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Lutron Vive Makes for Easy Installation

Posted by Matt Sedlock

Aug 18, 2017 10:50:41 AM

If you do commercial work in Southern California, you are well aware that Title 24 requires lighting control in both new and existing commercial buildings. Because of these regulations, business has become more challenging for contractors. Let's outline some of the challenges facing the EC....

The Electrical Contractors Challenges:

1. There is more demand for skilled electrical contractors.

2. Customers are demanding faster timelines to complete projects

3.  Increased requirements via energy codes in California

How can electrical contractors work within these challenges and be more efficient?

1. Install Projects Faster! Vive by Lutron is a wireless solution that provides simple control

components that eliminates many steps over a traditional solution. The system saves time by utilizing three main components:

 

  • Load Controls -  Controls high voltage and dimming
  • Wireless sensors - Detecting movements in the space
  • Wireless remotes - Used by those who wish to control the space

The advantages of Wireless over Wired are outlined in the following video; check out this video.

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For more detailed information check out the Vive Brochure Here:

2. Designing Made Simple! When it comes to designing a space for lighting control, Lutron has done the work for you. Vive Typicals are a visual one-page diagram that include product positioning in the room, product quantities (including part numbers), and sequence of operating showing how the system is supposed to work in the space. Best of all, they are all TITLE 24 COMPLIANT!  

Here are some of the room layouts available:

Break Room Classroom
Conference Room Egress Corridor
Multi-stall Restroom Open Office

To see more about Vive Typical - Click Here

3. Be more profitable while saving your clients money! When using a wireless system, you can win more jobs while also being more profitable. To see how, take a look at the working example below which shows a wireless bid that was 16% lower while the profit was 25% higher!

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To summarize, Lutron has created a system that can help to win more jobs, make more profit, and complete jobs faster. Want to learn more? Give us a call at (858) 564-0233.

PS. Have you heard you can install Vive and win a trip to Cabo?

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Topics: Vive, lutron vive

Must Watch! Lutron "Light Your Way" {Video}

Posted by Jimm Reifsnyder

Aug 15, 2017 11:23:36 AM

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Lutron Vive – Designing With Typicals

Posted by Matt Sedlock

Jul 26, 2017 10:10:43 AM

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Living up to the hype with simple design, installation and programming

Lighting specifiers and electrical contractors have a lot of responsibilities. Lutron understands the challenges these professionals face in recommending the right product solution for every project. The Vive wireless control product family was created to meet the lighting control needs of new and existing commercial buildings.

Simple and scalable – the product lives up to the hype starting with the very first step – design. 

 

Designing a system with Vive is simple:

The first thing you need to understand is what is required by your energy codes? Here in Southern California, lighting professionals must adhere to Title 24.  (To learn more about Title 24 – see our website here). To help with understanding the energy codes set forth by Title24 – Lutron has provided a Title 24 – 2016 Quick Reference Guide. This Quick Reference Guide lists the compliant solutions based on total installed cost, simplicity of design, and basic functional needs for the space. It also differentiates between new construction, or retrofit.

Beyond understanding what is required as far as California code, how do you then understand what the “SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS” that are needed in order to accomplish what the code is requiring? The answer is Lutron Spec Typicals! These documents are pre-generated designs by room type that detail the code compliant solution for that space. It’s the answer key to simple lighting control design.

For each space type – the TYPICALS are divided into two major deliverables:

  1. Application Diagram – a visual one-page diagram that includes product positioning in the room, product quantities (Including part numbers), and sequence of operation showing how the system is supposed to work in the space. All solutions are code compliant.
  2. CAD-friendly spec-typical documents that can be imported directly into your design plans.

To see Vive Typicals –

  1. Visit Lutron's Vive Documents page at this link.
  2. From the "Find a Document" menu, choose "CAD Files & Typicals"
  3. Scroll down to view the list of "Title24-2016" Documents & Typicals; from there, you can download a PDF specific to application.
If you have any questions, or you do not see a typical drawing for your needs, please contact Western Lighting & Energy Controls! Our highly-trained staff has the expertise and knowledge to help.
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Topics: Title 24, Vive, lutron vive, typicals

Install VIVE and Win a Trip to Cabo: BONUS AWARDS Program

Posted by Matt Sedlock

Jul 5, 2017 1:04:34 PM

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SAN DIEGO, CA. -- Western Lighting & Energy Controls' NEW Viva La Vive promotion is now under way! To win the trip to Cabo San Lucas, install $250,000 in Vive products between now and December 31, 2017.

