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Transform Your Home and Workplace with Dynamic, Natural Light from Ketra

Whether you’re trying to create a productive work environment or a comfortable living space, lighting is important. Lighting can make us feel warm and cozy or energized and ready to work, and natural lighting is the best kind of lighting to promote health and well-being. Is it possible to create a space that offers beautiful, natural lighting and yet is automated to provide the height of modern convenience? With TVTI and Ketra lighting, it’s easy to transform your home and workplace.

Why natural light? In our modern world, most humans spend most of their lives indoors, under stagnant, artificial lights, often staring at bright, unnaturally lit computer screens. This can have negative effects on health, as well as preventing people from sleeping soundly at night. Light that’s more natural, however, can improve our surroundings.

  • Natural lighting feels like real light. Designed to automatically fluctuate to simulate natural light, this kind of lighting matches the sun’s patterns from cool and bright in the morning to soft and warm in the evening. It’s customizable to fit your occasion and match your mood, and it shows off furniture, finishes, and artwork to their best advantage.

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Custom Home Theater Experience

 

Going to the movies can be a great experience whether it’s with the family, on a date, or as a solo activity on a rainy day. However, home theater systems can provide even better experiences, and you don’t even have to leave the house. Read on if you are planning on building your dream home theater space.  

 

Setting 

Before you purchase any of the fun tech to use in your home theater system, you first must decide on the optimal area of the home to build this entertainment center. Your dream home theater probably demands a significant amount of space, so you may have few options. It is wise to situate your home theater in your basement or a soundproofed area so that other members of the household are not disturbed when the theater is in use. It also helps to find an area with few windows so that glare from sunlight does not become an issue.  

 

Speakers 

There are several factors to consider when it comes to speakers for your dream home theater space. Most obviously, you will need high quality…


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Office Design Trends and Products

Digital signage and video walls may give the impression of the office of the future. They’re great technologies, but there are many other office design trends to take note of. Some of the aspects below are components of ethonomics, or design concepts for the modern workplace that include technology, environment, planning and, not the least, food. After all, well-fed workers (with a healthy diet) are healthier, feel better, and are more productive.

In an intelligent office, one should consider:

  • Lighting: Overlooking office lighting can have dire impacts. If your space is too dark or the lighting is poor, you could inadvertently contribute to employees’ depression. Bad lighting can cause eyestrain, fatigue, and increase irritability. When a company doesn’t address these, one can try installing natural light bulbs near their desk.
  • Wiring: Many electronic devices are still wired. Even in a wireless world, laptops, computing equipment, printers, and other office equipment need to be linked to the grid. Work desks and conference tables with the means to conceal wires make a workplace look more organized. Reducing clutter can make a workplace more productive—or cleaner looking, at the very least.

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Window Treatment Options for Every Room in Your Home

It seems the home of the future is already here, with homeowners adjusting their thermostats from their smartphones and calling out questions and requests to virtual home assistants. With all that technology available to you, we have a question: are you still opening your blinds by hand? It may be time for an upgrade to window treatments more in keeping with your tech-savvy lifestyle.

Automated shades and blinds give you control over your privacy as well as the amount of light coming into your home. By controlling the light, you’ll give your home the ambiance you want, but you’ll also protect your belongings from sun damage. Additionally, you can use your shades or blinds to help manage the temperature in your home, which means savings on your energy bill. Unlike traditional blinds and shades, which can sometimes be difficult to adjust, motorized window treatments can be adjusted with the touch of a button, using the remote control. In fact, motorized shades and blinds are even programmable.

These benefits would be enough to warrant the installation of motorized window shades or blinds, but there’s more to them than that. Stylish, sophisticated, and technologically advanced,…


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Ring in the New Year with Multi-Room Audio/Video Distribution

Are you ready to kick your home’s audiovisual capabilities up a notch? In the age of streaming services and handheld devices that allow us to carry our entertainment around in our pockets, we’ve become spoiled to having the audial and visual experiences we want anywhere, any time. Why not bring that kind of flexibility into your home? With today’s technology, you can have high-quality sound and picture anywhere in your home, and even outdoors. Ready to get started?

  • Decide exactly what you want from your audio-visual system. How many rooms or zones should be included in your whole home system? Do you want separate systems, or should everything be connected to one central system? What connections are available on your equipment already? Is this a do it yourself project or should you call in the professionals? Do you have everything you need, or do you need to pick up some more components before you get too deep into this job?
  • How many audio sources do you need? Your audio input comes from many sources: cable television, streaming media devices, blu-ray or DVD players, turntables or CD players, streaming music services, an…

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