As most folks know, the lighting industry faces the most important technological transition since its birth, moving from conventional light sources to LED based lighting. This change is for the better, enabling new lighting experiences to be delivered in a more energy efficient way.
In a memo from Philips Lighting BV on September 21, 2017 the announcement was made.
Because of the changes in technologies the demand for SOX(Low Pressure Sodium) lamps has been significantly declining. The new LED generation is connected and controllable unlike the good ole SOX lamp. The SOX lamp has been a workhorse for municipalities for years, and Philips has constantly adapted manufacturing to increasing or decreasing demand. However, based on current trends and direction of the market, Philips intends to phase out the production of SOX lamps in the course of 2020.
Philips decision was hard to make but they are reacting to an ever changing environment. SOX lamp - You will be missed.
The phase out of the product line is to begin July 1st 2019. These products will be produced in 2019 and 2020 in accordance with the mutually agreed delivery time. Below you will find more details on the portfolio and dates.
If you have SOX lamps in your parking lot fixtures...NOW is the time to look at switching to LED technology. Notable products that would do a wonderful job of replacing SOX fixtures are: Philips DigiStreet family of LED luminaires You could also consider combining LED luminaires with controls to obtain the latest state of the art lighting system.
The phase out of these technologies meshes with Philips Lighting’s global strategy to focus on LED lighting products, lighting systems and services, including connected LED lighting. Philips is aiming to become the main lighting company in the Internet of Things.
If you have any additional questions regarding the global phase-out of SOX lamps, please contact AtlantaLightBulbs.com for more information.
Phase out schedule...
|SKU # (6NC)||Material # (12NC)||Description||Last Order Date|
|151167||928147500029||SOX 180 6PK||July, 2019|
|327817||928145500028||SOX 35 12PK||July, 2019|
|234047||928145200028||SOX-E18 12PK||July, 2019|
|321539||928147000028||SOX135 12PK||July, 2019|
|321513||928146000028||SOX55 12PK||July, 2019|
|321521||928146500028||SOX90 12PK||July, 2019|