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LUXEON REBEL BECOMES FIRST ‘UL RECOGNIZED’ DC POWER LED, SIMPLIFYING UL CERTIFICATION & SPEEDING TIME TO MARKET FOR NEW SOLID STATE LIGHTING

Aug 26, 2009

Philips Lumileds


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SAN JOSE, CA — Faster, simpler listing of new solid state lighting applications by
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has just become a reality with UL recognition of Philips
Lumileds’ LUXEON Rebel LEDs – the first high power DC LEDs to earn UL Recognized
certification. The recognition will speed time to market by making it possible to obtain UL
Listed status for new luminaires built with LUXEON Rebel without requiring a full insystem
LED component investigation. The certification will also facilitate ENERGY STAR
acceptance, since luminaires must be UL Listed in order to be eligible for the ENERGY
STAR label.

In addition, being UL Recognized will help bring increased efficiency to LED
applications, such as street lights, by facilitating the use of Class 1 power supplies. The
LUXEON Rebel lens meets the requirements to be considered an electrical enclosure
under UL standards, eliminating the need for a full UL investigation that in the past has
discouraged the use of more efficient Class 1 power sources.
UL approval is a de facto requirement for lighting products in the U.S. because it is
required by key parties including municipalities, government agencies, architects and
insurance companies.

“Most solid state lighting manufacturers that sell products in the U.S. require UL listing.
Until now, the process has been very confusing,” said Rudi Hechfellner, Director of
Applications at Philips Lumileds. “By using LUXEON Rebel, engineers can rely on clear
direction from UL, shorten UL review cycles, and avoid unexpected issues that might
arise in the luminaire certification process.”
LUXEON Rebel LEDs can now be found in UL’s Online Certifications Directory. They
are compliant with UL OOI 8750, the interim standard for certifying LED light sources for
use in lighting products. More information can be found at
http://ulstandardsinfonet.ul.com/outscope/outscope.asp?fn=8750.html.

About Philips Lumileds
Philips Lumileds is the world's leading provider of power LEDs for illumination solutions.
The company's leading 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 new solutions for shop, outdoor, office, school, and home lighting applications.
More information about the company's LUXEON LED products and solid-state lighting
technologies can be found at www.philipslumileds.com.

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 people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer
insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity”. Headquartered in the
Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 116,000 employees in more than 60
countries worldwide. With sales of $38 billion in 2008, 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
www.philips.com/newscenter.

For Further Information contact:
Heather Kelly, SSPR,
heather@sspr.com
+1 719-634-8274
Tracy Annandale, TKO,
tracy@tko.co.uk
+44 (0)1444 473555



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