Philips installed its latest range of LED luminaires providing a palette of 16 million colours that today continues to create an inspiring lighting show that highlights the Wilaya’s features.
This year, Philips has collaborated with the Lalla Hasnaa children center located in Avenue Nador, Casablanca, whereby Philips has committed to replacing the entire center’s old light bulbs with its most innovative LED lighting solutions. The new lighting system will provide the children’s center with much better quality light, while also enabling up to ninety per cent (90%) saving in energy relative to the incandescent lamps previously used. The new solutions which have a ten year life span will hopefully enhance the lives of the children living there, and allow the center to make a financial saving in the long term.
The Lalla Hasnaa center, welcomes babies and children from deprived and disadvantaged families. Since its creation in 1989, the center has welcomed 2,834 children, 1,689 of whom have left thanks to adoption. In addition to the lighting revamp, Philips staff will engage with the children provide them with clothes, toys, books and other gifts.
Eric Heutinck, CEO, Philips Maghreb said, “It gives us great pleasure to stop off in Morocco this week as part of our sixth Philips Cape Town to Cairo roadshow. At Philips we are acutely aware of the importance the Government of Morocco places on energy efficiency and its goal of achieving a 12% reduction in energy by 20201; we are committed to supporting this ambitious energy efficiency goal, and as the largest LED lighting company in the world we have both the innovations and the experience to help make this happen.”
Eric Heutinck continued, “We know that reducing energy needs to take place everywhere – from urban areas, to public spaces, to businesses and in the home. One of the main issues is that energy efficiency is not always understood because many people aren’t aware of their energy bills and so they don’t know how much they’ve gained or how much has been wasted. Take the classic example of the incandescent light bulb. Only five per cent (5%) of the electricity it consumes turns into light. But taking the whole energy chain into account, from energy generation to the actual service, the average productivity of an incandescent light bulb is only one per cent (1%).”
“Across Africa we are doing amazing things with light – we are enabling efficient energy management, reducing costs, improving city life, and extending the day for rural areas with solar lighting. We know our lighting innovations can make a huge difference to the people of Morocco and we will continue to look at new ways to enhance and improve their lives with light, while also reducing energy consumption.”