Lutron Electronics has opened a facility in London, the European Experience Center. The 6,300-square-foot showroom and education space includes a mix of the company’s light and blind control solutions for commercial, hospitality and residential use — such as its GRAFIK Eye, myRoom, Quantum, and HomeWorks QS systems. Located in the heart of London, a short distance from London’s tech, design, and finance hubs, the Center also includes several meeting rooms and collaboration areas for system design and training.
“Taking care of customers is Lutron’s first company principle. In the U.S. and Canada, Lutron Experience Centers provide our customers with functional and personal resources that allow them access to Lutron products and technologies,” says Sr. Vice President Ramin Mehrganpour, noting that Europe is a strategic and growing market for the company.
“In addition to serving the European market, the Center will also be a resource for our customers around the globe.”
The European Experience Center features technologies that highlight the role of artificial and natural light control in creating atmosphere and fostering productivity in corporate office environments. The Center has windows on three sides with close to 100 blinds and curtains, most of which move throughout the day based on the time of day and the sun’s position, demonstrating the value of light harvesting and its role in energy efficiency in office environments. A live digital display shows off the Centre’s energy savings, including real-time variations as light levels are adjusted.
Clients can also explore the company’s residential product offerings, like Palladiom keypads and thermostats, as well as an integrated hospitality guestroom and retail area.
“Lighting and blind controls are experiential products that need to be seen and felt. Visitors to the Center can immerse themselves in the experience of watching a room take shape with the press of one button,” says David Ribbons, Lutron’s director of sales for Europe and Africa. “Clients will leave the Center with an understanding and appreciation for how these controls can enhance the places you work and live.”