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Philips Expands Family of Affinium™ LED Refrigerated Display Lighting to Include New LCM310 Cooler Modules for Multi-Deck Displays

Philips Affinium LED LCM310
Philips Lighting Electronics has announced the expansion of its popular family of Philips Affinium™ LED modules for refrigerated displays to include its new Value-plus and Vision-plus LCM310 LED Cooler Modules for multi-deck display cases. With refrigerated displays accounting for a large percentage of a typical food store's energy consumption, the Affinium LCM310 represents a high-performing and energy-efficient solution that delivers enhanced visual impression of merchandise within under-shelf and multi-deck applications.

Currently the thinnest and most unobtrusive LED profile in the market at just ½" high, Affinium LCM310 Cooler Modules are designed to replace traditional tubular fluorescent lamps under the shelf and in the canopy of multi-deck display cases and are ideal for open, multi-tiered displays of meat, dairy, and deli items. The Value-plus and Vision-plus modules are available in a range of wattages, lengths, and color temperatures to support a wide variety of merchandising needs and are driven by a Philips Xitanium© LED power driver.

As with Philips’ previous range of Affinium LED modules for glass door-refrigerated displays, Affinium LCM310 modules for multi-deck displays can reduce the lighting load of a refrigerated display case by up to 80 percent over fluorescent technology while delivering equivalent or better lighting that is free of dark spotting. The LED modules feature a rated average life of 50,000 hours and provide safe and attractive white light. In contrast to their fluorescent counterparts, Affinium LED modules minimize maintenance concerns and provide a highly sustainable, mercury-free, and lead-free lighting solution for refrigeration. The Affinium LCM310 system is also fully compliant with RoHS, a worldwide directive that ensures the product’s restricted use of certain hazardous substances.

Philips’ new LCM310 LED Modules now allow grocers to benefit from the advantages of LEDs in their refrigerated multi-deck applications, providing an enhanced visual experience for customers and a significant opportunity for cost savings for retail operators. For more information on our LED modules for refrigeration, please visit www.philips.com/ledrefrigeration.

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