3 reasons why InnerSpace Electronics should be your lighting designer and fixture supplier on residential projects

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.

USAI Lighting, Lutron, Ketra, DMF, lighting design

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.

 

 

Lutron Excellence Award Best Use of high-performance LED light fixtures, lighting designDELIVERING 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

To learn more about our lighting design services and our lighting brand portfolio click here. To schedule a demo please contact us.

Innerspace Electronics Adds New Control System to Menu

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.

Luxury Living Talks

We are thrilled to be a part of an amazing group of panelists at the New England Home Connecticut Magazine’s ‘Luxury Living Talk’ at the I.M. Smitten showroom on Tuesday, March 20th from 6-8pm. The topic is “Turning Ordinary Into Extraordinary: The Art of Built-In and Custom Detail.”

Exploring the impact that truly one-of-a-kind design elements can have on the places where you live, work, eat, bathe and sleep. These uniquely elegant and personal touches will make all the difference between a room that’s simply very nice and one that’s show-stopping.

The other panelists include Amy Aidinis Hirsch Interior Design, I.M. Smitten Custom Furniture, Shope Reno Wharton and Gatehouse Partners. It will be a wonderful event and we are looking forward to sharing our expertise on incorporating our equipment into the overall design and aesthetics of our clients’ homes.

All are welcome. To register for the event click on the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/luxury-living-talk-by-new-england-home-connecticut-at-im-smitten-tickets-41397965429