Airzone Announces Lutron Integration for Luxury Residential Applications

July 13, 2023

Airzone, a provider of HVAC control solutions, announces a new integration with Lutron. This integration enables “precise temperature control and category-leading HVAC energy efficiency via Lutron’s Homeworks home automation system.” Airzone specializes in smart HVAC system control. Over the past 25 years, Airzone has built an “exclusive library of certified protocols for leading Inverter, ductless, […]

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Google Nest Hub Is America’s Most Searched For Smart Home Product

May 9, 2023

A new study has revealed that Google Nest Hubs are the most searched-for smart home product line in America, with an average of 137,520 searches per month. Home and tech experts used Google data to analyze searches for various smart home related keywords to determine which smart device product lines were searched for the […]

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WALL-SMART Introduces Custom Solution for Lutron Pico Keypad

June 28, 2022

WALL-SMART recently introduced a custom solution for Lutron’s Pico keypad. Intended for installation during home construction, the design-friendly mount can be recessed into any wall material, including drywall and solid surfaces like concrete, wood, metal and marble. Once the mount has been installed into the wall, the Lutron Pico keypad inserts into it, where it […]

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RTI Control Platform Now Integrates with Lutron RadioRA 3 Lighting and Control System

February 8, 2022

RTI announced that its control platform integrates with and controls the new RadioRA 3 lighting and control system from Lutron. “Lighting control is an essential part of the smart home and is a growth category for integrators. RadioRA 3 broadens the opportunity for dealers to provide beautiful lighting, shading, and control options,” said Neal Ellsworth, […]

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Extron and Lutron Announce Seamless Control Partnership

August 31, 2020

Extron announced its partnership with Lutron, a lighting control and automated shading solution company — combining Extron control with the Lutron Vive Wireless in smart-building projects. Facility managers and AV Pros can use the same Vive hub they have installed for lighting control flexibility and add an Extron control processor and a touch panel — […]

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URC Launches Total Control Integration With Lutron QSX HomeWorks Processors

May 20, 2020

URC has launched a two-way IP module for integration of its Total Control system with Lutron’s new QSX HomeWorks processors. The module, which can be used to integrate with Lutron’s HQP7-1 and HQP7-2 processors, is available beginning May 19 to authorized URC installers via URC’s dealer portal. The integration of the Lutron HomeWorks QSX processer […]

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Crestron Home Adds Lutron Integration That Simplifies Lighting and Shading

May 18, 2020

Crestron announced an addition Monday to its Crestron Home software; through an alliance with Lutron, Crestron Home will integrate with Lutron lighting and shading control. Specifically, it will work with RA2 Select, RadioRA 2, and HomeWorks with QS and QSX control systems. Focusing on ease of deployment, Crestron Home will automatically detect Lutron hardware on […]

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CEDIA Names 2018 Volunteers of the Year

August 23, 2018

CEDIA has announced the 2018 volunteers of the year. Each year, CEDIA recognizes three members: a new volunteer, a training volunteer,\ and an overall volunteer. These volunteers are nominated by staff for their efforts and contributions that help develop and refine CEDIA programs and offerings. Amanda Wildman — Volunteer of the Year; TruMedia Amanda joined […]

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Ketra, a Brand Of Lutron

May 2, 2018

When the the daughter of Joel Spira (deceased founder and former CEO of Lutron Electronics) introduced IVALO (at the time, a commercial lighting line only from Lutron), I was a bit skeptical on how it would do as a new brand within the this lighting and controls powerhouse family to be. The cost was extremely […]

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Lutron Electronics Acquires Ketra, Smart Lighting and Controls

April 19, 2018

Lutron Electronics has signed an agreement to acquire Ketra, whose Natural Light solutions provide the highest-quality light — light that seamlessly emulates daylight in interior spaces. Founded in 2009 in Austin, Texas, Ketra offers lighting and control solutions that deliver beautiful, customizable light in residential and commercial environments. Ketra’s selection of light sources creates high-quality white, pastels and saturated colors, which enhance the look of […]

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CasaTunes Integrates With Lutron RadioRA 2 and HomeWorks QS Keypads

November 1, 2017

CasaTunes is announcing that CasaTunes music can now be controlled anywhere in the home from Lutron lighting control devices, including RadioRA 2 and HomeWorks QS system keypads, Pico wireless controls and timer events. CasaTunes integration is available on CasaTunes music servers. Using the CasaTunes App, users configure a CasaTunes action to take place when a Lutron keypad button is pressed, or a timeclock […]

