Licensing

Introduction

Philips introduced a patent licensing program for LED-based luminaires and retrofit bulbs used in the general illumination, architectural and theatrical markets. As a market leader in lighting, Philips aims to open up the potential of new LED lighting solutions to companies and consumers. This program extends the former Color Kinetics licensing program to enable faster growth of the SSL (Solid State Lighting) market.

It is Philips’ policy to share its IP on basic control inventions for LED-based luminaries through licensing. By providing access to our patented technologies we give other companies the possibility to enter into new and promising markets. This Philips’ IP addresses the basic control technologies required in a broad range of LED lighting applications.

Philips opening up LED lighting markets
To help companies that are active in LED-based luminaires seize the opportunities in a rapidly growing LED lighting market, we decided to offer access to our patented LED control technologies through a licensing program.

Whether you are designing your own controls or sourcing LED engines, drivers and components, this licensing program can benefit you. It can speed product development, lower your costs, and help you deliver top-quality design and performance.

If you are a brand owner manufacturing and/ or selling finished LED-based luminaires and / or retrofit bulbs for the general illumination, architectural, theatrical or entertainment markets, this program is for you.

Interested what the benefits of the program are? If this program is relevant to your company or to which products royalties apply? You can find further information on all these topics via the navigation options. Furthermore, the link below gives you access to our presentation which explains our LED luminaire and retrofit licensing program in more detail.

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The companies listed on the licensee overview page currently have license agreements with Philips regarding patents available under the Philips LED Luminaires and Retrofit Bulbs Licensing program (in part previously made available under the former Color Kinetics Licensing program)


Press releases:

January 20, 2014
Philips welcomes TCP as licensee for LED Luminaire and Retrofit Bulb Licensing Program
Thursday,  May 16, 2013
Philips LED luminaire licensing program grows by 50% in one year to reach 300 licensees
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Philips reaches Milestone of 200th licensee to LED Luminaire Licensing Program
Thursday June 9, 2011:
Philips welcomes Cooper Industries as licensee for LED Luminaire Program
Thursday, April 21, 2011:
Philips welcomes Trilux as licensee for LED Luminaire Program
Wednesday, November 10, 2010:
Lemnis Lighting joins Philips’ LED licensing program
Wednesday, July 7, 2010:
Philips and Cree sign comprehensive LED cross-license agreement
Thursday, October 22, 2009:
Philips welcomes Acuity Brands as licensee for LED Luminaires program
Monday, August 31, 2009:
Philips and Lighting Science Group settle all litigation
Thursday, August 13, 2009:
JB Lighting signs agreement for Philips’ LED Luminaires licensing program
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Philips welcomes American DJ as new licensee for LED-based luminaires licensing program
Tuesday , May 5, 2009:
Zumtobel and Philips sign comprehensive cross licensing agreement
Tuesday, September 23, 2008:
Philips and Osram conclude LED patent license agreement
Monday, June 30, 2008:
Philips introduces licensing program for LED-based luminaires

 

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Patents / Agreements

Overview of patents for LED-based luminaires and retrofit bulbs

Overview of patents


Outline of the patent license agreement


Outline of the patent license agreement

Pricing Information

Summary of Terms & Conditions LED-based luminaires:

Licensed Product: LED-based luminaires for general lighting applications, architectural lighting applications and theatrical lighting application purposes
Licensed Patents: See enclosed document (PDF)
Royalty Rates by category*:  
Single Color luminaire: 3% of net selling price
Tunable White luminaire: 4% of net selling price
Color-Changing luminaire: 5% of net selling price
*Royalties will be charged on a country by country basis to the extent that patent coverage for the specific product feature is present for that country.  



