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Beautiful Light Made Simple

18.06.2020, 09:53

Beautiful Light Made Simple

Lutron Electronics has announced the U.S. and Canada launch of Athena, the company’s first significant commercial lighting system release since the 2018 acquisition of “natural LED” lighting manufacturer, Ketra.

Seamlessly integrating electric and natural lighting with Ketra smart shading technology, Lutron describes the solution as providing provides a significant extension to the lighting possibilities currently available to architects, interior designers and lighting contractors embracing biophilic design.

Ketra’s dynamic Natural light capabilities are preset to alter as each day progresses, creating harmony between interior light and natural daylight, and ensuring building users feel in tune with nature.

Simple scene and zone programming is provided via an iOS app, permitting lighting adjustments to be made “on the fly” for special events without affecting system presets.

Lutron is targeting its new solution at small architectural spaces, including restaurants, museums, boutiques, open office spaces, and corporate headquarters as it utilises small processor with minimal footprint that can be hidden discretely in small spaces.

Olivier Perrigueur, Vice President and General Manager Commercial Architectural Business at Lutron, says: “Flexibility and simplicity were paramount priorities for Athena,” said “As designers and business owners navigate the challenges of an evolving future.

“Athena offers them a solution that supports the human experience, no matter how that may change. And by choosing Lutron, they can be confident we’ll be here for them now and in the future.”

Key features

  • Native Ketra integration, plus universal fixture-control capabilities – control all load types from a single product with no minimum load requirements

  • A right-sized processor for architectural spaces small and large, like intimate restaurants, art galleries & museums, and hotel public areas

  • Integrated shades, to deliver a comprehensive lighting design

  • Simple-to-use iOS app for real time programming and personalization. Plus, Ketra curated content that offers pre-set lighting changes to mimic natural daylight

In May 2019, Lutron introduced HXL – a broad approach to human centric lighting that employs quality light, natural light, connection to outdoors, and adaptive & personalized control to create spaces focused on the human experience. Now with Athena, achieving HXL is easier than ever by using the app and superior personalization options from Ketra, to achieve the right light at the right time.

The Athena solution is now available to specifiers, with the first units expected to ship in winter 2020.

Visit www.lutron.com/Athena for additional information.

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