Live Better with Tunable LED Light Fixtures at Home
Discover How Lighting Can Improve Health and Wellness
Longtime residents in bucolic coastal Maine like to talk about the good old days when life was simpler, and there was less technology to deal with. While life may indeed be faster and more complex in this modern world, it’s also true that innovations in technology have vastly improved our lives.
One of these wonderful technologies is LED lighting. First, it revolutionized computer and TV screens, and it is now revolutionizing home lighting. Not only is it far more efficient than incandescent and fluorescent technologies, but there are new features that can make LED lighting adapt to a more natural state when living indoors.
A recent development has been the introduction of tunable LED lighting systems into residential environments – lights that shift throughout the day to adjust to our circadian rhythms.
From ecological friendliness to wellness, keep reading to see the advantages that LED Light fixtures can bring to your Kennebunkport home.
The LED Lighting Advantage
LED Lighting uses up to 70 percent less energy than incandescent Edison bulbs, generates less heat, and lasts far longer than any other lighting type. The nature of the way LED lighting works lends itself to creating new lighting designs that couldn't be done with older technology. If you've noticed the snazzy, color-changeable linear lights in automobile interiors at night, that is possible because of LED technology.
Incandescent lights could often be difficult to dim correctly, generating a hum at the lowest settings. High quality LED lights can be dimmed to 1 percent of their output, allowing for exact control. And unlike the fixed color temperature bulbs and fixtures of the past, the latest LED lights can not only change color temperature, but they can also change colors as well.
Human-centric lighting is an application of lighting science aimed at benefiting the biological and emotional health and wellbeing of people. To achieve this, the color temperature and intensity of electric light sources change throughout the day to mimic the way natural light from the sun shifts from day to night.
LED lighting technology has made this possible. This concept is also called tunable lighting. Not only can LED lights change color temperature and intensity by a switch on the wall, but they can also be automated to do so. Ketra, now owned by Lutron, is a pioneer in human-centric lighting for wellness. Ketra lighting can simulate natural lighting patterns to match our bodies' normal reaction to light. Cooler, whiter, more intense light keeps us more alert – like the bright light of noon – and warmer, more amber-hued tones, like those of the setting sun, prepare our bodies for relaxation and eventual sleep.
With a standalone Ketra solution, not only can you schedule for your tunable LED light fixtures to operate automatically throughout the day, but you also can create scenes for specific rooms of your house that you can activate with just the press of a button through a custom keypad. One possibility, for example, is creating a “Relax” scene in your living room that dims your lights and adjusts them to a warm white hue to allow yourself to unwind after a long day.
Coordinate Your Lighting With Savant Automation
Savant is one of our preferred smart home control solutions and offers its own tunable lighting solution through USAI. You can coordinate scenes where your lighting, music, temperature, and smart motorized shading all work together for the right combinations of light and ambiance to help you wind down after a busy day. In the same way, all those functions can be set to wake you in the morning and start your juices flowing. All of it adds up to using technology wisely to help us be more productive in our busy lives, and also help us relax and refresh for better health.
Learn more about improving your comfort and wellbeing in Kennebunkport with LED light fixtures from Ketra and USAI. Call us at (207) 985-9770 or connect with our team here. We look forward to working with you.