Advancing the Art of Lighting

news – January 2020


Advancing the Art of Lighting


Savant teams with USAI Lighting to introduce a lighting control functionality called Daylight Mode.



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Savant, a leader in smart home technology, is working with leading architectural lighting manufacturer, USAI Lighting, to introduce a lighting control functionality called Daylight Mode that aligns lighting schemes to match the natural circadian progression based on time-of-day. Designed to promote healthy living, Daylight Mode can be personalized by each user to suit individual lifestyle and situational changes.

Daylight Mode relies on the Savant App to suggest a circadian curve based upon scientific data that highlights time-of-day settings for color temperature and lighting intensity shifts seamlessly throughout the progression of each day. The Savant app intelligently adjusts for related factors such as geography, time zone and season. Beyond the scientific defaults, users can effortlessly personalize their lighting experience by adjusting timing, intensity and color temperature settings to perfectly suit their daily habits. Users can turn on and off Daylight Mode in specific rooms of the home from within the Savant App, plus have keypad buttons to instantly override circadian settings for specific task lighting or entertainment setting.

Savant’s Daylight Mode is most effective when used in combination with advanced tunable white LED lighting or WRGB fixtures that have dynamic color temperature capabilities, such as USAI Lighting’s recessed fixtures that feature the company’s groundbreaking Color Select or Infinite Color+ technology. For the ultimate in system flexibility, Savant’s Daylight Mode also supports fixtures within the home that are not dynamic, precisely dimming the intensity of each fixture in sync with the tunable LED lighting.

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Any Savant Scene can include Daylight Mode settings, providing users with instant access at the touch of a button. As the homeowner recalls a kitchen scene at 10 AM, it will command the lighting to come on at that intensity and cool color temperature aligned with that time of day. The same Savant Scene activated at 8 PM will result in lighting settings that are in accordance with the evening hours, maintaining circadian rhythm and a healthier cycle. Daylight Mode can be easily overridden as needed for specific tasks, events or mood lighting. Savant does this all simply and automatically, improving the quality of life for everyone in the home.

In order to support these advanced features, Savant has created a lighting and energy education space within their Savant Experience Center, designed to provide technology designers and their clients with a firsthand look at wellness, lighting and energy automation features for enhanced living.

“The combination of Savant and USAI 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.”