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About us

Reliable power access

In a world where 1.06 billion people have no reliable access to power, electric light is a distant dream for many. One in seven people across the globe struggle to work, study, or help others after sunset. The Philips Lighting Foundation is committed to ending this imbalance.

The Philips Lighting Foundation is a non-profit organization with a vision to unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. By applying technology, expertise and resources, we provide access to light, raise awareness of the importance of energy efficiency in protecting our environment and support humanitarian interventions.

Sharing the power of light

Light is a fundamental part of our lives. With a flick of a switch, it transforms darkness into places where people can work, learn and create.

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Governance and structure

The foundation is led by a Management Board comprised of three members with a majority independent from Philips Lighting.

About Philips Lighting

Philips Lighting has been at the forefront of illumination for 125 years. From early electric bulbs to energy-efficient LEDs and connected lighting systems and services, we’ve revolutionized the world’s lighting.

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Philips Lighting Foundation
Registered charity in the Netherlands (ANBI), RSIN number 857684553.
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