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Faber Slims Down Kitchen Lighting
with LUXEON Rebel Power LEDs

Lower Energy Consumption, Long Lifetime and a Slimmer Sleeker Design Are Key Drivers for Replacement of Halogen Lamps

Philips Lumileds Press Release - 9/17/2008
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Faber Hood with LUXEON Rebel

Faber Hood with LUXEON Rebel

SAN JOSE, Ca. - Philips Lumileds today released a new case study highlighting the innovative design and lighting for the new cooker hood from Faber (, Italy's top manufacturer for the residential market. The design objectives for Faber's new, ultra-slim cooker hoods were bold and the challenge was given Hikari of Italy to provide a design that met the specification.

-- To be thinner than any cooker hood previously released to market - just 20mm in profile

-- To eliminate the frequent failure-and-replacement cycle experienced with conventional lamps

-- To provide a color temperature and quality that would complement the contemporary, high-tech feel of the overall design.

"I knew straight away that only one technology -- power LEDs -- was going to be able to meet the design specifications," said Sergio Macchioni, Hikari Technical Director. "Power LEDs offer the combination of features that we needed - small size, long operating lifetime and the potential to get a neutral-white color temperature."

Cooker hood lighting units operate in a very hot, steamy environment and Hikari's evaluation and investigation showed that LUXEON Rebel LEDs offered excellent performance in high temperature environments for both light output and operating lifetime. Quality of light was addressed through the supply chain to ensure that color temperature and flux would be appropriately grouped together in each luminaire. One of Hikari's key objectives in selecting the appropriate LED according to Macchioni was to be able to "trust the manufacturing and distribution capabilities" of its chosen supplier.

The entire Faber Cooker Hood case study is now available at

About Philips Lumileds

Philips Lumileds is the world's leading provider of power LEDs for everyday lighting applications. The company's recent records for light output, efficacy and thermal management are direct results of the ongoing commitment to advancing solid-state lighting technology and enabling lighting solutions that are more environmentally friendly, help reduce CO2 emissions and reduce the need for power plant expansion. Philips Lumileds' LUXEON LEDs are enabling never before possible applications in the general lighting, automotive, digital imaging, display, and signage markets.

More information about the company's LUXEON® LED products and solid-state lighting technologies can be found at

About Royal Philips Electronics

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG) (AEX:PHI) is a diversified Health and Well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of "sense and simplicity". Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 133,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of US$42 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2007, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in flat TV, male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare.

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