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Philips Lumileds Lighting Company is the world's leading manufacturer of high-power LEDs and a pioneer in the use of solid-state lighting solutions for everyday purposes including automotive lighting, computer displays, LCD televisions, signage and signaling and general lighting. The company's patented LUXEON® Power Light Sources are the first to combine the brightness of conventional lighting with the small footprint, long life and other advantages of LEDs. The company also supplies core LED material and LED packaging, manufacturing billions of LEDs annually, and ranks as the producer of the world's brightest red, amber, blue, green and white LEDs.
To bring the small form factor, long life span and other benefits of solid-state illumination based on Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) to general lighting applications such as light fixtures, traffic signals, automotive, signaling and LCD displays through power LED technology.
Lumileds began as the optoelectronics division in Hewlett-Packard (HP) almost 40 years ago. Hewlett-Packards' experts literally wrote the book on LEDs. In the late 1990's, recognizing the potential for solid-state lighting, HP and Philips, one of the world's leading lighting companies, began exploring how they could work together and deliver a new solid-state lighting solution to the market. In 1999 HP split its company into two, and the optoelectronics group was assigned to the new Agilent Technologies. In November of the same year, recognizing the enormous potential for LEDs, Agilent Technologies and Philips (NYSE:PHG) formed Lumileds and assigned it the responsibility of developing and marketing the world's brightest LEDs and enabling a new world of light. In 2005, Philips acquired Agilent Technologies' interest in Lumileds. Today, the company continues to lead the industry in the development and release of increasingly brighter and technically advanced solid-state lighting technology.
Philips Lumileds Lighting Company is a fully integrated manufacturer of LED dice, packaged LEDs, and high-brightness LEDs — LUXEON® — designed for integration into general lighting products. The company markets LED solutions designed specifically for automotive applications, LCD displays, general lighting, portable applications, signage, traffic signals, and other segments. Philips Lumileds makes the world's brightest white, red, amber, blue and green LED light sources.