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Philips, Lumileds team on LED lighting for vehicles

Posted: 05 Nov 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands and Lumileds Lighting have announced a partnership to develop and market modular LED lighting solutions for the automotive industry, extending an existing relationship between the two companies.

The modular lighting solutions will incorporate Lumileds' Luxeon technology, with Philips' Automotive Lighting group supplying design, development and integration. The modules are expected to simplify LED lighting design and accelerate the adoption of solid-state lighting solutions by automotive manufacturers.

"Our customers will benefit from the new partnership between Philips and Lumileds," said Hans de Jong, chief executive of Philips Automotive Lighting, in a statement. "Our expertise in system design and the development of breakthrough lighting systems allows us to use Lumileds Luxeon to its full potential and provide the industry with superior LED solutions."

The two companies expect the first Luxeon-based products to reach the market in 2005 and to be available worldwide.

- Spencer Chin

EE Times

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