Philips offers two guiding lights for Christmas

Philips Penlight and new Penlight Premium –
packed with features and powered by the same lights as some of the world’s leading supercars.

It’s been a year since Philips launched its Penlight and the versatile light unit - powered by the same award winning LEDs that are Original Equipment on some of the world’s fastest cars - proved to be an instant hit and a very popular Christmas gift. Philips has now launched a more powerful, rechargeable version - the Premium – which is packed with a host of additional features.

The Philips Penlight duo are serious contenders as presents for anyone who would appreciate a gadget that is smart, practical and which will prove its usefullness long after the wrapping paper has been removed.


Philips’ battery powered penlight inspection lamp delivers 250 lux, is shock, dust and waterproof to agreed standards. It has a hook for hanging and angling the light, something that is made necessary because, crucially, it delivers the lighting performance of bigger and more expensive inspection lights. With a separate LED at the top of the unit, it can also be used as a torch. It comes with the necessary AAA batteries included, which should power it for up to 11 hours.

Despite setting new standards for performance and quality in its class, this mini marvel is extremely competitively priced with an SRP of £21.99 and is an ideal stocking filler!

Penlight Premium

From the outset, the benefits of Philips Penlight’s compact design and powerful performance were evident to customers in the automotive workplace – for which Philips designed it – but it quickly became obvious that it was suited to many other professions and leisure or domestic uses, as well.

Philips has now combined the basic Penlight concept with some of the key features of larger inspection lights to produce the Penlight Premium.

The Penlight Premium offers a 260 lux output on its wide beam, while the torch beam at the top now benefits from one of the award winning Luxeon Rebel LEDs to produce a concentrated 3600 lux output. It has a wide beam for optimum general vision and the power to see deeper for an inspection viewing.

As the LEDs have a warmer colour temperature, the Penlight Premium lends itself to anything from quick inspections but to prolonged lighting periods in larger areas – and could, for instance be used for camping, or even emergency domestic lighting.

The housing has now been uprated from plastic to metal, and it has a comfortable soft rubber handgrip. The rotating clip features a magnet that allows it to be positioned, for example, on the underside of a car bonnet for hands-free use. It also allows the beam to be moved without having to move the light itself.

The Penlight Premium is fully rechargeable, either by mains, from a 12V car charger, or through a USB port. Recharging is rapid – only two hours are needed for a full charge and the Premium has a built-in charging indicator, so that progress is easily monitorable.

The Penlight Premium is water, dirt and shock resistant and comes complete with its own tough carrying case that contains the charging accessories and has an SRP of: £79.99

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About Royal Philips Electronics

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity.” Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs over 120,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 22.3 billion in 2010, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at