August 19, 2004... Spectrum licenses Color Kinetics patents to enhance Chroma-Q line
BOSTON, Mass USA and TORONTO, Canada -- Color Kinetics Incorporated (Nasdaq: CLRK - News) and Spectrum Manufacturing, Inc., a subsidiary of UK-based AC Lighting, today announced a patent licensing agreement through which Spectrum will expand the Chroma- Q(TM) line of products with a new LED-based offering. The first new product, called Colour Block, will be unveiled at the PLASA show in London, September 12 - 15.
Color Kinetics works proactively to help OEM and Licensing customers enter and find success in the intelligent solid-state lighting space, and were very pleased to extend the advantages of our intellectual property to Spectrum, whose Chroma-Q line will now feature the proven benefits of LED technology, said Bill Sims, President and COO, Color Kinetics. This agreement represents the latest achievement in maximizing the value of our technology know-how and supporting industry-wide adoption of intelligent solid-state lighting.
When it comes to intelligent solid-state lighting, we recognize the advantages of aligning with Color Kinetics, which we believe provides a competitive edge in bringing our new LED-based products to market, said David George, President, Spectrum Manufacturing. We view this Relationship with Color Kinetics as a critical differentiator in the planned expansion of the Chroma-Q line for entertainment and event lighting.
Colour Block is a modular block of four DMX-controlled color-mixing LED lights, which can be used independently or configured in stacks or rows to make battens, blinders or in other combinations. The product is scheduled for September availability, and will be distributed By AC Lighting via its offices in North America and Europe. Through the licensing agreement, Spectrum may offer additional LED-based color-mixing products in the future.
About Color Kinetics
Color Kinetics Incorporated (Nasdaq: CLRK - News) is a pioneer in the design, marketing and licensing of intelligent solid-state lighting systems and technologies. The companys award-winning product lines apply the practical and aesthetic benefits of LEDs to transcend the limits of Traditional light sources for use in high-performance lighting and OEM and licensing applications. Its products and technologies leverage a patented layer of digital intelligence, called Chromacore?, to generate and control millions of colors and dynamic lighting effects. Color Kinetics holds 31 patents and Has over 120 patent applications pending that apply to many aspects of solid-state lighting technology. Founded in 1997, the company is headquartered in Boston, MA with offices in the UK, China, and a joint venture in Japan. More information can be found At http://
About Spectrum Manufacturing
Spectrum Manufacturing Inc.s mission is as a designer and manufacturer of value priced products for the entertainment and event lighting industry. It markets its products primary through exclusive distribution agreements with leading international distributors. It actively seeks partnership agreements with international distributors or major users to Design and manufacture products that fill a market niche. More information can be found at http://
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