By 08/31/2016News
One of the most exciting new LED lighting technologies today is tunable lighting. PMC Lighting is currently offering tunable lighting with its Aura Product Family of downlight products.
Aura LED Technology (Aura Tuneology) is perfect for lighting designers looking for:
  • Perfectly Natural Light
  • Dimming from 100% to 1%
  • Industry Leading color rendering (Ra) greater than 90, throughout the tuning range
  • Consistent color over the life of the module
  • Wired or Wireless Control
  • Accuracy and Consistency
  • Connectivity for Groups and Scenes
  • Improve health benefits in an environment by replicating circadian rhythm.


Retail, Hospitality & More

Nowhere is the potential of Aura Technology as great as in commercial illumination. Consider the cosmetics floor of a major department store, where a thousand point source luminaires are employed. Now, cosmetics can be viewed in the appropriate day or evening light, dressing rooms can be tuned for customers in the same way. The opportunities for precise delivery of pure white light tuned to daytime settings are extraordinary.

Overall Health Benefits and Circadian Rhythm

Research has shown that light therapy can be used to treat sleep and circadian rhythm disorders such as insomnia, jet lag, seasonal-affective disorders, and sleep maintenance problems in Alzheimer’s patients, older adults, and phase-delayed/phase-advanced individuals. Light therapy can be used to improve alertness without undue melatonin suppression in shift workers and nursing home residents. It has also been shown to improve productivity in workers by tweaking the CCT and light levels unobtrusively over the course of the working day. Aura Technology’s exacting dimmability, its extremely versatile tunability, and its superior color rendering quality all allow for precise and (if needed) constant adjustment of light levels, CCT, and/or spectral content – opening up exciting possibilities for various treatments in the field of light and health.

Illumination of the Material World

Materials such as wood, concrete, steel and other metallic surfaces respond quite differently to light, and thus tuning illumination for dramatic effect is highly desirable. With Aura Technology, the illumination of each surface can be precisely tuned throughout an installation. Scenes can be preset to change throughout the day, for example in hospitality, corporate or institutional settings, where different light levels and rendering of surfaces are highly desirable.

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Artistic & Museum Spaces

Curators worldwide have immediately recognized the genius of Aura Technology. Now, as never before possible, exhibitions can be mounted and illuminated to optimal effect – even dynamically during a viewing. Consider a Monet displayed in the exact natural light the artist painted under. Imagine works viewed as the hours and months change – again, in the exact location where the piece was created. Monet observed that ‘color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment. Aura Technology makes it possible to see art in an entirely new light.

For more information on Aura or any PMC Lighting Products, email us or call 401-738-7266.

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