Hamilton Litestat is serious about the smart home market. To show you just how serious it is, the company has announced that it has officially joined CEDIA as a trade supplier member.

As the association representing the custom installation and smart home industry, CEDIA membership is a big deal for Hamilton. It means its products are eligible for the CEDIA Awards, it’s searchable through the trade supplier search service, and it will gain all the other benefits that come from being a member of the association.

“We are pleased to welcome Hamilton Litestat on board as a CEDIA member,” comments Matt Nimmons, CEDIA EMEA Managing Director. “We recognise that Hamilton has an outstanding reputation for delivering quality products, so to be able to add the company to our list of trade suppliers is fantastic.”

While its membership of CEDIA is one way for the company to showcase its commitment to the smart home market; the firm is extremely active in the market in other ways, including at award shows and exhibitions. It is due to exhibit at EI Live! in Farnborough between April 30 and May 1, and it also recently took home the best manufacturer award at the 2018 Voltimum Smart Solutions Awards.

Predicting A Smarter Future

Gavin Williams, Head of Marketing at Hamilton Litestat, predicts that over the next 12 months smart controls are to continue to play a large part of the overall conversation in the lighting industry. In fact, he believes that wireless lighting control is set to be a front-running industry trend for the coming year; which is one of the key reasons the firm is so bullish on the smart home market.

Williams notes that ‘more and more consumers are attracted to the proposition of a ‘smarter home’, fuelled in part by the numerous smart devices currently on the market.’

He continues, “Smart lighting control is particularly appealing, as the use of dimmers and sensors allows homeowners to set several lighting scenes that create a multi-functional living environment: daily living, work and entertainment, as well as reduce energy costs.”

While wireless lighting control solutions continues to grow, however, Williams points out that not all consumers are buying it. “During the past year the majority of our customers with high-value residential projects have shown preference for a wired solution,” he comments.

“A wired solution provides system stability and is particularly suited to new-build projects as cabling can be chased neatly into the walls before the plasterwork is finished and centralised to one main control point. These systems still offer remote control of the lighting – for example, Hamilton’s solutions are controlled through the Hamilton app – so meet the growing customer demand for control via a phone or tablet.”

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