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    Quality Matters

    What does quality mean to you?

     

    The answer depends on what you do within the lighting industry. Quality has different meanings for lighting designers, building and site owners/managers, and installers.

    Lighting Designers

    Big ideas demand exceptional lighting. Your lighting designs are more creative and ambitious than ever.

     

    Quality means relying on the best tools and advanced capabilities that help you get impressive results—and achieve your vision. High quality isn't optional. It's mandatory.

    Building Owners

    You’re looking for a solution that helps your location attract attention and visitors with captivating light effects. You might want to reinforce branding with the right colors, images, and messaging, or implement a new energy-efficiency initiative that lowers costs while complying with relevant regulations. High quality is a must.

    Installers

    Your lighting solution must be sturdy enough to withstand normal handling during installation and rigorous field use thereafter. High quality and reliability gives you confidence that specific elements of the lighting solution always work—making it easier for you to diagnose an issue, since there are fewer variables to check.

    Big ideas demand exceptional lighting

    The quality of delivered light    

     

    You know what quality looks like—delivered light that looks fantastic and performs flawlessly. A toolbox of innovative options expands the possibilities for interesting new projects to showcase your signature style.

     

    A high-quality lighting solution must integrate the latest technologies to ensure color consistency, accuracy, uniformity, and control. It must be energy-efficient and environmentally friendly to comply with sustainability initiatives. It must be extensible, so your installation can grow and evolve far in the future. It must be simple to install at the beginning and easy to maintain year after year. And it must have the full support of its manufacturer to optimize the system, resolve any issues swiftly, and respond quickly and effectively to any question or issue.

    How Color Kinetics delivers quality to lighting designers

    Reliability

    performing flawlessly with outstanding output for years.

    Read about Northwest Airlines Passenger Tunnel, going strong since 2001.

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    Sustainability

    providing energy savings and environmentally friendly solutions.

    Read about the significant energy savings and reduction in maintenance costs at the world's fifth-busiest airport. 

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    Creates beauty

    with high-quality tools to help you do more now and in the future.

    Take a look at ColorPlay3, our robust, easy-to-use LED light show authoring and management software.

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    Gets attention  

    delivering impact and creating an emotional response.

    Read about Color Kinetics connected lighting in Pearl River Guangzhou, China, which illuminates the city’s riverside buildings, enthralling citizens and visitors alike.

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    Builds trust

    helping you choose systems that deliver, making installations a success with powerful configuration tools

    Consistency

    that delivers accurate color and reduces variation in output.

    Chromasync ensures excellent color consistency between luminaires, without manually adjusting color points on each luminaire. And it provides the same lumen output across all color temperatures.  

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    Full library

    of technical specifications and details available at your fingertips at colorkinetics.com.

    Easy to monitor

    and manage dynamic architectural LED lighting systems with

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    Drives results    

    achieving the projects goals now and in the future.

    Easily program, manage or change dynamic lighting using Interact Landmark, an intuitive content app.  

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    Quality continues after the installation

    The brilliant, beautiful projects that lighting professionals create stay active for years, even decades. That's why Color Kinetics provides management, monitoring, and other capabilities that help ensure great results and high impact—year after year.  

     

    • 5-year product warranty
    • Global network of fully certified value-added partners
    • Signify end-to-end turnkey project management
    • Philips ActiveSite and Interact Landmark Content App cloud-based monitoring capability
    • Product and installation service options to ensure worry-free operation 24/7 x 365

    Lighting that gets results

    Aggressive goals demand exceptional lighting    

     

    A high-quality lighting solution seamlessly integrates the latest technologies that ensure color consistency, accuracy, uniformity, and control. It must be energy efficient and environmentally friendly to comply with sustainability initiatives. It must be simple to install—on time and on budget—followed by flawless performance year after year to avoid expensive maintenance or reinstalls. It must be scalable, so your installation can grow and evolve far in the future. And it must have the full support of its manufacturer—including a multi-year warranty and responsive service—to optimize the system and resolve issues swiftly.

    How Color Kinetics delivers quality to building owners

    Cost efficient

    Color Kinetics luminaires are highly efficient and long lasting, making them a smart choice for your project.  

    Gets attention  

    delivering impact and creating an emotional response.

