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Lutron to Acquire ‘Natural Light’ Maker Ketra

Lutron takes its first-ever step into light source/bulb manufacturing with agreement to buy Ketra's 'natural light' solutions that emulate daylight in…

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Coastal Source Fills Need for Expanding Outdoor Budgets

Outdoor living can now approach 40% of total project costs. Coastal Source advises CE pros to create ‘special…

Lutron to Acquire ‘Natural Light’ Maker Ketra

Lutron to Acquire ‘Natural Light’ Maker Ketra

April 17, 2018 Lutron takes its first-ever step into light source/bulb manufacturing with agreement to buy Ketra's 'natural light' solutions that emulate daylight in interior spaces.


Coastal Source Fills Need for Expanding Outdoor Budgets

April 16, 2018 Outdoor living can now approach 40% of total project costs. Coastal Source advises CE pros to create ‘special features’ to help landscape architects’ plans stand out.


Crestron Masters Draws 900+ for Education, Certification

April 13, 2018 Designers and programmers packed Crestron Masters training event to earn required certification. Cloud conversion among key topics.

Eaton Halo Home Series Offers Bluetooth Connectivity, Amazon Alexa Integration

Eaton Halo Home Series Offers Bluetooth Connectivity, Amazon Alexa Integration

April 03, 2018 In a move to expand its smart home products, the Eaton Halo Home line of smart lighting solutions omit the need of a gateway to provide homeowners with a wealth of control options.

EXCLUSIVE: Lutron, SnapAV Team Up to Help Dealers Sell More Lighting Control

EXCLUSIVE: Lutron, SnapAV Team Up to Help Dealers Sell More Lighting Control

April 02, 2018 SnapAV names Lutron its exclusive lighting-control provider; Lutron builds RA2 Select hub with native OvrC inside – the first implementation of SnapAV's remote-management platform in a home-automation subsystem.

Leviton Wi-Fi Lighting Controls Now Integrate with Nest Devices, No Hub Required

Leviton Wi-Fi Lighting Controls Now Integrate with Nest Devices, No Hub Required

March 26, 2018 Via the My Leviton app, users can integrate Wi-Fi dimmers, switches, and plug-in adapters with Nest cameras, thermostats and smoke/CO detectors, without the need for a home-automation hub.

Four Key Things to Look for When Selecting a True Smart Light Switch

Four Key Things to Look for When Selecting a True Smart Light Switch

Advertorial · March 19, 2018 Demand for smart lighting solutions is on the rise, making it essential for electricians and installers to build these products into their offering. With so many options available, how can you know which will deliver the best experience for installer and end user alike? Sean Paterson, head of pro channel at Noon Home, Inc, shares his four top tips.

‘Foal Alert’ Integrates with Elan Home Automation, Warns when Birthing is Neigh

‘Foal Alert’ Integrates with Elan Home Automation, Warns when Birthing is Neigh

February 28, 2018 A horse-birthing sensor from Foalert integrates with an Elan home automation system to send text messages, flash the lights, and play a "neighing" loop through 18 in-home speakers when a foal is on the way.

Inside Loxone’s Philadelphia-Area ‘360-Degree Smart Home’

Inside Loxone’s Philadelphia-Area ‘360-Degree Smart Home’

February 23, 2018 Loxone constructs 7,500-square-foot smart home in Media, Pa., to showcase its affordable ‘autopilot living’ home automation and full 160-device ecosystem.

So You Think You Know Smart Lights? How about a Dimesimeter?

So You Think You Know Smart Lights? How about a Dimesimeter?

February 21, 2018 If you know what a Dimesimeter is, then you probably don’t need a quiz to test your smart-lighting knowledge. Test your smart home skills in this 6-question quiz.

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Eaton Halo Home Series Offers Bluetooth Connectivity, Amazon Alexa Integration

Eaton Halo Home Series Offers Bluetooth Connectivity, Amazon Alexa Integration

April 03, 2018 In a move to expand its smart home products, the Eaton Halo Home line of smart lighting solutions omit the need of a gateway to provide homeowners with a wealth of control options.

