A while back Philips showed off these gorgeous color-changing LED lighting fixtures as part of a media event. However, up until now, there was no information on how and when we mere mortals could get our hands on these cool device (unless we lived in the Netherlands.)
According Le Journal du Geek, the Philps LivingColors lights will be released in Europe by the end of this summer for a price of € 149 (which works out to about $200 US.) They’re expected to launch in other countries later this year.
Each compact light can push out 16 million unique colors, all of which can be controlled via an included wireless RF remote that can even work through walls. You can set any remote to control up to six fixtures simultaneously, keeping their colors in sync for a truly dramatic effect. The unique organic design embeds a colored projection source into an egg-shaped glass orb. Since it uses some seriously bright LEDs, Philips designed a special heat sink into the lamp that looks more like a work of art than a technical necessity.
Another thing that really strikes me about the LivingColors fixture is that it provides both ambient and directed illumination, letting you splash color across a wall at the same time as providing a source of visual interest wherever you place the fixture.
I can’t wait to get my hands on some of these for my house.