The Holmes Group and Color Kinetics Announce Agreement
Aug 19, 2003
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Color Kinetics Incorporated, a supplier of intelligent LED-based illumination technologies, and The Holmes Group, Inc., a multi-brand, global manufacturer of consumer products, today announced an agreement to design home environment products that will reportedly exhibit both the aesthetic and practical benefits of LED-based illumination sources. Through the agreement, The Holmes Group will license Color Kinetics' patented Chromacore® technology and expertise to develop a unique line of LED-based illumination products for residential use.

According to the companies, Chromacore technology applies microprocessor-controlled, multi-colored, high-brightness LEDs to generate rich, saturated colors and dynamic effects without the cost and efficiency constraints of conventional lighting methods. By integrating this technology with a new line of consumer products, The Holmes Group says it will offer the features of colorful accent lighting and programmable lighting effects. In addition, the new products will have the benefits of ultra-long source life, low energy consumption, little heat, and no moving parts, noise, or UV emission.

"With its widely recognized brands and innovative products, we're pleased to list The Holmes Group among the companies whose offerings will apply Color Kinetics' intelligent LED illumination technology as a valuable differentiator," said Bill Sims, president and COO, Color Kinetics. "We look forward to working with The Holmes Group to address growing demand for home lighting products that take advantage of LEDs as a highly efficient and brand strengthening light source."

"This agreement marks a natural collaboration between respective leaders in home environment products and intelligent LED technology, and we're extremely pleased to leverage Color Kinetics' expertise and intellectual property for this exciting addition to our family of products," said Bob Livergood, president, Lighting Division, The Holmes Group. "The Chromacore-powered products will enhance our options for customers and support our commitment to deliver the highest quality products with the latest technological innovations."

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