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The Benefits of Motorized Window Shades

On Monday, July 25, Todd Director, the Vice President of Connecticut Lighting Centers, appeared on WGGB TV’s Western Mass News to discuss motorized window shades. At our showrooms, we carry Lutron® battery-powered roller shades. With automated window shades, you can take the guesswork out of lifting and lowering.

Why Do We Carry Motorized Shades?

Many people wonder why a lighting store would sell window shades. Over the years at Connecticut Lighting Centers, we have expanded our services to include home automation. If you’re controlling your lights with dimmers, why not regulate other features of your home? We have a partnership with Lutron®, who has created the best motorized shades on the market.

How Do They Work?

Lutron® battery-operated window shades can be controlled from a remote control or an app on your smartphone. The app allows you to enable certain settings, like a sun sensor, that will automatically raise or lower your shades based on the amount of sun shining through. They move up and down fast, and have a virtually silent motor.

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Lutron Caséta Wireless

Lutron Caséta Wireless
Your connected home begins here

Peace of Mind. Comfort. Convenience.

Whether you want your lights on, off, or somewhere in between, your shades raised or lowered, or your temperature set back a few degrees, you can count on Caséta Wireless to deliver what you need. With the Lutron Caséta you can adjust your lights, window shades and temperature from anywhere.

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Lutron Serena Shades

Lutron’s “Serena” Wireless Motorized Window Shades

Motorized shades for the same price or less than manual shades

Enhance your lifestyle with affordable luxury. Lutron has broken the price barrier with high quality, easy-to-install, attractive, battery-powered window shades. These Motorized shades are for the same price or less than manual shades.

Serena Window Shade fabrics come in a variety of fashionable colors and textures that are available in single cell or double cell construction for light filtering, sheer, or room darkening applications. Serena shades from Lutron can help reduce glare, add privacy, enhance your home’s decor, create ambiance and protect home furnishings from the sun’s UV rays. Installation is easy because Serena shades are completely wireless and feature a snap in design. These shades can also help you save on your energy costs. All Serena shades can be controlled with a single room remote or whole-home system.

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Wall Plates by Legrand

Lose the Screws and Turn on the Style
Wall Plates by Legrand

Why settle for the same boring ho-hum wall plate? Find your fashion plate and make a beautiful switch with Legrand’s adorne collection of wall plates. With 32 options, you can easily match your home’s décor while adding a personal touch to any room. From lush cast metals, rich natural materials and vibrant colors, the possibilities are endless. The best part? Legrand adorne wall plates feature a snap on design for easy installation-no visible hardware!

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Connecticut Lighting Centers Wins National Lutron Award

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.


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