
They will benefit from a potential electricity usage reduction of up to 85%, which are significant savings at a time where the national grid in Ghana is overburdened and in need of relief.
Speaking at the launch the General Manager of Philips Lighting Export BV Felix Darko said the new LED bulbs gives the company joy as Ghanaians can now make huge savings on electricity and also get value for money using the new LED bulbs.
“This product will bring relief to consumers seeking to reduce their energy use and ultimately will cut down on their electricity cost. They will also make further savings by not replacing these bulbs as regularly as standard bulbs, as this is designed to be both long lasting and able to easily withstand the most severe voltage fluctuations”, he said.
Deputy Minister of Power, Mr. John Abdulai Jinapor emphasized the importance of investing in energy efficiency whilst unveiling the new bulb, which will assist consumers in cutting down on their electricity consumption, thereby saving money and sustaining the national grid.
“This innovative new bulb is an asset in implementing our policies designed to promote the efficient use of energy. We are always happy to support the various initiatives Philips Lighting has undertaken in Ghana to improve the public’s access to energy efficiency, he said.”
Philips also offers LED Street Lighting Solutions that will aid in the government’s goals of replacing all conventional street lighting with LED bulbs.
Their street lighting technology allows for remote monitoring, so that ECG engineers will be able to tell which street lights are working in real time, turn lights on or off during emergency situations, or dim lights in the early morning hours as well as monitor the energy consumption of each street light, all from the comfort of their offices.
The remote management of street lighting will save on man hours which are needed to physically inspect conventional street lighting. These additional features in Philips LED Street Lighting solutions translate to significant energy and cost savings.
To educate consumers about the importance of energy efficiency and introduce them to the new Philips EcoBright LEDbulb, Philips Lighting also launched the Bike Challenge which consists of a light bulb powered by pedaling a stationary bike to demonstrate the amount of energy saved by switching to LED.
Crowds passing through were encouraged to take a ride on the bike to compare the amount of effort and energy required to power a conventional bulb versus the energy saving EcoBright LEDbulb. Visitors, who were able to cycle and power the bulb for at least ten minutes, were awarded with a brand new Philips EcoBright LEDbulb to take home.
The Bike Challenge will continue at Palace for one week before moving on to Melcom (North Industrial Area) for another week. Visitors can stop by to try their hand at powering the bulb, learn more about how to make their own lives more energy efficient and do their part for the environment while simultaneously making some savings at home.
By; Norvan Acquah-Hayford/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana