11 May 2010


Future Lighting Solutions adds royalty-free eligibility mark to Lumileds-based light engines

Future Lighting Solutions has announced an expanded relationship with Royal Philips Electronics under which the firms will offer a broad range of LED lighting component solutions and services to assist OEM customers and integrators in developing finished solid-state lighting (SSL) products.

A notable aspect of the new arrangement is the opportunity for customers to leverage certain specifically marked LED light engines within Future’s simpleLED program against Philips’ LED-based licensing program to help qualify their licensed luminaires for a 0% royalty payment (potentially eliminating a 3-5% royalty). These specially marked LED light engines, using Philips Lumileds LUXEON LEDs, will incorporate a readily identifiable clover-shaped symbol belonging to Philips.

The arrangement - furthering Future’s 10-year exclusive LED distribution relationship with Philips Lumileds - is designed to simplify LED luminaire development and accelerate time to market.

As previously announced, the arrangement enables LED lighting customers to acquire Philips' LED light engine modules, driver modules and lighting controls, as well as to leverage Future’s SSL development tools and engineering resources in tandem with Philips' products to accelerate time-to-market.

“This new collaboration between Future Lighting Solutions and Philips, including the opportunity for licensees of Philips’ LED-based license program to utilize the clover-marked light engines, advances our mission of accelerating the adoption of solid-state lighting,” says Gerry Duggan, executive VP of Future Lighting Solutions’ parent company Future Electronics. “Our enhanced portfolio offering comprised of Philips light engines modules, drivers and controls will also assist our customers in accelerating time to market.”

The announcements also complement Future’s simpleLED light engine program. Eliminating months of sourcing, design and engineering work, the program offers pre-assembled light engines in 12 off-the-shelf form factors with a choice of LED count, color temperature, board layout and more than 600 customization options, says the firm.

Future is showing light engines, as well as the new Philips CLOVER mark, at this week’s Lightfair International 2010 in Las Vegas, NV, USA (12-14 May).

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