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LUXEON® LED innovations & high-volume manufacturing drive advances in illumination

Oct 29, 2008


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San Jose, CA — Philips Lumileds’ latest white-light technology advancements and high-volume
manufacturing of power LEDs are driving new developments in consumer electronics and
illumination applications, ranging from camera phones to refrigeration to task and indoor and
outdoor area lighting. The combination of Lumiramic™ phosphor technology and “off-state white”
innovations has made LUXEON Flash the superior solution for higher resolution camera phones
and more than 200 million units have been delivered to handset manufacturers. These same
LUXEON innovations are enabling solid-state lighting companies to develop luminaires to meet
Energy Star requirements not only for light output and efficiency but color control and consistency
as well.
Lumiramic phosphor technology, already being produced in high-volume, simplifies the
development of solid-state general lighting applications and ensures consistent delivery of uniformly
white LEDs. LUXEON Rebel warm white LEDs also utilize Lumiramic phosphor and represent the
first LED product to enable a reduction in the white binning space for LEDs which simplifies
solution development.
’Off-State White’ technology is providing a new appearance for LEDs when they are not in use.
Typical white LEDs appear yellow when they are not powered because of the yellow phosphor
material that is used to convert blue LED light to white. With clear feedback from leading cell
phone manufacturers, Lumileds scientists have developed a solution that eliminates the yellow
appearance when an LED is off so that it appears ‘white’ or ‘neutral’ which allows the overall
appearance of the cell phone to remain consistent with the designers vision for the phone.
Ongoing improvements in LUXEON LED performance and functionality are also fueling adoption
of solid-state lighting. In less than five years the company has produced six generations of
LUXEON Flash products that have contributed to the continued improvement of the camera
function in handsets. For illumination applications found in retail, hospitality and outdoor settings,
successive generations of LUXEON LEDs have expanded LED adoption by surpassing fluorescent
in efficiency; improving color control and consistency by shrinking the white binning space;
improving CRI for warm white products; and ensuring supportability for high-volume applications.
The company’s commitment to innovation for illumination applications has also led to the ability to
use LUXEON Rebel and LUXEON K2 products in applications designed to meet Energy Star
guidelines in the U.S., Part L in the U.K. and other regional standards created to ensure quality
energy-saving 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. More
information about the company's LUXEON LED products and solid-state lighting technologies can
be found at
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 peoplecentric
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. News from Philips is located at

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