and Zumtobel Staff Lighting Inc. today announced an agreement designed to help the companies meet rising demand for progressive architectural lighting products that blend innovative design with advanced LED technology and intelligent control. Through this agreement, Zumtobel Staff Lighting will leverage Color Kinetics' patented Chromacore technology and integrate Color Kinetics components to add a full spectrum of controllable colors and lighting effects to a new line of sophisticated, European-inspired lighting products for the North American market. The products will be unveiled in May at Lightfair International 2003 in New York.
"Zumtobel Staff Lighting is a widely recognized leader in architectural lighting, and we're thrilled to extend the advantages of intelligent LED illumination technology to its North American customer base," said Bill Sims, president and COO of Color Kinetics. "This collaboration will serve to advance the adoption of next-generation, LED-based lighting through a unique set of products that open up a realm of visionary applications for Chromacore."
Chromacore is an innovative technology that applies microprocessor-controlled, multicolored, high-brightness LEDs to generate rich, saturated colors and color-changing effects without the cost and efficiency constraints of conventional lighting methods. By integrating this technology with a new line of unique lighting fixtures, Zumtobel Staff Lighting will offer the advantages of complete intelligent control resulting in unlimited creative potential for the use of colored light 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.
Zumtobel Staff Lighting will be releasing its new color-changing LED luminaires with Color Kinetics' Chromacore technology at Lightfair 2003. Products include the Ledos and Kava interior and exterior luminaires featuring die-cast housings and innovative lenses, and Kovos™, a new tubular lensed source solution for color-changing linear luminaires and custom surface and recessed lighting solutions.
"We're extremely pleased to align with Color Kinetics in support of our commitment to deliver the highest quality product with the latest innovations in both design and technology," said John Nadon, manager, Business Unit Point Source, Zumtobel Staff Lighting. "This agreement marks a natural synergy between the respective leaders in advanced design and LED systems, and our forthcoming line of Chromacore-powered fixtures will greatly enhance our product breadth and creative options for lighting specifiers."