Tuesday 03 July 2012
Making the switch to energy-efficient lighting is now even more attractive with Philips Lighting and Meridian Energy’s “Go Green & Win” promotion, which will see 10 lucky Kiwis win their electricity bill paid for 12 months.*
For a chance to win, consumers need to purchase a Philips Tornado 15W, 20W or 24W Energy Saver bulb in distinctive competition packaging. If the purchased bulb turns green when inserted into a light fitting and switched on, the consumer will win a year’s free electricity* with Meridian Energy,** New Zealand’s largest renewable energy generator. There will also be weekly and monthly prize draws of Philips products for people who register and enter their Tornado bulb’s promotional code online.
“Meridian is committed to helping our customers get more out of their energy dollar. Switching to energy-efficient lighting is one of the easiest ways to achieve this. According to EECA, households can save around $80 a year by simply replacing their four most used light bulbs with energy-efficient bulbs,1” says Bill Highet, Meridian’s General Manager Retail.
As well as helping households reduce their power usage, because energy-efficient lighting lasts longer people can also save on replacement costs.
Philips Tornado Energy Saver bulbs are up to 80% more energy-efficient than incandescent light bulbs and can last up to eight times longer.2 A 20W Tornado CFL uses only 20W of power, while emitting light similar to a traditional 100W incandescent, making them suitable for every room in the house. They are a similar size to traditional light bulbs and provide high-quality white light. Unlike some other Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs), the Tornado bulbs don’t need time to ‘warm-up’ and illuminate rooms instantly when switched on.
"As a global leader in energy efficient lighting, Philips Lighting is pleased to partner with Meridian Energy to promote energy savings in New Zealand households,” says David Procter of Philips Lighting New Zealand.
Philips Tornado Energy Saver bulbs are sold at supermarkets and hardware stores nationwide and retail for $7.99 per bulb.
The “Go Green & Win” competition runs until 30 November 2012.
For more information contact:
027 242 6644
021 225 9624
*Up to the value of $2500 incl GST
** A major prize winner must have a current, valid domestic electricity account with Meridian Energy by the date of prize redemption.
2 100W incandescent verses 20W CFL, based on 5.5 hours use per day at 22 c/kWh,
About Meridian Energy
Meridian Energy is an integrated renewable energy company; the largest generator in New Zealand, with a strong pipeline of development options in Australasia; and an electricity retailer throughout New Zealand.
Meridian and its online subsidiary Powershop retail electricity to approximately 290,000 connections − homes, farms and businesses throughout New Zealand. Meridian received the highest customer satisfaction ratings of all the major national retailers, and Powershop was rated first overall, as voted by customers in two independent surveys carried out in 2011.
The Meridian Energy Group includes a parent company Meridian Energy, subsidiary businesses in Australia and the USA and other innovative New Zealand investments that complement our core activities as an electricity generator and retailer. In total the Group employs approximately 775 people and has offices in Wellington, Christchurch and Twizel, and, internationally, in Melbourne, Australia, and San Francisco, California.
Meridian generates electricity from renewable sources − wind and water in New Zealand; wind in Australia; and solar in the USA. The company supplies 30 per cent of New Zealand’s total electricity needs, including to the country’s largest consumer, the New Zealand Aluminum Smelter, near Bluff. Meridian owns and operates seven hydro stations, six within the Waitaki Hydro Scheme, and four wind farms throughout New Zealand.
In Australia, Meridian owns and operates Mt Millar wind farm and is partnering with AGL Energy to build the Macarthur wind farm, which, at 420 megawatts, will be the largest wind farm in the Southern Hemisphere. The company also built the world’s southernmost wind farm at Ross Island in Antarctica, in partnership with Antarctica New Zealand. Meridian’s solar farm, CalRENEW-1, was the first grid-connected solar farm to be built in California, and the company is using that expertise to build the first solar farm in Tonga.
Meridian’s pipeline of renewable development projects includes options at different stages of investigation and consent. The Australasian development pipeline equates to more than 1,000 megawatts.
Meridian’s commitment to renewable energy, environmental stewardship and support for the communities living alongside its assets makes it authentically sustainable. Meridian continually looks for ways to provide positive energy solutions to customers to help them reduce their energy use.
About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity.” Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs over 120,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 22.3 billion in 2010, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.
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