* Royalties will be charged on a country by country basis to the extent that patent coverage for the specific product feature is present for that country.
Furthermore no royalties are due for LED based luminaires provided that all of the following conditions are met:
(i) all LED light-engine modules (LEDs placed on one or more common circuit board(s)) comprised in the luminaire are qualified components;
(ii) all LED drivers comprised in the luminaire are qualified components;
(iii) all components, if any, for controlling the light output of the LEDs comprised in the luminaire are qualified components; and
(iv) the trademark of the respective qualified supplier is identifiable on each qualified component assembled in the luminaire.

Qualified component shall mean an LED light-engine module (LEDs placed on one or more common circuit board(s)), an LED driver or any component for controlling the light output of an LED, sourced directly or indirectly from a qualified supplier, carrying any of the qualified supplier’s trademarks

Qualified suppliers are Philips, Osram and the Zumtobel Group

Note:
1. This summary is for information purposes only. In the event of any discrepancy between the above information and any patent license agreement related to this licensing program, the provisions of the patent license agreement shall prevail.
2. For any questions, contact us at info.SSLlicensing@philips.com

Summary of Terms & Conditions LED-based retrofit bulbs:

Licensed Product: LED-Based Retrofit bulbs for general lighting applications, architectural lighting applications and theatrical lighting application purposes.
Licensed Patents: See enclosed document (PDF)
Royalty Rates by category*:  
Retrofit bulbs: 5% of net selling price, with a minimum of Euro 0.25 per unit
*Royalties will be charged on a country by country basis to the extent that patent coverage for the specific product feature is present for that country.  

Note:
1. This summary is for information purposes only. In the event of any discrepancy between the above information and any patent license agreement related to this licensing program, the provisions of the patent license agreement shall prevail.
2. For any questions, contact us at info.SSLlicensing@philips.com



 

Licensee Overview

The companies listed below currently have license agreements with Philips regarding patents available under the Philips LED Luminaires and Retrofit Bulbs Licensing program (in part previously made available under the former Color Kinetics Licensing program):

