Light is an important part of our personal environment. It affects how we see and how we feel. We spend most of our lives under electric light – in our homes, schools, offices, stores, even outdoor spaces. But not all light is created equal.
The right light helps us live and work better. It can make visual tasks, such as reading, easier. It can set the mood for a space – vivid and energizing in a home office or gym, or warm and intimate for a dinner party. It can accentuate the colors and textures of fine furnishings. The right light may even help us sleep better.
LET THE OPPORTUNITY SHINE ON
For over 30 years we’ve been involved in controlling these environments through lighting control systems such as Lutron, working closely with architects, home builders, and interior designers to create programmable environments based on a client’s needs and desires. A residential project’s lighting control is directed through predetermined lighting plans and typically contains specified fixtures selected in earlier phases of construction that may present challenges when it’s time to program the control system. This can cause a great deal of strife for all parties involved and even delay a project while sorting out compatibility issues between fixtures and programming.
As A/V and Lighting Control Specialists, the lack of control we have on a project at this stage of the game opened up an opportunity for us. It was important to claim a majority stake in the lighting development stage to ensure the best possible lighting experience and control for our customers.
ADDING A LIGHTING DESIGN TEAM
In order to achieve this we invested in our tenured lighting control engineers and provided them the means to earn their certifications as ALA Lighting Specialists, and in Lutron HomeWorks Illumination and QS. Additionally, through our long-standing partnership with the nationally recognized Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), we have access to an expert designer to support our team.
Our service benefits projects of any size that lack an appointed lighting designer or need a backup design team to review existing plans and provide recommendations that will further enhance the original design.
SELLING AND SPECIFYING LIGHT FIXTURES
Resources geared up, our next step was to expand our brand portfolio to include lighting fixtures giving us greater leverage to specify and sell high performance, energy efficient, state-of-the-art LED fixtures that are compatible with the most popular lighting control systems. We are pleased to announce our new offerings from Lutron Ivalo Finiré, USAI Lighting, Ketra, and DMF Lighting. Whether for new construction or retrofit renovation projects, we have an appropriate fixture that fits. With a range of color options, from classic, consistent white, to dimming cycles that stimulate the patterns of natural daylight, to a rainbow of saturated colored light, the possibilities are endless.
Through direct relationships with these manufacturers, we are competitively priced to meet a variety of project scopes and budgets. Lead times tend to be reduced by cutting out multiple middle men commonly used in traditional purchasing channels.
Furthermore, coupling our design services at the beginning with specifying and purchasing the fixtures in the middle alleviates any compliance issues at the last stage when it’s time to program the lighting control system; therefore, miscommunications are prevented, delays are lessened, budgets are met, and longstanding relationships are developed.
DELIVERING AWARD-WINNING RESULTS
The investment in developing our working knowledge of lighting from conception, to specification, to execution has captured gains in delivering award-winning environments. Most recently we were named the winners of the 2018 Lutron Excellence Award for Best Use of Lutron’s High-Performance LED Fixtures. The winning project conjoined all trades – architect, lighting designer, home builder, and InnerSpace; and resulted in a truly unforgettable classic, shingle style home overlooking the Long Island Sound.
The lighting plan was designed to illuminate the space while highlighting all the fine details and rich finishes. With a project scope of over 330 Lutron Ivalo Finiré fixtures and 144 circuits of lighting, the ability to partner up with the contracted lighting designer to assess the plans and supply the fixtures was helpful in meeting budgetary requirements, and allowed InnerSpace Electronics to provide a beautifully designed and functioning Lutron QS system to the homeowner.
LIGHT AND LEARN
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Award-winning project named a finalist in the Best Integrated Home Category
Westchester, Fairfield County & NYC, New York – November 3, 2015 – InnerSpace Electronics, Inc., New York’s leading resource for premium home technology solutions, is proud to announce that their award-winning Orange County, NY project has been recognized again this year, this time as a winner in the Best Integrated Home category of the 2015 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles® Home Technology Professional Awards.
The CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards Program recognizes the best home technology projects designed and installed by CEDIA member home technology professionals across seven categories. For the first time in the awards’ history, CEDIA announced a list of finalists a few weeks before CEDIA Expo to increase awareness and showcase the innovative work done by CEDIA members.
This InnerSpace Electronics’ Orange County, NY whole-home project also earned them Gold honors in the 2015 Electronic House Home of the Year Awards this past June for the array of custom smart home technology solutions installed throughout the entire property.
