Very sad news: George Mueller, cofounder of Color Kinetics, has passed away unexpectedly at the age of 50, as confirmed by the CEO of Ecosense, another company also founded by George. I had the great fortune of working briefly under … Continue reading george mueller, R.I.P.
Some vintage images for my old Color Kinetics colleagues. Circa April 2007, our very first “MegaBlast” prototype at the old 10 Milk Street office location in the Financial District of Downtown Boston. Our engineers put the first prototype optics on … Continue reading megablast
Color Kinetics just turned 20 years old, having been founded in August 1997 by George Mueller and Ihor Lys. Color Kinetics was the pioneer of not only LED lighting for architectural applications, but of truly digitally-connected lighting systems. After a … Continue reading happy birthday, color kinetics!
UPDATE: MondoARC edited out the “world record” claim. Thanks MondoARC! In a recent post on MondoARC, Pulsar Lighting claimed to have a world record for longest LED installation: The company believes this to be a World first with Pulsar holding … Continue reading the 100,000 hour club
I’ve been searching for data on funding and revenue for high-growth, VC-backed lighting startups. Here’s a spreadsheet of data I found via web and anecdote. Update 1: Added Ketra to the list. Continue reading lighting startups funding and revenue (updated)
The Creator’s Project posted a couple years ago a video on Leo Villareal, specifically about his San Francisco Bay Bridge project, but also including Leo’s commentary on his methodology in general. I love Leo’s awesome scale model (at about 3:20 in … Continue reading leo villareal on the creator’s project
Check out this fantastic story about a project from Color Kinetics called the LightAide, a novel device that is being used to help stimulate and educate children with severe sight disabilities. It is being sold through the Perkins School for the Blind. Continue reading lightaide
How to get the party started? Step 1: Get acquired by Philips Lighting for $735m. Step 2: Quit. Step 3: Launch new startup company apparently just for the hell of it. Ihor Lys, one of the two founders of Color … Continue reading how to get the party started
Philips Lighting not only illuminated the entire art collection with LED lighting, we also illuminated the whole exterior of the building with LED. And the Rijksmuseum is no small building — looming over the Amsterdam horizon with unparalleled majesty on … Continue reading rijksmuseum: exterior lighting
“Oh man, Color Kinetics…those guys were just from another planet compared to everyone else!” Color Kinetics, one of the leading innovators in the LED lighting industry, turns 15 this August. I had the privilege to work in Product Marketing at CK from … Continue reading colorkinetics turns 15