Luxeon Rebel LED delivers on industry's demand for illumination-grade solid-state lighting
SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov 18, 2008 - Philips Lumileds today announced that it has delivered tens-of-millions of LUXEON Rebel power LEDs, the vast majority of which are warm, neutral and cool white in color. The company has virtually unconstrained capacity and ability to deliver its most powerful and efficient illumination-grade products. LUXEON Rebel power-LEDs, including those that deliver 100 or more lumens and efficacy greater than 90 lumens per watt, are now broadly available. The company's ongoing investments and technology developments have positioned it well to support the tremendous growth in lighting segments expected in 2009.
"This has been a pivotal year in the lighting industry as adoption of our LUXEON Rebel power-LEDs has driven substantial growth in solid-state lighting," said Steve Barlow, Executive Vice President of Sales for Philips Lumileds. "We are pleased that LUXEON Rebel has enabled customers' expansion into new segments such as refrigeration lighting, street lighting and indoor recessed lighting. Today in concert with Future Lighting Solutions, we are providing cool, neutral and warm white LUXEON Rebel LEDs at all performance levels delivering the quality, color and uniform light output needed by the lighting industry."
New solid-state lighting applications are only made possible with a sustainable supply of power LEDs at specific and repeatable color temperatures. The ability of luminaire designers to produce consistent color and uniform light output from luminaire to luminaire enables rapid growth in applications such as retail parking, commercial and residential area lighting, and office lighting.
Meeting the industry's need for illumination-grade power LEDs has required technical advancements in all LED development areas. Although thin-film-flip-chip technology has driven substantial gains in light output, phosphor technology advancements are required to deliver the white light quality and uniformity necessary to meet the lighting community's expectations not only for initial operation but for color uniformity consistency over time and temperature as well. Every advancement in chip, phosphor and package technology achieved by Philips Lumileds makes it easier for lighting companies to develop applications that meet Energy Star, Part L, LEED and other standards around the world.
LUXEON Rebel power LEDs in all flux performance bins, are immediately available through Future Lighting Solutions. Future Lighting Solutions also maintains an available-to-sell inventory of warm-white LUXEON Rebel products that are targeted to the black body curve thanks to the Lumiramic Phosphor Technology employed in these products. For more information about LUXEON LEDs and solutions to more easily create solid-state lighting solutions, contact Future Lighting Solutions.
About Philips Lumileds
Philips Lumileds is the world's leading provider of power LEDs for everyday lighting applications. The company's recent records for light output, efficacy and thermal management are direct results of the ongoing commitment to advancing solid-state lighting technology and enabling lighting solutions that are more environmentally friendly, help reduce CO2 emissions and reduce the need for power plant expansion. Philips Lumileds' LUXEON LEDs are enabling never before possible applications in the general lighting, automotive, digital imaging, display, and signage markets.
About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands 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 approximately 128,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 27 billion in 2007, 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 flat TV, male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare.
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