06608453 is referenced by 451 patents and cites 18 patents.

Methods and apparatus for computer-based control of light sources and other devices in a networked lighting system. Conventional light sources may be controlled in combination with LED-based (e.g., variable color) light sources to provide enhanced lighting effects for a variety of space-illumination applications (e.g., residential, office/workplace, retail, commercial, industrial, and outdoor environments). Individual light sources or groups of light sources may be controlled independently of one another based on data transported throughout the network. In one example, one or more other controllable devices (e.g., various actuators, such as relays, switches, motors, etc.) and/or sensors (e.g., heat, light, sound/pressure, or motion sensors) also may be coupled to the network to facilitate automated lighting applications based on a variety of feedback stimuli.

Title
Methods and apparatus for controlling devices in a networked lighting system
Application Number
9/870193
Publication Number
6608453 (B2)
Application Date
May 30, 2001
Publication Date
August 19, 2003
Inventor
Kevin Dowling
Westford
MA, US
Robert Laszewski
Brookline
MA, US
Brian Chemel
Salem
MA, US
Alfred Ducharme
Tewksbury
MA, US
Frederick Morgan
Quincy
MA, US
Agent
Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C
US
Assignee
Color Kinetics Incorporated
MA, US
IPC
H05B 37/00
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