15 April 2010


Philips and Future Lighting extend LED distribution deal to light engines

Netherlands-based Royal Philips Electronics is expanding its existing ten-year exclusive LUXEON LED distribution agreement between its LED-making business Philips Lumileds of San Jose, CA, USA and LED lighting components provider Future Lighting Solutions via a new arrangement that will offer a broad range of LED lighting component solutions (including LED drivers, LED modules and other key components) for OEM customers to develop further into finished products.

Philips and Future aim to cooperate more closely to strengthen their provision of product choice, design support, logistics and other services to accelerate and enable LED solutions.

Under the Philips LED licensing program, Future Lighting Solutions will become a direct supplier of basic LED light engine components, which can be used - with the cooperation of Philips - by licensees of the program to help to qualify their finished luminaires under the program’s no-royalty-due provisions.

“This agreement will enable our customers to further speed their time to market, reduce their total systems costs, and simplify their supply chain by sourcing devices from one partner,” says Gerry Duggan, executive VP of Future Lighting Solutions’ parent company Future Electronics. “This is another important step in our mission to accelerate the adoption of solid-state lighting.”

As the exclusive supplier of Lumileds’ high-power LUXEON LEDs, Future Lighting Solutions says that is providing a growing portfolio of support services for LED lighting designers and OEM manufacturers of LED lighting products, ranging from engineering consultation and concept development to online tools that automate many of the calculations involved in designing and optimizing solid-state lighting applications.

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