Philips Teams with Service Lamp 

Somerset, NJ (June 3, 2005): Philips Lighting Company, the U.S. - based lighting company affiliated with Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI), today announced a distribution partnership with Service Lamp Corporation to improve communication between Philips and the furniture Industry.

Philips, a global leader in the lighting industry, has a number of innovative products in the engineering pipeline. “What we like about Service Lamp’s position in the furniture industry is their ability to get direct feedback on innovative products we can offer” said Ron Schoffelmeer, Northeast Business Zone Manager for Philips Lighting Company. “We believe this partnership and access to furniture industry leaders will enable us to better focus our engineering resources on a unique segment of the retail market.”

Service Lamp, headquartered in Voorhees, NJ, is a distributor of lighting products specializing in the furniture industry. Service Lamp is supplier to National Home Furnishings Association, has national accounts with leading furniture manufacturers, and supplies Top 100 retailers and independent furniture stores.

“We can quickly bring new Philips technology to furniture retailers without waiting behind other retail segments,” says Monte Lee from Service Lamp’s High Point office, “and being able to put our customers in direct contact with Philips leadership is an important plus.”

Service Lamp introduced the new Philips halogen infrared line at the High Point market in April and received an excellent response from furniture retailers.

Philips Lighting Company is the world's largest lighting manufacturer of products for industrial, commercial and consumer markets. With U.S. headquarters in Somerset, NJ, Philips Lighting markets more than 2,500 lighting products to the retail, industrial/commercial, and consumer markets. Philips Lighting innovations include ALTO® low-mercury lamp technology and the compact fluorescent lamp. Philips Lighting employs almost 10,000 people in manufacturing, sales and distribution facilities throughout North America, The international leader in lighting technology, Philips operates the largest fluorescent facility in the world in Salina, Kansas. 

For additional information contact Service Lamp at 800-222-LAMP.


About Service Lamp Corporation

The accent is on service at Service Lamp.  Large enough to manage national accounts but small enough to give each customer personal service, Service Lamp provides lighting products from Philips, Sylvania, General Electric and a number of quality lighting manufacturers to commercial customers nationwide. Lighting fixtures, track systems, ballasts and light bulbs of all types are shipped from Service Lamp's distribution center in Voorhees, NJ. Additional information about the company's products and services can be found on or call 800-222-LAMP.