Pulse Start Metal Halide Magnetic Ballast meets CA Title 20.

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Offering up to 90% efficiency, 250W PS XEE quad-tap core and coil ballast is compatible with most existing 250 W luminaires and fully complies with California Title 20 legislation. It provides luminaire manufacturers with solution that fits into existing fixtures without modification and carries UL BTR code of A, facilitating substitution. Operating characteristics and design help reduce energy consumption and promote sustainability.

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Philips Introduces Industry First 250w Pulse Start Metal Halide Magnetic Ballast with 90% Efficiency, Meets New California Laws

ROSEMONT, IL - Philips Lighting Electronics North America today announces the introduction of the industry's first 250W magnetic pulse start (PS) metal halide ballast with 90% ballast efficiency. This quad-tap core and coil ballast is compatible with most existing 250W luminaires and is fully compliant with the latest version of California Title 20 legislation, governing the energy efficiency standard for metal halide luminaires sold in California on or after January 1, 2010.

Relative to Philips' existing 200W ballast option with 88% ballast efficiency, the optimized design of Philips' new 250W PS XEE ballast with 90% ballast efficiency meets California Title 20 requirements and offers specifiers and end-users a cost-competitive solution that provides more light, enables more lamp options, and assures better lamp availability. Energy-efficient, cool operating, and long-lasting, Philips' 250W PS XEE ballast provides luminaire manufacturers with a solution that fits into their existing fixtures without modification (as may be required by the 3X4-sized 200W alternative). Philips' 250W PS XEE ballast additionally carries a UL BTR code of "A", allowing easy substitution.

The Philips Advance 250W PS XEE magnetic pulse start metal halide ballast allows professional lighting users to optimize their 250W pulse start lighting systems, reduce energy consumption and costs, and promote sustainable design while meeting the California Title 20 requirements.

About Philips Lighting Electronics North America
A leader in the ballast industry for over 60 years, Philips Lighting Electronics N.A. offers a full line of Philips Advance branded ballasts and drivers for fluorescent, HID, and LED light sources to the market's broad range of lighting fixture manufacturers and electrical distributors. Philips Lighting Electronics N.A. is a division of Philips Electronics North America.

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 more than 116,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of US$32.3 billion in 2009, 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 philips.com/media.

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