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Lutron Adds to HomeWorks QS System

September 8, 2017

Lutron Electronics today announced the availability of new Lutron Connect packages as well as a family of DIN rail panels and modules, opening the door to more project opportunities for its HomeWorks QS system integrators. The new Lutron Connect packages include a 1-link processor and the Lutron Connect Bridge. These packages reduce the starting price of a HomeWorks […]

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CEDIA’s Keynote Speaker Has Plenty of Irony to Go Around

August 14, 2017

There’s no doubt that Amazon’s Sarah Zenz will be one of the best keynote speakers CEDIA has ever heard. She’s one of the smartest people at AMAZON, she’s an amazing speaker and she was a kick-ass product manager. But, in a doubly-irony, she’s been asked, by the ALL-MALE CEDIA board to address the attendees who […]

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Lutron Electronics Launches New LED Fixtures

February 9, 2017

Lutron has launched Finiré LED Recessed Downlights and Lumaris LED Linear Lighting fixtures featuring smooth dimming. These products are focused on high-end residential and hospitality applications and are designed to work with Lutron controls as part of a HomeWorks QS, Quantum or myRoom system.The new Lutron fixture ranges claims to resolve common issues associated with LED lighting, such as flickering or lack of dimming consistency, across the whole range of light outputs. Here are all the specs.

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Autonomic Announces Integration with Lutron RadioRA 2 Home Lighting Control System

June 30, 2016

Autonomic has announced compatibility between their Mirage Media Servers (MMS) and Mirage Audio System (MAS) with the RadioRA 2 home lighting control system from Lutron. The Autonomic music systems, already compatible with the Lutron HomeWorks QS home lighting control system, afford integrators tremendous opportunity to provide new or existing clients with elegantly integrated whole-house entertainment […]

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Lutron Ships Apple HomeKit Lighting and Shades in Serena and Sivoia QS Triathlon

January 27, 2016

The affordably priced Caséta Wireless smart home system from Lutron Electronics provides control of lights, shades and temperature anytime, anywhere. This month, the company announced the ability to control Lutron shades using its HomeKit-enabled Caséta Wireless Smart Bridge. In 2015, Lutron released one of the world’s first Apple HomeKit-enabled products – its Caséta Wireless Smart […]

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A Story About Breadmakers — and Lutron’s Joel Spira

November 17, 2015

LUTRON is the defacto-standard lighting control company in the AV market. Think lighting control, you think LUTRON. LUTRON lost its leader of 54 years when Joel Spira passed away on April 8, 2015. I had the pleasure of consulting for LUTRON and not only meeting Joel, but also working with him (indirectly, I will admit). […]

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rAVe Pro Volume 13, Issue 21 — November 4, 2015

November 6, 2015

For all you regular reader of rAVe news out there, you may not realize this, but twice a month we publish rAVe ProAV Edition an email newsletter packed with opinionated news and product stories about the ProAV industry. The most recent edition, Volume 13, Issue 21 includes editorials from Gary Kayye about the passing of industry icons […]

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Lutron Extends its Family of Keypads, Dimmers and Accessories

October 16, 2015

Lutron Electronics today announced several expansions to its lighting control systems. Palladium keypad: The design of the Palladiom keypad ties into the HomeWorks QS system, bringing total lighting control of the HomeWorks QS system. The Palladiom keypad is the first of its kind to feature buttons and faceplates made of the same material – plastic, glass or metal – for a coordinated aesthetic. […]

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Lutron Electronics Expands Ivalo Collection of Architectural LED Fixtures

October 16, 2015

Lutron Electronics has introduced new additions to its Ivalo Collection of high-end Architectural LED Fixtures. These new upgrades offer added custom options for high-end residential and architectural applications and Lutron is guaranteeing flicker-free 1 percent dimming. The Finiré 3″ LED Recessed Lighting has expanded its range of field changeable beam spreads from 15 degree narrow spot to 60 […]

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Basalte’s Sentido Might be the Best Looking Light Switch, Ever

October 16, 2015

Sentido is an elegant keypad with a European design that we think is the best looking light switch ever. This touch-sensitive light switch integrates with Lutron Homeworks QS and uses metal finishes in combination with the advanced touch technology offer a haptic experience. The square-shaped light switch is divided into two or four equal surfaces, each […]

