Jakarta, Indonesia — In line with Indonesia government plan to increase capital spending by 15 per cent to upgrade infrastructure, Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) that aims to improve the quality of people’s lives through meaningful innovations, participates in the Indonesia International Infrastructure Conference and Exhibition (IIICE’12) and showcases latest and complete range of lighting technology to support sustainable infrastructure development.
Globally, buildings consume around 40 per cent of premier energy, higher than transportation and industry, while lighting represents about 19 per cent of the total energy. With the new lighting technology, LED, the world can potentially save 50 per cent of energy usage today for lighting.
“Increased connectivity to further the country’s economic development can be achieved with better and more sustainable infrastructure. The use of innovative products and solutions in all aspects including lighting solutions can make a huge contribution to energy savings, safety and ambience. With 121 years of innovations, Philips provides a complete range of the latest lighting technology that can make a significant positive difference to any development,” states Robert Fletcher, President Director of PT. Philips Indonesia.
To improve connectivity across archipelago, the government plans to capital spending to further develop airports. Focusing on airport development, Fletcher says: “For any airport, the safety of travellers, visitors and staff is of paramount importance. Lighting is, without doubt, one of the most important factors to improve operational productivity and efficiencies from check-in counters, baggage handling, waitinglounges, to airfields.” Further he adds, “That is where Philips can help. By focusing on the needs of people and leveraging our expertise, we develop not only the right but also user and environmentally friendly lighting solutions for airports in Indonesia.”
Many airports worldwide have applied Philips lighting solutions that does not only require as little maintenance as possible, lower the overall cost of ownershipand save energy. Munich International Airport in Germany is an example of airports that has replaced their lamps and saved EUR 300,000-400,000 per year. While in Indonesia, Philips lighting can be seen at least at Juanda International Airport – Surabaya, Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport – Makassar, and Lombok International Airport.