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Cushman & Wakefield

Houston, Texas

Discover how Cushman & Wakefield is conserving energy with cutting-edge lighting
Philips lighting at Cushman & Wakefield

This lighting


greatly simplified our maintenance and stocking requirements. It enabled us to achieve our energy- saving objectives while maintaining an outstanding quality of light."


- Spokesman, Cushman & Wakefield

Philips lighting at Cushman & Wakefield

Customer challenge


Cushman & Wakefield is a real estate and property management giant. With 230 offices in 58 countries, it is also a leader in sustainable business practices. Wanting to save energy within its commercial properties, the company sought out some environment-friendly lighting.

Philips lighting at Cushman & Wakefield

The right lighting 


As a promoter of sustainability, Cushman & Wakefield is always looking for new ways to conserve energy. The company turned its attention to one of the properties it manages: an expansive campus owned by an insurance firm. Covering four million square feet and comprising five tenant-lease commercial buildings and four parking garages, the site had sky-high operating costs.

Innovative illumination was the answer. A new lighting system would drive down energy and maintenance costs while ensuring consistent color through the site. Chosen for the job were Philips Energy AdvantageT8 25W Lamps featuring ALTO II™ Technology, driven by Philips Advance Optanium® 25W Electronic Ballasts. Our lights replaced the old fluorescent fixtures, creating a welcoming working environment over 110 floors of office space.


In the four parking garages, our efficient 25 watt lamps were used to replace 1,600 outdated 175 watt metal halide lamps. The previous lamps had been operating on a 24–7 basis, using excessive electricity. To prevent future energy waste, the new fixtures were fitted with motion-detecting controls. The lights are timed to turn on at 9pm, but will turn off automatically if there are no people around. When they are switched on, the lamps create bright light with no glare, guaranteeing comfort and safety for drivers.The new lights have reduced energy consumption by up to 45% relative to the old T12 lamps and magnetic ballasts, and by 20–30% relative to conventional T8 lamps and electronic ballasts. What’s more, with a 30,000 hour life cycle, the lights will only need minimal maintenance in future.

  • Energy Advantage Extra Long Life T8
    Energy Advantage Extra Long Life T8
    Philips Energy Advantage T8 Extra Long Life lamps are an industry first. These lamps offer high energy savings and have extra long life.
    • Save $32 in energy costs over the rated average life of the lamp** when compared to a standard 32W T8 lamp
    • Operates on any Instant Start and Programmed Start ballast***
    • Significantly reduce maintenance and recycling costs by extending the relamping cycle
  • Optanium T8 Instant Start
    Optanium T8 Instant Start
    Reliable and energy efficient Philips Advance's Centium commercial grade specifications, plus added benefits of lamp striation reduction technology.
    • Compatible with Energy Saving lamps
    • Eligible for Utility Rebates
    • Maximizes fixture design