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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

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

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

Devine Lites

Posted by Jimm Reifsnyder

Jan 26, 2017 2:52:28 PM

 

 

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Western Lighting & Energy Controls is proud to announce that we are now representing Devine Lites in Southern California. Devine Lites is a high-performance LED lighting manufacturer focused on advanced LED Lighting and simple controls solutions. Devine has had over 30 years of experience in the lighting industry and is focused on catering to the needs of contractor's and lighting distributors. Devine Connect is lighting controls made easy by using Lutron’s Vive wireless technology. Integrated controls ensure an easy installation that meets the latest Title-24 requirementsThis system is ideal for schools, commercial, and government buildings.

Devine Lites in one of the manufacturers represented in Western's "60 Minute Will Call" inventory program. Western currenlty stocks hundreds of products in both our San Diego & Costa Mesa Warehouses. All products are sold through distribution.

For those who need lighting products fast, here is alist of other manufacturers who are part of our 60 Minute Will Call Inventory program: 

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High-performance LED lighting manufacturer focused on advanced LED Lighting and simple controls solutions

 

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Your Best Source for Pro AV infrasctructure products and services. Run with us for products from Liberty Wire and Cable.
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For immediate access to our inventory, click the link below.

http://info.westernlightingandenergycontrols.com/willcall

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Topics: lutron vive, Devine Lites

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