Light Bulb Manufacturing Giants Now More Interested in LEDs


As LED light bulbs become a staple in the consumer market, big companies are shifting their interest from conventional light bulbs to these power friendly ones. The whole story in 

Shoppers at the Carrefour hypermarket in Lille no longer have to ask for help to find items on special offer — instead they can navigate to them using their smartphone. Philips, the Dutch technology conglomerate, has installed 800 light-emitting diode fixtures at the 7,800 square metre store that can send a location signal to a customer’s phone using light invisible to the human eye. “With the right sensors installed, an LED light-fitting could become the best GPS ever by directing customers or visitors to where they want to go” says Gaia Nocchi, director at Frost & Sullivan, the research and consulting firm.

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