The foundations of Philips were laid in 1891 when Anton and Gerard Philips established Philips & Co. in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The company begun manufacturing carbon-filament lamps and by the turn of the century, had become one of the largest producers in Europe. Stimulated by the industrial revolution in Europe, Philips’ first research laboratory started introducing its first innovations in the x-ray and radio technology. Over the years, the list of inventions has only been growing to include many breakthroughs that have continued to enrich people’s everyday lives.
Iridium is a family of streetlights designed for performance, flexibility and sustainability. Depending on the application, each luminaire can be equipped with LEDs, electronic HIDs or a mix of both technologies. This modular concept allows upgrades of the installation by simply changing the light engine. With the integration of the LEDgine, an innovative HID optics and a control system, this series complies with energy-saving requirements.
– Future-proof luminaire: maintenance very easy; no tools required for LED upgrade
– Highly efficient lighting platform; no compromise on lighting quality thanks to flat glass
– Full flexibility to cover all applications, with choice of price and technology
designer: philips design lighting team
award: red dot 2012