Customers will now be able to track Philips Lumileds Luxeon LEDs using new barcode technology, which the company believes could be particularly attractive to firms in the automotive and consumer electronics sector.
The company revealed that it is the first in the industry to implement this form of "precision manufacturing control system" and fully expects other firms to follow suit eventually.
Philips Lumileds claimed that such traceability can be desirable and sometimes "required" by clients in certain sectors, particular as the LED lighting solution market continues to expand.
Each product has a 2D barcode imprinted on it, which uniquely identifies the item.
The firm remarked: "It is now possible to identify to the wafer level exactly when, where, and how each of the hundreds of millions of Luxeon LEDs was manufactured."
Last week, the same company revealed that its Luxeon Rebel LEDs are being used in a solar-powered floodlight system in Africa, which offers people a low-cost and portable lighting solution that utilises renewable energy.