Lighting the way

Using 80% less electricity, Philips Tornado provides the same amount of light as a regular bulb
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View of a living area with two large lamps powered by Philips Tornado light-bulbs

Have you ever sat in a room full of lights and still found it difficult to read the paper? If so, you'll understand the importance of good lighting.

One of the most overlooked elements of new home design is lighting, says Ray Sanders of Philips Lighting.

Using the right lights in the right places will impact of the atmosphere and usability of your home. It should also reduce your power bill.


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Close up view of the Phillips Tornado light bulb. The bulb is fluorescent and spiral shaped to improve efficiency

"Our new Tornado energy saver lamp uses only 20% of the power of a standard incandescent bulb," says Sanders. "Its spiral shape also allows it to be brighter than most other energy saver bulbs."

"Lighting represents up to 30% of your energy consumption. If you replace your 100W light bulbs with 18W Tornado bulbs you'll get the same amount of illumination but a smaller lighting bill," says Sanders.

"Also, they last six times longer than a regular bulb, lasting an average of three years, based on five and a half hours use per day," he says.

View of a living area with two large ceiling, couch, furniture, interior design, living room, orange, room, suite, table, wall, red
View of a living area with two large lamps powered by Philips Tornado light-bulbs

For more information on energy saving lighting, visit www.lighting.philips.co.nz, or phone 0800 4 LIGHT (454 448).

May 14, 2004
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