Philips welcomes Trilux as licensee for LED Luminaire Program

April 21, 2011

Eindhoven, The Netherlands (April 21, 2011) – Philips (NYSE:PHG, AEX: PHI) and Trilux GmbH announced today that they have entered into a license agreement allowing Trilux to access Philips’ patent portfolio as made available in the Philips LED Luminaire licensing program.


“We are very pleased that Trilux has joined our licensing program. Philips believes that sharing its LED lighting solutions through licensing will accelerate the adoption of LED lighting and foster the growth of the LED industry”, said Arian Duijvestijn, General Manager Lighting at Philips Intellectual Property & Standards.


“As a top European luminaire supplier in the general illumination field, Trilux is very pleased to have found a renowned partner in Philips for constantly developing the LED technology. We believe this agreement will enable us to further strengthen our offering of advanced LED lighting solutions to our customers”, said Dietmar Zembrot, Managing Director at Trilux.


This license agreement with Trilux follows earlier agreements between Philips and other key lighting players like Zumtobel, Osram and Siteco. Philips’ licensing program includes many LED luminaire-related inventions of Philips. Philips aims to speed up market adoption and growth by making available its market-leading patented technologies to third parties. Additional information is available at


For further information, please contact:

Björn Teuwsen
Philips Intellectual Property & Standards 
Tel. +31 40 27 40588


Jeannet Harpe
Philips Lighting
Tel. +31 40 56 299


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