Philips Lighting is a global market leader with recognized expertise in the development, manufacturing and application of innovative lighting solutions. We have pioneered many of the key breakthroughs in lighting over the past 121 years, laying the basis for our current strength and ensuring we are well-placed to be a leader in the digital transformation. We aim to further strengthen our position in the digital market through added investment in LED leadership while at the same time capitalizing on our broad portfolio, distribution, and brand in conventional lighting.
We address people’s lighting needs across a full range of market segments. Indoors, we offer lighting solutions for homes, shops, offices, schools, hotels, factories, and hospitals. Outdoors, we offer solutions for roads (street lighting and car lights) and for public spaces, residential areas and sports arenas. In addition, we address the desire for light-inspired experiences through architectural projects. Finally, we offer specific applications of lighting in specialized areas, such as horticulture and water purification.
Philips Lighting spans the entire lighting value chain – from light sources, luminaires, electronics and controls to full applications and solutions – through the following businesses: Light Sources and Electronics, Consumer Luminaires, Professional Lighting Solutions, Automotive Lighting, and Lumileds.
We are eager to hear your ideas for new Lighting product innovations that address trends in the market, such as:
If you have an idea for a product in the area of Lighting or
a new approach to business that could improve the way we work,
we want to hear from you. We value all your suggestions. Every proposal
is explored and assessed for its potential – we hope to collaborate with you!
Could you have the next winning innovation?
Find out by entering your big idea in the Philips Innovation Open competition.
Learn more about the Innovation Open.
Or, continue to SimplyInnovate, our ongoing initiative for sharing your ideas.
At Philips, we know that innovation can come from anywhere. That’s why we’re always looking for partners with whom we can collaborate - to combine knowledge in new ways and create new synergies. If you have a potentially winning innovation that addresses an unmet need, we want to hear from you.
Perhaps you have developed a new product that could benefit from our extensive supply and distribution network or marketing expertise. Or maybe you have a piece of new technology that will improve one of our existing products. Or even a business model innovation that could improve the way we do business.
We are open to all ideas and suggestions. Together we can create innovative and meaningful solutions.
We are a global company with over 120 years experience. We can leverage this history and our huge international network, resources and expertise to transform your ideas into innovative products or meaningful business model innovations. We understand product development and know how to market an idea, and we may be able to help you turn your ideas into a reality.
Define your idea
When developing your idea, it helps to try to think about the entire proposition, including elements such as how it will work, how it will be used, and which unmet consumer need it will satisfy. Your idea may be similar to others that we have already developed independently, and we want to avoid any misunderstanding around ownership. For that reason, we recommend that you first protect your idea with a patent (application) or other intellectual property right.
Submit your idea
First we will ask you a few questions to help us understand your idea. The quality and accuracy of the information you provide is crucial for us to successfully evaluate your idea. Please submit only NON-confidential information.
Confirmation and additional information
After you have submitted your idea, you'll receive an email confirmation right away. If we need to know more to help us assess your idea, we may contact you for additional non-confidential information.
We will email you with the outcome after your idea has been evaluated by our innovation teams. We endeavour to respond to each submission within six weeks.