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Lutron’s ‘Hi-Fi Lighting’ Automates both Color Temperature and Brightness for Best Daylighting

At ISE 2018, Lutron shows "two-channel" lighting to control both color temperature and intensity for optimal daylight simulation.

Lutron’s ‘Hi-Fi Lighting’ Automates both Color Temperature and Brightness for Best Daylighting
Lutron's Sam Woodward demonstrates tunable white lighting at ISE 2018, particularly the simultaneous and separate control of color temperature and brightness for optimal daylight simulation.

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Julie Jacobson · February 7, 2018

At ISE 2018 in Amsterdam this week, Lutron is demonstrating "two-channel lighting" for controlling color temperature and brightness separately and simultaneously -- a process that can help simulate daylight from dusk til dawn.

Tunable white lighting is all the rage these days, as experts demonstrate how altering color temperature can improve productivity and focus (cooler hues), as well as sleep and relaxation (warmer tones).

But it takes more than color temperature to simulate natural lighting. The intensity of lighting (dim levels) also must be considered. And when you change one, you affect the other.

At ISE, Lutron's Sam Woodward demonstrates a process he likes to call "high-fidelity lighting," involving the separate and simultaneous control of both color temperature and intensivity -- no small feat, he says.

"It's a massive deal," he tells CE Pro. Check out the video demonstration below.

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Comments

Posted by Tom Doherty on February 8, 2018

This is not new.  Juno Aculux began shipping as far back as 2014 have a dual channel lighting fixture.  This allowed for color temp. tuning and intensity control.  The way that Juno and now Lutron is dealing with this requires more equipment and substantial programming to manage these two variables.  Ketra offers greater range of color temp. control while offering intensity control with a single tool set.  In addition profiles emulating a wide range of settings are pre-configured for MUCH easier commissioning (less time programing, terminating, etc.)  see attached video of the Juno technology in 2014 doing exactly what is being shown by Lutron in Feb of 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg0xunRC4cY

Posted by Tom Doherty on February 8, 2018

This is not new.  Juno Aculux began shipping as far back as 2014 have a dual channel lighting fixture.  This allowed for color temp. tuning and intensity control.  The way that Juno and now Lutron is dealing with this requires more equipment and substantial programming to manage these two variables.  Ketra offers greater range of color temp. control while offering intensity control with a single tool set.  In addition profiles emulating a wide range of settings are pre-configured for MUCH easier commissioning (less time programing, terminating, etc.)  see attached video of the Juno technology in 2014 doing exactly what is being shown by Lutron in Feb of 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg0xunRC4cY