ETi Solid State Lighting, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Elec-Tech Solid State Lighting (HK) Ltd. based in Chicago, Illinois USA, reported that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office approved their patent for the company’s technology for selecting color temperatures of white light, Patent # 10,091,855.
According to ETi, the addition of its Color Preference® technology to LED fixtures, downlights, and LED tubes lets the installer use an integrated switch to select the preferred color of white light from a variety of correlated color temperature (CCT) settings. Furthermore, these selectable color temperature products allow distributors to provide products with the desired CCTs while stocking fewer individual stock keeping units (SKUs).
Eva Chan, CEO of Elec-Tech Solid State Lighting (HK) Ltd. and its U.S. subsidiary, ETi Solid State Lighting, Inc., commented, “As a company, we choose to invest in the development of new technology and new product innovation. We are proud that we’ve been able to develop yet another patented product feature that delivers real benefit in the competitive LED lighting market and that we intend to protect from competitive infringement.”
ETi previously launched the company’s patented Spin Light™-which evolved into an entire product category. The company’s other technologies include patent-pending linkable designs that let multiple fixtures operate from a single power source.
When asked about the latest patent, Gary Van Winkle, senior vice president of ETi Solid State Lighting, Inc., said, “Customers and end users in the residential, commercial and industrial business segments all demand best-in-class products. With the continued growth and popularity of LED lighting, it is very desirable for customers, installers, and end users to be able to change the color temperature of their lighting, but they want it to be easy.” Mr. Van Winkle continued, “Our patented invention provides the option to select the CCT in many of our LED products, including downlights, flushmounts, outdoor lighting, wrap lights, and even on our patented Spin Light™ in a very simple way. I’m just happy to put another one in the win column for ETi!”