Shat-R-Shield, a manufacturer of plastic-coated safety lamps and Philips Lighting Company, a division of Philips Electronic North America Corporation, an affiliate of Philips Electronics, announced they have entered into a supply agreement. Under the agreement, Shat-R-Shield will apply its shatter resistant coating to Philips’ T5, T5 HO, T8, T12 and T12 HO fluorescent lamps along with selected incandescent and high intensity discharge lamps. Philips will distribute the newly coated lamps under the TuffGuard™ brand through its network of electrical distributors.
“Philips Lighting has seen the need to compliment their product offering with coated lamps for several years. They recognize Shat-R-Shield as the industry leader and have made the right choice for their company and their customers,” said Shat-R-Shield president Karen Ponce. “This will give distributors more choices for protective lighting while strengthening a partnership that has been growing between our two companies for over a decade.”
“The partnership with Shat-R-Shield is a win-win for Philips Lighting and our customers worldwide,” said Ed Crawford, executive vice president of Philips Lighting Company. “The addition of Shat-R-Shield shatter-resistant coating combines innovation and sustainability to offer our end users extra protection with our products.”
Made to meet the coating standards of other Shat-R-Shield lamps, TuffGuard lamps will be available to distributors beginning February 2007.