    Read about Color Kinetics connected lighting in Pearl River Guangzhou, China, which illuminates the city’s riverside buildings, enthralling citizens and visitors alike.

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    Drives results    

    achieving the projects goals now and in the future.

    Easily program, manage or change dynamic lighting using Interact Landmark, an intuitive content app. 

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    Hassle-free

    avoiding expensive re-installs or duplexed systems with solutions designed for your specific job. 

    Accessories

    offered in all shapes and sizes that integrate seamlessly with our luminaires in any installation.

    Easy to monitor

    managing dynamic architectural LED lighting systems with easy-to-use

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    How to identify quality

     


    Here are some general questions to ask about products and manufacturers to help you identify quality.

    About the product or solution

     

    • What innovations or technologies are incorporated?
    • How do these innovations increase quality?
    • How does the solution address color consistency, accuracy, and uniformity?
    • Are there different form factors, performance levels, and LED mixes?
    • Is the optical system optimized for a specific application?
    • Has this solution been successful in similar applications/installations?
    • Is this a new solution, or an upgrade?
    • Can the manufacturer provide side-by-side comparisons of this solution with others?
    • What is the failure rate in the field for this specific solution (or luminaire)?

     

    About the solution provider/manufacturer

     

    • How long has the manufacturer been creating LED lighting solutions?
    • Is it the manufacturer’s main line of business?
    • How many LED lighting products has the manufacturer developed?
    • Does it make significant, ongoing investment in research and development?
    • Are products rigorously tested?
    • How are products tested—in-house or via a third party?
    • Can the manufacturer provide a complete solution of its own—luminaires, controller, power/data supply, support?
    • Will the manufacturer provide contact information for current customers who have completed similar lighting projects?
    • Does the manufacturer offer a long warranty?
    • Does the manufacturer provide access to lighting experts?

    Quality continues after the installation

    The brilliant, beautiful projects that lighting professionals create stay active for years, even decades. That's why Color Kinetics provides management, monitoring, and other capabilities that help ensure great results and high impact—year after year.  

     

    • 5-year product warranty
    • Global network of fully certified value-added partners
    • Signify end-to-end turnkey project management
    • Philips ActiveSite and Interact Landmark Content App cloud-based monitoring capability
    • Product and installation service options to ensure worry-free operation 24/7 x 365

    Simplicity and reliability

    Quality means solutions that are simple to install and maintain.    

     

    Installation must be intuitive, without requiring a lot of on-site rethinking or workarounds. From attaching the luminaires to a structure to running power and data—every component should fit together perfectly.


    Your lighting solution must be sturdy enough to withstand normal handling during installation and rigorous field use thereafter. High reliability gives you confidence that specific elements of the lighting solution always work—making it easier for you to diagnose an issue, since there are fewer variables to check.


    You need a brand you can trust to give you solutions that work right, every time.

    How Color Kinetics delivers quality to installers

    Saves time

    providing solutions that keep installation fast and simple. Powercore combines both power and data in one easy to install cable.

    Reliable

    performing flawlessly with outstanding output for years. Read about Northwest Airlines Passenger Tunnel, going strong since 2001. 

    Simple operation

    easing installation and reducing maintenance with our full line of powerful controllers and connected apps.  

    Builds trust

    helping you choose systems that deliver, making installations a success with powerful configuration tools.  

    Saves money

    avoiding expensive re-installs or duplexed systems with solutions designed for the job.  

    Accessories

    offered in all shapes and sizes that integrate seamlessly with our luminaires in any installation.

    How to identify quality

     

    Here are some general questions that can help you identify quality.

    About the product or solution

     

    • What innovations or technologies are incorporated?
    • How do these innovations increase quality?
    • How does the solution address color consistency, accuracy, and uniformity?
    • Are there different form factors, performance levels, and LED mixes?
    • Is the optical system optimized for a specific application?
    • Has this solution been successful in similar applications/installations?
    • Is this a new solution, or an upgrade?
    • Can the manufacturer provide side-by-side comparisons of this solution with others?
    • What is the failure rate in the field for this specific solution (or luminaire)?

