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.
The SOX Lamp is Being Phased Out in 2020
In a memo from Philips Lighting BV on September 21, 2017, an announcement was made regarding low pressure sodium SOX bulbs.
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 old low pressure sodium SOX light bulb. 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.
Changes Must be Made
Philips’s decision was hard to make, but they’re reacting to an ever-changing environment. Low pressure sodium SOX lamps will surely 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.
The Switch to LED Technology
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 include Phillips’ DigiStreet 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 low pressure sodium light bulbs and old lighting 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 leading lighting company in the Internet of Things (IoT).
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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|