CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis: Lighting Control
Lutron, Crestron lead the way in the most used lighting control brands in the 2014 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis.
In this comprehensive CE Pro 100 brand analysis series, CE Pro senior editor Bob Archer delivers an in-depth look at the most frequently used manufacturers in nearly 40 product categories. The numbers associated with each manufacturer reflect the number of CE Pro 100 dealers using that brand.
The brands that are used by the CE Pro 100 are closely watched because these are the most successful companies in the industry. Many integrators look to the brands that are being used by these companies as a signal of success. This brand usage differs from rank and file integrator usage because it does not include brands that are sold through distribution typically, but focuses on direct-to-dealer brands.
Lutron remains the benchmark manufacturer in the lighting control category, but coming on strong to challenge the second-place manufacturer is Control4. Adding just over 25 percent to its dealer totals, Control4 is close behind Crestron. Savant, which acquired LiteTouch just over two years ago, continues to add dealers by picking up another 33 percent to its prior year figures. In three years Savant has gone from having a single dealer to now having nearly 20.
Top 5 Lighting Control Brands:
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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at firstname.lastname@example.org
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