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Join us November 1st in Century City to learn about the latest in LED technology by Cree.

Posted by Matt Sedlock

Sep 22, 2017 12:58:11 PM

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Experience Cree Better Light Tour in Los Angeles!

Posted by Matt Sedlock

Sep 22, 2017 12:31:59 PM

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JOIN US AS WE SHOW WHAT BETTER LIGHT CAN DO FOR YOUR WORLD.

LED lighting, with its high quality, long life and low energy consumption has improved our world. But for Cree, this is just the beginning. LED technology will go beyond creating good light sources to deliver vastly improved and entirely new light experiences.

Learn about Cree Technology  • Earn CEU's  • Win Prizes 

Who Should Attend?


  • Lighting Specifiers
  • Facility Managers, Sustainability Managers, Building Owner/Operators and other end-users
  • Electrical Contractors
  • Electrical Distributors

What Will You See on November 1?

  • Product Demonstrations on the latest CREE solutions for new & retrofit construction
  • CEU Courses for specifiers and architects
  • Title 24 Solutions
  • Questions & Answer Session with the experts
  • Join us for lunch!

 

Location: The event will be at the Double Tree Hotel in Culver City, CA

Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Address: 6161 W. Centinela Ave., Culver City, CA 90230

 

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Topics: cree, better light tour, los angeles

Learn about RA2 Select and get breakfast!

Posted by Jimm Reifsnyder

Sep 22, 2017 10:17:52 AM

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Western Lighting and Enegy Controls and Lutron are hosting several short training classes highlighting Lutron's newest product RA2 Select. 

Enjoy personalized smart lighting and shade control for any home, any budget, with RA2 Select. Added convenience. More comfort. Enhanced peace of mind. Staying in control of your home, even when you're not there.

 

Control when you want it, wherever you are

The RA2 Select main repeater lets you control your lights and shades on your smartphone or tablet, from anywhere in the world using the free Lutron App. You can also use the versatile Pico remote for control throughout your home. The Pico is available as a keypad, for scene control, or as a remote, for individual light and shade control. 

The main repeater supports up to 100 devices.

Simple setup

Easy system setup through the Lutron App automatically configures light and shade levels for typical activities. The pre-engraved Pico scene keypad guarantees every scene keypad in the home has an intuitive scene name, such as Bright, Entertain, and Relax, for those pre-set light and shade levels.

 

Technology you can count on

Lutron's patented Clear Connect RF technology sets the bar for reliability. You can trust your system will work with precision and accuracy, free from interference with other frequency bands, every time you use it.

 

Trainings are held throughout Southern California, including Van Nuys, San Diego, Ontario, Irvine, and Cerritos.

To register Click Here!

 

 

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Topics: RA2 Select, Lutron controllers

Experience Cree Better Light Tour in Los Angeles!

Posted by Jimm Reifsnyder

Sep 19, 2017 9:17:31 AM

CREE better light email button.pngJOIN US AS WE SHOW WHAT BETTER LIGHT CAN DO FOR YOUR WORLD.

LED lighting, with its high quality, long life and low energy consumption has improved our world. But for Cree, this is just the beginning. LED technology will go beyond creating good light sources to deliver vastly improved and entirely new light experiences.

Learn about Cree Technology  • Earn CEU's  • Win Prizes 

Who Should Attend?


  • Lighting Specifiers
  • Facility Managers, Sustainability Managers, Building Owner/Operators and other end-users
  • Electrical Contractors
  • Electrical Distributors

What Will You See on November 1?

  • Product Demonstrations on the latest CREE solutions for new & retrofit construction
  • CEU Courses for specifiers and architects
  • Title 24 Solutions
  • Questions & Answer Session with the experts
  • Join us for lunch!

 

Location: The event will be at the Double Tree Hotel in Culver City, CA

Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Address: 6161 W. Centinela Ave., Culver City, CA 90230

 

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Topics: cree, better light tour, los angeles

Introducing RA2 Select by Lutron!

Posted by Jimm Reifsnyder

Sep 7, 2017 9:09:18 AM

New at CEDIA 2017, LUTRON unveils their latest Wireless Home Automation & Control System. 

Introducing RA2 Select.

 

RA2-Select-Brochure-Cover-Thumb.pngLutron has done it again! Introducing RA2 Select – Whole home lighting control made simple. In days past, a new product release or enhancement would require lots of explaining and/or training. Not so with RA2 SELECT! RA2 Select is so simple that it practically programs itself; so sophisticated that your customer can have the whole home control that you know from Radio RA2.

RA2 Select makes it easy to turn your home into a smart home. Personalized smart lighting, shade, and temperature control for any home, any budget.

Stay tuned for more information from CEDIA, and for training dates for RA2 Select.

To read more on Lutron's innovative new system,

click here to download 

 

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Topics: lutron, RA2 Select

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

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