About Philips Emergency Lighting

The Philips Emergency Lighting Company

Philips Emergency Lighting's goal is to help you understand the technical and legal aspects of emergency lighting so that you can specify it with confidence.
Philips Emergency Lighting's products are engineered so that, in the event of an emergency situation requiring building evacuation, emergency lighting guides occupants to the nearest path of egress, helps prevent injury en route and plays a key role in the smooth, swift, successful passage of occupants to safety.

Philips Emergency Lighting designs and manufactures emergency and specialty lighting solutions for today's and tomorrow's lighting industry. The company combines quality, reliability, code compliance and American ingenuity to create products for a variety of applications. These applications include fluorescent, LED and auxillary powered lighting. Products are sold through a nationwide network of manufacturers' representatives and electrical distributors for field installation or directly to lighting fixture manufacturers for factory installation.
Philips Emergency Lighting, originally The Bodine Company, was established in 1962 and is based in Collierville, Tennessee, USA . PEL is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA).
Company founders Richard H. Bodine and his late wife Virginia Bodine were both accomplished business persons and generous contributors to their community. Philips Emergency Lighting continues this tradition of community involvement through support of civic and educational programs in the Memphis area.



Philips Lighting is a global market leader with recognized expertise in the development, manufacturing and application of innovative lighting solutions. Philips has pioneered many of the key breakthroughs in lighting over the past 123 years, laying the basis for our current strength and ensuring we are well-placed to be a leader in the digital transformation. Philips aims to further strengthen our position in the digital market through added investment in LED leadership while at the same time capitalizing on our broad portfolio, distribution and brand in conventional lighting. 

We address people’s lighting needs across a full range of market segments. Indoors, we offer lighting solutions for homes, shops, offices, schools, hotels, factories and hospitals. Outdoors, we offer solutions for roads (street lighting and car lights) and for public spaces, residential areas and sports arenas. In addition, we address the desire for light-inspired experiences through architectural projects. Finally, we offer specific applications of lighting in specialized areas, such as horticulture and water purification. 

Philips Lighting spans the entire lighting value chain – from light sources, luminaires, electronics and controls to full applications and solutions – through the following businesses: Light Sources & Electronics, Consumer Luminaires, Professional Lighting Solutions, Automotive Lighting, and Lumileds. 

Philips Lighting employs approximately 47,000 people worldwide.


Product List
Lighting Applications


Philips Bodine 50 Year Anniversary

Find your product

Product Comparison Charts
Rep Search

Follow Us On YouTube!