Elevate Your Home and Wellbeing With Light that Mimics the Sun
In 2018, Lutron, known as the global industry leader in smart lighting and shade control, acquired Ketra, the brand known for creating the most accurate natural light that mimics the sun. Together, Lutron Ketra has redefined lighting control in homes worldwide, including those in Pocono Pines, PA.
We know that the sun’s rays bring a smile and a sense of relaxation. But, it’s more than just warmth and the sun’s glow that brighten our days. The light of the sun also has a close relationship to our circadian rhythm, our body’s internal time clock.
When exposed to natural light, our bodies synchronize with the rhythm of the sunrise and sunset. As the sun fades and darkness descends, our pineal gland produces melatonin, the hormone that facilitates sleep. On the other hand, sunlight produces serotonin, the happy hormone associated with a calm and focused mood.
Because of our predominant use of artificial light, especially during the evening hours, we can throw off our circadian rhythm and develop sleep-wake disorders along with other imbalances.
Mimicking the Light of the Sun
Ketra’s natural lighting system mimics sunlight and matches the sun’s cycle as it dynamically shifts throughout the day. In the morning, the yellow rays of the sun seem to filter through the rooms. As the morning progresses, the light transcends to the blue tones that facilitate focus and energy. As the sun sets, warm red hues bring relaxation and peace. Throughout the day, your home feels bathed in soft, gentle sunlight.
Set the Mood
Ketra’s LEDs can produce about 17 million colors—all of the many shades and intensities found in the visible light spectrum—from soft pastels to vibrant, saturated colors. As a result, homeowners can create any type of ambiance, from a soft candlelight glow, perfect for small relaxed gatherings, to icy blues and deep shades of purple, ideal for a get-together with your creative, dramatic friends.
Transforming Interior Design
Homeowners can control the color, intensity, and temperature of up to 200 light sources with Ketra. With a nearly infinite number of colors to choose from, you can highlight art and furnishings, water features, and plants in light that emphasizes their beauty.
Ketra’s light also has an advanced control called “vibrancy.” Like a photo filter, it reflects light differently, changing hues and revealing the actual colors in pictures, paintings, and other artwork. As a result, colors become more vibrant and details enhanced, illuminating and showcasing the creative work or fine furnishings as the artist or craftsman intended.
Combined with Lutron
When combined with Lutron’s smart home technology, the perfect light is at your fingertips and dialed in in moments from your wall keypad or smartphone. Integrate it with your home automation system, and preset scenes will change the lighting to the exact hues and intensities for the occasion.
An Entertainment scene can set the mood inside your home to a warm candlelight glow while awakening your outdoor area with colors that mimic starlight and the moon. Your party playlist comes on while the blinds open to reveal landscape lighting at its best.
At Automated Lifestyles, we offer the personalized service and attention to detail that turn home automation dreams and desired aesthetics into a reality. For more information on dynamic lighting controls or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Automated Lifestyles today.