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“The lighting industry has finally caught up with the digital revolution, with microchip technology powering lamps enabling longer lifetimes, more environmentally-friendly designs and less energy consumption,” says Philip Warner, Vice President of Samsung LED America. “The Samsung brand is practically synonymous with consumer electronics. As more and more people recognise the future of home and commercial lighting lies in this amazing digital technology, we are confident Samsung will take a leading position in the market.”


Samsung’s initial line-up ranges from omni- directional incandescent replacements to fluorescent and PAR replacement lamps for homes and businesses. Samsung’s vertically integrated supply chain allows the company to produce all aspects of LED lights, including chips, PKGs, modules, light engines and lamps. The company is also a technology leader in areas of thermal management, optics, power supplies and lighting controls.


Philip Warner, Vice President, added that Samsung will put its full research and design might into developing the next generation of LED lamps. “We will not dilute our offerings with high- efficiency incandescent or even CFLs, as these are yesterday’s technologies. Our focus is 100-percent on LED,” he said.


LED lamps create light by running an electrical current through a microchip. They are increasingly replacing light bulbs in both indoor and outdoor settings due to their higher energy efficiency and longer lifespans compared to traditional incandescent or compact fluorescent bulbs, while providing warm, pleasing light.


Lumiled’s LUXEON A moves into volume production


With Freedom From Binning, the LUXEON A LED provides consistent quality of light from LED to LED which is something that both luminaire manufacturers and lighting designers wish to achieve.


LUXEON A, announced earlier this year, has moved into volume production and has been submitted for an Innovation Award at Lightfair 2011.


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Philips Lumileds has committed to deliver illumination grade LEDs to the industry in a concerted effort to simplify and speed development of new lighting solutions and to deliver the highest quality of light for each application. Advanced manufacturing control allows the company to so accurately target a specific correlated colour temperature that each LUXEON A LED falls within one 3 step MacAdam ellipse space at actual operating conditions.


“Key to increased adoption of LEDs are ease-of- use, and confidence in the quality of light,” said Steve Barlow, Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing. “Lumileds is simplifying and accelerating the design process with hot testing and Freedom From Binning. More importantly, with LUXEON A we are proving that consistent quality of light from LED to LED is something that both the luminaire manufacturer and lighting design community can count on today and into the future.”


LUXEON A is featured at the company’s LIGHTFAIR stand in a linear profile intended to demonstrate the consistency and quality of the emitted light. The entire LUXEON portfolio will be presented so that the lighting community can see and touch the latest LED technology that’s being


This is the second hot tested and specified LUXEON LED from Philips Lumileds this year that also delivers on the promise of Freedom From Binning.


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