Lifetime Achievement Award - Lighting One

David Director, President of Connecticut Lighting Centers, accepts the Lighting One’s Lifetime Achievement award on behalf of his father Arthur Director. LeAnn Day (right), Senior Membership Consultant at Lighting One, presented
the award.

Connecticut Lighting Centers won two national awards at the yearly Lighting One International Lighting Market convention in Dallas, Texas. The Lifetime Achievement award was given to Arthur Director, Founder of Connecticut Lighting Centers. The Member of the Year award was given to David Director, President of Connecticut Lighting Centers.

David Director was awarded for his membership participation and engagement to Lighting One in 2015. Since David joined Lighting One, he has become a critical part of Lighting One’s continued growth and success. David participates in many Lighting One programs, conference calls, webinars, and is an important part of the advisory council, which is an integral part of Lighting One’s strategic direction.

Arthur Director was awarded for his many years of dedication to the lighting industry. Arthur helped blazed the path for today’s showrooms having served for over 20 years and as President of the American Lighting Association. His legacy speaks for itself, his accomplishments, and dedication to the lighting industry more than exemplify the Lighting One Lifetime winners. David Director, son of Arthur, accepted the award on his behalf.

 

For more information about Connecticut Lighting Centers’, contact Dave Director at 860-249-7631 or at ddirector@ctlighting.com.

Lighting One National Convention Awards Night

L-R: Kenneth Hutchinson, Vice President of Operations, David Director, President,
Todd Director, Vice President, and Neil Fleisher, Vice President of Sales,
pose for a photo at the Lighting One International Lighting Market awards night.

About Connecticut Lighting Centers
Connecticut Lighting Centers is a local, family owned company that was established in 1972 in Hartford, CT by the Director family, along with a staff of six employees. Today, Connecticut Lighting Centers has the largest selection of lighting, fans, decorative hardware and home accents in New England. They have three showrooms in Hartford and Southington, including Restoration Lighting Gallery, which is located across the street from their Hartford location, and is New England’s premier vintage, antique, and period reproduction lighting source, offering restoration and repair services and stocks over 1,000 lampshades. Their team is comprised of a group of experienced lighting and home decor professionals who offer specialized lighting design services for customers, builders, remodelers and architects. For more information, visit www.CTLighting.com, www.MYRLG.com and follow us on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest.

 
Daniel C. Perry, Manager Shading/Lighting Systems & Controls

Daniel C. Perry, Manager Shading/Lighting Systems & Controls.

Connecticut Lighting Centers announces the hiring of Daniel Perry to head up their new motorized window treatment and lighting controls division. Mr. Perry brings over forty years of experience and certification with many of the top companies in the field including Lutron, Hunter Douglas, Macho Shade Systems, Draper and Somfy. He is also certified in low voltage lighting controls for residential and commercial applications.

“As this division has seen incredible growth we needed a  manager with his experience to focus on this channel,” says David Director, President. “Dan Perry is an expert who understands the technical issues and can help our team deliver the best solutions for our residential and commercial customers.”

Mr. Perry recently worked in Manhattan providing window treatments and lighting controls for clients in New York City. Previously he had been a window treatment consultant and installer for several major retailers in New England before he joined Lutron in the motorized shades sales division, where his primary duties were troubleshooting shade installations and lighting control systems.

“With the emergence of LED Lighting and wireless technologies, we are getting more and more projects that require this level of expertise,” reports Director. “We are excited to have Dan on board at Connecticut Lighting Centers and Restoration Lighting Gallery.”

For more information about Connecticut Lighting Centers’ division, contact Dave Director at 860-249-7631 or at ddirector@ctlighting.com.