  1. AAdyn Technology, LLC
  2. ABI France
  3. Abstract AVR Ltd
  4. Acolyte Technologies Corporation
  5. A.D.J. Supply Europe B.V.
  6. ADOLF SCHUCH GMBH
  7. A2 Led Systeme S.A.S.
  8. Acclaim Lighting, LLC
  9. ACMETEC Holdings Limited
  10. Acolyte Industries, Inc.
  11. Acuity Brands
  12. Adam Hall GmbH     
  13. ADB Lighting
  14. Adelto Limited
  15. Allnet GmbH - SYNERGY21
  16. ATLD Ton und Licht Service GmbH
  17. American DJ Supply, Inc.
  18. Ape labs Lichtprodukte GmbH
  19. Apollo Design Technology
  20. Apollo Lighting Ltd
  21. Arena Luci S.r.l.
  22. Artic Lighting
  23. Aric S.A.
  24. Artistic Licence Holdings Ltd  
  25. Astera-LED Technology GmbH
  26. ATG ELECTRONICS INC.
  27. Aurora International Lighting Corporation AG (Aurora, Microlights, ABI-France)
  28. AVSL-group Ltd.
  29. Ayrton
  30. Barthelme LED Solutions
  31. Batmink
  32. Bayco Products, Inc.
  33. BEAUTIFUL LIGHT TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
  34. Beglec
  35. Bellson Electric
  36. Bever Innovations B.V.
  37. Bilton International GmbH
  38. Bitro Group, Inc.
  39. B&K Braun GmbH
  40. Blizzard Lighting, LLC
  41. Boca Flasher
  42. Brother, Brother & Sons
  43. BRUMBERG LEUCHTEN GMBH & Co. KG
  44. Calrad Electronics
  45. CAN-Electronics
  46. Careca Italia
  47. C Crane Company, Inc
  48. CEC Industries Ltd.
  49. Charlotte International Partners
  50. Chauvet
  51. ChromaCove, LLC
  52. Civilight Shenzhen Semiconductor Lighting Co., Ltd.
  53. City Theatrical
  54. Cixi Zhongfa Lamps Co., Ltd.
  55. Clay Paky SpA
  56. CLS LED B.V.
  57. Coemar S.P.A.
  58. ColorKey
  59. ColorMaker, Inc
  60. Coloronix
  61. Commercial Lighting Systems LTD
  62. Compact Lighting Limited
  63. Cooper Industries
  64. CONA TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.
  65. Conrad Electronic SE
  66. Converging Systems Inc
  67. Core Lighting Ltd
  68. Cree Inc.
  69. CU Phosco
  70. Crystal Fountains
  71. Cyron, Inc.
  72. Darklight: Precision Lighting System
  73. Dauer Manufacturing Corp.
  74. Deko-Light GmbH
  75. DEL-KO GmbH - bioledex    
  76. Despar
  77. Destilan Deutschland GmbH
  78. Dextra Group Plc.
  79. Dialight plc
  80. DiCon Fiberoptics Inc. (DiCon Lighting)  
  81. Digidelta Internacional Import Export S.A.
  82. Diehl Aerospace GmbH
  83. Diode LED
  84. Drees Lichttechnik GmbH
  85. D.T.S. Illuminazione S.r.l.
  86. Dune S.A.S.
  87. Eco-lamps Ltd.
  88. EcoSense Lighting
  89. Efficiency LED
  90. Eiko Ltd.
  91. Elation Lighting, Inc.
  92. Electro Cirkel B.V.
  93. Electronic Theatre Controls
  94. Elemental LED
  95. Eliminator Lighting, LLC
  96. ELSPRO Elektrotechnik GmbH & Co. KG
  97. EMTEQ
  98. Engineer Lighting Inc.
  99. Engineering Solutions
  100. Enttec
  101. ES-SYSTEM SA
  102. Eternal Lighting Company
  103. ETS-Lighting
  104. EXPELEC
  105. Extreme Event Design Inc.
  106. Flux Lighting
  107. FOCON SHOWTECHNIC Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH
  108. Ford Motor Co.
  109. Fountain People Inc
  110. Fortune Products Inc.
  111. Fulham
  112. Fusion Pool Products
  113. F.W. Thorpe PLC
  114. FX Luminaire
  115. G7 Corporation
  116. GE Appliances
  117. Gecko Alliance
  118. Gekko Technology Ltd.
  119. German Battery Trading GmbH
  120. German Light Products GmbH
  121. Global Design Solutions Ltd
  122. GM Lighting, LLC
  123. GOED licht en geluid
  124. Greenlite Lighting Corporation
  125. Green Apple LED LLC
  126. Green Supply LLC
  127. Griven S.r.l
  128. Group One Limited
  129. GRUPO MCI MUNDOCOLOR HOLDING S.L.
  130. Heads Up Technologies, Inc.  
  131. Halco Lighting Technologies
  132. Hama GmbH & Co KG
  133. Hanson ProSystems
  134. Harley-Davidson
