Lighting is one of the essential elements in a home's design. It sets the mood, transforming a space from light and cheerful to dramatic and intriguing. It energizes and inspires us. At one time, our choice in lighting was soft or bright white light. We could dim or brighten our lights, but the hue remained relatively constant.
Then, Ketra entered the market, transforming how we experience light. In 2018, it was acquired by Lutron, enabling us to control the tunable LED lighting in a responsive and personalized approach. It’s safe to say lighting will never be the same. So let's see how it's transforming homes in Anaheim Hills, CA, and the greater Orange County area.
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Tunable or dynamic spectrum lighting gives us access to every color in the visible light spectrum. That’s about 17 million colors, from pastels to saturated shades and a range of whites. Astonishingly, all these colors come from one light source, which means that we can change our lighting at any time. Are you in the mood for a splash of magenta on a living room wall or amber candlelight on the patio? Now, it’s as easy as one touch.
Today, we can change our lighting for any occasion, mood, and task. By setting scenes, one tap on a touchscreen or in-wall keypad will change all of the lights in your home and outdoor spaces to preset colors and levels of brightness. For example, tap the “Entertainment” button, and your home and landscape lights set to the colors that create the perfect atmosphere for friends and family.
Ketra also made their mark in the world of lighting when they created the highest quality, most accurate natural light. This light transforms throughout the day, mimicking the changing light of the sun. You wake to the soft yellow glow of sunrise. As the day unfolds, the lights transform around you, taking on the energizing bright, blue tone of mid-day. You’ll know it’s time to relax when your lights emulate the color of the setting sun.
This light not only creates a beautiful, intriguing space but also helps align our circadian rhythm—the internal timeclock that is affected by light. For example, when the first morning light enters our eyes, it triggers the release of serotonin, the "happy" hormone. When the darkness appears, it stimulates the secretion of melatonin, the hormone that promotes sleep. By helping our bodies get back in tune with their natural biological clocks, it can improve sleep patterns and even our moods.
At Launch Systems, we’re excited about sharing the ever-evolving technology that brings beauty to our clients’ homes and balance to their lives. To learn more about the latest in lighting design or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact us through our live chat. We’re always happy to share our passion and answer any questions!