Lighting provider Royal Philips is to supply more than 300,000 LED light fittings across ten ships in the Costa Cruises fleet.
By installing Phillips’ Master LED and CorePro LEDTube solutions, Costa expects to achieve an 80% reduction in energy use, which will lead to a significant reduction in fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.
“We are proud to have incorporated Philips’ experience and solutions into such a technologically advanced project,” said Roberto Brambilla, professional commercial director, Philips Lighting. “Philips has always been committed to improving people’s lives through considerable and valuable innovations. This project furthers the LED revolution with technology that requires less energy and has a far smaller environmental impact than traditional lighting solutions.”
The switch to energy efficient LED technology is the latest step towards Costa’s goal of reducing its overall emissions.
“This initiative between two companies engaged in issues regarding the preservation and protection of the environment represents another step forward by Costa Cruises in the field of sustainability and is part of the projects undertaken to attenuate the impact generated and to reduce energy consumption on board,” said Stefania Lallai, Costa’s sustainability and public relations director.
Philips is working closely with the Travel Foundation and climate groups to implement green technologies across the travel industry.