As added incentive, there is a BONUS AWARDS Program:

BONUS AWARDS PROGRAM

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Install Vive:
Win a Koozie on your first order

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Install $50,000 in Vive:
Win a Bottle Opening Tee

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Install $100,000 in Vive:
Win a dozen golf balls


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Install $150,000 in Vive: Win a Huk sun-protection fishing shirt & hat

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Install $200,000 in Vive:
Win a Rolling Cooler

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Install $250,000 in Vive:
Win an all-inclusive trip to Cabo!

 


A "2nd-Chance" drawing for 2 single trips will be drawn from ALL VIVE orders entered.

There are FOUR SIMPLE STEPS to register your project and get extra credit:

  1. Have your distributor include the promo code VIVEISEASY on all orders submitted (please email a copy of all orders to your WLEC representative)

  2. All orders placed between June 15th and August 15th will count as 1.25 times the total

  3. If you install VIVE in your own office, even at a discount the order will count as 3 times the total of the order

  4. Scheduling a training at your office will earn you an extra second chance drawing for the trip

*** Work with your Western Representative to INSTALL, INSTALL, INSTALL! ***

Promotion Ends December 31, 2017

Download a flyer for sharing & printing here

And now, the fine print:

  • For each $250,000 in VIVE ordered the contractor will receive one seat to attend the trip. There is no maximum number of trips that can be earned
  • Second chance drawing will come from ALL Vive orders; make sure to register your projects with the WLEC team
  • Trip will take place between February and March 2018 and will include airfare from either San Diego or LAX; exact dates will be announced December 1, 2017
  • If you have any questions on the promo please email Jimm Reifsnyder or call 858-337-9181
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Topics: Vive, lutron vive, Cabo

Lutron Sweepstakes Starts today - Win a Truck, Cash!

Posted by Matt Sedlock

Jul 1, 2017 7:31:00 AM

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Hey Electrical Contractors & Distributors! You have an opportunity to win a Ford F-150 plus $10,000 in cash! Bring Lutron to your next job in style! The competition officially kicks off July 1, 2017. Here's how to enter:

1. PURCHASE* $150 of qualifying Lutron products or $100 of Lutron in-wall sensors.

2. ENTER your code through 10/20/17 at lutron.com/DriveYourBusiness for your chance to win the grand prize

Ford F-150 XLT truck plus $10,000 in cash, and for a chance at 100 weekly prizes.

3. SCRATCH OFF – instant winners!

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You can count on Lutron for superior dimming, sensing, and smart home technology—on every job. Learn more at lutron.com.

Contest begins July 1, 2017 and ends October 20, 2017.

Click here for more information

And now, the fine print:

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Purchasing does not improve your chances of winning. Not open to the public. Open only to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states and DC, or Canada (excluding Quebec), age 21 or older, who are professionally employed by or own a company whose primary business is electrical installation and/or repair. Void outside the U.S., Canada and in Quebec, Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. Actual truck model and details may differ slightly at the time of purchase. Ford® Motor Company, WeatherTech® and Carhartt® are the owners of their respective trademarks, and are not sponsors of this promotion. Begins 12:00:01 AM ET on 07/01/17. Ends 11:59:59 PM ET on 10/20/17. For official rules and how to enter without purchase, see lutron.com/driveyourbusiness. Sponsor: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc., 7200 Suter Road, Coopersburg, PA 18036-1299.

 

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Topics: lutron, southern california lighting rep, Lutron drive your business sweepstakes

Drive Your Business with Lutron - Win a Truck, Cash and other prizes!

Posted by Matt Sedlock

Jun 28, 2017 10:34:04 AM

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SAN DIEGO, CA. -- You have an opportunity to win a Ford F-150 plus $10,000 in cash! Bring Lutron to your next job in style! The competition officially kicks off July 1, 2017. Here's how to enter:

1. PURCHASE* $150 of qualifying Lutron products or $100 of Lutron in-wall sensors.

2. ENTER your code through 10/20/17 at lutron.com/DriveYourBusiness for your chance to win the grand prize

Ford F-150 XLT truck plus $10,000 in cash, and for a chance at 100 weekly prizes.

