Philips is a world-leading manufacturer of electronic goods who have quite literally shaped the modern world with its inventions. The Philishave, an iconic battery shaver with rotating heads was launched by Philips in 1950, as a spin-off from its research into battery powered dynamos.
In 1963 it launched the compact audio cassette tape, and set the standard which is still used today. Twenty years later, Philips again revolutionised how the world listens to music when it launched the Compact Disc. It also invented the first home Video Cassette Recorder in 1973.
Philips is also the brand used in landmark buildings all over the world from the Eiffel Tower to the Pyramids of Giza to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. It employs 165,000 people worldwide and sells in 60 countries.
The company was founded in 1891 by Frederik Philips and his son Gerard in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Their aim was to make cost-effective reliable light bulbs for everyone. In 1933 it had become the world's largest producer of radios. In recent years it has become a major player in the medical market, a move which grew out of its involvement with light bulbs for X-rays, and now encompasses a wide range of products including an innovative scanning machine.
Design plays an important part in all Philips research and development, and its approach is to go way beyond aesthetics. At the start of the new century, it opened HomeLab in the Netherlands a fully functional home laboratory where researchers can study people's interactions with technology and designs.
Like all lighting and electronics manufacturers Philips is acutely aware of its climate change. Its world-class leadership in social, economic and environmental responsibility was recognized in 2003 when it was awarded the number one ranking in its sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
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The Philips 7W Master LED MR16 uses 82.5% fewer watts than its 40W halogen equivalent and is ideal for accent lighting in environments such as homes, hotels and restaurants.
- 7W LED MR16 equivalent to 40W halogen
- 'A+' energy rating
- GU5.3 cap fitting
- 24° medium beam
- Warm White, 3000k light colours
- 5 year guarantee
- Size: L 54 x Dia 50mm
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- 7W = 50W
- 40° Flood Beam - Dimmable
- Screw fitting
- Warm white (2700K)
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- Bayonet cap
- 23W = 105W
- Not suitable for dimming
- Warm white (2700k) colour
- Average life 20,000 hours
- Box quantity 6
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The Philips Master LED 2.5W Low Voltage G4 Capsule offers a 75% energy saving over a halogen equivalent, and is compatible with many existing LV transformers.
- Direct replacement for G4 halogen capsules
- Suitable for most transformers
- Warm white 2700k
- Not suitable for dimming
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- Premier brand of fluorescent tubes
- Use in high frequency fittings only
- Long lamp life
- Cool white colour
- 26mm (1") Diameter