Philips Lumileds Lighting Company

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Philips Lumileds Lighting Company
Type Private
Industry Electronics
Founded 1999
Headquarters San Jose, California
Key people Mike Holt, CEO
Products LEDs, Lighting
Employees 1760 (2005)
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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