Philips Lumileds — the San Jose, Calif.-based company LED lighting company owned by Philips– today announced a big milestone. The company shipped its one billionth LUXEON LED last quarter. LUXEON LEDs, like the Rebel ES pictured above that generates more than 300 lumens of white light, can be found in cars, consumer electronics and general lighting applications.
The firm has had an interesting journey to this point after HP’s optoelectronics group was spun-off, ending up in Agilent’s hands and culminating as a Philips-owned entity. Considering the rapid growth of the LED lighting business, it shouldn’t take the company another decade — Philips Lumileds was established in 1999 — to ship its two billionth LED lamp.
A well-earned Kudos!
Image credit: Philips Lumileds
[…] LED’s growth is being fueled by laws that promote energy efficiency by phasing out incandescent bulbs, government incentives and falling LED prices. It’s factors (and outlooks) like these that are stirring interest in LED startups like Cree and boosting the fortunes of Philip’s own San Jose, Calif.-based LED company, Lumileds. […]