Rensselaer researchers have developed a smart, efficient, aesthetically pleasing, solid-state lighting system for homes and commercial spaces. Over 35% of the energy consumed by illumination can be saved by using advanced lighting control systems; however, these systems require frequent calibration and programming to adjust to interior redesign of the space and personal lighting needs. This technoloby involves LED fixtures that encode illumination with a time modulated data signal and incorporates a sparse network of low pixel light sensors distributed throughout the system. By resolving angular and temporal signatures of the modulated illumination, the sensory capability accurately characterizes the space for desirable illumination while minimizing energy consumption. The lighting management system creates a map of animate and inanimate objects within the space to adjust lighting based upon occupancy. One application of this technology is for commercial and residential lighting systems. Advantages of this technology include: saves money by reducing energy used and less overhead, provides desirable radiance, and allows for privacy.