Business Briefs for the week of June 5, 2006

  • Harris Consulting Engineers, based in Las Vegas, recently announced the creation of a new lighting design department, offering architectural lighting design services to complement the firm’s existing electrical engineering services.

  • Color Kinetics, a Boston-based developer of LED lighting systems and technologies, has been awarded approximately $1.7 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop an LED-based alternative to incandescent lamps for general illumination.

  • Philips Lighting, based in Somerset, N.J., has appointed K.R. (Kaj) den Daas to the position of CEO of Philips Lighting Co., N.A., the U.S.-based lighting company affiliated with the European electronics company Royal Philips Electronics.

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