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Lutron Announces 2013 Excellence Award Winners

Now in its 10th year, annual competition recognizes project excellence around the globe

Coopersburg, PA (October 2, 2013) – Lutron Electronics, the leader in energy-saving, wireless light and shade control, has announced the winners of its annual 2013 Excellence Award competition. The announcement was made at the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo in Denver, Colorado.

Founded in 2003, the Excellence Awards competition recognizes the world’s best total home control projects using Lutron light, shade, and temperature controls, appliance modules, third-party equipment and more. Close to 100 of Lutron’s residential system providers have been honored since its inception.

This year’s competition received more entries than ever before, all of which were reviewed and judged by a panel of industry journalists.

The 2013 winners are:
  1. Best Commercial Project- Spire Integrated Systems of Troy, Michigan
  2. Best Dressed System- Audio Command Systems of Westbury, New York
  3. Best Energy Saving Application- Spire Integrated Systems of Troy, Michigan
  4. Best Engineered Project- Chesley Electric of Park City, Utah
  5. Best Implementation of Lighting Design- C+T Systems of Vernon, Connecticut
  6. Best Integrated Home- Art + Automaton of Wailuku, Hawaii
  7. Best Use of 3rd Party Integration- Total Lifestyle Concepts of Suwanee, Georgia
  8. Best Retrofit Project- Squaw Valley Automation of Olympic Valley, California
  9. Best Shading Project- Sound Specialists of Chicago, Illinois
  10. Coolest Installation- Smart Home Designer of Miami, Florida
  11. Essence of Pleasance- Mari Design of Portland, Oregon
  12. Most Clever Use of Shades- The Soho Shop of Saint Charles, Missouri
  13. Most Creative Application- Casaplex of Kensington, Maryland

“It gives me great pleasure to recognize these stellar companies,” said Michael Smith, vice-president of residential sales at Lutron. “Not only are they delighting their customers in new and innovative ways, but also earning the respect of their industry peers,” said Smith.

About Lutron Electronics (
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.