A lighting control system is among the most convenient and versatile smart home solutions, making it a must-have for any modern homeowner on the Main Line. In seconds, you can adjust any and all the lights in your home from a single system controller, like a mobile app or on-wall keypad. This convenience puts more time back into your day and helps you save energy.
When it comes to the benefits of smart lighting control, convenience and energy efficiency make the top of the list. But these benefits are just the tip of the iceberg. By pairing Ketra lighting solutions with a Lutron HomeWorks control system, you open a world of possibilities for smarter living with light. Discover three lesser known but equally impressive benefits of smart lighting control below.
Our bodies crave natural light. Humans evolved for thousands of years alongside the dynamic light of the sun, which has helped form our physiological makeup. As a result, our circadian rhythms respond to the shift in color temperature and intensity of natural light. Cool white light during the day triggers a release of serotonin and cortisol to help us feel happy and energized while warm amber light in the evening triggers a release of melatonin to help us feel relaxed.
Ketra tunable lighting fixtures bring the power of natural light indoors by letting you change the intensity and color temperature of your indoor lights to mimic the daylight outside. Because we spend most of our time indoors, this technology can help regulate your circadian rhythm and improve your sleep-wake cycle. Plus, when paired with a smart lighting control system like Lutron HomeWorks, you can automate your lights to adjust on their own so you never have to lift a finger.
You don’t have to limit yourself to tunable white light when you have a Ketra + HomeWorks lighting control system. Ketra offers a palette of infinite colors to add some flair to your living spaces. Saturate your home with reds and purples to set the mood for entertaining and enhance your outdoor landscape with cool blues and greens. Whatever your vision, Ketra gives you unlimited possibilities.
Ketra + HomeWorks gives you even greater control of your personalized light scenes. Dial in the perfect light with ease by crafting scenes like “Party” or “Focus” to transform your living spaces with just a button tap. From the convenience of your smartphone, on-wall keypads, handheld remotes, or even voice control, Lutron makes it simple to activate your custom light scenes for every occasion.
If you’re spending more time at home these days, you likely follow a routine, which includes routine usage of your lights. As we mentioned earlier in this blog, you can use your lighting control system to automate your lights throughout the day and night to save time and energy.
Lutron HomeWorks takes lighting automation to the next level with Away Mode. Away Mode, also known as Vacation Mode, is a unique feature of HomeWorks that can simulate your lighting usage throughout the house while you’re away. Away Mode accomplishes this by learning your routine light usage patterns and playing them back when Away Mode is activated.
Though you may not leave the house much now, you’ll want to take advantage of Away Mode when you begin vacationing or traveling for work. By simulating your light usage while away, you’ll create a lived-in look that will deter potential intruders from targeting your home.
The benefits of a Ketra + Lutron HomeWorks lighting control system are vast! Our technology professionals at SoundWaves would love to discuss your lighting control needs with you and design a personalized system that meets your vision and budget. To book a free consultation, call 484-412-8108 or fill out our online contact form.
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