Lightning season is in full swing!

Help protect your client’s security systems, smart home appliances, sensitive lighting control and expensive AV systems with surge and lightning protection from Total Protection Solutions.

In Florida alone there are more than 1.2 million lightning strikes reported each year.

Have you ever seen your clients lose thousands of dollars worth of equipment due to lightning, static or surge issues?

Please invest 30 minutes and join us on August 11 at 10:00 am to learn how TPS truly protects your clients’ homes, appliances, and expensive electronics with warranted equipment. Register below:

Orion announces the addition of Josh.ai to our line card!

Orion Integrated Systems is excited to announce the addition of Josh.ai to our line card! Josh.ai is a luxury home automation platform that offers advanced voice control, a customizable touch interface, beautiful apps and deep integrations with professionally installed smart home devices.

Designed specifically for luxury homes, Josh brings together all of your connected devices onto one intuitive interface that works by touch, text, voice, or “smart recommendations.”

Every aspect of Josh, from the industrial design and software to marketing and brand, are designed to deliver a premium look and feel.

Get in touch today to find out more about how Josh.ai can enhance your next project!

Sign-up for Leon & Terra Product Trainings This Summer

The best way for you and your team to learn about the full scope of products that Leon offers is by taking one of Leon’s online product trainings.

There are two currently being offered for Leon and Terra with many dates available throughout the summer. Click below to see the schedules and to sign-up!

Leon Speakers Webex Training

In this one-hour training we’ll cover:

  • A brief history of our company and how we got our start
  • A comprehensive overview of our Custom Audio, Media Décor, and Terra products
  • Available custom options with case studies for inspiration
  • Tips for making ordering as easy as possible

Terra Outdoor Speakers Webex Training

In this half-hour training we’ll cover:

  • What sets Terra apart from the competitors
  • An overview of all products in the Terra outdoor line
  • Common customizations

The Lutron Excellence Awards Competition Starts TODAY

The Lutron Excellence Awards program recognizes the world’s best residential projects using HomeWorks, RadioRA 2, and RA2 Select lighting control systems, Palladiom, Sivoia QS, and Triathlon shading systems, and Ketra and Ivalo lighting fixture and lamp solutions.

  • Entries will be accepted through October 2, 2020
  • User-friendly online submission portal makes entering your projects simple!
  • Winners will be announced in late fall during an online event.
  • Winners receive a crystal award, marketing materials, and have their names added to a plaque at Lutron’s Experience Centers.

One winner will be announced for each of these categories:

  1. Best Sivoia QS or Triathlon Shading Project
  2. Best HomeWorks Project
  3. Best RadioRA 2 or RA2 Select Project
  4. Best Ketra or Ivalo Lighting Project
  5. The Essence of Pleasance
  6. Best System Upgrade
  7. Best Collaboration with an Architect, Interior Designer, or Lighting Designer
  8. Best Lutron/Ketra Experience Showroom
  9. Judges’ Choice

Visit lutron.com/ExcellenceAwards for a complete list of rules, category descriptions, tips for crafting your entry, and to submit your best Lutron projects.

We look forward to recognizing our dealers with this industry distinction and celebrating their continued commitment to taking care of Lutron customers with the world’s best lighting and shading control solutions.

Living in a Material World CEU

Join us this Wednesday for an informative and inspiring CEU, as Orion’s Deb Giarratana and Lutron’s Blake Wills take a walk through the wild world of shade material choices. This CEU, presented in partnership with Boca Theater & Automation and their Boca Tech Talks, will expose attendees to a wide variety of topics for shading fabrics including color, selection of fabric options, and the ability of shades to protect interior finishes and furniture. Please click the link below if you’d like to join us.

Living in a Material World 
July 22nd 11:00 am – 12 pm EST

Next Generation HomeWorks Webinar Series

Bedroom with HomeWorks and Palladiom Shades

Join us Friday, July 24th, for the second event in our webinar series to accompany the launch of the next generation of HomeWorks.

Learn about everything that has happened since we began shipping in May. We’ll cover product delivery, software, and app updates, status of integration partner drivers, and upcoming system features.

For over three decades, HomeWorks has been redefining expectations around the seamless control of light in a home. Bringing together a legacy of best in class dimming technology, window coverings and now, fixtures, the next generation of HomeWorks raises the bar for creating beautiful light throughout the home.

If you have not done so already, you can register for one of two available sessions at: register.gotowebinar.com.

Ketra with Clear Connect Type X Now Shipping

The first orders of next generation Ketra lamps and fixtures, featuring Clear Connect Type X wireless technology, are now shipping out from Lutron facilities to job sites across North America.

Building on the momentum of the next generation HomeWorks platform, which began shipping last month, these next generation light sources natively integrate with HomeWorks, while delivering on the quality and reliability of Lutron wireless solutions.