About Connecticut Lighting Centers:
Connecticut Lighting Centers is a local, family owned company that was established in 1972 in Hartford, CT by the Director family, along with a staff of six employees. Today, Connecticut Lighting Centers has the largest selection of lighting, fans, decorative hardware and home accents in New England. They have three showrooms in Hartford and Southington, including Restoration Lighting Gallery, which is located across the street from their Harford location, and is a premier vintage, antique, and period reproduction lighting source that offers restoration and repair services. Their team is comprised of a group of experienced lighting and home decor professionals who offer specialized lighting design services for customers, builders, remodelers and architects. For more information, visit www.CTLighting.com, www.myrlg.com and follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest.

 

David Director, Jim Meltzer and todd Director.

(l-r): David Director, Jim Meltzer and todd Director.

Lutron Electronics, a leading manufacturer of energy-saving, wireless lighting controls and motorized shades, has announced Connecticut Lighting Centers as a double winner of its 2014    5-Star Lighting Showroom Awards.

The awards, announced January 15 at the 2015 International Lighting Market in Dallas, Texas, honor showrooms that provide an immersive experience for customers to see and feel Lutron products. To be considered a 5-star Lutron showroom, business must display an exceptional level of proficiency in six Lutron product categories.

Connecticut Lighting Centers took home two of the six 2014 5-Star Showroom category awards: Home Systems Project of the Year, and Shades Project of the Year. And, Connecticut Lighting Centers was the only showroom to win more than one category.

The awards were a result of projects worked on by Jim Meltzer, Outside Sales Manager, who has over 40 years of experience in the lighting industry and his specialties include Whole-Home Lighting Controls, Landscape Lighting and Custom Lighting Design.
“We are very proud of Jim. His efforts have earned Connecticut Lighting Centers two prestigious awards by Lutron. His passion and knowledge for Lighting Controls is an extremely valuable asset,” said David Director, President and Owner of Connecticut Lighting Centers.

Connecticut Lighting Centers feels the market is poised for major transformation in these categories and has recently hired Dan Perry, a 40 year veteran to head up their new motorized window treatment and lighting controls division.

Lutron Award 2014_Close Up

Connecticut Lighting Centers took home two of the six 2014 5-Star Showroom category awards: Home Systems Project of the Year, and Shades Project of the Year.

Added David Weinstein, Vice President, Residential Sales at Lutron, “Our 5-star showrooms demonstrate the highest level of support and commitment to The Lutron Brand and our innovative offering of fashion centric lighting control and shading solutions. These showrooms are dedicated to expanding the market for Lutron’s products. Each showroom is individually qualified and promoted as a Lutron Experience Destination throughout the U.S. and Canada.”

For more information about Connecticut Lighting Centers’ division, contact Dave Director at 860-249-7631 or at ddirector@ctlighting.com.

About Connecticut Lighting Centers
Connecticut Lighting Centers is a local, family owned company that was established in 1972 in Hartford, CT by the Director family, along with a staff of six employees. Today, Connecticut Lighting Centers has the largest selection of lighting, fans, decorative hardware and home accents in New England. They have three showrooms in Hartford and Southington, including Restoration Lighting Gallery, which is located across the street from their Harford location, and is a premier vintage, antique, and period reproduction lighting source that offers restoration and repair services. Their team is comprised of a group of experienced lighting and home decor professionals who offer specialized lighting design services for customers, builders, remodelers and architects. For more information, visit www.CTLighting.com, www.myrlg.com and follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest.

Connecticut Lighting Centers is proud to be a participating vendor of the 2013 Project Home. Project Home is a partnership between FOX CT, Lovely Development and the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Greater Hatford that built a home from the ground up.

Connecticut Lighting Centers provided all the lighting and ceiling fans for the home. Lighting fixtures included a foyer fifteen-light chandelier, kitchen pendants, bathroom vanity lights and flush mounts, a bedroom ceiling fan, a dining room pendant and chandelier, numerous trend setting table lamps, outdoor lanterns and much more.

The finished home was open to the public for tours in May. Net proceeds from the sale of the home will benefit member programs and services of the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Greater Hartford. Proceeds from the home tours will benefit Camp Courant, a free summer program for Hartford area children that helps them develop positive relationships, learn and have fun.

