Future Lighting Solutions Adds Royalty-Free Eligibility Mark to LED Light Engines

May 11th, 2010
Date Announced: 11 May 2010

-- Special Logo Designates Qualified Components, Potentially Eliminates 3-5% Royalty

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -– Future Lighting Solutions has announced an expanded relationship with Royal Philips Electronics under which the companies will offer a broad range of LED lighting component solutions and services to assist OEM customers and integrators in developing finished solid state lighting products.

One notable aspect of this new arrangement with Philips is the opportunity it creates for customers to leverage certain specifically marked LED light engines within Future’s simpleLED program against Philips’ LED based licensing program to help qualify their licensed luminaires for a 0% royalty payment.

These specially marked LED light engines, utilizing Philips Lumileds LUXEON® LEDs, will incorporate a readily identifiable clover-shaped symbol belonging to Philips.

This arrangement – furthering Future’s 10-year exclusive LED distribution relationship with the Philips Lumileds organization – is designed to simplify LED luminaire development and accelerate time to market.

As previously announced, the arrangement enables LED lighting customers to acquire Philips’ LED light engine modules, driver modules and lighting controls, as well as to leverage Future’s SSL development tools and engineering resources in tandem with Philips’ products to accelerate time-to-market.

“This new collaboration between Future Lighting Solutions and Philips, including the opportunity for licensees of Philips’ LED-based license program to utilize the clover marked light engines, advances our mission of accelerating the adoption of solid state lighting,” said Gerry Duggan, Executive Vice President of Future Electronics, the parent company of Future Lighting Solutions.

“Our enhanced portfolio offering comprised of Philips light engines modules, drivers and controls will also assist our customers in accelerating time to market.”

The announcements also complement Future’s simpleLED light engine program.

Eliminating months of sourcing, design and engineering work, the program offers pre-assembled light engines in 12 off-the-shelf form factors with a choice of LED count, color temperature, board layout and more than 600 customization options.

Future will be showing light engines, as well as the new Philips CLOVER mark, at Booth #1121 at Lightfair International in Las Vegas May 12-14.

About Future Lighting Solutions
Future Lighting Solutions (www.futurelightingsolutions.com) is a leading provider of LED lighting components and support services for solid-state lighting products and installations, including engineering expertise, concept development, full system solutions and online tools that accelerate quality application development. The company is a division of Future Electronics.

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Heather Goldsmith Telephone: +1 514-694-7710

E-mail:heather.goldsmith@futureelectronics.com

Web Site:www.FutureLightingSolutions.com

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