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Ketra Lighting: The Best Smart Lighting Solution in 2023

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February 28, 2023

As technology advances and homeowners look to upgrade their home automation systems, Ketra lighting has emerged as the ultimate solution for luxury home lighting. This fully integrated lighting system is unlike any other on the market and has captured the attention of affluent and high net worth individuals, architects, and interior designers. In this article, we'll explore the unique benefits and features of Ketra lighting, why it's the best smart lighting system in 2023, and how it can transform your living space into a natural and inviting oasis.

Here are some questions you may have, which we'll address below:

-What is Ketra and what makes it unique in the world of automated home lighting?

-Why is Ketra the best smart lighting system for homeowners in 2023?

-Why is Ketra the best lighting solution for lighting designers and interior designers?

-Why is Ketra the best smart lighting system for architects to spec on their projects?

-How do the technical specs of Ketra make an architect’s or designer's life easier when designing a home?

Lutron Purchased Ketra in 2018

In 2018, Lutron, a leading manufacturer of lighting controls and automated shades, purchased Ketra.

This acquisition has enabled Lutron to expand its product line and offer a wider range of high-end lighting solutions to their customers. Since the acquisition, Ketra has continued to operate as a separate entity, maintaining its focus on creating fully integrated lighting systems that mimic natural light.

Ketra lighting was founded in 2009 by Nav Sooch, who was inspired by the lighting in a hotel room he stayed in. He noticed how the room's lighting made him feel relaxed and at ease, and he wanted to recreate that feeling in his own home. Sooch started working on a solution and founded Ketra, which specialized in tunable LED lighting solutions [3].

Ketra's revolutionary Natural Light system gradually shifts in color, temperature, and intensity to mimic the sun, providing the full range of sunlight throughout the day [4]. With over 70 U.S. patents earned to date, the Ketra system is comprised of LED luminaires and lamps, controls, software, and driver chip technology.

In 2018, Ketra was acquired by Lutron, the world leader in lighting controls and shades [1]. Now working together, they're pairing transformational light with world-class controls and shades for the ultimate leap forward in lighting personalization—seamless control of daylight and electric light. The combination of Ketra's tunable LED lighting solutions and Lutron's premium lighting controls and shades creates powerful and personalized smart spaces, providing the ultimate in intelligent lighting solutions [2].

In summary, Nav Sooch founded Ketra lighting after being inspired by the lighting in a hotel room he stayed in. The company specializes in tunable LED lighting solutions, with their Natural Light system mimicking the sun's color, temperature, and intensity throughout the day. In 2018, Ketra was acquired by Lutron, and the two companies are now working together to provide personalized smart spaces with seamless control of daylight and electric light.

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Ketra is Unique Because it Mimics Natural Light

Ketra is a lighting company that specializes in creating fully integrated lighting systems that mimic natural light.

This means that the lighting is able to mimic the color and intensity of sunlight in a way that no other lighting system can. The result is a more natural and comfortable living environment that has a positive impact on mood and health.

Natural Ketra lighting in a modern home

Ketra lighting is able to replicate the colors of the sky at different times of day, including sunrise, midday, and sunset. This creates a more immersive and inviting atmosphere that is perfect for luxury home interiors, art collections, and sculptures.

Circadian rhythm lighting is an important feature of Ketra lighting, and one that sets it apart from other lighting systems on the market. Circadian rhythm lighting refers to the concept of syncing your body's natural internal clock, or circadian rhythm, with the light around you.

One area of research that has gained attention in recent years is the impact of lighting on our sleep patterns. Our bodies are designed to respond to light, and exposure to certain types of light can affect our natural circadian rhythms. This is why exposure to blue light, light that is too intense, or too white, can disrupt our sleep. On the other hand, exposure to warm, yellow light can help promote relaxation and better sleep. By considering the type of lighting in our spaces and making adjustments to promote better sleep, we can improve our overall health and wellbeing. This has been of greater importance to elite architects, lighting designers, and interior designers as the amount of research continues to grow on the subject.

The human body is naturally wired to be more alert during the day and to wind down and sleep at night. However, with artificial lighting and modern technology, it's easy to disrupt this natural rhythm. This can lead to issues such as sleep disturbances, fatigue, and mood disorders. This is of utmost importance to affluent homeowners, who work from home often and need lighting sources that can be flexible to their desired energy levels.

Ketra's lighting system is designed to mimic the natural progression of light throughout the day, from warm and dim in the morning to bright and cool in the afternoon, and back to warm and dim in the evening. In addition to the health benefits of circadian rhythm lighting, Ketra's system also has practical benefits for homeowners. The ability to control the color temperature and intensity of the lighting allows for greater flexibility in setting the mood and atmosphere of a room. For example, warm, dim lighting might be preferred in a bedroom for winding down at night, while bright, cool lighting might be preferred in a home gym for a more energizing workout or in a home office setting

Studies have shown that natural light can increase productivity and improve mood, while artificial lighting can have the opposite effect. By incorporating natural light into our spaces and optimizing artificial lighting, we can create environments that promote creativity, focus, and productivity.

The wrong type of lighting can cause feelings of anxiety, stress, and depression. Warm, soft lighting can promote feelings of calm and relaxation.

By considering the emotional impact of lighting in our spaces, we can create environments that promote positive emotions and reduce negative ones.

Now, let's consider how we currently use lighting in our spaces. Do we use lighting solely for functional purposes, or do we consider the emotional and physical impact of lighting on our environment? Do we use the same type of lighting throughout the day, or do we adjust it to reflect natural light patterns? By reflecting on our current use of lighting, we can identify areas where improvements can be made.

Ketra Lighting: Revolutionizing Your Bathroom Vanity Experience

When it comes to your daily routine, your bathroom vanity is a key location.