EXCLUSIVE: Lutron, SnapAV Team Up to Help Dealers Sell More Lighting Control

EXCLUSIVE: Lutron, SnapAV Team Up to Help Dealers Sell More Lighting Control

April 02, 2018 SnapAV names Lutron its exclusive lighting-control provider; Lutron builds RA2 Select hub with native OvrC inside – the first implementation of SnapAV's remote-management platform in a home-automation subsystem.

Leviton Wi-Fi Lighting Controls Now Integrate with Nest Devices, No Hub Required

Leviton Wi-Fi Lighting Controls Now Integrate with Nest Devices, No Hub Required

March 26, 2018 Via the My Leviton app, users can integrate Wi-Fi dimmers, switches, and plug-in adapters with Nest cameras, thermostats and smoke/CO detectors, without the need for a home-automation hub.

L.A. Integrator Launches SeeLess Flush-Mount Solutions

L.A. Integrator Launches SeeLess Flush-Mount Solutions

February 20, 2018 Powerfull Systems in Los Angeles creates SeeLess Solutions to manufacture plaster mounting solutions for switches, dimmers, thermostats and smoke detectors.

LumaStream Aims to Simplify ‘Complex’ LED Lighting Fixture Channel

LumaStream Aims to Simplify ‘Complex’ LED Lighting Fixture Channel

February 19, 2018 Low-voltage lighting fixture manufacturer LumaStream sees ‘exponential’ growth in CE pro channel for margin-laden LED lighting fixtures, design service.

Lutron’s ‘Hi-Fi Lighting’ Automates both Color Temperature and Brightness for Best Daylighting

Lutron’s ‘Hi-Fi Lighting’ Automates both Color Temperature and Brightness for Best Daylighting

February 07, 2018 At ISE 2018, Lutron shows "two-channel" lighting to control both color temperature and intensity for optimal daylight simulation.

Control4’s New $350 Home Automation Hub: Affordable, Powerful IoT, No A/V

Control4’s New $350 Home Automation Hub: Affordable, Powerful IoT, No A/V

February 06, 2018 At ISE 2018, Control4 introduces most affordable smart-home controller yet: CA-1 with Wi-Fi, ZigBee, optional Z-Wave targets production-home builders. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Interlogix UltraSync Adds Cameras, Voice, Doorbell Cam

Interlogix UltraSync Adds Cameras, Voice, Doorbell Cam

January 25, 2018 Interlogix stays focused on integration channel at CES 2018 with UltraSync SmartHome system, adding Amazon Alexa, 1080p camera, cellular module and doorbell camera.

Ring Settles with ADT in Zonoff Lawsuit, Acquires Lighting Co., Plans Spring Launch of Ring Alarm

Ring Settles with ADT in Zonoff Lawsuit, Acquires Lighting Co., Plans Spring Launch of Ring Alarm

January 18, 2018 CES 2018: Ring reportedly settles with ADT in Zonoff lawsuit for $25 million, plans to launch super-cheap 'Ring Alarm' security system soon, adds Z-Wave sensors, acquires Mr. Beams (Wireless Environment, LLC). (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Crestron Horizontal Sheers Provide More Shade Options for Homeowners

Crestron Horizontal Sheers Provide More Shade Options for Homeowners

January 15, 2018 Crestron's new horizontal shades help consumers blend natural light into their home spaces. The horizontal sheers are available in sizes up to 8 feet tall by 8 feet wide.

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Top 5 Home Tech Trends for 2018: From Smart Home Services to ‘Chief Security Officers’

Top 5 Home Tech Trends for 2018: From Smart Home Services to ‘Chief Security Officers’

Mass-market smart-home services, converging physical and digital security, tunable white lighting, MDU installs, and video projection comprise CE Pro's Top 5 Home Technology Trends and Opportunities for residential integrators in 2018.

Popular Technologies for Outdoor Living

Popular Technologies for Outdoor Living

The first-ever CE Pro Outdoor Technology Study presents the most popular technologies for outdoor living and the frequently used brands.

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Advertorial · May 24, 2017 Or in short: How to become a lighting expert within 1 hour.

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2017

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2017

May 20, 2017 CE Pro's annual Brand Analysis study shows which custom electronics brands the industry's highest-revenue integrators prefer.

