4 August 2010


Lumileds’ shipments of LUXEON LEDs exceeds 1 billion

LED maker Philips Lumileds of San Jose, CA, USA says that in second-quarter 2010 it shipped its billionth LUXEON power LED. The firm says that its capacity and infrastructure investments over the last several years have enabled it to meet demand for high volumes of products, delivering more than 750 million LUXEON power LEDs in just the past two years to automotive, illumination and consumer electronics customers alone.

“This isn't just a milestone for the company but for the entire industry,” reckons CEO Michael Holt. “When we started, the idea that Lumileds could change the nature of lighting with power LEDs was greeted by many industry insiders with skepticism,” he adds. “Today, they and others have followed us as competitors into an industry that is driving energy-efficient lighting applications and new ways of lighting the places where we live, work, and play.”

Lumileds says that, prior to its invention of the power LED (designed to operate at a current of 350mA or higher), LEDs typically produced only a lumen or two. Now, LUXEON power LEDs can generate hundreds of lumens and are being used to light everything from LED light bulbs to streetlights to car headlamps and LCD displays.