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Color Kinetics achieves patent for solid-state string lights

Posted: 31 Aug 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:color kinetics? led nodes? proprietary ic?

Color Kinetics Inc. has received a U.S. patent relating to a miniaturized, integrated, intelligent solid-state string light, whereby individual LED nodes in a string configuration have the capability to be independently controlled.

The U.S. patent number 6,777,891 relates in part to technology that is implemented in Chromasic, the company's proprietary IC that allows a reduction in the cost, size, weight and complexity of systems requiring many small light sources. One commercial application of this technology is the iColor Flex SL product introduced by Color Kinetics in September 2003, a flexible, multipurpose, intelligent solid-state string light comprised of individually controllable tri-color LED nodes.

By refining control down to the singular LED level, this technology enables complex and intricately designed effects that may span many thousands of nodesmaking previously unattainable or cost-prohibitive lighting designs possible.

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