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.

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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Julie Jacobson is founding editor of CE Pro, the leading media brand for the home-technology channel. She has covered the smart-home industry since 1994, long before there was much of an Internet, let alone an Internet of things. Currently she studies, speaks, writes and rabble-rouses in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V, wellness-related technology, biophilic design, and the business of home technology. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, and earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a recipient of the annual CTA TechHome Leadership Award, and a CEDIA Fellows honoree. A washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player, Julie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and sometimes St. Paul, Minn. Follow on Twitter: @juliejacobson




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