Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools

The Global
Information Hub for
Lighting Technologies
and Design

Sections
Home > Business > Company News > Philips Joins EMerge Alliance Board
News-Spot | Business News | Feb 22, 2012

Philips Joins EMerge Alliance Board

The EMerge Alliance – an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe, direct-current (DC) power distribution standards for commercial buildings – today announced Philips is upgrading its membership from Participating Member to Governing Member, and is now a member of the Board of Directors. This is the first expansion of the Board since the Alliance was founded in 2008.

A world leader in lighting, healthcare and lifestyle, Philips is committed to driving the global shift toward energy-efficient solutions, a vision tied closely to the EMerge Alliance and its mission to foster more sustainable buildings by bringing hybrid AC-DC power architectures and DC microgrid applications to the market.

Since joining the Alliance in 2009, Philips has actively contributed to the organization at the Participating level, which consists of key suppliers of products and technologies that comply with EMerge Alliance standards. According to Steve Oh, vice president and research and development manager at Philips Lighting North America, the company sees benefits in its strengthened role in the Alliance’s standards oversight and geographic market expansion activities.

“Philips’ business model embraces innovation, sustainability and standardization, and the EMerge Alliance is leading the forward looking DC microgrid power movement,” said Oh. “As a Board member, Philips can make a greater impact on the Alliance standards and also help expand the reach of the Alliance beyond North America into the EU, Asia and the rest of the world.”

Philips joins the Alliance’s Founders, Armstrong Ceiling Systems, Johnson Controls, Nextek Power Systems, OSRAM SYLVANIA and WAVE on the Board. Members at this tier provide strategic direction and oversight, and help ratify new and revised standards, while also contributing significant resources to the Alliance’s mission.

“Adding Philips to the EMerge Alliance Board will expand our reach and allow us to begin connecting with new geographic regions,” said Alliance Chairman Brian Patterson. “Philips’ standard development and technical expertise, along with its strong global market position will provide us with great insight and promotional support around the world. These are key contributions essential for any organization focused on creating meaningful transformative change to improve commercial building energy efficiency, sustainability and flexibility.”

About Royal Philips Electronics:
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity.” Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 122,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 22.6 billion in 2011, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

About the EMerge Alliance:
The EMerge Alliance is an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe DC power distribution in commercial buildings through the development of EMerge Alliance standards. These innovative standards integrate infrastructure, power, controls and devices in a common microgrid platform to facilitate the hybrid use of AC and DC power throughout buildings for unprecedented design and space flexibility, greater energy efficiency and improved sustainability. The nonprofit Alliance is accepting new members at various levels. For more information, please visit www.EMergeAlliance.org.

FEATURED

When Very High Light Output and Efficiency are Required for Demanding Applications, New LUXEON 7070 Checks All the Boxes

When Very High Light Output and Efficiency are Required for Demanding Applications, New LUXEON 7070 Checks All the Boxes More lumens, higher efficacy, and lower system costs are the driving forces behind new designs for a broad range of indoor and outdoor high light output applications. Lumileds new LUXEON 7070, introduced today, is designed to outperform similar lead-frame and ceramic high-power solutions with ... Read more »

FEATURED

NEW Extreme High Power LEDs Deliver Best Optical Performance

NEW Extreme High Power LEDs Deliver Best Optical Performance New XLamp® XHP70.3 LEDs deliver the best lumen density, reliability and optical control available in a 7x7 mm footprint.   Read more »

FEATURED

Edison Opto UVA + W & UVC Series Customize Design Solution

Edison Opto UVA + W & UVC Series Customize Design Solution Edison Opto offers customized UVA + White and UVC solutions for continuous disinfection to reduce bacteria and airborne viruses. In the wake of the global outbreak of COVID-19, the people’s need for anti-epidemic, sterilization, and anti-virus products has escalated, ranging from portable ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

deLIGHTed Talks: Good Light – Good Life in Wintertime, November 3, 2021

deLIGHTed Talks: Good Light – Good Life in Wintertime,  November 3, 2021 The Good Light Group, together with the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms (SLTBR), the Daylight Academy (DLA), the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), and Luger Research (LR), are organizing and presenting the “Good Light – Good Life” lectures. The webinar ... Read more »

page_peel