CEDIA Expo 2018: Savant, USAI Partnership Pioneers Design, Wellness Lighting Solutions
Savant had another excellent showing at CEDIA Expo 2018, showcasing why their lighting solution is the most compelling on the market yet.
Last year from Savant we saw a focus on identity. Their Artison acquisition produced a wide berth of branded audio products while shading hardware and lighting software solidified their influence in the controlled home space.
Although Savant released their partnership news with USAI back in May, CEDIA Expo was the first time for the industry as a whole to see just what has materialized since then. Of course, there is insight on circadian rhythm and how the body reacts to lighting. In a nutshell, humans have historically been without computers and artificial lighting far longer than with it. So if the smart lights in your house can reflect the same color temperatures of the sun - dark red in the morning and night, white-blue in the middle of the day - your body can optimize a physical, mental, and behavioral reaction.
Savant is not the only company to look into something like this and they won't be the last. But it does prove that they are committed to use-cases beyond the cliched "my house lighting is purple" party mode.
And extended use-cases is exactly what makes their USAI partnership so exciting.
The marriage between consistently updated TrueImage software and a wide offering of tuneable white and WRGB lighting means integrators have a ton of new tools at their disposal. The most interesting being a complete control of how lights look in a home and how they interact with the aesthetic of a home - which can be a huge deal breaker for designers.
The way Savant explains it, a client may fall in love with a new counter-top or work of art, only to find out their current lights don't do it the same justice. Maybe the dark red lighting drowns all the color from their painting or a bright blue makes their marble kitchen look off grey. Not only can Savant tune the color to a specific RGB setting, the complimenting light fixtures from USAI make the aesthetic cohesive.
“The combination of Savant and USA Lighting's advanced controls and lighting technology provides an intuitive way for homeowners to experience the power of personalized lighting—light that is as dynamic and ever-changing as we are,” said Bonnie Littman, President and CEO of USAI Lighting. “For the first time ever, homeowners can curate their lighting for any activity, whether it's for better living, working or playing, and we are thrilled to partner with Savant, bringing this experience to the market in a high-quality and meaningful way.”
By offering a robust hardware portfolio with USAI and advanced software for tuning, grouping, and scene setting, Savant goes above and beyond for integrators - helping close sales with clients and bridge gaps with industry partners.