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Philips Lumileds shatters 350 mA performance records with 115 lm/Watt LED

Jan 23, 2007


San Jose, California — Philips Lumileds, the pioneer and the leader in high-power LED
technology, announced today new performance records for high-power white LEDs.
Philips Lumileds 1x1 mm2, chip based white LEDs, operating at just 350 mA, delivered 136
lumens for a light source efficiency of 115 lumens per Watt at a correlated-colortemperature
(CCT) of 4685K. At 2000 mA, Philips Lumileds white LEDs delivered 502
lumens at a corresponding 61 lumens per Watt. These LEDs are the first high-power LEDs
to break through the 100 lumen per Watt mark and demonstrate the real potential of solidstate
lighting technology.
Philips Lumileds High-Power, White LED
Current 350 mA 2000 mA
Lumens 136 502
Lumens per Watt 115 61
Watts 1.2 8.3
Philips Lumileds, the creator of the 350 mA high-power LED, continues its innovation by
developing more powerful LEDs capable of long life when driven at 1000 mA – 2000 mA and
higher. This innovation improves the light efficacy and the light quality, all while offering the
lower cost required by many applications. Notable in the performance numbers is the CCT
which is significantly lower than those typically reported. These results clearly demonstrate
Philips Lumileds’ progress in both light output and light quality.
Philips Lumileds achieved the record results for white LEDs by combining several new and
innovative technologies it has developed. The first devices using these technologies will be
introduced in a new generation of products during this quarter. These new technologies will
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continue to proliferate in new, and existing, products throughout the next 12-18 months.
Philips Lumileds breakthroughs in epitaxy, device physics, phosphor, and packaging
technologies are critical to delivering the performance required of LEDs as they continue
their growth into a preferred light source.
The light output performance announced today and available to the industry in the near
future, is 17 times greater at the same power than was available in 1999 when Philips
Lumileds introduced the first high-power LED. While performance numbers continue to
increase for low power LEDs, operating at lower currents such as 20mA, high-power LEDs
are required to deliver the quality and quantity of light required for today’s and tomorrow’s
lighting applications.
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 and Malaysia, Singapore and sales
offices throughout the world. For more information, contact Philips Lumileds Lighting
Company at 408-964-2900 or visit
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

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