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Philips Lumileds Press Release

FlashlightNews.org - 8/26/2009


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Philips Lumileds

Philips Lumileds

SAN JOSE, Ca. - Faster, simpler listing of new solid state lighting applications by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has just become a reality with UL recognition of Philips Lumileds' LUXEON Rebel LEDs - the first high power DC LEDs to earn UL Recognized certification. The recognition will speed time to market by making it possible to obtain UL Listed status for new luminaires built with LUXEON Rebel without requiring a full insystem LED component investigation. The certification will also facilitate ENERGY STAR acceptance, since luminaires must be UL Listed in order to be eligible for the ENERGY STAR label.


In addition, being UL Recognized will help bring increased efficiency to LED applications, such as street lights, by facilitating the use of Class 1 power supplies. The LUXEON Rebel lens meets the requirements to be considered an electrical enclosure under UL standards, eliminating the need for a full UL investigation that in the past has discouraged the use of more efficient Class 1 power sources.

UL approval is a de facto requirement for lighting products in the U.S. because it is required by key parties including municipalities, government agencies, architects and insurance companies.

"Most solid state lighting manufacturers that sell products in the U.S. require UL listing. Until now, the process has been very confusing," said Rudi Hechfellner, Director of Applications at Philips Lumileds. "By using LUXEON Rebel, engineers can rely on clear direction from UL, shorten UL review cycles, and avoid unexpected issues that might arise in the luminaire certification process."

LUXEON Rebel LEDs can now be found in UL's Online Certifications Directory. They are compliant with UL OOI 8750, the interim standard for certifying LED light sources for use in lighting products. More information can be found at ulstandardsinfonet.ul.com/outscope.

About Philips Lumileds

Philips Lumileds is the world's leading provider of power LEDs for illumination solutions. The company's leading 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 new solutions for shop, outdoor, office, school, and home lighting applications. More information about the company's LUXEON LED products and solid-state lighting technologies can be found at philipslumileds.com.

About Royal Philips Electronics

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG) 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 116,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of $38 billion in 2008, 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. News from Philips is located at philips.com/newscenter.

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