Lutron Adds Two New Architectural Downlights to Innovative Lighting Portfolio


Lutron Electronics, the trusted leader in architectural lighting, window shades, and intuitive controls, debuts its all-new innovation in luxury downlighting, the Ketra D2 and Rania D2 architectural downlights. D2 ushers in an exciting new chapter: making Ketra —the world’s most advanced light source— and Rania —exceptional white light technology— available in a smaller form factor than ever - a new 2” aperture downlight.

Lutron has long sought to harmoniously bring the outdoors inside, blending natural and electric light seamlessly while accentuating the beauty of the interior, from fabric colors and textures to art, and even the skin tones and features of those enjoying the space. With the launch of Ketra D2, users can now experience the characteristic elements of Lutron with dynamic lighting that adapts to various moments throughout the day and sets the desired ambiance, in the form of the brand’s smallest and most flexible downlight offering to-date. With both new downlights, people will experience high quality of light in any space in the home.

“Quality of light means more than just measuring color rendering index (CRI) or dimming capabilities,” said Ben Bard, VP of Luxury Residential Business at Lutron. “It’s about a light source’s ability to perfectly replicate natural light across a wide spectrum and then maintain that exact light output over its lifetime. Ketra uniquely delivers this quality of light and it’s now available in a 2” aperture. Additionally, Rania’s unique light engine sets a new bar for white light in the industry.”

Lutron’s luxury lighting portfolio is anchored on elevating the experience and quality of light in the home. Ketra and Rania light sources work seamlessly with Lutron’s premium lighting controls and shades to create personalized spaces. Both fixtures are also wirelessly controlled, saving time and money, and reducing the space needed for panels. As the market continues to shift towards “quiet ceilings” featuring increasingly discreet recessed fixtures and a desire for consistently reliable lighting performance, the D2 represents one of the most versatile and advanced architectural lighting solutions to-date.

Ketra D2 delivers unparalleled quality of light and unique experiences for homeowners. Some of the key features of the Ketra D2 include:
  • A “barely-there” 2” aperture, representing many engineering breakthroughs to deliver the same light quality in a smaller form factor
  • An emphasis on architectural aesthetics with a variety of trims and colors
  • Ultra-slim housings ideal for maximizing ceiling heights
  • Elevated level of precision through detailed manufacturing and an intuitive hot aiming system
  • Greater flexibility allowing increased design freedom and installation options
  • Wireless communication platform saves time and lowers cost while allowing for easy adaptation to home design changes

Rania replicates natural white light more faithfully than any other light source – second only to Ketra. Some of the key features of the Rania D2 include:
  • Breakthrough three-channel emitter produces exceptional white light
  • Broad range of white light from incandescent warmth to midday sun—all in a single light engine
  • Exact same slim housings, architectural trims, refined hot aiming system, and wireless communication as the Ketra D2

Taken together, these products open new possibilities for builders, designers, and custom home integrators who deliver innovative lighting experiences to homeowners and transform residential spaces with the highest quality of light.
America's #1 selling dimmer is now available with a smart lighting control option from Caséta by Lutron. Expand the possibilities of smart lighting with the new Diva smart dimmer - designed to match your existing paddle-style dimmers. The intuitive, paddle-style control matches the look and feel of the Diva smart dimmer. With a wide range of smart dimmers, switches, and plugs for indoors and out, Caséta offers a complete smart lighting control system that is also easy to use. Add a smart hub for enhanced control of your lights plus thermostats, window shades, Sonos and much more. Because it’s flexible, Caséta allows you to have as little or as much of a smart home as you want.

Coopersburg, PA - Lutron Electronics, the global leader in lighting control and automated shading solutions, announces the launch of the Pico paddle remote — a smart remote that looks and feels like a classic paddle switch.

The Pico paddle remote works with all Lutron residential smart devices, including the Caséta family of products — such as the original smart dimmer, the Diva smart dimmer, the Claro smart switch, the lamp dimmer, and the outdoor smart plug — as well as RadioRA 3 and Homeworks connected lighting control systems. Offering another option for adding points of control, the Pico paddle remote matches the classic style and feel — and the familiar user experience — of the Diva smart dimmer, Claro smart switch, and other paddle-style switches.

“Homeowners are loving the look of our new Diva smart controls and installers appreciate the simplicity of using Pico as a second switch without pulling wires,” said Matt Swatsky, Vice President at Lutron. “So, we gave you both – a remote with the utility of Pico and the look of Diva smart.”

The Power of the Pico Remote.
The family of Lutron Pico remotes offers homeowners intuitive, flexible control of their Caséta smart light switches, Serena smart shades, fans, Sonos speakers, and more. The wireless devices can be placed on the wall, on a pedestal, or controlled from the hand, and do not require Wi-Fi to function. Add an additional point of control anywhere you want it — no hub, app, or password required — and control multiple dimmers at once, from a single device. With its typical, 10-year battery life, little ongoing maintenance is necessary.

Add a second switch nearly anywhere.
Add a second point of control nearly anywhere you want without cutting holes or pulling wire. The Pico paddle remote can be mounted on any surface, including brick and glass. With a wall bracket and wall plate, it looks and feels like a regular switch — matching the understated, modern aesthetic of the Diva smart dimmer.

The Pico paddle remote will be available online starting today at select retailers, electrical distributors, and A/V and security channels.

Learn more about the Pico paddle remote at https://www.casetawireless.com/us/en

About Lutron Electronics (www.lutron.com)
Founded in 1961, Lutron Electronics is headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. From dimmers for the home to lighting management systems for entire buildings, the company offers more than 15,000 energy-saving products sold in more than 100 countries. In the US alone, Lutron products save an estimated 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per year. The company’s early inventions – including the first solid-state electronic dimmer invented by Lutron’s founder, Joel Spira – are now at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.
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