Now in its 15th year, Lutron Electronics annual Excellence Awards competition recognizes Lutron system providers around the globe.
InnerSpace Electronics, Inc. has won for “Best Use of Lutron’s High-Performance LED Fixtures”
InnerSpace Electronics, Inc., a premier custom electronics and home technology integrator has won the 2018 Excellence Award for “Best Use of Lutron’s High-Performance LED Fixtures” from lighting and shading control leader Lutron Electronics. The announcement was made at the Custom Electronics Design and Installation (CEDIA) industry leading conference.
Established in 2003, the Lutron Excellence Awards competition recognizes the world’s best projects that use Lutron lighting, shading, and temperature controls, Lutron Ivalo fixtures, plus third-party equipment, voice control, and more. More than 100 of Lutron’s residential system providers have won a total of 160 Excellence Awards since the competition’s beginnings.
“It’s an honor to recognize these stellar customers for their outstanding use of Lutron products and their continued dedication to the industry,” said Michael Smith, Vice-President – Sales at Lutron. “These companies have truly raised the bar and set a high standard of industry excellence.”
“Lutron lighting control systems have been part of our service catalog for many years. Our expertise in designing sophisticated lighting control systems and the support we’ve received from Lutron has enabled us to expand our business and knowledge base into additional segments of lighting including lighting design services, and specifying and supplying light fixtures. Bridging the gap across all facets of a lighting plan, we have the ability to deliver on high-performance, energy-efficient, and award-winning installations that enhance a space and provide overall peace of mind”, said Barry Reiner, President of InnerSpace Electronics, Inc.
This year’s competition received more than 100 entries from around the world, which were judged by a panel of industry veteran journalists.
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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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Innerspace Electronics, Inc. a premier custom electronics and home technology integrator, has passed the rigorous requirements necessary to earn certification by the Home Technology Association.
TheHome Technology Association is the first independent organization to educate and empower homeowners in their technology purchases, recognize exceptional businesses, and elevate the technology integration industry’s status and stature with a rigorous third-party certification process.
Innerspace Electronics, Inc. Ranked Amongst Top Home Technology Firms
Innerspace Electronics, Inc. has become one of the first in the NY Metro Area to achieve the designation of HTA Certified home technology integration firm. The HTA uses 60+ criteria to evaluate dealers and only the top 10 to 15 percent of dealers nationwide achieve this coveted certification.
HTA Certified dealers like Innerspace Electronics, Inc. exhibit a stellar reputation in the marketplace, a demonstrated history of technical competence, and a commitment to high-quality aftercare service and support. Innerspace Electronics, Inc. commits to adhering to the standards set by the HTA to maintain its status as an HTA certified dealer.
Like Michelin Stars for Home Technology
Consumers buying a diamond know to look for GIA certification from the Gemological Institute of America. Those looking for a high-quality restaurant will look at a chef’s Michelin stars. The HTA seeks to simplify the process of purchasing home technology systems with its certification standards. HTA Certified dealers consistently meet or exceed consumer expectations at every stage of a project, including post-installation service and customer support.
Choosing an HTA Certified Integration Firm Simplifies Smart Home Shopping
In addition to recognizing home technology integration firms that perform at the highest level, the HTA seeks to simplify technology purchases for consumers, taking much of the fear and confusion out of purchasing home technology systems.
The HTA website provides a first-of-its kind home technology budget calculator, as well as an informative collection of articles designed to educate and inspire consumers on topics such as home theaters, media rooms, and smart home systems. Visit https://htacertified.org to learn more about the HTA and go to www.innerspaceelectronics.com to find out how to get the home technology system of your dreams.
We are proud to announce that we have once again earned Diamond Elite Dealer status with Lutron based on our 2017 numbers! A Diamond Elite dealer has to spend over $750K with Lutron in a given year. Spending that much with Lutron also requires us to be extremely proficient with all the many Lutron offerings from everything from the Caseta product to Homeworks QS lighting to the newest Palladiom shades.
Thank you to the many builders and architects we work with and, of course, our clients that helped get us to where we are!
We are excited to announce that we have added another control system to our menu of available options to our clients. Control4 was founded in 2003 and debuted at the 2004 CEDIA home technology show. Control4 allows the end user to control their music, video, lighting, shading, HVAC, security and surveillance camera systems through one custom interface. The system supports more than 8,000 devices from third-party manufacturers including CoolMasterNet for seamless integration with VRF & Split HVACs, Sonos music systems and products from Sony and Sub-Zero.
For more information on Control4 and all of it’s capabilities, click on the video below.
This past November, Innerspace Electronics, Inc. attended the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut, Inc. HOBI Awards Ceremony where a number of our builder partners were presented with awards for their outstanding work. We were honored to have designed and installed all the low voltage electronic systems in five of the award winning projects at the HOBI awards in 2017.
These projects feature low voltage electronics systems including full-scale home automation, lighting control, motorized window treatments, whole house audio & video control, broadband networks, HVAC control, pool systems control, security & camera systems control and many other system features, all provided and installed by Innerspace Electronics, Inc. for the following HOBI award winners:
Best Custom Home 8,000-9000 SF
Best Custom Home 10,000-12,000 SF
Best Custom Home 12,000-16,000 SF
Best Pool House
Best Accessory Building
“Integrated homes by Innerspace Electronics, Inc. provide homeowners with the ability to operate and monitor all systems while at home or remotely through internet enabled smart phones and tablets. We are in the business of providing convenience, assurance and peace of mind to our clients,” said Barry Reiner, CEO at Innerspace Electronics, Inc.
Innerspace Electronics has had the opportunity to work with many excellent builders and architects throughout Connecticut & New York, including Sound Beach Partners, Significant Homes, Hobbs, Charles Hilton Architects, Vanderhorn Architects, Shope Reno Wharton, and many more.