Led based luminaires and retrofit bulbs

    Led based luminaires and retrofit bulbs

    The future of lighting


    LEDs are the future of lighting. In addition, as LED capabilities continue to evolve and expand, new markets are opening up all the time. Developing new, innovative solutions for tomorrow’s new LED applications takes significant investment in research and design.


    By joining our EnabLED licensing program, you can shortcut your developments by gaining access to over 500 Signify inventions for you to build into your own products. With our state-of-the-art lighting technologies at your fingertips, the EnabLED program can transport your business into a future filled with opportunities.

    How can I benefit from the EnabLED Program?

    If you are selling finished LED-based luminaires and / or retrofit bulbs under your brand for use in the field of general, architectural, theatrical and entertainment illumination, a license allows you to incorporate Signify’s patented technologies in your products.


    If you are interested in obtaining a license for LED-based luminaires and / or retrofit bulbs for use in applications outside the field of this program, we are willing to explore your request. The list of patents and terms of such possible license may deviate from the terms of a license offered under the EnabLED program.


    Become EnabLED and you join many companies who are already licensees, from global industry leaders to humble start-ups. As a licensee under our licensing program you can…


    • Leverage Signify’s thought leadership and expertise in LED and IP (Intellectual Property)
    • Share in a wide spectrum of innovative and cutting-edge patent-protected technologies,
    • Explore new applications and markets,
    • Speed up your product development,
    • Reduce time to market,
    • Increase sourcing flexibility and cost effectiveness,


    … and accelerate your business growth.

    Patented technologies


    Offering over 530 technologies covered by some 4091 patents, the EnabLED program gives you a wide range of technologies to choose from. They cover everything from basic LED control to system-level architectures. They have been developed through our extensive R&D activities, as well as those of Color Kinetics and TIR companies.

    Advantages include
    Filament based LED products
    Using LEDs and filament forms to generate light
    improves reliability and luminous efficacy of filament LED bulbs
    Warm dimming incandescent emulation
    Using LEDs to emulate warm dimming features of incandescent bulbs
    Produces white light with natural warm dimming effects
    $10M L Prize winning technology
    LED lamps with omnidirectional light and award winning reliability
    Omnidirectional light output whilst maintaining cooling efficiency
    LED-based Lamp for Replacing TL Fluorescent Lamp with safety features
    general illumination and specialty applications
    Energy-efficient, long-life and mercury-free alternative to fluorescent tubes with safe installation features
    LED glare reduction
    Where comfortable LED light output is required
    Reduces LED glare effects and provides uniform light output
    Asymmetric LED light output
    Asymmetrical, directed LED light applications
    Provides LED light output only to directions and areas that need to be illuminated
    Uniform mixed LED output
    Multicolor or tunable white LED
    Provides good color/tunable white mixing, eliminates white-LED un-equal phosphor artefacts
    Connected LED lighting technology
    Systems of networked LED bulbs with Radio Frequency (RF) connectivity
    Simplified bulb integration in networks and improved antenna design for increased connection reliability with limited physical space

    Shorten your time to market


    With access to these cutting-edge technologies, you gain greater freedom to design optimal solutions for your products. You can shorten your time to market and achieve an excellent balance of cost-to-quality including cost-effectiveness in your component sourcing.

    Are you EnabLED?

    We are introducing a new logo which licensees can use to show they are a member of the EnabLED Licensing Program for LED Luminaires and Retrofit Bulbs.


    The EnabLED member logo is an official logo which you can use to make your customers aware of being a member of the EnabLED Licensing Program for LED Luminaires and Retrofit Bulbs. It can be used on your website, catalogue and brochure. It shows your customers that you are an official licensee and can be used by you as part of your communication to the market.

    The logo is easy to use on your website or on printed literature. It also incorporates a unique QR code linking to our webpage, which protects your identity as one of our valued licensee members. For more information please contact us.

    Enabled member label


    The EnabLED Licensing Program for LED Luminaires and Retrofit Bulbs was launched in 2008. It covers over 530 inventions, which have resulted in more than 4000 granted patents and over 300 pending patent applications.


    These patents relate to basic LED controls through to system-level technologies, resulting from extensive Research & Development activities of Signify as well as the former Color Kinetics and TIR companies.

    Take a look at the illustration below to see what features typically use Signify patented inventions.

    Shorten your time to market

    With access to these cutting edge technologies, you gain greater freedom to design optimal solutions for your products. You can shorten your time to market and achieve an excellent balance of cost-to-quality including cost-effectiveness in your component sourcing.

    Becoming a licensee  

    Giving the industry access to innovative technologies and inventions accelerates the growth of new markets and benefits everyone – manufacturers, suppliers and consumers. As a technology leader, Signify has a long heritage of licensing its Intellectual Property (IP) and fostering technological innovation.

    How to join

    Joining the EnabLED Licensing Program for LED Luminaires and Retrofit Bulbs is easy. Signify licensing specialists operate globally and are ready to respond to your questions. They will work with you on every step, so you can quickly start using our patent-protected technology:

    How do we determine royalties?

    Royalties are determined in accordance with our program rates, on a product-by-product and country-by-country basis. The same approach for the determination of royalties is available to all licensees.

    1. Meet with Signify IP Licensing representative
    One of our licensing specialists will be assigned to your company so you have a personal contact with Signify. This contact person will explain the Program in detail and answer any questions you may have.

    2. Portfolio Analysis
    We work with you to determine which of your products are relevant and require a license.

    3. Choose between the Flat Rate and Itemized approach for the payment of royalties (the fees for use of Signify patented technologies) and sign the Patent License agreement

    Which of your products require a license?

    Signify specialists are available to help you analyze your product portfolio and determine whether your products use Signify patents available under the licensing program.

    Royalties / payment

    You may choose between two royalty payment methods. One is a standard, product-by-product royalty approach based on net revenues of relevant products and relevant sales on a country-by-country basis. The other method is a flat rate (weighted average) approach which involves less paperwork. In this approach, the royalty will reflect the average rate over all products sold, taking into account the patent coverage per country of manufacture or sale (as the case may be).

    Qualified Supplier (QS) components

    If you purchase components for some or all of your LED-based luminaires exclusively from qualified suppliers, this will affect the royalty payable. Under the standard approach, you will list these luminaires along with the others in your quarterly report, but the effective royalty rate will be zero. Under the flat rate approach, you also list luminaires which qualify for the QS exemption in your regular report. However, we do not include these luminaires in the calculation of your royalty payment.

    Licensee overview

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

    You can filter the list by choosing one or more application areas or entering a name to search for.

    This database contains names of companies that have entered into a license agreement with Signify covering patents licensed under the Signify LED Luminaires & Retrofit Bulbs Licensing Program (or previously under the Color Kinetics Licensing program). It does not necessarily contain the complete of list of all companies that currently have such license agreements in place. The information in this database has been compiled as accurately as possible at the time of compilation. The contents of all licenses are confidential and the information in this database is based solely upon publically available information regarding trademarks and brands used by a licensee and applications areas addressed by a licensee. Consequently, the contents of this database do not imply or make any statement in relation to any individual product of any licensee.

    Qualified Suppliers

    If you are a licensee and you sell LED luminaires incorporating specific components from qualified suppliers, no royalties in relation to this licensing program will be due on luminaires using only QS components. The QS arrangement only applies to LED luminaires to be used within the scope of the license program (which covers general illumination, architectural and entertainment lighting). The QS arrangement does not apply to retrofit bulbs.


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