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How Ketra Can Elevate Your Home and Mood

As a Ketra Dealer, Captive Audio Can Lead the Way to Wellness-Focused Lighting Design

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We want to start by noting that there are only a few integrators in the U.S. that offer Ketra, and there are only three in Austin. Captive Audio is proud to be one of them.

We are pleased to be a Ketra dealer because we can provide a happier, more productive home through lighting solutions. Ketra, recently acquired by Lutron and headquartered right here in Austin, TX, specializes in scientifically proven, tunable lighting that aligns with the body’s circadian rhythms. Unfortunately, humans don’t get enough of this light within our homes and offices — especially during the winter. But with an experienced Ketra Dealer like Captive Audio, you can! 

Tunable White Light

Ketra’s scientists found that humans enjoy a “warm dimming” effect since it emulates how bluish, cool daylight transitions to an amber sunset. That’s why they’ve created a lighting system that produces a similar effect. Don’t worry, you won’t necessarily see your lights shift tones. Instead, the light can subtly “tune” while maintaining a clear, white look.

Not surprisingly, we feel our most grounded with warm lighting features, explaining why sleep scientists caution us about using our blue-emitting smartphones before bed. Warm tones stimulate appetites and relax occupants, so that you can choose that for either a temporary, dining-room setting or a one-click “dinner” scene. You can even use Ketra for a candlelight glow.  

Most LED lights don’t shift tone; they just become “less bright” with dimming. Conversely, custom-engineered lighting tones create a peaceful ambiance that will greet you when you return from work and enjoy dinner with family.

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“A Mood Ring for Your Room”

The New York Times compared Ketra lighting to a “mood ring for your room.” With Ketra, you can use color to evoke a feeling, elevate your unique style or draw attention to your furniture or décor. You can choose from a variety of colors and set them at any time from your smartphone. 

Ketra fully integrates with Lutron’s HomeWorks QS to give clients user-friendly controls. If you’re entertaining, you can use Ketra to program a “party” scene and illuminate your space accordingly, or light every room differently according to the activity in that room.  

Rise and Shine

Reversing the effects of our modern, screen-focused lifestyles, Ketra enhances lighting to help you feel more productive and energetic throughout the day. In fact, a recent survey commissioned by Ketra and conducted by Harris Poll reveals that 9 out of 10 Americans (89%) say that exposure to natural light has a positive impact on mood, while 87% say that exposure to natural light has a favorable effect on productivity, alertness and brain function.  

Not all LED lighting can mimic the rise and fall of brightness and tone. Ketra engineered lighting can change colors because each LED bulb uses a four-channel lighting system of blue, white, red and green colors that respond to the environment, so your home will be brighter and emit more blue lighting during the day and softer, warm lighting at night. 

See it Yourself!

To find out firsthand how Ketra works within your home space or even outdoors, call us at 512-997-9001 for a no-obligation consultation. You can also fill out an online contact form. We can’t wait to hear from you.