Color Kinetics Incorporated, manufacturer of intelligent LED-based illumination technologies, and The Holmes Group, Inc., a multi-brand, global manufacturer of consumer products, have announced an agreement by which The Holmes Group will license Color Kinetics' patented Chromacore® technology and expertise to develop a line of LED-based illumination products for residential use.

"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 divison, 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."

Chromacore applies microprocessor-controlled, multicolored, 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 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.