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LUXEON S Delivers
Punch, Color Quality, and Freedom From Binning

New solutions with LUXEON S will soon replace halogen and CDM with better light, longer life, and higher efficacy

Philips Lumileds Press Release

FlashlightNews.org - 2/25/2011


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Philips Lumileds' LUXEON S

Philips Lumileds' LUXEON S

SAN JOSE, Ca. - LUXEON S making its debut this week stands to change expectations of what's possible with the latest generation of LUXEON LEDs from Philips Lumileds. Designed with retail spot and down lighting in mind, LUXEON S enables simple, effective, and efficient lighting. Retail lighting is intended to highlight the most important products, make merchandise stand out and shine, and create an environment that entices and comforts shoppers. LUXEON S supports all these objectives and reduces energy consumption and costs.

"LUXEON S breaks new ground not just for Lumileds but for the entire LED industry," said Frank Harder, VP Marketing LUXEON Product Lines. "The design of this product from the Thin Film Flip Chip and Lumiramic phosphor to the tight alignment between the 9 LED die in the package contribute to the color performance, industry leading flux density, and punch unique to LUXEON S. In addition, by hot testing at 85C and achieving Freedom From Binning, we continue to move closer to the lighting industry in language and expectations for LUXEON performance."

The color quality and beam uniformity from LUXEON S is unsurpassed by any other comparable LED available today. It's the first Freedom From Binning LED from Philips Lumileds, meaning that there are no color bin selections to be made. With a correlated color temperature of 3000K and a CRI >80, all LUXEON S emitters are targeted to the black body curve and populate an area within a 3 step MacAdam Ellipse. The result is unmatched uniformity and consistency within the light beam and between emitters.

The 1300 "hot" lumens LUXEON S delivers come from a very small optical source that enables a 10° beam from a compact reflector less than 50 mm in diameter. In a retail spot or down light the result is tight, sharp beams that deliver high Punch - high center beam intensity with beam uniformity and a crisp single shadow - that highlights and gives depth to objects that are being illuminated.

LUXEON S makes its debut at the Strategies in Light and Euroshop conferences this week. At EuroShop, LUXEON S will be shown in Fortimo solutions from Philips and others with solutions targeted at the retail and hospitality lighting segments.

LUXEON S is available immediately for prototyping and development from Philips Lumileds and Future Lighting Solutions. Contact a local account manager for more details.

Light Source Comparison (LUXEON S is 'hot' tested and binned at 85°C)

Color Consistency
LUXEON S (Hot) Within 3 SDCM
CDM Within 4 SDCM

Light Output
LUXEON S [18W](Hot) 1300 lm
LUXEON S [9W] (Hot) 790 lm
50W Halogen ~770-900 lm
75W Halogen 1250 lumens
20W CDM 1300-1800 lm

Efficacy / Efficiency
LUXEON S (Hot) 72-88 lm/W
50W Halogen 15-26 lm/W
75W Halogen 17 lm/W
20W CDM 65-90 lm/W

Compared to halogen and CDM
Superior efficiency
No heat in the beam
Better dimming
Instant start-up
Longer lifetime and lower maintenance

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, 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 more than 118,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 23 billion in 2009, 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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