Ketra and Lutron Lighting Control: Natural Indoor Lighting for Your Home
Have Your Home’s Lighting System Reflect Your Natural Circadian Rhythm
It’s widespread knowledge that most of us spend the majority of our days indoors. One study from the EPA revealed Americans spend 87 percent of their day inside, on average.
This presents a critical issue. After all, our natural body clocks are set to the sun.
By spending much of our time indoors, we lose touch with that natural body clock. With the majority of home lighting systems designed for energy efficiency and static light – not our internal circadian rhythm – we suffer from significant health drawbacks; mainly, an altered body clock that can result in poor sleep, leading potentially to long-term health issues.
But what if your home lighting systems could automatically simulate natural light throughout the course of the day; with cooler, bright colors keeping you focused during the day and warm, dimmer colors allowing you to relax in the evening?
It can allow you to lead a healthier lifestyle – improving your mood, your productivity and even your sleep.
That’s why we at Unlimited Integration use Lutron lighting control and its Ketra LED lighting fixtures for our residential lighting installations in River Oaks and throughout the Greater Houston area.
You might be wondering – what is Ketra, and how does it fit into my lifestyle? We dive into the brand more in the sections below.
Ketra: Tunable White Lighting
Back in April 2018, Lutron acquired Ketra, a leader in the tunable lighting industry.
While for decades, Lutron has been at the forefront of the way we control our lights – allowing us to dim lights, group lights into scenes accessible through one-touch control and even allowing us to manage our home’s lights from the convenience of a smartphone application – Ketra equally has demonstrated its innovative passion.
Ketra was founded in 2009 and has gained recognition for its LED lights that can display colors throughout the RGBW spectrum. With the ability to customize lighting color and saturation through their LED bulbs, Ketra’s fixtures aren’t only energy-efficient and long-lasting but also are genuinely state-of-the-art.
Ketra also has had a control solution for its lighting systems that is equally impressive – not only could you create lighting scenes accessible from an in-wall keypad but you also could customize the lighting on any bulb throughout your house – allowing you to change it to any color on the RGBW spectrum and to dim lights to as little as 0.1-percent brightness.
And then, in 2017, Ketra unveiled its natural lighting system. Throughout the course of the day, your home’s Ketra lights could automatically simulate natural light optimized to your circadian rhythm. Or, with the press of a button on an in-wall keypad, the lights in your room could automatically turn to an ideal circadian lighting level based on the time of day.
This revolutionary style of home lighting can have a massive impact on your lifestyle. And with Ketra’s new integration with Lutron lighting control, the possibilities are now endless.
Lutron + Ketra: Made for Healthy Lifestyles
With Lutron and Ketra now merged, you have a brand-new range of possibilities for how you manage the interior lighting in your house.
For example, our team of lighting installation experts can come to your house, upgrade you to Ketra fixtures and Lutron motorized shades and control them all through a Lutron HomeWorks QS solution.
We can schedule for your Ketra lighting system to automatically simulate circadian lighting on a 24-hour cycle, in conjunction with motorized shades that allow you to gain additional control over the indoor lighting levels at your house.
Our team also can install in-wall keypads with customized lighting scenes for you and your family. Not only can they feature the “Natural” lighting button discussed above, but you could have a “Dinner” button, for example, that transitions kitchen lighting from cool color tones and bright levels as you cook to warm and soft colors as you prepare to relax and dine with the family.
When you’re ready to change things up again, you can do so from the room’s in-wall keypad or directly from your Lutron smartphone application.
With Ketra’s ability to genuinely simulate a natural lighting experience indoors and Lutron’s capability to control bulbs in conjunction with light-filtering shades, you can now regain touch with your circadian rhythm – even if you spend much of your day indoors. And, as we discussed above, that can have a significant impact on your long-term health.
Of course, while Ketra and Lutron together inspire long-term health benefits, they also serve an aesthetic purpose. For example, with the ability to change a bulb’s colors to any on the RGBW spectrum, you can optimize how you show off the best features of your home.
Say, for example, you have a $50,000 piece of artwork on display at home. You want to accentuate it. Make it pop.
With the ability to customize the lights that showcase your art, you can choose a color or level of saturation that best highlights your painting or photograph. The options genuinely are endless.
At Unlimited Integration, we’re proud to be Ketra and Lutron lighting control installers serving the greater Houston area.
If you’re interested in a natural, circadian lighting solution for your home, or you just have questions about the technology, we encourage you to reach out to us today.
You can get in touch with our team either by calling 832.857.0080 or by chatting live with us below. We look forward to hearing from you!