Our teams have also been hard at work creating videos to help you learn about some of the new tools that are available as a part of this next generation of HomeWorks and Ketra –Type X.

Check out the HomeWorks Software Training for Existing Ketra Accounts here to learn how to incorporate these new Type X lamps and fixtures on your next job.

Lutron’s 2020 Residential Opportunities Tour

Lutron Palladiom

This year’s tour will visit 11 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada and will offer classes on the latest innovations in HomeWorks, Ketra, Palladiom, and other award-winning Lutron product lines.

The classes will be a deep dive into our new technology and tools, LED lighting and fixtures, and include a day dedicated to strategies for growing your business with Lutron products and solutions.

Find a complete course list, by location, and links to registration here.

Lutron Adds a Motion Sensor and Repeater to its Caséta Smart Lighting Control System

The most connected lighting control system now offers more range and sensing capabilities

Coopersburg, PA – Caséta by Lutron, the industry’s most connected smart lighting control system, now offers more features than ever before. Lutron Electronics, the global leader in lighting and shading controls, is announcing the addition of the Caséta Smart Motion Sensor and the Caséta Repeater.

The Caséta Smart Motion Sensor
Perfect for bathrooms, laundry rooms, hallways, garages, or any room where a sensor would add hands-free control, the new freestanding Caséta Smart Motion Sensor offers another option to control lights and Lutron Serena shades wirelessly. Its features include:

  • Sensing and smart control – the sensor can automatically turn Caséta smart devices on when you enter a room and off when you leave.
  • Versatile power – one sensor can control any number of Caséta smart switches, dimmers, fan controls, and Serena smart shades within up to 60 feet.
  • Breakthrough sensing technology – detects fine motion three times better than the competition, with 180-degree field of view.
  • Flexible installation – the sensor is wireless, so you can mount it to a wall or corner or place it freestanding on a flat surface. With Lutron sensing technology, tricky angles are not a problem.
  • Customizable lighting levels – set your desired level for each device controlled by the sensor.
  • 10-year typical battery life – three times longer than other leading motion-sensor brands.
  • Title 24 compliant – vacancy-only models available to meet residential energy code requirements in California.

The Caséta Repeater
Ideal for homes that need extra range for unique room layouts, non-centrally-located Caséta smart bridges, and unusually dense stone or concrete walls, the new Caséta Repeater expands system range by 60 feet when placed within 60 feet of a Caséta Smart Bridge. And there’s no ethernet connection needed; just plug the repeater into any outlet, and you’re all set.

In addition, the repeater also works in conjunction with the Caséta Plug-in Dimmer, which also functions as a repeater.

Caséta now includes multi-home support – perfect for customers with Caséta systems in more than one home – and works with up to 75 devices.

The Caséta Smart Motion Sensor and Caséta Repeater will be available online at Amazon, Home Depot, Lowe’s, and other retailers, as well as at electrical distributors. The sensor and repeater have suggested retail prices of $49.95 and $74.95, respectively. Both products will be available in white at the beginning of February.

Visit casetawireless.com to learn more.

About Lutron Electronics (www.lutron.com):
Founded in 1961, lighting and shading control leader Lutron Electronics is headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. From dimmers for the home, to smart lighting management systems for entire buildings, the company offers more than 15,000 products, sold in more than 100 countries. In the US alone, Lutron products save an estimated 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per year. The company’s early inventions— including the first solid-state electronic dimmer invented by Lutron’s founder, Joel Spira—are now at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.

sonnen’s Fast Charge Your Business Challenge

Are you charged-up about
energy automation?

Register for sonnen’s first-ever
Fast Charge Your Business Challenge!

WHAT is the Fast Charge Your Business Challenge?
A year-long ambassador competition designed to challenge your mindset and build your energy automation business!

Compete in bi-monthly challenges — like most number of social media shout-outs, best sonnen pitch, most unique application, and more — for prizes valued up to $200! A grand prize winner of the year-long challenge will be announced at CEDIA 2020.

Once registered, you will receive regular emails from us with challenge updates, letting you know how you are measuring up to the competition and who the bi-monthly challenge winners are.

WHO should enroll?
YOU! Dealers looking to differentiate their business with an emerging new category. All that’s required is a charged-up attitude!

WHY should I participate?
You’ll stay engaged with sonnen and be eligible to win special prizes for energizing your business with energy automation and ecoLinx… and because it’ll be fun!

WHEN does registration close? When does the challenge end?
Registration ends 12/31/19. The year-long challenge officially ends at CEDIA 2020 with the grand prize announcement.

HOW can I enter?
To enroll and learn more, click below to provide us your information and keep your eyes on your inbox for details on your first challenge!