Lutron - One of America's First Electronics Companies

When you think of Smart Home, you likely think of cutting-edge home technology, but Lutron Electronics has been improving home functionality since 1961. This American company's story started in New York City in the late ‘50s when company founder, Joel Spira, began working on the world’s first solid-state dimmer switch. An electronic dimmer switch doesn't sound like cutting-edge technology today, but it was at the time. Spira’s dimmer switch was based on the transistor, a device that had only been invented only a few years prior. With previous dimmer switches, a bulb was dimmed by ‘burning off’ electricity in the form of heat. Spira’s dimmer ‘interrupted’ power flow to the lamp. This meant a dimmer switch could fit in a wall box and also used much less energy.

Today Lutron continues to be a leader in Smart Home technology. The comapny holds over 2,700 patents and an array of 15,000 products.

 

 

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Energy Efficient Lighting

Lighting is more than just style. Lutron’s energy efficiency controls ensure lighting is only being used in occupied rooms and it's dimmed to just the right amount of light needed. Say goodbye to wasting electricity or the time it takes to walk around turing off lights someone else left on after leaving a room. Some areas of California offer rebates and incentives for using energy efficient lighting systems. 

Comfort and Convenience

You have a favorite way of relaxing on the couch – you’ve dialed-in the perfect spot, TV remote by your side, phone within reach, newspaper tucked between cushions… nothing else feels more like home. Take this to the next level with the comfort and convenience of an adjustable, tailored lighting environment. With the touch of a button, transform your living room into your customized lighting and relaxation paradise.

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Lutron Shading

Large windows can offer great views and plenty of sunlight - but that warm light brings heat along with it. Automatic shades can be used to let in the light and heat when you need it, and keep them out when you don't - in both cases saving you money on your energy costs.