  135. Hayward Industries
  136. Heitronic H. Vollmer GmbH
  137. High End Systems
  138. HighLite
  139. Hit Music
  140. Holux S.A.R.L.
  141. Holight SA
  142. HOMELIGHTS
  143. Hyper Audio Visual
  144. IAG Group Ltd.
  145. Ianiro Aldo S.R.L.
  146. IDV Import- und Direkt - Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH
  147. iLight Technologies
  148. iHome Audio (SDI Technologies, Inc.)
  149. Impact Products (Europe) Ltd
  150. in-akustik GmbH & Co. KG
  151. Inner Circle Distribution
  152. Insight Lighting, Inc.
  153. Integrated Illumination Systems, Inc. (“i2Systems”)
  154. Inventions Guite
  155. InventDesign
  156. inVisua B.V.
  157. ILT Italy s.r.l.
  158. Item Holding 
  159. James Thomas Engineering, Ltd.
  160. JB Lighting
  161. J&J Electronics, Inc.
  162. Johnson Outdoors Gear LLC
  163. Juno Lighting, LLC
  164. Just Music GmbH
  165. Karat Im- und Export GmbH
  166. KBK Technologies Inc.
  167. KIDdesigns
  168. Kimberly LED Lighting, LLC
  169. Kirin Precision Co., Ltd.
  170. Kiteo GmbH & Co. KG
  171. KMC Music, Inc.
  172. Kobe Trading Company
  173. Kolor Lighting
  174. LAMP S.A.U.
  175. Land Rover
  176. Laser Imagineering GmbH
  177. Lagotronics B.V.
  178. Leader Light
  179. LED Lighting for Less
  180. LEDGALAXY – ASIA ImEx GmbH
  181. Lednovation
  182. LEDON Lamp GmbH
  183. LEDstorm
  184. LED Technologies
  185. LEDvolution
  186. LEDwholesalers.com, Inc.
  187. Ledzworld B.V.
  188. Lemnis Lighting B.V.
  189. Lena Lighting S.A.
  190. LifeEnergy Systems GmbH
  191. LiFi Labs
  192. Light Efficient Design (TADD, LLC)
  193. Lighted Event Decor, Inc
  194. Lighting Science Group
  195. Lichton International Limited (GP Lighting)
  196. Lightronics BV
  197. Lightronics, Inc.
  198. LightWild, L.C.
  199. Lightworld
  200. Lite Panels
  201. LMP Lichttechnik Vertriebs GmbH
  202. Lotronic S.A.
  203. LTH Das Lichttechnikhaus Vertriebs GmbH
  204. Lumena SSL, Inc.
  205. Lumen LED, Inc.
  206. Lumenpulse Lighting Inc.
  207. Lumishore
  208. LUMITECH Produktion und Entwicklung GmbH
  209. LUSTROUS TECHNOLOGY LTD.
  210. Marl International Limited
  211. Martin Professional
  212. Marumo Electric Co., Ltd.
  213. Mast Products
  214. MaxOn Technologies, LLC
  215. MBN GmbH
  216. MEDIAZERO Shop GmbH
  217. Mega Systems Inc.
  218. Merit Entertainment
  219. Microlights
  220. Millennium Molding
  221. MilTec (UK) Ltd.
  222. MK Illumination Handels GmbH
  223. MLight  - DieFra Light GmbH
  224. Mls light systems gmbh
  225. Monacor International
  226. Moonlight Illumination
  227. MR Products Ton- und Lichttechnik GmbH
  228. MSi
  229. Müller Licht International GmbH
  230. Mule Lighting
  231. MUSIC'HALLE DIFFUSION
  232. Musikhaus Kirstein GmbH
  233. Musikhaus Thomann
  234. Music Store A. Sauer GmbH
  235. NARVA Lichtquellen GmbH + Co. KG
  236. Neolux
  237. Neo-Neon International Limited
  238. New Technology LED Light GmbH
  239. Nexxus Lighting, Inc.
    Next Step Products LLC
  240. Ningbo UTEC Electric Co., Ltd.   
  241. Nordic Light Group AB
  242. Norka Norddeutsche Kunststoff- und Elektrogesellschaft Stäcker mbH & Co. KG
  243. NTL-Lemnis
  244. Nualight Limited
  245. EVN Elektro-Vertrieb-Nürnberg GmbH
  246. Oenergy Lighting
  247. Omni Entertainment Center
  248. Open Space Inc.
  249. Opsi LED BV
  250. Osram
  251. Overdrive Electronics Private Limited
  252. OXO
  253. Paulmann Licht GmbH
  254. Pentair Water Pool a& Spa
  255. Pharos
  256. Philip Payne
  257. Photec Lighting Limited
  258. PixelRange
  259. Phoenix Products Company
  260. Portland Lighting Limited
  261. Prism Projection
  262. Professional Lighting Genius Srl
  263. Prolight Concepts
  264. Prolight Solution LLC
