Salisbury, N.C.-based Shat-R-Shield, manufacturer of plastic-coated safety lamps, and Somerset, N.J.-based Philips Lighting Co., a division of Philips Electronic North America Corporation, an affiliate of Philips Electronics, have recently 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, as well as to selected incandescent and high-intensity discharge lamps.

Philips will distribute the newly coated lamps under the TuffGuard brand through its network of electrical distributors.