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Lutron Responds To Quick Adoption Of Leds, Adds Nearly 260 Light Bulbs To Dimmer Compatibility List



Coopersburg, PA (August 14, 2013) – Lighting control pioneer Lutron Electronics has announced it has tested, approved, and added 249 dimmable light emitting diodes (LEDs) and several dimmable compact fluorescents (CFLs) to the list of bulbs compatible with its popular C•L collection of dimmers.

The announcement is being made by the Lutron LED Center of Excellence (COE), which is designed to provide the industry with a positive experience during this fast-moving light bulb transition. The COE provides homeowners, specifiers, building owners, contractors, and more with the information they need to correctly specify, install, and use LEDs in both residential and commercial spaces.

Introduced in 2010, the C•L collection of dimmers works not only with today’s most popular light bulbs, like incandescents and halogens, but also with dimmable CFLs and LEDs, which are expected to become even more widely adopted over the next 10 years. With these dimmers, homeowners can reliably control the widest range of dimmable light bulbs available in the market today.

To the C•L bulb compatibility list, Lutron added 249 LEDs from top brands including Cooper, EcoSmart, Feit, GE, Philips, Sylvania, Utilitech, and more.

“With a continued focus on LED dimming and technological product advancement, Lutron is pleased to announce this expanded compatible LED and CFL bulb list,” said Eric Lind, Vice-President – Global Specifications at Lutron. "Not only are we simplifying the transition to LEDs, but when adhering to the list, consumers get a better dimming experience,” said Lind.

Priced from $15, the C•L collection includes Lutron Diva, Maestro, Ariadni/Toggler, Credenza and Skylark/Skylark Contour dimmers, as well as a dimmer/occupancy sensor combo. The collection is available at select home improvement centers, lighting showrooms, electrical distributors and at lutronstore.com.

About Lutron Electronics (www.lutron.com)
Founded in 1961, Lutron Electronics is headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, in the heart of the Lehigh Valley. From dimmers for the home, to lighting management systems for entire buildings, the company offers more than 17,000 energy-saving products, sold in more than 100 countries around the world. 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 dimmer invented by Lutron’s founder, Joel Spira—are now at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.