Modern smart homes are filled with systems and devices engineered to simplify and improve our lives. Smart locks and surveillance cameras keep us safe, AV systems entertain us and encourage spending time with each other, and climate controls offer both comfort and energy efficiency at home. Lighting control is no exception to this rule. In fact, what if we told you that smart lights could lead to better health?
At Barrett’s Technology Solutions, we partner with Ketra to design and install circadian lighting systems for our clients in Chicago, IL. Read on to learn more about Ketra’s tunable lights and how they improve every space in your smart home while keeping you and your family on the path to wellness.
When Lutron, the global leader in lighting control, acquired Ketra in 2018, the merger created a new industry standard in human-centric lighting. While Ketra does not classify its lighting systems specifically as “circadian,” they are human-centric. That means Ketra’s tunable lights are designed to mimic the hues, temperatures, and properties of sunlight. They are also the perfect match for Lutron’s smart controls. Together, the two brands help to regulate circadian rhythms, the processes in your body that respond to natural light conditions. But how exactly does circadian lighting work, and why is it conducive to better health?
Depending on the color temperature of tunable lights, their impact on your health can vary dramatically. For example, cool white temperatures are associated with increased appetite, body temperature, heart rate, and cognitive function, all of which contribute to your productivity levels. On the other hand, warmer temperatures lead to a decrease in heart rate and certain hormone levels, improving your sleep cycle and helping you heal faster.
Each space at home serves at least one purpose. Home theaters and media rooms, both highly specialized spaces, are meant for entertainment, bedrooms for rest and intimacy, and the home office to work and concentrate. When installed by a professional, tunable lights enhance all of these spaces. Are you tired and not feeling well? Spend the day in bed, and set your Ketra lights to a warm temperature so you can heal faster. Is there a Monday deadline at the office? Work from home under cool white lights for optimal performance.
If you are already working with an architect or designer, chances are they probably already know us. After all, we work with many of them in creating the type of luxury homes that improves the lives of their clients.
Your smart home should always be conducive to a healthier, smarter lifestyle. With Lutron’s Ketra line of products and a professional installation by Barrett’s Technology Solutions, you can rest assured that better health is just a screen tap away. Contact us to learn more about how we can help!