East Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) May 19, 2014
GE Lighting Solutions, LLC, a business unit of GE Lighting, today announced that it has granted Jasco Products Company, LLC, a license to a pioneering portfolio of patents relating to remote phosphor applications in LED lighting.
GE Lighting’s remote phosphor patents enable LED device manufacturers to achieve higher system efficiency and color stability. The agreement grants Jasco rights under U.S. Patent Nos. 7,224,000; 7,479,662; 7,800,121; 8,362,695; and 8,436,380 and corresponding foreign counterparts. Other related patent applications remain pending. Remote phosphor technology is gaining acceptance in many lighting segments including indoor lighting, outdoor lighting, architectural lighting, and stage and studio.
“By spacing the phosphor element away from the LED in a white light system, an improvement in light extraction efficiency is achieved,” said Jerry Duffy, General Manager – Global Product Management for GE Lighting. “Through the remote phosphor technology, added flexibility in system design can also be achieved in some applications by interchangeable phosphor elements allowing a selection of color temperatures.”
“This technology takes LED lighting to the next level. Consumers want the color stability and light dispersion they enjoy with incandescent lighting combined with the energy savings and long life LED technology provides,” stated Cameron Trice, President and CEO of Jasco Products Company.
“Enbrighten(TM) branded products using remote phosphor technology will provide all these benefits and more in a variety of indoor and outdoor applications.”
Jasco will begin distribution of the Enbrighten branded lighting products in late summer.
“Our consumer research shows us the demand for energy-efficient lighting solutions that outperform traditional white LED systems but incorporate the efficiency and long-life benefits is growing,” said Trice. “Jasco is excited to continue working with GE to provide innovative lighting solutions that exceed consumer expectations.”
GE Lighting is offering non-exclusive licenses to the remote phosphor patents to interested parties.
About GE Lighting
GE Lighting invents with the vigor of its founder Thomas Edison to develop energy-efficient solutions that change the way people light their world in commercial, industrial, municipal and residential settings. The business employs about 13,000 people in more than 100 countries, and sells products under the reveal(R) and Energy Smart(R) consumer brands, and Evolve(TM), GTx(TM), Immersion(TM), Infusion(TM), Lumination(TM), Albeo(TM) and Tetra(R) commercial brands, all trademarks of GE. General Electric works on things that matter to build a world that works better. For more information, visit http://www.gelighting.com.
As a GE licensee, Jasco Products develops, markets and distributes Consumer Electronic Accessories, Home Electrical Products and Personal Security & Surveillance Products under the GE logo. GE is a trademark of General Electric Company and is under license to Jasco Products. For more information please visit http://www.jascoproducts.com/.