Ensure long-term spare part availability
LED lighting needs to be a long-term solution, so spare parts must be available until the end of the product lifecycle. To ensure this, Philips Lighting defines the service part kit for an entire lighting installation with 10-year availability in line with the products' serviceability classification. Philips Lighting also links spare parts with commercial order numbers, and ensures easy programmability for digital components such as drivers.
Provide modularity and consistency across portfolios
All this means following strict development design rules on backwards compatibility. It requires classifying product serviceability transparently so that it aligns with the nature and needs of the different applications. Next to consistency in build and components, design consistency also plays a key role.
For example, cities are particularly keen to create and enhance their identity by applying ‘signature elements’. They are increasingly looking for the right balance between a modern design that is acceptable for a wide public over a long time, and the character and distinctiveness that set their urban lighting apart from other cities.
Close the material loop: the Circular Economy approach
An effective “Circular Lighting” approach fully adopts the principles of the Circular Economy: Make, Use and Return. This approach of rethinking the way we use resources involves adapting the way products are designed as well as the way they are offered to the market. The overall objective is to make maximum use of each component, and keep components in circulation for as long as possible. For example, components of fixtures like housings could be designed to survive two product lifecycles. With this in mind Philips Lighting is already redesigning its industry portfolio, using natural resources more effectively and in a regenerative manner. This approach will close the materials loop according to Circular economy principles.
Bringing it all together
LEDification is transforming the lighting industry, and Philips Lighting is playing its role by simplifying operations, reducing maintenance, ensuring modularity and emphasizing recyclability by enabling more efficient and longer use of components. This all helps make sure customers can enjoy the promised benefits of LED technology.