Philips Lumileds Lighting Company

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Philips Lumileds Lighting Company
Private
Industry Electronics
Founded 1999
Headquarters San Jose, California
Key people
Mike Holt, CEO
Products LEDs, Lighting
Number of employees
1760 (2005)
Slogan Light from Silicon Valley
Website http://www.philipslumileds.com/

Philips Lumileds Lighting Company is the manufacturer of Luxeon, a high-power light-emitting diode (LED). It is a division of Philips.

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Lumileds Lighting was formed in November 1999 as a joint venture between Philips Lighting and Agilent Technologies. It develops and markets LEDs. Upon Philips' acquisition, Lumileds has become a business unit within Philips Lighting and is known as Philips Lumileds Lighting Company.

Luxeon[edit]

Luxeon is the trade name for high power LEDs that dissipate 1 watt or more. Models include Luxeon I, Luxeon III, Luxeon V, Luxeon K2, Luxeon Star, and Luxeon Rebel. Luxeon LEDs produce powerful light, and are a popular choice among flashlight manufacturers. [1]. They are available in many colors, including white.

Competitors to Luxeon include Cree Inc., Seoul Semiconductor and Nichia Corporation.

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