This license agreement with Trilux follows earlier deals between Philips and Zumtobel, Osram and Siteco. The Dutch giant’s licensing arrangement includes a range of patents and inventions of Philips, including key patents which Philips acquired when it bought Color Kinetics in 2007.
This includes the key US patent number 6,016,038, filed in August 1997 and granted in January 1990, which covers colour mixing using LEDs with pulse-width modulation control.
‘The future belongs to LED lighting. It goes without saying that we are dedicated to exploring this technology’s immense potential regarding innovation and growth alike.
This cooperation agreement reflects our commitment to constantly developing new technologies and so increasing customer benefit. We are delighted to have found in Philips a renowned partner for this objective,’ Trilux chief Dietmar Zembrot told Lux magazine.