As a member of the CLTC, Philips Lumileds is working with luminaire manufacturers to develop market-ready Luxeon LED-based applications. These applications need to meet the energy efficiency and lighting quality levels of Energy Star(r) and similar regional and national guidelines.
"Our affiliation with the CLTC supports the development of specification and architectural grade solutions using our LUXEON Rebel and LUXEON K2 power LEDs," said Jay Shuler, regional marketing manager for The Americas at Philips Lumileds. "By working with the CLTC, our customers will gain access to new opportunities with state agencies, utilities and businesses eager to adopt solid state lighting solutions."
A Philips spokesperson said that the company will be making periodic announcements about future plans with the CLTC.
"Given the recent advancements in standards for lighting, a much stronger focus on efficiency than has been the case in recent past in the US, and legislation that will drive fundamental change in lighting solutions, we and the CLTC agreed that this was the right time to establish an affiliate relationship," the spokesperson said.
CLTC, established through a joint effort of the California Energy Commission (CEC) and University of California at Davis, conducts both cooperative and independent activities with lighting manufacturers, electrical utilities and the design and engineering professional communities.
These partnerships facilitate the commercialization of products developed at CLTC in accordance with CLTC's mission to bring viable research-based projects to the commercial marketplace in two years or less.
Other affiliates include Cree, Illumination Management Solutions (IMS - recently acquired by Cooper), 3M and WalMart. Depending on the length of the contract, affiliates pay membership dues of between $10,000 and $50,000.