3. SCRATCH OFF – instant winners!

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You can count on Lutron for superior dimming, sensing, and smart home technology—on every job. Learn more at lutron.com.

Contest begins July 1, 2017 and ends October 20, 2017.

Click here for more information

And now, the fine print:

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Purchasing does not improve your chances of winning. Not open to the public. Open only to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states and DC, or Canada (excluding Quebec), age 21 or older, who are professionally employed by or own a company whose primary business is electrical installation and/or repair. Void outside the U.S., Canada and in Quebec, Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. Actual truck model and details may differ slightly at the time of purchase. Ford® Motor Company, WeatherTech® and Carhartt® are the owners of their respective trademarks, and are not sponsors of this promotion. Begins 12:00:01 AM ET on 07/01/17. Ends 11:59:59 PM ET on 10/20/17. For official rules and how to enter without purchase, see lutron.com/driveyourbusiness. Sponsor: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc., 7200 Suter Road, Coopersburg, PA 18036-1299.

 

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Topics: lutron, Lutron Dimmers, Lutron Shading Systems, Lutron Components

New C-Lite LED Lighting by Cree Offers Budget-friendly options

Posted by Matt Sedlock

Jun 27, 2017 2:32:14 PM

Electrical contractors and electrical distributors alike are singing the praises of Cree's newest product line called C-Lite. This new portfolio of lighting offers a broad range of STOCK AND FLOW ITEMS with the energy efficiency and performance you expect. Learn more below!

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Wall Pack

C-Lite™ LED Wall Packs offer outstanding value and feature a range of energy efficient, easy to install, highly reliable fixtures backed by a 5-year limited warranty and industry leading Cree support. With traditional and architectural slimline designs, the C-Lite™ LED Wall Pack portfolio is ideal for quickly and easily illuminating any outdoor space while dramatically reducing energy consumption.

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Wall Mount

C-Lite™ LED Wall Mounts offer outstanding value and feature a range of energy efficient, easy to install, highly reliable fixtures backed by a 5-year limited warranty and industry leading Cree support. With traditional and architectural designs and a photocell included, the C-Lite™ LED Wall Mount portfolio is ideal for quickly and easily illuminating any outdoor space while dramatically reducing energy consumption.

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Flood

C-Lite™ LED Flood Lights offer outstanding value and feature a range of energy efficient, easy to install, highly reliable fixtures backed by a 5-year limited warranty and industry leading Cree support. With a range of round and rectangular designs in wide or narrow beam optics, C-Lite™ LED Flood Lights are ideal for quickly and easily illuminating any outdoor area while dramatically reducing energy consumption.

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Canopy

C-Lite™ LED Canopy Lights offer outstanding value and feature a range of energy efficient, easy to install, highly reliable fixtures backed by a 5- year limited warranty and industry leading Cree support. With it's traditional design, C-Lite™ LED Canopy Lights are ideal for quickly and easily illuminating any canopy/soffit space while dramatically reducing energy consumption.

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Area

C-Lite™ LED Area Lights offer outstanding value and feature a range of energy efficient, easy to install, highly reliable fixtures backed by a 5-year limited warranty and industry leading Cree support. With traditional or square designs in various optic packages, the C-Lite™ LED Area Lights are ideal for quickly and easily illuminating any outdoo

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High / Low Bay

C-Lite™ High-bay and Low-bay Lights offer outstanding value, exceptional energy efficiency, easy installation and high reliability, backed by a 5 year limited warranty and industry leading Cree support. With linear and round options and a range of accessory lenses, guards and connection kits, C-Lite™ High-bays and Low-bays are ideal for quickly and easily illuminating warehouses, storage facilities, retail and light industrial locations with 12 to 35 foot ceiling heights, while dramatically reducing energy consumption.

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Vapor Tight

C-Lite™ LED Vapor Tight lights offer outstanding value and feature a range of energy efficient, easy to install, highly reliable fixtures backed by a 5-year limited warranty and industry leading Cree support. With traditional round and linear strip options available, C-Lite™ Vapor Tight lights are ideal for quickly and easily illuminating cold storage facilities, manufacturing facilities and bridges and tunnels while dramatically reducing energy consumption.

