In the 35 years the two companies have been working together, both AJ Hurst and Lutron have experienced rapid growth. Lutron has been a pioneer of dimmable lighting technology since the 1950’s while AJ Hurst, formed in 1936, is currently one of the UK’s leading suppliers of electrical, lighting, communication and power system equipment. AJ Hurst became one of the first independent companies outside of America to become a supplier of Lutron products, and that partnership has only strengthened over the years.
In addition to the residential solutions that are installed everywhere from single-room apartments to palatial homes, including the White House and Windsor Castle, AJ Hurst also supplies Lutron’s commercial products. These light controls have proven essential
in hotels, restaurants, retail stores, conference facilities, educational facilities, hospitals, museums, and public spaces. Lutron light control systems beautify some of the world’s most prestigious public locations: The Statue of Liberty; the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; and the Bank of China headquarters in Beijing, to name just a few. As an authorised Lutron partner, AJ Hurst’s in-house lighting team can advise and guide customers through the design process. Whether it’s residential or commercial, the team’s experience, exceptional service and attention to detail help to deliver projects on time and within budget. Graham Kitchen, Technical Services Manager at AJ Hurst said: “Our long-established relationship with Lutron gives our customers complete peace of mind and means we are the company’s trusted supplier in Northern Ireland.”
Smart technology solutions
With smart technology revolutionising the way we design buildings, it is no surprise that these products from Lutron are very popular in Ireland.
RA2 Select – RA2 Select is a new range of wireless whole-home lighting controls, allowing personalised lighting and blind control for any home and any budget. The easily retro-fittable components open smart-home opportunities to more installers, responding to demand from users for more convenience, comfort and reliability. IoT (Internet of Things) integration, geo-fencing, and “smart- away” automatic-timed lighting features are now easy to deploy, alongside scene-setting from elegant engraved keypads. An app allows the homeowner to monitor and adjust lights and blinds on their smart device, even when they are away from home, using the optional free cloud service.
Sivoia QS Triathlon shading solution – Sivoia is a convenient, flexible and automated shading system for any room. The battery or wire-powered solution integrates with Lutron whole- home control systems to provide control from anywhere in the room. Without any cords, the solution is perfect for homes with young children or pets. Triathlon blinds work seamlessly with Lutron lighting controls to create the right ambiance any time of day.
HomeWorks QS – HomeWorks QS provides sophisticated control of your surroundings, every hour of the day. HomeWorks QS seamlessly integrates the control of electric light and daylight and also integrates with audio visual and HVAC systems. Create just the right light for any activity or set moods in specific areas of your home, use the sun to your advantage with automated blinds and convert harsh glare into soft light while preserving your view, or adjust heating or cooling systems any time of day – all at the touch of a button.
Vive wireless lighting control – Vive is a simple, scalable, wireless lighting control system for new and existing commercial buildings. With installation times up to 70 per cent faster than traditional wired systems, Vive reduces overall installation costs and minimises downtime and disruption. This allows more users to easily realise their energy-saving goals and manage their space with Vive’s intuitive user interface. Vive is ideal for commercial office and educational spaces, with options that specifically suit the unique needs of each space.
Quantum – Lutron Quantum systems allow you to create environments where people feel more comfortable, enhancing productivity. With Quantum, facilities managers and FM services providers can manage, configure, monitor and adjust all the light in their spaces to create the right environment, at the right time, on every project. Quantum systems are designed to accommodate a wide variety of requirements – with embedded smart technology that delivers tangible insights, simplifies building operations and optimises building performance.
Enterprise Vue – Lutron’s Enterprise Vue software platform leverages the
IoT to deliver intuitive and immediately actionable multi-building management dashboards, allowing facilities managers to see, interpret and act on data for multiple buildings that use Quantum and Vive systems, at an enterprise level. The dashboards cover energy usage, alerts and space utilisation. Facilities managers can easily navigate through buildings with an extremely user-friendly visual interface and upload their own custom maps and images to personalise their navigation.
If interested in any of these smart technology solutions for your next residential or commercial project, please get in touch with AJ Hurst.