First Architectural-Grade Lighting System to Enter the Smart Home Market
Ketra, the leading LED lighting manufacturer with the highest quality, most accurate Natural Light, has announced its capability to integrate with Amazon Alexa and plans to integrate with Google Home in February. The news builds on Ketra's recent announcement of integration capability with Crestron and Lutron control systems, making it the first architectural-grade lighting system complete with lamps, controls, and software to enter the smart home market.
What's more, the integration capabilities add significant residential momentum for Ketra, which has previously gained widespread recognition for its installations in leading workplace, retail, and hospitality spaces.
"Technology is truly the driving force at Ketra—from the proprietary semiconductors inside each lamp to the new ability to integrate with smart home systems, we're continually working to optimize how users experience, control, and benefit from Ketra lights," said Nav Sooch, CEO of Ketra. "With this growth in our product portfolio, we look forward to expanding our reach in the residential market and equipping homes with the highest quality light, now easier than ever to use."
While homeowners are often typically first attracted to Ketra for its precisely simulated sunlight throughout the day—thus offering the wellness benefits of circadian lighting—home automation capabilities offer new conveniences and elevate the overall user experience.
Sooch continued, "Discerning homeowners understand that not all light is created equal. Ketra gives you that perfect, crisp white during the day, and soft, amber glow in the evening. The lights dynamically shift, matching the sun's changing color temperature throughout the day. Now with home automation, the benefits of Ketra are beyond wellness and aesthetics—the user experience is streamlined, whether you want to control your lights remotely or using voice commands. It's the full package."
Homeowners already with the Ketra lighting system will need to download the 1.14.1 firmware update for their N4 Hubs to allow Amazon Alexa and Google Home integration.
Ketra light products are sold through lighting showrooms and A/V dealers nationwide. To learn more, or find a dealer near you, visit www.ketra.com