This is where you start your day, and where you want to feel confident and ready to tackle whatever comes your way. Lighting plays an important role in creating that confidence, and the right lighting can make all the difference. With Ketra lighting, you can transform your bathroom vanity into a haven of beauty and relaxation.

One of the main benefits of Ketra lighting, when installed professionally, is the ability to light your face at all angles, eliminating shadows and providing even light. This is especially important when applying makeup or performing any other detailed tasks that require good lighting. With Ketra, you can rest assured that your face will be evenly lit, without any unflattering or inaccurate shadows or dark spots.

Not only can you adjust color, you can also see what your makeup will look like in different lighting environments, and adjust accordingly. This allows you to create the perfect look for any occasion, whether it's a daytime event or a night out.

In addition to providing great lighting for makeup application, Ketra lighting is also perfect for creating a natural, ambient environment at your vanity. Rather than relying on harsh, direct lighting that can be too bright and jarring, Ketra provides a soft, diffused light that is easy on the eyes. This means that you can create a naturally-lit environment that relies on ambient light, rather than direct light on your eyes. This has the added benefit of not waking you up late at night, allowing you to get the restful sleep you need to feel your best.

Ketra lighting is a game-changer for anyone looking to elevate their bathroom vanity experience. With the ability to light your face at all angles, adjust color temperature, and create a soft, ambient environment, Ketra lighting provides the perfect combination of style and function. Whether you're getting ready for work, a night out, or just want to look and feel your best, Ketra lighting is the perfect solution to upgrade vanity lighting.

Ketra's Lighting Features Matter to Luxury Interior Designers

The ability to mimic natural light also allows designers to create a more natural and inviting living space. Ketra's lighting can be programmed to change throughout the day, creating different moods and atmospheres depending on the time of day.
For luxury interior designers, Ketra's lighting features matter because it allows them to create custom lighting schemes that are tailored to the specific needs of their clients.

Ketra lighting use cases for interior designers

Ketra lighting is perfect for art collections and sculptures, as it can replicate the high quality lighting from the art gallery that you originally purchased your pieces from. This ensures optimal lighting conditions for viewing your artwork. The lighting can be adjusted to highlight specific pieces or areas of the room by even enhancing specific colors in the piece, making any artwork pop as a focal point of the space.

Ketra's dynamic lighting capabilities are demonstrated in a guided video tour of their lighting solutions, which includes features such as Natural Light and Simple Elegance [2]. Natural Light is a key feature of Ketra lighting, as it shifts with the sun throughout the day, dissolving the boundaries between indoors and outdoors. Simple Elegance allows the user to set the mood with stunning scenes that engage with the living space.

Ketra's Austin headquarters, and the only Ketra certified showroom near Palm Desert, CA at AVIR headquarters, serves as an example of how lighting can be used to create multi-functional, flexible spaces to support changing home and work needs. Ketra's lighting technology can be used in conjunction with automated shades to promote a connection to the outdoors [4]. The lighting can be adapted to different needs, highlighting specific features or reconfiguring rooms for different uses. The superior simplicity of Ketra's lighting solutions is what makes them a popular choice for luxury interior designers.

Ketra's premium smart home lighting system is designed for luxury homes and offers a wide range of features that cater to the needs of luxury interior designers [5].

Ketra's Lighting Features Matter to Architects

Architects also benefit from the unique features of Ketra's lighting system.

The lighting can be easily integrated into their designs, allowing for greater flexibility and creativity during a remodel or new construction project. The ability to customize the lighting for each project means that architects can create a unique and inviting living space for their clients.

Ketra lighting in a luxury home

Ketra's lighting system meets technical specifications with ease, making it an ideal choice for architects. The lighting can be adjusted to meet specific color temperatures, dimming levels, and other technical specifications, ensuring that the design meets all necessary requirements.

Ketra's lighting system is designed to meet the needs of architects by providing a high-quality, customizable lighting solution for their projects. Architects appreciate Ketra's wireless lamps and luminaires that offer full-spectrum light, true 1% dimming, making them an ideal choice for any design project [1].

One of the main benefits of Ketra's lighting system is its ability to be easily integrated into an architect's design plans. The system can be used in a variety of spaces, including residential, commercial, and hospitality environments. By incorporating Ketra's lighting, architects have greater flexibility and creativity in their designs, allowing them to create unique and inviting spaces for their clients.

The system is also easily programmable, which allows architects to create custom lighting scenes that can be tailored to the specific needs of each project.

For architectural details like ceiling coves, recessed grazing pockets, and drapery valences, Ketra offers a range of fixtures that can be installed to highlight these features. Ketra's fixtures can be customized to fit the specific dimensions and angles of the architectural details, ensuring that the lighting is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Ketra's lighting system also provides benefits beyond design and technical specifications. The system's full-spectrum light can help improve occupant health and wellbeing by mimicking natural light. The system can be programmed to change throughout the day, creating different moods and atmospheres depending on the time of day. This feature can help regulate the body's natural circadian rhythm, promoting better sleep and overall health.

Where natural light is limited or nonexistent, such as in windowless rooms or underground spaces, Ketra's frequency perfect light replication shines. By replicating the colors of the sky, the system can create a more natural and inviting living or work environment.

Another interesting use case is to reduce light pollution outdoors. Southern California is known for its dark skies and beautiful starry nights. Smart lighting can be used to minimize light pollution by directing light only where it's needed, as well as by choosing colors on building facades and gardens that do not interrupt nearby wildlife. This is especially important for homes in the mountains of the Coachella Valley. Homeowners can even ensure that lights are only on when necessary and not disrupting the natural environment.

For technical documents on the Ketra product line, head to: https://www.ketra.com/resources

Ketra lighting is the preferred solution for architects of luxury estates

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