Color Kinetics Incorporated (Booth #3227) has announced that it has been awarded a patent relating to the synchronization of intelligent solid-state lighting systems and effects.

Issued October 5, 2004, US patent number 6,801,003 covers certain systems and methods for synchronizing lighting effects between various LED-based lighting systems without the use of a network. For example, one means for synchronizing lights is monitoring fluctuations in the power that is delivered. The patent covers methods that are applied today in pool and spa lighting systems and has potential for use in other fields, such as specifier-grade architectural lighting, retail and display lighting, and consumer products that require the intelligence for synchronized lighting effects without the network infrastructure.

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