Signify (formerly Philips Lighting) of Eindhoven, the Netherlands, reported that in May it reached the 900th member milestone for its EnabLED Licensing Program for LED luminaires and retrofit bulbs. According to Signify, this latest milestone underscores the company’s commitment to research and development and innovation in the latest energy efficient LED technologies.
During the past ten months, 100 new members have joined the EnabLED program. Also, in February, 150 new LED inventions were added to the program. Signify says that the EnabLED Licensing Program now includes access to more than 400 inventions in over 2,600 patents
The company pointed out that the 100 new members are a valid representation of the total LED market as they cover all LED application areas and they come in all sizes of companies from small- and medium-sized to large multinationals. The new members serve markets including consumer, industrial, retail, and also include suppliers of street lighting and retrofit bulbs. In addition to mainstream markets, new members are also involved in broad range of niche markets.
EnabLED Licensing Program Supports Innovation
Signify (then called Philips Lighting) began the EnabLED licensing program for luminaires and retrofit bulbs in 2008. Since the program was founded, Signify (then known as Philips Lighting) says that it has supported innovation and nurtured growth in the LED lighting market. Signify further says that the company is committed to ensuring that the EnabLED program is fair and reasonable to all.
The company recently added LED patents including innovations such as filament-based LED products, LED glare reduction, warm dimming incandescent emulation, asymmetric LED light output, omnidirectional lighting for LED lamps, the uniform output of mixed LED colors, and connected LED lighting technology.
“The success of the Licensing Program that provides access to more than 400 inventions and over 2.600 patents to companies that sell their own branded LED products, is reflective of the rapidly increasing share of LED-based sales in the lighting market. The continued strong growth in membership illustrates the further maturing of the use of LEDs in the market,” said Frank Bistervels, Vice President Intellectual Property at Signify. “We continue to invest in improving LED lighting technology even further and have added 150 new innovations to the program in February alone.”
Signify became the new name of Philips Lighting as of May 16, 2018.