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LED is the future of lighting. It is perfect for today’s energy-conscious world and offers a palette of colors and effects no other form of lighting can match. By licensing our significant patent portfolio, Philips Lighting aims to encourage innovation, foster industry growth and allows you to capture opportunities in this expanding market.


  • Gain access to over 200 Philips Lighting inventions to build into your products under a single license

        -    From basic LED controls to system-level technologies

  • Speed up your product development
  • Reduce time to market
  • Increase sourcing flexibility and cost effectiveness

How can I benefit from the Program?

If you are selling finished LED-based luminaires and / or retrofit bulbs under your brand, you may benefit from a license, allowing you to incorporate Philips’ patented technologies in your products.

Join the Program

Over 700 companies are already licensees, from start-ups to global industry leaders. Join these companies by becoming a licensee under our licensing program, so you can share in the innovative technology and accelerate your business growth.

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.
Enabled member label

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.


The EnabLED Licensing Program for LED Luminaires and Retrofit Bulbs was launched in 2008. It covers over 200 inventions, which have resulted in more than 1,300 granted patents and over 250 pending patents applications. The Program has extensive geographical coverage.

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

Take a look at the illustration below to see what features typically use Philips 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, Philips Lighting 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. Philips Lighting 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 Philips Lighting IP Licensing representative
One of our licensing specialists will be assigned to your company so you have a personal contact with Philips Lighting. 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 Philips Lighting patented technologies) and sign the Patent License agreement

Which of your products require a license?

Philips Lighting specialists are available to help you analyze your product portfolio and determine whether your products use Philips Lighting ’ 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 Philips 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 Philips covering patents licensed under the Philips 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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