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Lutron Intros Cloud Connected Device for RadioRA 2 and HomeWorks QS Systems

October 16, 2015

Lutron Electronics today announced that its RadioRA 2 and HomeWorks QS systems will use the cloud-based Lutron Connect Bridge hardware and the new a Lutron Connect App. This will add features to any RadioRA 2 and HomeWorks QS home like AppleWatch notification, Geofencing, HomeGlance dashboard for mobile devices, support for Apple and Android Widgets, Nest and Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostat support and free remote access to the […]

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Lighting Control and Automation — A Boon for AV Pros

March 27, 2015

When people think of automation, they tend to still think in terms of AV control: TV on, volume up, channel selected, etc. Oddly, despite the fact that control of shades and lighting is, in my opinion, the essence of automation, it remains semi-forgotten. It’s probably a disservice to say that. Plenty of vendors have offered […]

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CES 2015: A Followup From the Show — IoT, Smart Home, Robotics and UCC

January 12, 2015

As a followup to my blog Where the Internet of Things Takes A Center Stage, I wanted to bring some perspectives from the Consumer Electronics Show to include AV/IT industry companies — Savant, Lutron, Revolve Robotics and Plantronics which involved IoT, Smart Home technology, robotics and unified communications. Savant is a recognized leader in home control […]

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Pro Control Releases Two-Way Drivers Across a Spectrum of Devices

September 10, 2014

Pro Control today announced that several new two-way drivers are available with the release of the latest version of Pro Control Studio programming software. Developed by Pro Control, these new drivers enable what the company calls seamless, intuitive control over a broad spectrum of products including Sonos wireless audio systems, Lutron Caséta lighting controls, and […]

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Lutron Senior Vice President Talks 2014

February 6, 2014

rAVe founder Gary Kayye caught up with Richard Angel, a Lutron Senior VP and 30-year industry veteran, at the Integrated Systems Europe show in Amsterdam today, where they talked about Lutron’s Sustainability objectives, reviewed the 2013 market and talked about what we can expect in 2014. The whole interview was video’d and you can watch […]

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The Lutron Design Collections Offer Homeowners More Fabric Choices

September 27, 2013

Lutron Electronics has announced the availability of The Lutron Design Collections — more than 1,500 redesigned, high-fashion fabrics and materials for the company’s motorized shade family of products. The move comes after the company said it identified a market need to offer stylish and fashion-forward options at a variety of price points. New additions to […]

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New, Energy-Saving Features Added to Lutron HomeWorks QS System

September 26, 2013

Lutron Electronics today announced three new features for its HomeWorks QS total home control system.  RF SoftSwitch Module Switches large loads, like landscape lighting, pumps, and gates, without any wear on the relay, and without the need for multiple devices Can switch an entire branch circuit of lighting, up to 16A, from Pico wireless remotes, […]

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Lutron Releases iPad App for RadioRA 2

February 14, 2011

Lutron announced last month the availability of a new Apple iPad App for the RadioRA total light control system. The App controls lights, shades, temperature and appliances. It allows homeowners to monitor and control appliances while away from home, enact a temporary “green” mode for reducing light levels and turning off unneeded appliances, personalized programming […]

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Lutron: Dominating GreenAV Lighting Control

August 12, 2010

Did you know that lighting can account for up to 20 percent of a household’s yearly electricity usage, and up to 40 percent a year commercially? Well, according to Lutron, that’s the case! While it’s true that all dimmers save energy, that’s just the beginning of “green” lighting design. Lutron has also developed an extensive […]

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Nevo Now Includes 2-Way and Lutron Control

June 29, 2010

In addition to adding 2-way IP, RS-232, and/or Z-Wave device interfaces for AV receivers, media servers, IP cameras, etc., Nevo has also added 2-way control of  Lutron’s popular RadioRA2 wireless RF lighting control system.  Nevo says they accomplish “true 2-way control” of a Lutron RadioRA2 system through IP communication from a RadioRA2 Repeater. Want to […]

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Lutron’s RadioRA 2 Now Integrated into Philips Pronto Controllers

June 3, 2010

Philips Pronto, in collaboration with lighting control manufacturer Lutron Electronics, has announced the availability of a new RadioRA 2 module for Pronto’s line of controllers, including the TSU9300, TSU9400, TSU9600 and TSU9800. This new module offers integrators a simpler integration between a Pronto touch panel and the RadioRA 2 wireless lighting control system – no […]

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