Outdoor

All In Outdoor

Making Landscape Lighting a Profitable Revenue Source

CE Pro 100 company Audio Video Systems finds solid profitable niche with Coastal Source outdoor lighting.

Jason Knott · June 11, 2019

Self-Contained Outdoor Home Theaters Ease Installation Woes

While many integrators opt to create outdoor home theaters from scratch, products like Stealth Acoustics’ self-contained LED-based Stealth Patio Theater offer a viable option.

Andrew Nichols · April 8, 2019

Integrator Rescues Ye Olde Poolside with Clever TV Install #SoCustom

65-inch weatherproof Seura TV and rugged outdoor lift hide behind a fake wood-storage cabinet that doesn’t hinder the old farmhouse feel.

Julie Jacobson · February 28, 2019

Lutron Acquires Limelight Commercial Outdoor Wireless Lighting Control

Lutron acquires Limelight outdoor wireless lighting control from Twisthink to expand its commercial IoT solutions.

CE Pro Editors · February 20, 2019

27 Speakers, 0 Subwoofers Resolve Home’s Outdoor Audio Challenges

NYC integrator ATTYWON designs outdoor audio system for massive Long Island property using 27 120-degree dispersion Episode speakers with no subwoofers. Did it work?

CE Pro Editors · February 7, 2019

Why Ring Acquired Mr. Beams: New Ring Smart Lighting System at CES 2019

Ring Smart Lighting system launches at CES 2019 one year after the acquisition of Mr. Beams, maker of quasi-connected outdoor lighting products that Ring is IoT-enabling. Why the proprietary RF and bridge?

Julie Jacobson · January 15, 2019

Dumb Old Low-Voltage Landscape Lights? New Ring Transformer Makes Them Smart

Launched at CES 2019, Ring’s new low-voltage transformer adds IoT to old landscape lighting for control via home-automation app.

Julie Jacobson ·

Building a Business Model Around Landscape Lighting

Florida-based integrator Luxury Illumination sells 60 percent of clients into service contracts around specialty exterior lighting.

Jason Knott · September 10, 2018

SI’s New ‘Solo Pro’ with ALR is ‘World’s First’ Motorized Screen for Ultra-Short-Throw Projectors

The wire-free, portable Solo motorized video-projection screen introduced by Screen Innovations last year is now available in a Pro model with ambient light rejection (ALR) material, tailor-made for short-throw projectors.

Julie Jacobson · August 28, 2018

Video: The Most Daring Poolside Installation of a 75-Inch SunBriteTV

The installers at Architechnology Designs tiptoe precariously around a pool, dodging plants and other dangerous obstacles to install a 75-inch SunBriteTV from SnapAV.

Julie Jacobson · August 23, 2018

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