Lutron is currently the market leader in high quality lighting controls. Holding over 2,700 worldwide patents, the company dominates the lighting control system market by integrating total light management systems—daylight and electric light—with innovative window shade technology paired with wired and wireless systems. In almost 50 years, Lutron has impressively expanded their original 2 product offerings to 15,000 available products, ranging from fluorescent, halogen incandescent, magnetic low-voltage, electronic low voltage, and LED lighting control applications.
Lutron’s founder, Joel Spira, marked the birth of the lighting control industry by creating the first ever simple rotary dimmer that can be found in many living spaces today. The company also founded the first electronic diming ballast for fluorescent lighting and the first self- contained preset lighting control system. Spira also established the five principles of Lutron, which are applied to their everyday business strategy—technology centered, people driven.
The 5 Principles of Lutron
- Take care of the customer with superior goods and services
- Take care of the company
- Take care of the people
- Innovate with high quality products
- Deliver value to the customer
The company’s focus on lighting control has allowed users worldwide to reduce electrical consumption by 9.2 billion kWh—saving a combined total of over $1 billion annually for consumers. Their green initiatives have allowed them to “save energy, one dimmer at a time”.
Notable commercial and residential spaces that utilize Lutron lighting controls:
- Guggenheim Museum – Bilbao, Spain
- Bank of China Headquarters, Beijing
- New York Times Building, New York
- Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
- Orange County Convention Center, Orlando
- White House
- Windsor Castle