Philips Lumileds Lighting Company

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Philips Lumileds Lighting Company
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

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


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. March 31st 2015 80.1% of the company was acquired by a consortium led by GO Scale Capital. Following the transaction, the new company will continue under the name Lumileds, led by CEO Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre. Philips’ Lighting Solutions business will remain an important customer of Lumileds and will continue the existing innovation and supply partnership.


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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