Costa Cruises has teamed up with Philips Lighting to upgrade their ships with LED lighting.

The company is trying minimise CO2 emissions by switching 300,000 lighting fixtures across 10 ships to LED. The LED light bulbs will use 80% less energy reducing their CO2 emission significantly.

The LED lights will produce brighter and clearer light than the previous halogen lighting.

Professional Commercial Director of Philips Lighting, Roberto Brambilla, said:

We are proud to have incorporated Philips experience and solutions into such a technologically advanced project. Philips has always been committed to improving people’s lives through considerable and valuable innovations. This project furthers the LED revolution with technology that requires less energy and has a far smaller environment impact than traditional lighting solutions.

Costa Cruises Sustainability and PR Director, Stefania Lallai, said:

This initiative between two companies engaged in issues regarding the preservation and protection of the environment represents another step forward by Costa Cruises in the field of sustainability and is part of the projects undertaken to attenuate the impact generated and to reduce energy consumption on board.

Philips is working with The Travel Foundation to improve energy efficiency throughout the travel industry.

Images courtesy of Costa Cruises

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