We are on cloud nine! We have been ranked in the 2019 CEPro Top 100 and it is an amazing feeling to have our team recognized for all their hard work. Find the article here!
Nancy Klosek writes about her first impressions of the Savant Experience Center opening 10 years ago and the experience today. Savant continues to impress by blending technology and design seamlessly. Our Architect Specialist Michael Dye even made a brief appearance in the article during a tour! Read now on Connect Design.
Our COO Chris Smith shared some of his professional and personal practices with Brick & Wonder. Chris writes about his old school networking approach in the social media age. Also, discussing how we here at Cloud9 Smart only make room for projects that fit our process and team! Find the article on Brick & Wonder.
Ketra specializes in bringing natural light to indoor spaces. With the ability to generate a wider gamut of color via precision optics, Ketra’s technology allows light to be tailored to every room and its purpose. The result is a more comfortable
The Problem with Poor Lighting
We’ve all strained our eyes through inadequate
Most lights offer a single color. Others mix red, green and blue sources to offer a wide range of color estimations. Ketra, however, has designed custom chip drivers in their lamps to provide the highest quality, most accurate light source across a full range of colors. Each Ketra fixture can then be individually tuned to the area around it, for a more precise lighting design throughout the space. Each fixture can then be programmed to adjust through the day automatically, matching the sun’s temperature as it rises and falls.
Ketra’s various luminaires and lamps use custom silicon domes made to utilize precision optics. Precision optics help highlight a space’s architecture and furnishings with uniformity of color and intensity – free from distortion and unwanted reflections. While traditional optics have proved sufficient for single color points, Ketra’s full spectrum requires a more advanced approach. They start by packing their LEDs as closely as possible under a silicone dome, then align the light via a reflector optic. Finally, a secondary pillow lens smooths out the beam before it spreads into the room.
At Cloud9, we believe that natural lighting will improve the space, but more importantly your overall wellness. Harsh lighting can impair focus. Cooler lighting can keep your body alert when you should be relaxing, while warmer light can do the opposite. It’s important to let ourselves thrive through the day and rest in the evening. Ketra’s technology produces dynamic, high-quality light that helps you feel more connected to nature. A well-lit space can mean a more comfortable work, living
Of all the lifestyle technology we install in the homes of our clients, the most dramatic impact on lifestyle (and the most dramatic reaction when demoed) is probably from Ketra. The flaws we’ve come to normalize in indoor lighting suddenly become glaringly obvious when seeing Ketra’s full spectrum lighting experience against normal LED or halogen lighting