Intelligent Light Color Kinetics Transforms How We See Light, Helping to Conserve Energy Along the Way
An innovative form of lighting technology can help us guzzle less power – while at the same time turning ordinary buildings into works of art.
The technology is rooted in semiconductor-based LEDs, or light emitting diodes. Once limited to indicator lights in alarm clocks and calculators, LEDs have advanced at remarkable rates and brought digital control, or intelligence, to light. Today they're being used in tens of thousands of locations around the world. What was once a functional necessity has become an experience.
According to the Department of Energy, lighting accounts for 8% of total energy consumption and 22% of the electricity used in the United States. But LED lighting can reduce our energy consumption by providing 4 times the efficiency of traditional incandescent and halogen light bulbs today.