     

    About the solution provider/manufacturer

     

    • How long has the manufacturer been creating LED lighting solutions?
    • Is it the manufacturer’s main line of business?
    • How many LED lighting products has the manufacturer developed?
    • Does it make significant, ongoing investment in research and development?
    • Are products rigorously tested?
    • How are products tested—in-house or via a third party?
    • Can the manufacturer provide a complete solution of its own—luminaires, controller, power/data supply, support, all?
    • Will the manufacturer provide contact information for current customers who have completed similar lighting projects?
    • Does the manufacturer offer a long warranty?
    • Does the manufacturer provide access to lighting experts?

    A legacy of quality

    Color Kinetics is synonymous with quality and has been for many years.

     

    We have the experience, deep institutional knowledge, and commitment required to focus on all aspects of quality. We create complete, integrated lighting systems—luminaires, controllers, power/data supplies, software, and more—an approach that differentiates us in the industry. Our lighting systems are optimized from the ground up for maximum performance and exceptional quality.

     

    Our relentless dedication to next-level quality is just part of how we help move the lighting industry ahead.

    How does Color Kinetics achieve the highest levels of quality?

     

    We take a holistic approach to quality, one that begins and ends with the customer.

    Design & Development for Quality

    The voice of the customer speaks loudly when we envision our next offering. We draw from our deep connections with lighting professionals—exploring what you need. Then we design and develop a solution that meets those needs.

    Our experience and expertise help us focus on lighting solutions that will make the broadest, deepest impact.

     

    We follow a rigorous process aimed at continuous improvement and the highest quality results. Beyond the systems, we have unequalled institutional knowledge from designing and developing thousands of lighting solutions. We know what materials and design approaches work best and leverage this knowledge as we move ahead.

     

    We have deep experience in key areas—optics, which control and transmit beams of light, electronics, power/data, control, and other more specific processes (e.g., anodization, a process that increases resistance to corrosion and wear, and provides certain cosmetic effects). We can draw from our extensive intellectual property and wealth of proprietary technologies designed for quality and consistency. We know how to design complete systems, not just individual components. And our mechanical design expertise imparts a high-quality look and feel that makes Color Kinetics solutions stand out from the crowd.

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    Quality = People, Not Just Process

    Your interaction with LED lighting solution manufacturers often includes the sales representative and a customer support person. At Color Kinetics, we provide broader access to our lighting system experts, who have unequalled experience and help you get the best possible results at any point in the process, and even years later.

    Manufacturing for Quality

    Manufacturing requires deep knowledge of specific manufacturing processes and how to control quality throughout the entire process. During manufacturing, we work to ensure quality at all levels. We establish meticulous standards and monitor them internally, and with our partners.
    Lighting solutions are inherently complicated, so every component needs to perform flawlessly. Manufacturing is where our attention to detail during design pays off. By making smart choices of materials and processes, we can ensure manufacturing that achieves the highest level of quality. And we confirm that quality with a barrage of post-manufacturing testing
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    Rigorous Testing

    Our optical, mechanical, and electrical testing processes are remarkably rigorous, simulating grueling real-world conditions on bridges, buildings, and beyond. Our relentless testing ensures year-after-year reliability.

    Our products pass all relevant regulations, but we often go farther, testing our products in our certified testing facilities until they finally give up and break. It’s called testing to fail. We learn from failure, so that you don’t have to experience it.

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    Quality in the Field

    Our field quality and system experts spend time with our customers, monitoring performance and identifying any issues. We listen to your experiences with the product. All this vital information cycles back into product design and development—so when the process starts up again, we’re able to achieve even greater levels of quality.

    Color Kinetics technology portfolio

    We continually explore your challenges, invest in research and development, and make the significant commitment required to develop and perfect breakthrough technologies. The result of decades of work, our unequalled portfolio of proprietary, quality-enhancing technologies helps you achieve the best possible results with our solutions. These technologies increase quality by ensuring consistency, raising uniformity, and providing precision control—all while maximizing sustainability.

    What matters in professional lighting?

     

    Our series of guides explores other key topics in professional lighting—Color Matters,  Light Matters, Optics Matter, and more. It’s part of our commitment to passing on our deep technical knowledge and decades of expertise to help you achieve your vision.

     

    No matter what Color Kinetics lighting solution you choose—or how you use it—you’ll get best-in-class technology and uncompromising quality. We bring expertise in LED selection, color science, delivered light, color consistency and control, data and power delivery, networking, remote monitoring—and all areas that matter to exceptional lighting.