Project Home - Foyer Chandelier.

Project Home – Foyer Chandelier.

Project Home - Kitchen Pendant & Recessed Lighting

Project Home – Kitchen Pendants.

Project Home - Ceiling Fan & Table Lamp

Project Home – Ceiling Fan & Table Lamp.

Project Home - Dining Room Chandelier

Project Home – Dining Room Chandelier.

Project Home - Bathroom Vanity Lights & Flush Mount

Project Home – Bathroom Vanity Lights & Flush Mount.

Project Home - Outdoor Lantern

Project Home – Outdoor Lantern.

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old radioDavid Director, President and Owner of Connecticut Lighting Centers, speaks with Ray Dunaway on WTIC New Talk 1080 radio about how Connecticut Lighting Centers is a one stop shopping experience.  Connecticut Lighting Centers is not only your source for Lighting, Fans, Decorative Hardware and Home Accents, but so much more! From lamp shades, lighting controls, LEDs and bulbs, mirrors, clocks, wall art, wine holders, unique gifts, door chimes, mail boxes to so much more-the choices are endless! Listen to the full WTIC News Talk 1080 radio interview with Ray Dunaway here>>.

 

 

Curious? Come visit our showrooms in Hartford and Southington.

At the 2013 Dallas International Lighting Market, Connecticut Lighting Centers won the 2012 HomeWorks Job of the Year Award from Lutron. This prestigious annual award is chosen from entries all across North America.

Jim Meltzer, Outside Sales Manager, was responsible for designing a whole-home lighting control system for an exclusive 18,000 square foot home using the Lutron HomeWorks QS system. HomeWorks QS is a sophisticated system that offers peace of mind with state of the art whole-home controls that are easy to use, have energy saving benefits and easily integrates with third party systems.

The Award-Winning HomeWorks QS Project Included: 

Lutron Award - 2013  Job of the Year

2013 Job of the Year Award From Lutron. 

  • 233 zones that are controlled by Remote Power Modules, Hybrid Keypads, wireless switches, wireless dimmers and even a control for holiday decorations.
  • 43 keypads, three table top controls and a garage entry system.
  • 29 countdown timers in the closets and mechanical rooms.
  • A variety of motorized shades including roller shades and venetian blinds for windows and entries for privacy and sun remediation.

The HomeWorks QS system in this home is still growing with requests for added controls. The latest request is to integrate a Pentair pool system that can be controlled by the Lutron HomeWorks QS system.

 

Lutron House Award - Motorized Shades

Family room featuring hidden motorized window treatments by Lutron. Click image to enlarge.

Lutron Award House

Dining room LED cove lighting, LED recessed lights & chandelier-all controlled with a touch of a button. Click image to enlarge.

Dining room  LED cove lighting, Led recessed lights and a chandelier all controlled with a touch of a button.

Dining room LED cove lighting, Led recessed lights and a chandelier all controlled with a touch of a button. Click image to enlarge.

Lutron Award House

Great room with 2-zones of LED recessed & 5-hidden zones of liniar LED from coves to built-ins. 2-keypads provide 12 different scenes of lighting. Click image to enlarge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The monumental task of programming 288 buttons, the garage entry, and all of the time clock programs ended up being great fun. Seeing the homeowners reaction to how this system works reminds me of taking a kid to Disney for the first time,” said Jim.

Jim has over 40 years of experience in the lighting industry and his specialties include Whole-Home Lighting Controls, Landscape Lighting and Custom Lighting Design.

“We are very proud of Jim. His efforts have earned Connecticut Lighting Centers two prestigious awards including the 2011 Five-Star Showroom of the Year by Lutron. His passion and knowledge for Lighting Controls is an extremely valuable asset,” said David Director, President and Owner of Connecticut Lighting Centers.

Want to learn more about Whole-Home Lighting Controls and shades for your home or business? Visit our showrooms and see these systems in action with our Interactive Lutron display. Our lighting experts can explain how they work, how to install and which option is best for you.

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