Environmental Statement

 At Philips Entertainment, we meet the energy efficiency challenge through an integrated product portfolio and by inspiring individuals to make simple changes that can have profound results.
We seek to facilitate new solutions for change to drive responsible practices and have long focused on the energy efficiency of our products and production processes.

Working towards a sustainable business

Philips Selecon is working to minimise our impact on the environment in the following ways:

Our Luminaires
We build our luminaires to last with the lowest cost of ownership in the industry guaranteed by the industry's only three year warranty.

Philips Selecon luminaires have a typical design life of 7-10 years with most being used with little maintenance for at least double this period of time.


Product Design
Philips Selecon products are designed for long term use, 7–10 years, with minimal servicing requirements. Current products boast the lowest cost of ownership in the market place through innovative engineering solutions and use of new technology materials.

Philips Selecon has and continues to deliver significant energy saving solutions to the entertainment lighting market. These include: 

  • 80V 1200W luminaires which deliver the same light output as mains voltage luminaires using half the energy.
  • Working with leading lamp manufacturers to deliver new more energy efficient lamps for use in our luminaires.

Since February 2008 Selecon luminaires have been designed to consider:
  • Component material identification and choice based on environmental impact with a programme to minimise; isolate and eliminate harmful materials.
  • End of use recycling, luminaires are designed for disassembly with material identification of components.
  • Minimisation of waste during manufacture.

For example, the Selecon Display Profile which was launched in April 2009 is manufactured from partially recycled aluminium with all component parts clearly marked for recycling.

SPX - a New Generation of Tungsten Halogen Ellipsoidals

Released in June 2010 the SPX is the first product offering from the Philips Entertainment product development teams:

  • The manufacturing portion of the carbon foot print for SPX is estimated to be less than 10% of the luminaires total carbon foot print (over a typical 7-year life span).
  • SPX delivers a more efficient optical solution producing more light from most beam angle designs than current industry benchmarks. The customer/end user can therefore make significant energy savings by using SPX at either lower dimmer levels (less power) or through the use of a lower wattage lamp.
  • All cast/moulded components are identified with their unique part numbers and international recycling symbols.
  • All components, except for the lamp socket and electrical insulation materials are recyclable.
  • Aluminium Extrusion – Selecon source all our aluminium extrusion requirements from local manufacturers who process alumina using 100% renewable power and extrude the resulting product taking advantage of New Zealand’s HEP; Geothermal and Wind generated electricity energy resources.
  • On average 55% of our extrusions are made from recycled aluminium.
  • Aluminium Castings – manufactured from 20% recycled materials.
  • Fortron Engineering Plastics – manufactured from 10% recycled materials. 


Philips Selecon’s manufacturing plant is based in New Zealand, a country blessed with significant renewable energy resources, with the majority of our electricity being generated from renewable resources (HEP; Geothermal; Wind).

New Zealand sourced paper and packaging materials are manufactured from local renewable plantation forests. Product packaging is able to be recycled.

Philips Selecon source all our aluminium extrusion requirements from local manufacturers who process alumina using 100% renewable power and extrude the resulting product taking advantage of New Zealand's renewable energy resources referred to above. On average 55% of our extrusions are made from recycled aluminium.

All pressure die cast components sourced and manufactured in New Zealand are made from 100% recycled aluminium.

Philips Selecon’s manufacturing operation consists principally of the assembly of custom components supplied by local and off shore manufacturers.

Current projects include working with our suppliers to: 

    • Maximise local supply to minimise lead times; freighting distances and ensure the highest quality components
    • Reduce freight requirements through more effective logistics planning
    • Introduce re-useable shipping containers for standard component transportation
    • Operation Manuals have been reduced to a Short Form version for inclusion with the product. All Full Form versions are available as .PDF downloads from here.

      Within our Offices and Manufacturing Plants
      Paper recycling; management of office / manufacturing plant lighting and heating; car pooling; recycling of plant packaging materials; sending invoices/ statements via email etc.

Product Stewardship
Philips Selecon meets the requirements of and is a registered participant in the European WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) scheme in the European Union. 


Philips Selecon service a global market from our New Zealand manufacturing base. Stock and service distribution centres are located in our major European, Asian and North American markets to minimise freight burdens.

Through daily stock monitoring Philips Selecon has significantly reduced air freight tonnage to the extent that today over 50% of our controlled freight goes via sea. 

Home based International Sales Team

Reduces the office travel requirement for our international sales team.


Reducing our use of printed catalogues and direct mail pieces in favour of web-based information.


Further information that may be of interest relating to our industry:

Believing that both theaters and their audiences share a concern for the sustainability of their communities, the Green Theater Initiative launched its fully-featured website today at the address below. The Initiative aims to encourage theaters to reduce their environmental footprints by going green, not only to protect the planet's future, but because doing so will help ensure their own futures in tough economic times. With audience bases declining, going green will establish theaters as inspirational leaders in their communities. Moreover, it will save money on energy costs, invigorate staffs, promote the long-term health of employees and audience members, and attract foundational and municipal funds.

The Green Theater Initiative joins and augment a rising chorus of theater artists taking environmental considerations into account. A recently town hall meeting on Broadway brought together a wide range of theater professionals -- among them members of the Broadway League and the producers of Wicked and other shows -- concerned about environmental issues.

  • The London Mayor's Office recently released "Green Theatres", a comprehensive plan of action for that city's theater community.

SAYING that “the power of the theater industry to set an example in the fight against climate change is immense,” the Mayor of London’s “Green Theatre: Taking Action on Climate Change” plan was launched on September 9th in partnership with industry leaders at the Professional Lighting and Sound Association (PLASA) annual conference, and represents a milestone of collaboration and innovation in providing theaters with the tools to green their planning and operations.