Boston-based Color Kinetics Inc., a leader in intelligent LED-based illumination technologies, has announced the completion of a $17 million round of financing from both existing and new investors. This funding will be used to extend Color Kinetics' current business lines and leverage the company's wide-ranging intellectual property to develop solid-state lighting solutions for the general market, including intelligent white light.

Color Kinetics co-founder, chairman, and CEO George Mueller notes, "We're focused on aggressively bringing the technology to market ahead of the previously predicted adoption curve, and at very accessible price points. The continued support of all of our investors will enable us to move solidly into the general illumination market, capitalizing on the full potential of our technology and transporting illumination from the analog to the digital age."