  265. Prosperity Lamps & Components Ltd.
  266. Pure Lighting
  267. Radiand AG (Elektrische Farbe)
  268. Ragni S.A.S.
  269. Renaissance Lighting
  270. RH-Productions Disco Sound Light Import GmbH
  271. RIDI Leuchten GmbH
  272. Rising Dragon Group
  273. Robe Lighting
  274. Robert Juliat
  275. Rohl S.A.
  276. Rosco Laboratories, Inc.
  277. ROPAG High-Tech e.K.
  278. Royal Pacific Ltd.
  279. Rutec Licht GmbH & Co KG
  280. SaikoLED
  281. Scanic - Global Distribution GmbH
  282. Schnick-Schnack-Systems GmbH
  283. Schott AG
  284. S.C. Johnson
  285. SF Marketing
  286. SG Armaturen AS
  287. SGM Technology for Lighting S.P.A.
  288. SHANGHAI DANGOO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD
  289. SIA KOMPANIJA NA
  290. Siteco Beleuchtungstechnik GmbH
  291. Sky-Skan
  292. Solais Lighting, Inc.
  293. Solite Europe Limited
  294. Sound-Service Musikanlagen-Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH
  295. Spectrum Brands, Inc.
  296. Spectrum Manufacturing
  297. Spotlight S.r.l.
  298. Stage-Crew Eventtechnik GbR
  299. Stagelight Inc
  300. Starled Lighting
  301. Steinigke Showtechnic GmbH
  302. Studio Due Light S.r.l.
  303. SUGG Lighting Limited
  304. Sunpu Opto Semiconductor Ltd.
  305. Super Bright LEDs, Inc.
  306. Systemhandel Vertriebsgesellschaft für Food und Nonfood mbH
  307. Switch Made International
  308. Tamed Light Solution
  309. Taolight
  310. Targetti North America
  311. Techni-lux
  312. TEI Electronics (TEI Lighting)
  313. Telelumen LLC
  314. TEMIN LIGHTING (MANUFACTURING) LTD
  315. TESS
  316. The Black Tank
  317. Theatrixx Technologies
  318. The Sloan Company, Inc.
  319. Thorlux
  320. Tokistar Lighting, Inc.
  321. Tragant Handels und Beteiligungs GmbH
  322. TRUMPF
  323. Trilux GmbH
  324. Tronios b.v
  325. Tronix Europe bv
  326. TRT Lighting Limited
  327. Tuono Light International
  328. Velleman N.V.
  329. Visa Lighting (Oldenburg Group)
  330. Visteon
  331. Visual Lighting Technologies
    Vivid RGB Lighting, LLC  
  332. Voigt Lighting
  333. Volvo Car Corporation
  334. Water Engineering Technologies
  335. WEICHHART GmbH
  336. WET
  337. Wire-Free LED, LLC
  338. Wireless Environment LLC
  339. Wybron Inc
  340. XAL GmbH
  341. Xanlite
  342. Yifeng Lighting
  343. Zodiac Pool Systems
  344. Zumtobel
  345. Zylight

Disclaimer: Please note that the list of companies presented above are not necessarily a complete of list of all companies that currently have such license agreements.

Clover

The company Future Lighting Solutions is a direct supplier of basic LED light engine components under the Philips LED licensing program. These components can be utilized, with the cooperation of Philips, by licensees of the program to help qualify their finished luminaires under the no-royalty-due provisions of the program. These specially marked LED light engines, utilizing Philips Luxeon LEDs, will incorporate a readily identifiable Clover shaped symbol as depicted below. The Clover wordmark and the Clover trademark both belong to Philips.

               

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If you are interested in a license under Philips patents for LED-based luminaires and/or retrofit bulbs and you require more information, we kindly request you to send an e-mail to info.SSLlicensing@philips.com

The licensing program explained in more detail

Interested what the benefits of the licensing program are? If this program is relevant to your company or to which products royalties apply?
The link below gives you access to our presentation which explains our LED luminaire and retrofit licensing program in more detail.

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