"Light gave us the 20th century of progress. LEDs mean a 21st century of equitable prosperity" - Harry Verhaar, Philips
- 25 September 2013
On September 25, 2013, during the fifth anniversary of Climate Week NYC, we held a live Twitter Q&A with Harry Verhaar, Senior Director Energy & Climate Change, Philips Lighting, on the future of LED lighting. Here are some of the highlights.
Harry also spoke at the summit's Opening Ceremony with Richard Branson, Jim Kim, David Miliband and Tony Blair, and at our Low Carbon Innovators Forum with speakers from Facebook, IKEA and Nike. Read more about Philips' work.
#CWNYC how will mkt address past LED failures to remove doubt on long term viability of LED products & performance? Ie.Deal w/ the skeptics— Jeremy Mansfield (@JezMans) September 25, 2013
A1 Best way is to collaborate on projects & show & communicate LED benefits. See e.g. NYC http://t.co/1eFQ5E5lYe— Harry Verhaar (@Harry_Verhaar) September 25, 2013
When asked about the benefits of LEDs and why consumers should care about adopting them, Harry tweeted:
@ClimateGroup City Mayors can amke cities safer & can slash their energy bill by intell.LED streetlighting. [1/2]— Harry Verhaar (@Harry_Verhaar) September 25, 2013
[1/2]All action to avoid 2degree rise is urgent. Fortunately action has great benefits too. Switch to LEDs =670mton CO2 reduction #CWNYC— Harry Verhaar (@Harry_Verhaar) September 25, 2013
[2/2] 2degree action: Moving broadly on energy efficiency can bring 5 billion tonnes CO2 reduction http://t.co/dn7sGGNnFo— Harry Verhaar (@Harry_Verhaar) September 25, 2013
Light is important in life. It gave a20th century of progress. Now intell.LED for 21st century of equitable prosperity. Thank you all #CWNYC— Harry Verhaar (@Harry_Verhaar) September 25, 2013
We host regular live Q&As with low carbon leaders from across the world. Keep your eye on @ClimateGroup for news of the next one!