The InnerSpace team sets themselves apart from other custom integrators with their willingness to create truly custom programming solutions for each customer’s needs. To help these owners keep an eye on the massive property, InnerSpace installed 29 IC Realtime Cameras to monitor the 14,000 square-foot home itself, as well as the 142 acres of property surrounding it. The cameras’ motion sensors automatically signal the Savant automation system, which activates TVs inside the residence to display footage of the wildlife that roams the property, creating a “wildlife channel” for owners to view and playback later.
“We approached this project with an eager, open mindset, knowing that it was going to be challenging to take the owner’s brainchild and turn it into a connected home that meets all of their needs,” said Barry Reiner, owner and president of InnerSpace Electronics. “There isn’t a one-fits-all solution for all of these whole home projects; and our team is excellent at connecting the pieces in a unique way that yields results.”
The Savant home automation system also allows homeowners to control nearly every aspect of their commercial-grade lighting, heating, cooling and networking which unite with residential electronic door locks motorized shading and more. The owners can also control their completely hidden whole-home audio system with the touch of a button. InnerSpace was able to blend the Triad DesignerSeries speakers and Bowers & Wilkins subwoofers into the walls to keep a clean, consistent look throughout the home.
“Our team poured endless creativity and effort into this demanding project, and we are truly honored to have that work recognized by both EH and CEDIA over the past few months,” said Andrea Reiner, co-founder and vice president of InnerSpace Electronics. “Simultaneously being able to give the homeowner exactly what they were looking for and to be recognized by CEDIA as one of the top integration firms is extremely rewarding and sets a higher bar for our future projects.”
Leading NY custom electronics pros snag gold for one-of-a-kind smart home installation.
Innerspace Electronics, Inc., New York’s leading resource for premium home technology solutions, is proud to announce the company’s latest award win, the CI industry-driven Electronic House Home of the Year Award.
The Electronic House Home of the Year Awards showcase technologies and systems for the whole home and each year honor the best installed spaces, submitted for judging by professional home automation and home theater integrators. Showcasing Innerspace Electronics’ creativity and meticulous system engineering, the firm was honored with the Gold Award in the category of Whole Home, Over $50k. The award-winning Orange County, NY home boasts an array of custom smart home technology solutions including: twenty-nine surveillance cameras that capture images of wildlife around the property (and also provide class-leading security); elegant colored lighting which accentuates the architecture of the home; and commercial-grade systems that pair with residential nuances and control to deliver uber-smart home automation effects.
“At Innerspace Electronics, we don’t believe there is any singular template or cookie-cutter layout when it comes to designing, installing and maintaining a smart home,” said co-founder and president Barry Reiner. “We pride ourselves on thinking outside of the box to deliver an experience that not only ‘wows’ but adds real value, convenience and innovation to our clients’ projects.”
Upon completion, the impressive 14,000 square-foot home now features a Savant home automation system, which allows the homeowners to actively monitor and manage every aspect of the home environment including commercial-grade lighting, heating and cooling and networking which unite with residential electronic door locks, audio/video components, motorized shading, surveillance cameras and more. Collaborating with a host of premium consumer electronics brands ranging from Savant, Lutron, Samsung and Seura to Bowers & Wilkins, JBL, Leon Speakers, Sonance and IC Realtime, among others, the Innerspace Electronics team worked diligently, delivering a custom whole-home system that offers unparalleled convenience, efficiency and enjoyment – not to mention priceless peace of mind.
“Being recognized by a leading consumer electronics publication like Electronic House is an incredible honor and something we are undoubtedly proud of,” said InnerSpace Electronics co-founder and vice president Andrea Reiner. “To be recognized as one of the top custom installation projects across the country is something every home tech pro and system designer strives for. Most importantly, to be honored for one of our most demanding and creative projects yet, speaks volumes for the commitment we bestow on our craft and to our clientele.”
“Interest in the smart home continues to grow,” added Barry. “We embrace this opportunity and are leveraging consumer interest to push ourselves further, implementing exciting new market trends and applications into the services we offer. We look forward to continuing this tradition of excellence and serving our East Coast community for years to come.”
November 14, 2014 InnerSpace Electronics Debuts Savant App in NYC
InnerSpace Electronics’ elite home automation event yesterday provided attendees with a special first-look at the recently launched Savant App for iOS and Android devices. The event, held at the renowned NYC Savant Experience Center, InnerSpace, marked the first time that the Savant App was showcased in its entirety to the NY metro market.
Sound & Vision
September, 2014 The Social Theater
New construction has its advantages, especially when building a home theater. Since Innerspace Electronics of Port Chester, New York, was brought in on this project early in the construction, they could ensure that this theater was designed adequately for best picture and sound.
Electronic House Home Theater Gold Winner 2013
An architectural speaker system from B&W and Triad deliver audio goodness, while Lutron motorized shades provide clever ‘door’ solution.