Vantage, Legrand’s luxury residential lighting control brand, has announced its LHUMAN KolorTune capability is now live in the Vantage Design Center Software. The new technology leverages Vantage’s Lighting Fixture Alliance and brings a much-needed level of simplicity to the realm of circadian lighting design for both integrators and designers.
While technology for human-centric lighting and circadian lighting has come a long way over the years, one of the largest hurdles in designing these types of systems has been the fixtures themselves. Because lighting fixture capabilities vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, a lot of legwork would go into color mapping each disparate fixture added into the system.
The way in which KolorTune eliminates this, according to Vantage, is that the company has already done all the legwork. While KolorTune is many things, one of the biggest things it brings to the table is it’s a massive library of color profiles developed on a fixture-by-fixture basis by Vantage for the LHUMAN system.
Within the Design Center software, installers can select whatever fixture they plan on using, and the software will provide the fixture control details and color temperature mapping for the fixture. The programmer can then assign the matching control channel addresses and begin programming scenes.
Programmers can even choose to pair the information with Vantage’s InFusion Controller which then processes the profile information to generate the proper color mix for the fixture based on the lighting task.
Vantage hasn’t provided the specifics on how many fixtures are currently within KolorTune’s library of profiles, but we can at least assume that most of the products from the company’s Lighting Fixture Alliance partners are in there, though what fixtures are in there doesn’t seem to be an issue.
According to Vantage, the company plans on adding more fixtures into the KolorTune library with subsequent releases of the Design Center software. Additionally, the company states that integrators and designers can request profiles for fixtures that have not yet been added to the library.
While certainly a boon for the programmers, the capability of this new technology also opens the design for more flexibility and customizability. With preset profiles for each fixture, designers can mix and match fixtures within the room without having to worry about tinkering with each fixture to achieve a cohesive lighting design.
It’s also worth noting that 0-10V, DMX, and DALI control protocols are supported through the software.
For those attending CEDIA Expo 2023, Legrand will be demonstrating the new KolorTune technology in the company’s Experience Room at Legrand booth 1506.
The Experience Room will feature tunable light fixtures from partners in the LHUMAN Light Fixture Alliance, including Proluxe by American Lighting, AiSPiRE/WAC, DiodeLED/Lucetta from Elemental LED, DMF Lighting, PureEdge Lighting, Noº 8 Lighting, and LF Illumination. The Experience Room will also be demoing Legrand Shading Solutions as they fit in with the LHUMAN system.
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