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Philips Entertainment Lighting helps thriving Cornwall theatre cut emissions
Truro, Cornwall – Cornwall’s largest professional theatre, Hall for Cornwall, has dramatically improved its energy efficiency following an investment in the brand new Philips Selecon range of SPX luminaires.
The Truro venue welcomes more than 180,000 theatre goers per year and is the first arts organisation in the UK to complete a year of carbon emissions cuts, as part of its commitment to the 10:10 climate campaign.
The venue says that it has reduced electricity consumption in the auditorium by as much as 60 per cent since it replaced it’s Cantata profile units with the Philips Selecon SPX range of luminaires.
The move came after the venue hosted a fixture ‘shoot out’ in September last year where the Philips Selecon SPX range was pitted against a number of competitor brands, including the ETC Source Four.
“The decision was unanimous,” says Simon Crick, Hall for Cornwall's head of operations. “The efficiency and brightness of the SPX was so much better than we had anticipated. The fixture delivers excellent, crisp light output – we found them brighter and more comfortable to focus than the other brands. They are also lightweight and thankfully rarely get too hot to handle.”
Crick and his team purchased the SPX lamps just a few months ago yet already the reduction in energy costs is apparent.
“Like many organisations we are looking at every area of our work to try and reduce our energy costs,” continues Crick. “The SPX has enabled us to reduce our energy costs, cut our carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions and at the same time improve the service that we provide to visiting companies - everyone’s a winner!”
With the news that Philips is allocating €2 billion for investments in green innovation by 2015 – and the announcement that its cumulative green investments amounted to €1 billion last year – ‘eco-friendly’
This is reflected in the fact that the Philips Selecon SPX lamps deliver up to 63% more light for energy used (significantly more than current industry benchmarks) with up to 27% more efficiency (compared to the nearest competitor).
Hall for Cornwall’s installation of Philips Selecon SPX luminaires will make a considerable contribution to the year on year reduction in overall electricity consumption so far demonstrated by the venue over the past 5+ years.
“Our audiences will be able to enjoy performances with improved lighting and there will be better facilities for artists,” says Julien Boast, director at Hall for Cornwall. “The theatre is a very public space and our continual drive to improve financial viability and lower our carbon footprint helps secure the facility for the whole community.”
The transfer to Philips Entertainment lighting is part of Hall for Cornwall’s ambitions to become a greener theatre. Since 2005, the venue has reduced its overall energy consumption by 22 per cent.
For further information, please contact:
Sales Director, Philips Entertainment Lighting
Telephone: +44 7974 752646
Media Relations Manager, Philips Lighting
Telephone: + 44 (0)1483 293 071
For more information about the Philips Selecon SPX range, visit www.seleconlight.com
For more information about Hall for Cornwall visit: www.hallforcornwall.co.uk
About Philips Entertainment Lighting
Philips Entertainment Lighting accommodates a diverse range of entertainment applications including: stage and set lighting, film and broadcast lighting, and video-based effects and displays. It also supports architectural lighting of performance venues, whether to enhance theatre lobbies or to create a dynamic exterior effect to coincide with performances.
With the acquisitions of Color Kinetics, Genlyte (including its Vari-Lite and Strand Lighting brands) and Selecon, Philips dramatically expanded its entertainment lighting portfolio from specialty lamps to the industry-leading luminaries and control systems that are prevalent in the field today. Collectively, the group provides wide-ranging products from simple lamps to complete solutions designed with the specific needs of the entertainment market in mind.
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 119,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 25.4 billion in 2010, 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 flat TV, male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/
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