Consumer electronics major Philips today announced its collaboration with e-commerce giant Amazon to launch imaginative LED lighting for kids in association with Disney. Also Read - E-commerce to change face of Indian merchandise business: Ratan Tata
In a bid to tap the rapidly expanding online retailing market, Philips Lighting, a subsidiary of the Dutch consumer electronics giant Royal Philips, has partnered “exclusively” with Amazon to sell its latest product range. The Imaginative Lighting Range will sport popular Disney characters like Spiderman, Mickey Mouse, Sulley and Mike among others. “A lot of parents really want to look at things beyond toys for their children, which have active imagination,” Philips India Lighting Subcontinent President Nirupam Sahay told PTI. Also Read - China to become largest cross-border e-commerce market by 2020: Report
Philip’s superior lightening technology with Diseny’s range of cartoon characters will give a unique combination nostalgia as well as the best in technology and Amazon’s vast network will ensure its availability not just in Metros but also in tier II and III cities, he added. “We are launching it exclusively through Amazon because our research indicates that consumers which we are targeting are actually very comfortable buying online. Its changing quite dramatically the kind of interaction the people are having with our lighting products. It has become a great medium,” Sahay said. Also Read - Indian e-commerce market to account for 2.5 percent of GDP by 2030: Reports
The portfolio is designed for the kids between three to seven years. Amazon India Director (Category Management) Samit Kumar said this partnership goes in line with the firm’s thrust on the home and kitchen decor segment, which is at present one of Amazon’s fastest growing category. “This adds to our existing portfolio which has about 3,00,000 products. We are constantly re-inventing ourselves and adding more value for our customers,” he said adding that it was the first association in the home lighting section.
Philips Lighting is expecting a business of Rs 1,000 crore from consumer luminaries by FY 2017. “For consumer luminaries (home decorative lightings), which we have launched in 2008-09, over the last five years we have a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of over 80 per cent and expect to grow the business to Rs 1,000 crore by 2017,” said Sahay. He further said Philips has a long history of partnership with Disney. It had started in 1960s for lightings and both have worked together for years and promoted new technologies. “We are taking this association further,” said Sahay.
The imaginative LED lightings includes Softpals, micro lamps, night light, flash lights and projectors with multiple Disney characters ranging from Rs 800 to Rs 4,300.