OptiLED secures lighting deal with Philips in Mexico

April 6, 2005
The Mexico-based division of Philips Lighting is to distribute LED lighting fixtures manufactured by OptiLED.
OptiLED has formed a partnership with Philips-Construlita, a division of Philips Lighting in Mexico, through which OptiLED LED lights will be sold in 55 major stores in Mexico and will be supplied to hundreds of other lighting distributors. In addition, Philips-Construlita will incorporate OptiLED lamps in their new Terrane product line of in-ground and submersible fixtures.

Philips-Construlita is the largest network of retail lighting stores and exclusive dealers in Mexico. This exclusive distribution deal will allow OptiLED to increase its global customer base, which has been spreading throughout Latin and South America over the past year.

The companies believe that the partnership also emphasizes the growing worldwide acceptance of LED technology, based on advantages in terms of durability, energy conservation and long life.

“Philips and OptiLED reviewed our respective solid-state lighting offerings and found that our products compliment each other and enhance the breath of our total offering," said OptiLED vice president Bruce Pelton. “This partnership will further extend our reach into South America and allow millions in that region access to our broad selection of LED lamps.”

“OptiLED’s combination of LEDs and innovative optical technology provides a perfect enhancement to our product line tailored for consumers and lighting professionals,” said Jorge Avila, director general of Philips-Construlita Lighting.