Many people don’t think much about their home’s lighting, installing whatever bulbs happen to be in the closet when it’s time for a replacement. But lighting is one of the most essential factors for living well. After all, seasonal affective disorder occurs during the darkest times of the year, and we know that too much exposure to blue light on screens can hinder our sleep.
If your Park City house is improperly lit, you could be accidentally putting yourself in unpleasant moods, feeling easily irritated, groggy, and struggling to sleep well. But what is ‘proper lighting,’ and how can solutions like Lutron lighting control help?
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Just like animals, our bodies’ circadian rhythms are influenced by the sun. Early morning light tells us to be alert and ready to eat; by nighttime, the soft, setting sun prompts our minds to wind down for sleep.
Unfortunately, most of us spend our days indoors under artificial lighting. And if our light bulbs are too cool colored at night or too warm during the day, we could be tampering with our internal clocks.
Our brains need shifting color temperatures and brightness like the sun’s natural patterns to help us feel our best. But when we install regular fluorescent, incandescent, or LED lightbulbs, we’re stuck with whatever that model looks like. If only we could illuminate our homes differently for different times of day…
Luckily, smart lighting solutions by Ketra, a Lutron company, are transforming the way we light our homes. Ketra’s smart LEDs in a Lutron smart system automatically transition the bulbs’ brightness and color temperature throughout the day, so you won’t even have to lift a finger or remember to adjust them.
In the morning, rooms will be lit with a bright, blue-white daylight color. The lights will gradually soften and warm in the afternoon until they resemble a candlelight glow in the evening. Your house will never feel stuffy or too harshly lit; it will always have the right atmosphere.
Your smart lights and motorized shades can all be controlled through the Lutron app and smart switches that sync to your preferences. In-wall sensors and timers can also set off your home’s lighting system, so lights are on only when you want them to be. Scheduled presets, like a ‘Morning’ scene, can raise the blinds and turn on lights to your preferred appearance—all at once.
If you’re ready to enhance your home’s environment, you’ll find smart lighting solutions at All Metro Tech in the Park City area. Contact us here to get started on your new, easy-to-use lighting system.