All THE LIGHT TO SEE
by Lori Williams
Omega Media Solutions’ Experience Center in Bend is an immersive sensory experience. Customers will appreciate a beautifully designed space that allows them to explore how smart lighting control and window shades contribute to their home’s comfort. Additionally, the Experience Center showcases one of Omega’s most popular product lines by Lutron, a brand of connected lighting, shades, and hand-crafted controls that elevate everyday life.
Dynamic Perpetual Light
In the Omega Experience Center, customers can see, hear, touch, and get a sense of the latest technology with the purest expression of Lutron’s luxurious lighting systems and design on display. As part of their latest upgrade, Omega will showcase ‘light scenes’ in their Center, providing an intimate encounter with Ketra—human-centric natural light systems with advanced technology that produce dynamic natural light. Ketra works seamlessly with Lutron’s high-end LED light, premium lighting controls and shades to create powerful yet personalized smart spaces and truly intelligent lighting solutions. Homeowners can restore the romance of candlelight and synchronize lighting with the sun to connect the natural and built environment. It’s like fine-tuning light in every way imaginable.
One can imagine rising in the morning and the lighting is programmed to turn on dimly from the bathroom vanity all along the way to the kitchen. Warm light guides the way to a breakfast nook where the first cup of coffee awaits in the morning. Omega offers a completely customized programmed light scene that transforms and shifts the mood and perception of one’s space, without having to turn on individual lights. Customers can observe this magic in their Experience Center, then imagine it in any space in the home, at any time of day, with a fine-tuned balance of evolving natural light seamlessly rising and falling with daily rhythms.
“Our eyes are designed to be most comfortable with the color temperature of daylight coming through our windows. But you’re not getting that perfect level all day with standard lightbulbs.”
–Matt Haferkamp, President,Omega Media Solutions
“It is mind-blowing what Ketra lighting can do with the touch of a button,” says Matt Haferkamp, Omega’s president. “Our eyes are designed to be most comfortable with the color temperature of daylight coming through our windows. But you’re not getting that perfect level all day with standard lightbulbs. By shifting in color temperature and intensity throughout the day, Ketra light seamlessly emulates sunlight so people feel more connected to the outdoors. You really have to experience it in person to understand the beauty and power of this lighting. It can really enhance the living in your home.” With a full dynamic spectrum, smart lighting can create the warm glow of an incandescent, the ethereal cool of moonlight, and a variety of customized settings that reflect how an individual chooses to live with light.
Harnessing the Brilliance of Daylight
In their Experience Center, Omega also showcases the simple elegance and beauty of intelligent automated window treatments. Lutron makes whisper-quiet, motorized shades that balance access to sunlight with sanctuary from it, enhancing enjoyment of one’s space. “It’s all about shaping the daylight as it enters the home,” explains Matt. “These shades can raise or lower automatically—or open and close, based upon your window covering type—to follow the path of the sun as it moves from room to room in your house throughout the change of seasons.”
Conversely, automation allows for shades to be choreographed open to take advantage of view windows. “Each space in the house can be enjoyed without being blinded or baked by the sun,” explains Matt. “In essence, we automatically harness the light for best enjoyment throughout the day, throughout the seasons and conditions.” Omega can orchestrate precise movement and positioning with Lutron’s superior low-voltage technology, wide selection of fabrics, and innovation of shades to create perfect harmony between daylight and electric light. Omega also works in conjunction with architects and builders to implement solutions to conceal window coverings within ceiling cavities that can lower with a single click.
Controls Designed to be Touched
With powerful lighting controls, the simple touch of a keypad, dimmer, or switch will transform the atmosphere in a home. Using control keypads eliminates the need for a bay of light switches, creating cleaner, less cluttered walls. At the Omega Experience Center, customers can examine and operate the elegantly hand-crafted and versatile wall control of Lutron’s new line, the Keypad Alisse. A sleek architectural look, with an innovative technical approach, customizable controls, and engravings make Alisse a seamless addition to any room. It’s made from genuine materials and available in a variety of exquisite finishes to match an aesthetic and lifestyle. Says Matt, “This sophisticated line is pure luxury.”
“Each space in the house can be enjoyed without being blinded or baked by the sun. In essence, we automatically harness the light for best enjoyment throughout the day, throughout the seasons and conditions.”
–Matt Haferkamp, President, Omega Media Solutions
Omega’s team stays up-to date on the latest home audio/video technology and trends in an ever-changing environment. “At Omega, we believe that the perfectly curated environment, a seamless interplay of intelligent lighting, beautiful shades, and powerful controls, is best experienced through all the senses,” says Matt.