Philips Lumileds Lighting Company
||It has been suggested that this article be merged into Lumileds. (Discuss) Proposed since November 2015.|
|This article does not cite any sources. (April 2015)|
|Headquarters||San Jose, California|
|Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre, CEO|
|Products||LEDs, Lighting, Automotive Lighting|
Number of employees
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 a customer of Lumileds and will continue the existing partnership.
Philips terminated the proposed merger of Lumileds with GO Scale Capital and others on 23-January 2016 because of unspecified objections of the U.S. government.
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. They are available in many colors, including white.