 

To see more on C-lite email us at CUSTOMERSERVICE@WESTERNECS.COM OR click here 

 

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Topics: cree

Install VIVE and Win a Trip to Cabo San Lucas!

Posted by Matt Sedlock

Jun 5, 2017 1:22:50 PM

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SAN DIEGO, CA. -- Western Lighting & Energy Controls announces a NEW Vive promotion: If you install $250,000 in Vive products between now and December 31, 2017, you win an all-inclusive trip to Cabo San Lucas! A "2nd-Chance" drawing for 2 single trips will be drawn from all VIVE orders entered.

How does this work? There are FOUR SIMPLE STEPS to register your project and get extra credit:

  1. Have your distributor include the promo code VIVEISEASY on all orders submitted (please email a copy of all orders to your WLEC representative)

  2. All orders placed between June 15th and August 15th will count as 1.25 times the total

  3. If you install VIVE in your own office, even at a discount the order will count as 3 times the total of the order

  4. Scheduling a training at your office will earn you an extra second chance drawing for the trip

*** Work with your Western Representative to SELL, SELL, SELL! ***

Promotion Ends December 31, 2017

Download a flyer for sharing & printing here

And now, the fine print:

  • For each $250,000 in VIVE ordered the contractor will receive one seat to attend the trip. There is no maximum number of trips that can be earned
  • Second chance drawing will come from ALL Vive orders; make sure to register your projects with the WLEC team
  • Trip will take place between February and March 2018 and will include airfare from either San Diego or LAX; exact dates will be announced December 1, 2017
  • If you have any questions on the promo please email Jimm Reifsnyder or call 858-337-9181
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Topics: Vive, lutron vive, Cabo

Inside the Lutron Experience Center, Irvine

Posted by Matt Sedlock

May 11, 2017 2:54:42 PM

IRVINE, CA -- On occasion, Western will hold an event at Lutron's Experience Center in Irvine, CA. The Center is essentially a house built within a commercial building, designed to represent a residence with various Lutron products built in. As you walk through the various rooms, you get to experience the various Lutron fittings just as they would be installed in anyone's home.

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If you've not yet had the opportunity to visit the Center, take a "virtual tour" by watching this video: Inside the Lutron Experience Center

To arrange a personal tour of the Center, call 949-474-4140. Remember to visit our Events page for the next event at the Center.

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Topics: cree

New C-Lite LED Lighting by Cree Offers Easy Choice for Contractors and Distributors

Posted by Matt Sedlock

May 10, 2017 12:26:41 PM

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DURHAM, N.C. -- Cree (Nasdaq: CREE) announces C-Lite LED Lighting by Cree (C-Lite), a portfolio of LED lighting products that offers electrical distributors and contractors a broad range of stock and flow items with the energy efficiency and performance they expect.  The new portfolio complements market-leading Cree® and Essentia® by Cree branded lighting products, making available high performance Cree-backed products across market segments.

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“C-Lite LED Lighting expands Cree’s offering by providing high performance, go-to LED lighting that addresses the specific needs of contractors,” said Daniel Castillo, president, Cree lighting. “Broadening our product offering with the new C-Lite portfolio offers a reliable energy saving option.  This makes the contractor’s lighting decision easy, while providing our distributor partners a powerful offering that will help grow their business.”

The C-Lite portfolio provides customers with a complete line of commercial lighting products from Cree and satisfies customer demands for a broad range of reliable, readily-available and easy to install contractor grade products. The comprehensive portfolio will launch with indoor and outdoor offerings including area lights, flood lights, canopy, high- and low-bays, vapor tights, wall mounts, and wall packs.

The new portfolio is designed with simplicity in mind to make jobs of all sizes quick and easy. C-Litefixtures offer high-efficiency performance and are backed by a competitive 5-year warranty and Cree’s world class service and support.

The new C-Lite portfolio will be readily available from local distributors nationwide this June, and will be featured in the Cree booth #1409 during LIGHTFAIR International 2017 in Philadelphia, PA., from May 9-11. Visit http://lighting.cree.com/c-lite to learn more.

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