Kaleidescape, the industry leader in delivering the finest private cinema playback experience, and Lutron Electronics, the global leader in lighting and shading control solutions, announced today the direct integration of Lutron’s flagship HomeWorks lighting control system with current Kaleidescape players. Utilizing Lutron’s state of the art LEAP integration protocol for Homeworks QSX processors, the direct integration of Kaleidescape with HomeWorks provides seamless control of Lutron’s Sivoia QS shades, and Ketra intelligent lighting solutions, giving customers the most realistic in-home cinema experience. 

Only Kaleidescape players are designed to present movies at full reference, with lossless quality audio and unique metadata with cues that enable precise control of lights and shades controlled by a HomeWorks system. By simply pressing play, Kaleidescape sends information about the movie so the control system can adjust screen masking, lens shift in the projector, and lighting triggers that close the shades and slowly dim the lights; and when the credits roll, the lights come on slowly, to ease you back into the real world. In addition, intermission cues transition you in and out of the story when a break is needed. 

“For 60 years, Lutron has been focused on delivering great customer experiences. Now, Lutron and Kaleidescape’s joint customers can relax, sit back, hit play, and watch their entertainment space transform into a cinema as the lighting and shading effortlessly transitions to the best movie watching environment,” explains Sam Chambers, senior director, Residential Systems at Lutron. “By directly integrating HomeWorks and Kaleidescape, customers feel as if they have a commercial cinematic experience in their own home.” 

Kaleidescape is the only company that offers metadata, enabling seamless automation capabilities to control systems, and designed from the ground up for the custom integration channel. Unlike the streaming video experience, Kaleidescape and Lutron systems increase the beauty, elegance, and immersion of watching movies by delivering a commercial cinema experience to your home or yacht. 

“Kaleidescape and Lutron are working together to deliver an unsurpassed cinema experience for private theaters,” said Tayloe Stansbury, CEO, Kaleidescape. “When you combine Lutron’s industry leading lighting control capabilities with Kaleidescape’s ability to deliver the best image and sound on screen, the addition of shading and lighting control truly brings the experience to another level of luxury and enjoyment.”  

Now, with the ability to seamlessly couple control automation of lighting and shading with gigantic screens and immersive audio, custom electronic and design companies can truly provide an experience equal to, if not better than, a commercial moviegoing experience.  

The direct integration of Lutron’s flagship HomeWorks system with current Kaleidescape players will be available for customers starting in early October 2021.