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LED sources boast a number of advantages over conventional sources,including the CFLs that are advocated today. Their inherent capability fordigital control enables both traditional and entirely new lightingapplications, along with the benefits of longer lifespan, no radiated heat orUV, no hazardous mercury, and better quality of light output. They alsoconsume less power than many of today's common exterior architectural lightingoptions, translating to lower electrical expenses.
"If we can provide a client with minimal power consumption but maximumlighting effects, it's a win-win situation," said Jay Lehrhaupt of PortLighting, who specified Color Kinetics' systems to light the Bank of AmericaPavilion. "The LED-based fixtures give us a palette of virtually unlimitedcolor choices. Even more importantly, the 100 fixtures draw a total of only5,000 watts of power, allowing us to encompass the entire structure withoutincreasing the power needs beyond what was available."
Other Color Kinetics installations in the Boston area include 28 Degrees,90 Tremont, Azure and City-Bar at The Lenox Hotel, the Basketball Hall of Fame,Bostonian, Cuffs at Jury's Boston Hotel, Foxwoods, Gypsy Bar, Jordan'sFurniture, Lacoste, the Mapparium at the Mary Baker Eddy Library for theBetterment of Humanity, MIT Media Lab and Computer Science and ArtificialIntelligence Lab, Mohegan Sun, Red Sky, Saint, Sanctuary, and Shreve Crump &Low. Some existing customers like Children's Hospital and 33 Restaurant &Lounge have expanded their Color Kinetics installations to take advantage ofthe technology in new applications.
Visit http://www.colorkinetics.com/showcase/features/boston/ for a Webguide to some of Color Kinetics' installations in Boston .
Digital images available upon request.
About Color Kinetics
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Color Kinetics Incorporated(Nasdaq: CLRK) transforms environments through new, dynamic uses of light. Itsaward-winning lighting systems and technologies apply the benefits of LEDs asa highly efficient, long lasting, environmentally friendly, and inherentlydigital source of illumination - reinventing light itself as a highlycontrollable medium. Color Kinetics also enables widespread adoption of LEDlighting through OEM and licensing partnerships in diverse markets. Thecompany is headquartered in Boston , MA with offices in the UK and China . Moreinformation is available at http://www.colorkinetics.com.