Luxeon Rebel lumen maintenance exceeds Energy Star® guidelines

Feb. 24, 2009
Date Announced: 24 Feb 2009 San Jose, CA – Philips Lumileds’ announced today that test data for its Luxeon Rebel LEDs shows performance that exceeds Energy Star® guidelines intended to ensure quality solid-state luminaire development. The data shows that Luxeon Rebel LEDs have average lumen maintenance of 99% after 6,000 hours, far surpassing the 91.8% Energy Star requirements for residential fixtures as well as available published data for other power LEDs. The results reinforce the superior lumen maintenance performance that has been a hallmark of Luxeon LEDs since they were introduced in 2000, They reflect the ability of the materials used to build Luxeon LEDs — including those used in the Epitaxial process, the phosphors, and the lens and packaging materials — to withstand the rigors of use and the elements to which they might be exposed under a variety of conditions without degrading the light output too rapidly. Customers wishing to see the extended extrapolation results can contact their Future Lighting Solutions account manager or Philips Lumileds technical support. 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 hospitality, outdoor lighting, retail lighting and in homes. About Royal Philips Electronics Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) 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 121,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 26 billion in 2008, 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 wellbeing and pleasure with strong leadership positions in flat TV, male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at

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