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Lutron Electronics to Honor Residential System Providers, Announces 13th Annual Excellence Awards Competition

Online entries being accepted now through September 4th

Coopersburg, PA(July 30, 2015) – Lutron Electronics, the leader in energy-saving, wireless lighting and shade control, announces the call for entries for its annual Excellence Awards, competition. Founded in 2003, the competition recognizes the world’s best total home control projects using Lutron’s lighting, shade, temperature and energy controls. More than 100 of Lutron’s residential system providers have been honored since the competition’s inception.

To simplify the application process, formal award categories have been eliminated. Instead, entrants are being asked to submit their very best Lutron projects and let the judges do the rest. Entrants are encouraged to focus their entries on the following topics:
1. Essence of Pleasance
2. Use of RadioRA 2
3. Use of HomeWorks QS
4. Use of Caséta Wireless
5. Integration with a security system
6. Energy-saving applications
7. Integration with third-party equipment
8. Use of Sivoia QS shading and drapery solutions
9. Use of Sivoia QS Triathlon battery powered shades

“Project excellence can be defined in many ways - whether it’s a unique application of Lutron systems and shades, custom integration with a security system, or using lights and shades as primary energy savers in the home,” said Michael Smith, Vice-President of Sales at Lutron. “Lutron’s residential system providers strive for marketplace excellence every day and we’re delighted to honor them with these prestigious awards.”

Winners will be announced on Thursday, Oct. 15, in conjunction with the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo in Dallas, Texas. Winners will receive a recognition award, recognition on Lutron’s website and in a press release, attendance at an awards dinner with Lutron executives, and a winner’s logo to use on their marketing materials and website.

“Tell us how you delighted your customers, how you overcame a challenge and how our products helped you solve a problem,” said David Weinstein, Lutron’s Vice-President of Residential Sales. “Get creative with your entries – the more details the better.”

Visit for a complete list of rules and requirements, and to enter. All entries must be submitted via the online portal by 11:59pm EST on Friday, Sept. 4th.

About Lutron Electronics (
Founded in 1961, Lutron Electronics is headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. 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. 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.

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Corporate Contact
Melissa Andresko
Communications Director- Public Relations
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.