Lutron has introduced Lumaris tunable white tape light, which is the first professional-grade tape light solution that’s a native part of Lutron control systems.
The Lumaris tunable white tape light makes it easy for pros to install and program additional layers of lighting in popular tape applications like undercabinet, cove, vanity, and more. The solution includes both LED tape and the controller, purpose-built for Lutron RadioRA 3 and HomeWorks QSX systems.
“Smart home installers are using LED tape on all of their projects – hundreds of feet, even miles for luxury estates,” said Rhodes Baker, director, product management at Lutron. “What makes the Lumaris tape light special is that it simplifies adding tunable white to a project — helping pros deliver that extra wow factor and sense of wellbeing that homeowners are looking for — without adding any complexity to the controls system or how the homeowner engages with them.”
Lumaris tunable white tape light solution reduces complexity in several ways, according to Lutron. For example, it provides a more streamlined installation with a combination driver-controller, eliminating the need to cut in a switch box and pulling wire to a driver. In addition, Lutron guarantees performance between tape and control system, eliminating dimmer-to-driver compatibility issues. Finally, it enables easy programming of color temperature to system scenes, eliminating the need for separate or additional control gear (like DMX) to add tunable white control.
“It’s a new way to do tape, and it does what Lutron’s known for: It just works,” said Matt Swatsky, VP at Lutron. “We’ve used our engineering expertise in wireless controls, lighting, and power controls to create a product that simplifies tape light control for our installers and dealers.”
With Lumaris tunable white tape light, smart home pros can take their projects to the next level by adding color temperature to lighting scenes. In the kitchen, a simple keypad button-press can trigger a “Cooking” scene [100% intensity; 3000K], with well-lit counters and surfaces for safely slicing and dicing. When it’s time to eat, asking a voice assistant to set the “Dining” scene [50% intensity; 2500K] can warm and dim the lights, offering that familiar incandescent feel, and fostering meaningful connections at the table. As the family settles in for some TV time, a “Movie” scene [5% intensity; 1800K] adds a subtle glow to the cove of the media room, while the shades lower for privacy.
A professional-grade solution designed for longevity, the Lumaris tunable white tape light complements any décor with two color temperature options: Soft White (1800K – 3000K) and Daylight (2500K-5000K).
Additional features of the Lumaris tunable white tape light independent control of CCT and intensity and/or Warm Dim; djustable color temperature via preset scene control, automatically based on time of day, or manually using the Lutron App; walk-around programming and direct-to-device diagnostics. Also, its built on the Lutron Clear Connect Type X wireless technology.
The Lumaris tunable white tape light is available now through electrical wholesale, audio/visual distributors, and Lutron direct dealers. Learn more at RadioRa3.Lutron.com and Luxury.Lutron.com.