types of lighting for your home: white, pastels & saturated

on 10.15.19

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The way you light your home is about far more than just illuminating the space. It’s about setting a mood, improving safety and efficiency, and changing the way you feel. You can do all this and more with Ketra lighting systems.

AVDG partners with Ketra to provide our customers with the ultimate lighting experience. Ketra lighting systems are the cutting edge of smart home lighting technology. Ketra provides the ultimate combining bright living spaces, dimly lit scenes, and everything in between, all from the same fixtures. These advanced bulbs are capable of brightening, dimming, and tuning to any color on the light spectrum. Having the ability to control the color and intensity of your home’s artificial lighting gives you three-dimensional control over the look and feel of the space.

Here’s a look at what you can do with an unlimited palette of white, pastels, and saturated colors.

tunable spectrum lighting

The best light comes from nature, which shifts throughout the day. However, most artificial lights produce a single color, leaving you wanting and needing more. Some bulbs are labeled “cool,” while others are “warm,” but once you make a choice, you’re limited to that one color. It can’t be changed to optimize different spaces, activities, or times of the day. Even outdated incandescent lighting, which warms in color as it dims, is still restricted to a “fixed curve” with a minimal white range.

Ketra lighting taps into the full visible spectrum, which is comprised of a rainbow of reds, oranges, yellows, greens, blues, indigos, and violets. The term “tunable spectrum lighting” means you can tune the amount of energy across the visible spectrum, opening up the possibility of bright white light, the world’s coziest warm dim light, and even brightly colored pastels and saturated hues to shine your home in its best light.

A single light source can accomplish all this thanks to the four-channel tunable LED system and color mixing driver technology found inside every Ketra lamp. The system consists of saturated red, green, blue, and white LEDs, which can be combined to produce a wide spectrum of color ranging from 1,400K to 10,000K. As a result, you enjoy pleasing, natural-looking light in your desired color—from “cool arctic sky” to “warm candlelight glow”—morning, noon, and night.

The versatility of four-channel tunable spectrum light is far greater than two-channel tunable white light, which is more limited in its range of colors and brightness levels. Tunable white solutions are typically restricted to 2,700K or 3,000K on the low end, making warm dimming at low light levels impossible.

unlimited lighting flexibility & control

You can program Ketra lighting to shift with the changing natural light outside. This way, without any effort or input from you, the light shifts from bright white during the day to a warm dim glow in the evening. Your circadian rhythm responds well to this natural change in artificial lighting, which may boost your mood and help you sleep better at night.

You can also create one-touch responses to correspond with different activities. Tunable color systems allow users to customize the lighting from moment to moment or in the future when the needs of the space evolve. Dim the lights in the dining room for a dinner party, brighten the lighting in the living room for game night, or dimly illuminate the hallway at night to help you find your way safely.

These examples are useful in residential settings, but commercial applications can benefit as well. Whether designers are attempting to light products on a shelf, desks in a workspace, or fine artwork hanging on the wall, the ability to dial in the light ensures the item on display looks its absolute best.

Beyond the impressive range of color temperatures available from Ketra lamps, users can also expect the light output to remain precise and calibrated for years to come. The proprietary, intelligent driver chip, and closed-loop feedback system continually monitors the light output and automatically adjusts it to maintain consistent, controllable color over the lifespan of the bulb.

color vibrancy

Not all whites, pastels, and saturated colors are created equal. When viewed under different light sources, the exact same object may appear more or less appealing. The difference could be in lighting position or correlated color temperature (CCT), but odds are it’s a difference in vibrancy.

Ketra lamps are the only lighting products in the world that feature “vibrancy,” a first-of-its-kind feature that tunes the white light to reflect off of an object the way you want. This makes everything in your home—from furniture to wall coverings to food—look the way it was intended. This goes beyond tailoring the light in your home—it actually fine-tunes the white light to reflect brilliantly off of every object and enhances the space as a result.

If you’re interested in incorporating fully tunable, calibrated light sources in your home, consider Ketra lighting solutions from AVDG. The customizable whites, pastels, and saturated colors will make you see your home in a whole new light. Give our design team a call today at 888-505-1922 to get started on your new lighting project! The cost may be well below what you expect, and you can even upgrade to Ketra with older electrical wiring in your existing home.