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Philips Lumileds announces release and immediate availability of LUXEON Rebel, the smallest, brightest power LED

Mar 27, 2007

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San Jose, CA — Philips Lumileds today announced immediate availability of LUXEON Rebel
power LEDs with new packaging technology that dramatically reduces the size of the LED and
enables entirely new approaches to solid-state lighting design.
Engineered for operation between 350 mA and 1000 mA,
LUXEON Rebel is the first power LED to offer guaranteed minimum
performance. Minimum performance specifications enable greater
design and manufacturing consistency and allow customers to
purchase the light output performance appropriate for each
application. For applications requiring high efficacy, cool-white
LUXEON Rebel can exceed 70 lumens per Watt at 350 mA. When
total light output needs to be maximized, LUXEON Rebel delivers more than 160 lumens at
higher drive currents. Warm-white, neutral-white and cool-white color temperatures in addition
to standard InGaN and AlInGaP colors provide the most complete color palette for lighting
designers and specifiers. LUXEON Rebel establishes new power LED benchmarks for size,
engineering parameters, reliability and lifetime.
LUXEON Rebel is just 3mm x 4.5mm with a foot print area 75% smaller than other surface
mount power LEDs. Its light output and efficacy performance from a 1mm2 chip make it the
clear leader in lumens/mm2, lumens/Watt and lumens/dollar. The small footprint and low
profile, just 2.1mm, enable
significantly reduced color mixing
and diffusion depths so that
luminaire designs can be as
much as much as 50% slimmer
than with conventional power
LEDs. The small size also reduces the amount of PCB required so that manufacturing costs may
be lowered. Although small, LUXEON Rebel is extremely robust. The ceramic based package is
designed to withstand high heat with a maximum junction temperature of 150°C and it is the
first power LED for lighting to be rated for unlimited shelf life further simplifying inventory
management and manufacturing.
LUXEON Rebel is the first power LED from Philips Lumileds to offer white LEDs in warm, neutral
and cool-white with typical Correlated Color Temperatures (CCTs) of 3000K, 4100K and 6500K
respectively. The LUXEON Rebel white binning structure includes a CCT range from 2670K to
3500K for warm-white, 3500K to 4500K for neutral-white, and 4500K to 10000K for cool-white.
Sampling of the warm-white and neutral-white products begins immediately with volume
production later this year. For lighting designers, the addition of a neutral-white range makes it
easier to appropriately target the color temperature characteristics for many applications. The
company’s patented conformal coating process minimizes CCT variation and maximizes color
uniformity.
“LUXEON Rebel will cause a rapid change in solid-state lighting design,” said David Eastley,
Product Manager. “LUXEON Rebel takes advantage of our latest chip, phosphor and packaging
technologies to accelerate the use of LEDs in a wide range of lighting applications, particularly
residential and other ‘white lighting’ applications for which LED options have been limited.”
“We also recognize that there is a technical communication gap between the semiconductor and
lighting communities so we are taking the lead in defining new references for reliability—lumen
maintenance and lifetime—and tools that allow reliability to be analyzed based on temperature
and drive current variations. These measures along with our flux-differentiation, guaranteed
performance and improved white color temperature selection make it easier than ever to create
lighting solutions.”
Availability
LUXEON Rebel has been pre-positioned world-wide with Future Lighting Solutions, a division of
Future Electronics (www.futureelectronics.com) for immediate availability. In addition to the
stocking of product, Certified Solutions Partners in the LUXEON Lighting Network have already
developed optics for LUXEON Rebel. The datasheet, reliability documentation and assembly
guides are available today from the Philips Lumileds web site, www.philipslumileds.com.
About Philips Lumileds Lighting Company
Philips Lumileds Lighting Company is the world’s leading high-volume manufacturer of power
LEDs and a pioneer in the use of solid-state lighting solutions for everyday purposes including
automotive lighting, camera flash, LCD televisions, portable lighting and general lighting. The
company’s patented LUXEON® Power Light Sources are the first to combine the brightness of
conventional lighting with the small footprint, long life and other advantages of LEDs. Philips
Lumileds also supplies core LED material and LED packaging, and manufactures billions of LEDs
annually. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California, with operations in the
Netherlands, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore and sales offices throughout the world. For more
information, contact Philips Lumileds Lighting Company at 408-964-2900 or visit
www.philipslumileds.com.
About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a global leader in
healthcare, lifestyle and technology, delivering products, services and solutions through the
brand promise of “sense and simplicity”. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs
approximately 121,700 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 27
billion in 2006, the company is a market leader in medical diagnostic imaging and patient
monitoring systems, energy efficient lighting solutions, personal care and home appliances, as
well as consumer electronics. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.



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