US patent awarded to LightWild for innovative façade lighting applications

Feb. 23, 2011
Date Announced: 23 Feb 2011 Overland Park, Kansas – LightWild announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company a patent for a method of displaying images on building facades. Issued as U.S. Patent No.7,6888,280 B2, the award applies to the company’s approach to illuminating building facades with patterned arrangements of color-changing solid-state lighting fixtures.Commonly referred to as LED grids, LightWild has several examples of the patented technology in place worldwide including projects at the H&R Block World Headquarters building in downtown Kansas City, MO, the Anaheim GardenWalk in Anaheim, CA, the Sunset Millennium in West Hollywood, CA, and the O2 World Arena in Berlin, Germany.“This patent is an important addition to our foundational patent families,” said Tom Stafford, President and CEO of LightWild and Lusio Solid-State Lighting. “These foundational patents allow us to pursue numerous additional patents, many already in process, and enable us to protect and recognize our intellectual property.”LightWild’s Patent Recognizes Unique Approach to Façade LightingLightWild, through its Façade Lighting and Engineered Lighting Solutions team, works with architects and lighting designers to define SSL-based facade lighting solutions that are integrated into a building’s architectural features to provide unique and dramatic lighting effects from subtle white lighting to video effects across entire building facades. LightWild provides complete façade lighting solutions from project specific LED fixtures to wiring and control systems that scale from small venues to skyscrapers.Projects usually include close collaboration with the architects, lighting designers and consulting engineering firms early in the design process including extensive LightWild engineering documentation necessary to ensure design to installation success. Services include wiring and riser diagrams, custom fixtures, light beam angle and density studies, light pollution studies, controls programming and content creation, system architecture designs, on-site commissioning, and additional engineering services.About LightWildLightWild is an architectural solid-state lighting and control solutions company specified by architects and light designers worldwide. The company’s blend of architectural grade fixtures, intelligent lighting controls and a full-service project engineering team provides specifiers with products and services for successful projects every time. LightWild’s environmentally friendly lighting solutions are designed for accent lighting, façade lighting, and commercial and industrial applications. For more information, please visit

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