Adding ‘Smart Fixtures’ to Your Lighting Control Business Mix

Adding ‘Smart Fixtures’ to Your Lighting Control Business Mix

Advertorial · May 01, 2017 Boston-area integrator System 7 and 5-Star Lutron Showroom lighting fixture retailer Wolfers combine forces due to solve the massive incompatibility problems between lighting fixtures, bulbs and controls.

Somfy Facilitates Efficient Home Energy Management in Today’s Evolving Electronics Landscape

Somfy Facilitates Efficient Home Energy Management in Today’s Evolving Electronics Landscape

Advertorial · April 05, 2017 Somfy, the leading manufacturer of motors for shading is helping to usher in a modern era of residential utility management that combines the benefits of natural sunlight and traditional lighting, heating and cooling systems.

Impact of Smart Home Technology on Realtors, Builders & Developers

Impact of Smart Home Technology on Realtors, Builders & Developers

August 15, 2016 Originally recorded LIVE on 08/31/16: Learn how dealers and installers can leverage their expertise to earn more business.

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2016

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2016

June 01, 2016 Converging factors within the custom electronics industry evident in our annual CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis survey finds installers consolidating product choices in everything from speakers and networking components, to furniture and cabling.

You’ve Got to Hide Your Tech Away

You’ve Got to Hide Your Tech Away

October 28, 2015 What can you do about the big-ticket items that need to be seen, like televisions, projectors and projection screens? Download this paper and read about some of the pros and cons of hiding technology, and some how-to’s for doing the hiding. In custom integration there are specs and there are special requests… how you deal with the latter can separate your firm from the pack.

CE Pro 100 Top 5 Home Automation Brands: Control4 is #1 For First Time

CE Pro 100 Top 5 Home Automation Brands: Control4 is #1 For First Time

June 02, 2015 Evaluating the CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis for home automation: For the first time ever, Control4 barely beats Crestron; Nortek’s Elan makes comeback; Savant dips; AMX

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Clare Controls

Clare Controls
Who are we? Clare Controls is a manufacturer of intelligent automation solutions. With a team of some of the brightest and most experienced leaders and engineers in the business, we bring an educated, skilled, creative, and...
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Colorbeam

Colorbeam
Colorbeam NorthAmerica, a company founded by Michael Teolis and Maurizio Gaudio, with a combined 50+ years of experience in the commercial and residential audio-visual industry, has been challenging the status quo in the LED...
www.colorbeamnorthamerica.com
Control4

Control4
Control4 offers the ultimate home automation solution by making the products and systems you already have and use everyday, work together. By integrating everything from lighting control, music, home theater, climate control,...
www.control4.com
Draper

Draper
Manufacturers of Audio Visual Equipment, Home Theater Screens, Front Projection Screens, Rear Projection Screens, Portable projection screens, fixed screens,  permanently tensioned projection screens, projector screens,...
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HomeSeer

HomeSeer
HomeSeer is a manufacturer and leading provider of home automation systems. Since 1999, HomeSeer has been an industry standard with thousands of systems installed worldwide. Our commitment to new and emerging technologies,...
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Ihiji

ihiji
Ihiji is the foundation of your service operations center. Your technicians can remotely monitor the status of all of your clients’ networks and IP devices.  The customized dashboard shows all Ihiji connected...
www.ihiji.com
LiteTouch

LiteTouch
A leading manufacturer for three decades, LiteTouch offers lighting control and automation systems for new construction, retrofit, single room, residential and commercial, including LiteTouch FIVEk most powerful CCU on the...
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Lucis

Lucis
LUCIS Technologies, founded in Silicon Valley, builds innovative technologies and products for energy management, smart home, and the Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
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Lutron

Lutron
Lutron Electronics designs and manufactures energy-saving light controls, automated window treatments, temperature controls, and appliance modules for both residential and commercial applications throughout the world. The...
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TiO Home Control

TiO Home Control
Committed to “Sophisticated Simplicity”, TiO is an entirely new approach to home automation driven by an “Outside-In” philosophy that focuses on the customer experience. Designed to be simple and...
www.tiohome.com
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