10 november 2007
Lemnis and Philips lighten up Clinton Climate Initiative
During the Mayors Climate Protection Summit in Seattle, a conference of American mayors on climate and sustainability, Bill Clinton announced the support of 25 manufacturers, among them the two Dutch companies Lemnis and Philips. Bill Clinton was pleased that many businesses are working with his foundation to supply energy efficient and clean energy products. Clinton: “By offering these products at a discounted rate, we can ensure that more cities and citizens have access to them and that the market for clean energy technology will grow. Together, I hope that we can have a measurable impact on greenhouse gas emissions around the world.”
CCIs purchasing consortium has negotiated discounted pricing agreements with the manufacturers of energy-efficient products, including indoor lighting, clean vehicles, traffic and street lighting, building products, advanced waste management technologies, water system components and alternative energy technologies. As a result, participating cities will have access to hundreds of individual products that reduce energy consumption in buildings, decrease fuel consumption and pollution by vehicles and capture and convert landfill methane into electricity. These and additional products will be offered to interested municipal governments at discounted prices ranging from 5 to 15 percent below current levels for commodity items and from 15 to 70 percent below current levels for non-commodity items.
The young Dutch company Lemnis Lighting is producer of technologically advanced LED (Light Emitting Diode) lightbulbs offering light quality comparable to that of a traditional 40W light bulb, and which are 90% more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs. Lighting uses 19% of worldwide energy consumption, so reducing energy consumption by using LEDs will significantly reduce the level of CO2 emissions, therefore impacting climate change. On an annual basis the Lemnis lightbulb emits 90% fewer emissions than a traditional incandescent bulb and has a huge lifetime, up to 50,000 hours. With cities contributing approximately 75 percent of all heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions to our atmosphere while only comprising 2 percent of land mass, cities are critical to slowing the pace of global warming.
“We are proud that CCI recognizes our high product quality standards,” said Frans Otten, chairman of Lemnis Lighting. “This is an important step forward in fulfilling our broader mission of introducing this revolutionary LED technology and contributing to energy efficiency around the world.”
Said Philips Lighting CEO Kaj den Daas: “Philips Lighting is proud to be part of the CCIs groundbreaking C40 Large Cities Climate Leadership Group and to promote the use of energy-efficient lighting solutions which can help drive a more environmentally-responsible future for generations to come.”
P+ webtip: Lemnis Lighting