We are all familiar with the copy-and-paste function in word processors. But now, Philips wants to apply a similar idea to interior lighting. Philips reasons that creating a particular lighting effect is difficult because most people cannot measure the colour and quality of light they like, let alone reproduce it. While this may sound foolish and trivial on a personal-home level, the technology may be very useful for art and furniture show rooms, resturants and other establishments or shows where light plays an integral part.
Philips' solution is a light with an inbuilt sensor that can be pointed at a particular illuminated area to measure the intensity, color, hue and saturation. That information can be used to alter the output of a second lamp to reproduce the same lighting effect elsewhere. The system also utilizes a database so that settings can be saved for later use.
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