Lutron’s most significant commercial system release since April 2018, when the company acquired Ketra, Athena combines good lighting control, LED lighting technology, and simple app-based setup in a solution that is equally optimal for new construction, retrofits, and evolving commercial spaces.
The system features native Ketra integration plus universal fixture-control capabilities, enabling control all load types from a single product with no minimum load requirements; a right-sized processor for architectural spaces small and large, like intimate restaurants, art galleries & museums, and hotel public areas; integrated shades to deliver a comprehensive lighting design; and a simple-to-use iOS app for real time programming and personalization. Additionally, Ketra curated content offers preset lighting changes to mimic natural daylight.
Using Ketra natural light and smart shading, Athena invites architects and designers to extend natural light deep into the built environment, far beyond the window’s reach. Most people spend their days under static light that doesn’t change. Ketra’s dynamic Natural light is preset to shift as days progresses, creating harmony between interior light and natural daylight – and giving people the feeling that they’re in tune with nature. Such natural light technology also gives designers new ways to plan and imagine the built environment, and presents new options for biophilic design.
Additionally, designers can customize lighting designs with warm dimming, tunable white, and full-saturated color. Ketra introduces Vibrancy and precision optics, and the simple iOS app enables precision fine-tuning down to 1% light level increments. Customized controls are available to meet the needs of occupants and visitors alike – touchless, responsive options like occupancy and daylight sensors or timeclock control, individual Pico remote controls, or mobile app integrations ensure the right options for each space.
Athena processors are as good for small architectural spaces like restaurants, museums and boutiques, as they are for open office spaces and corporate headquarters. The system features a small processor with minimal footprint can be discretely tucked away in small spaces; simple scene and zone programming using the iOS app in the space and in real time; lighting adjustments can be made on the fly for special events without affecting system presets; and easy scalability to accommodate the needs of large or small spaces.
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