Seoul Semiconductor, a global leading LED components manufacturer from Korea, announced on Jan. 26 that it has signed a licensing agreement for PI-LED technology patents with the Austrian company Lumitech, a leading manufacturer of components for Human-centric Lighting, and is planning to expand sales of related modules.
These patents govern the industrial trade mark rights of Lumitech’s PI-LED technology, which can control the color temperature and shine a warm white of 2.500K and cold white of 7.000K. Lumitech secured original patents for the technology for the first time in the world in 2007. By using blue, red and special colors, it can reproduce any colors while producing mint colors through a combination of individual colors. It can reproduce white with a wide variety of color temperatures which have high color rendition.
“We are delighted that we have successfully reached this licensing agreement for PI-LED technology patents with Seoul Semiconductor, the leader in the global LED industry with differentiated original patents and technology. We expect that Lumitech’s PI-LED technology is used in its excellent LED products of Seoul Semiconductor and solidified its position as a premium technology that leads the LED industry. By strengthening the PI-LED technology patent portfolio, we hope that the companies can lead the Human Centric Lighting LED market, which will account for up to 10 percent of the general lighting market by 2020, together,” said Lumitech CEO Stefan Tasch.
In this regard, Nam Ki-bum, CTO of Seoul Semiconductor, emphasized, “Million years ago, humans were exposed to sun and naturally adapted to the sunlight such as a sunrise, sunset and formed a unique biorhythm. Seoul Semiconductor will apply PI-LED patent technology to the Bluetooth remote control of smart lighting Acrich 3 and supply lighting manufacturers around the world. This will provide customers with a healthy and comfortable light.”