Moving into a new century, Philips remained fully committed to innovation. Reflecting its focus on health and well-being, the company introduced the Ambient Experience in 2002. This innovative solution improves hospitals’ workflow and patient care by integrating architecture, design, dynamic lighting and sound. Other milestones include, in 2006, the first commercial launch of a 3D scanner, providing unprecedented image quality for CT scans. In 2012, Philips introduced the AlluraClarity interventional X-ray system, which offers excellent visibility at low X-ray dose levels. Recent innovations include the development of the Philips Smart Air Purifier and solutions for minimally-invasive surgery.
In the field of lighting, landmark achievements during this period include winning the US Department of Energy’s ‘L Prize’ for the first 60 W-equivalent LED bulb, the development of the CityTouch connected LED lighting management system and the Philips hue personal wireless lighting system, and the world’s most energy-efficient LED lamp breaking the 200 lumens per watt barrier.