Philips LED luminaire licensing program grows by 50% in one year to reach 300 licensees

May 16, 2013

Eindhoven, The Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced that the 300th licensee signed up to its LED luminaire and retrofit bulb licensing program, which has seen its number of licensees grow by 50% since May 2012. As a result, 300 companies have access to Philips’ comprehensive portfolio of patented LED system technologies and solutions.

 

Within the last year, the LED luminaire licensing and retrofit program has gained an impressive 100 new licensing agreements with companies worldwide. Signing up its 300th licensee is a significant milestone for Philips which is committed to driving innovation whilst creating a level playing field. Through the program, Philips – the world leading LED lighting company based on its early investments in LED technology – helps to foster the industry’s growth in its transition from conventional lamps to energy efficient LED-based lighting solutions.

 

Arian Duijvestijn, Senior Vice President of Philips Intellectual Property & Standards said: “We are thrilled that the LED program has grown by 50% in the last year. We are delighted that more and more businesses, from start-ups to larger companies sign up to the LED luminaire and retrofit bulb licensing program and recognize that working with us helps to speed up product development, lower costs and advance the industry. We warmly welcome our 300th licensee and are confident the program will continue to attract a wide variety of companies in the coming months with the ultimate goal of driving growth in LED lighting – the energy efficient lighting solution for the future.”

 

Since the launch of the Philips LED luminaire and retrofit bulb licensing program in 2008, the demand for licenses under Philips’ patented LED technologies has grown significantly with an increasing number of companies realizing the benefits and opportunities that these licenses offer to them. Through the program, licensees are given access to a wide range of basic LED control and system-level technologies available for use in their branded LED-based luminaires and retrofit bulbs for general illumination, architectural, entertainment and theatrical markets.

 

This license agreement follows agreements between Philips and other lighting players from all industries such as Cooper, Trilux, Acuity Brands, Cree, Osram, Martin, Neo-Neon, Lemnis Lighting, Zumtobel and Paulmann. A list of licensees as well as more information about the LED luminaire licensing program can be found on www.ip.philips.com/licensing/ssl.

 

This is what current licensees say about the LED luminaire licensing program:

Maxon Technologies
“With the Philips patent license,” said Maxon President, Dan Zaharoni, “we believe that we have the infrastructure in place to double or triple our current customer base in less than 18 months.  We are excited with the future of our company and the LED/Induction marketplace in general.”
 Paulmann
Detlev Paulmann, CEO of Paulmann Light GmbH added: “Paulmann is a leading vendor of lighting products active in more than 40 countries. We are a family business with a passion for light and have taken on an early decision to make LED technology the main driver for our company future. We believe this license agreement with Philips will help us to further strengthen our offering, expand our portfolio, and bring products quicker to market for our customers.”

For further information, please contact:

Bjorn Teuwsen
Director of Communications
Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
Mobiel: +31 6 130 789 75
E-mail: bjorn.teuwsen@philips.com 

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About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2012 sales of EUR 24.8 billion and employs approximately 116,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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