Capitol Now Offering Lutron's Award -Winning Wireless Lighting Controls and Automated Shading System

RadioRA® 2 and Sivoia® QS Wireless Systems Make Powerful Whole-Home Lighting and Energy Saving Solutions Easy For Integrators and Their Customers

EAGAN, MN, May 11, 2010 - Capitol, the leading consumer electronics distribution source for residential systems and light commercial contractors, as well as retailers and premium incentive resellers, has partnered with lighting control manufacturer Lutron Electronics to offer state -of -the -art wireless lighting control and automated shading systems to Capitol's extensive network of dealers and installation professionals.


Under the terms of the partnership, Capitol will distribute Lutron's award -winning RadioRA 2 wireless, whole -home lighting control system and its Sivoia QS Wireless automated shading system. These exciting technologies provide Capitol customers with attractive, scalable and easy -to -install solutions for whole -home lighting and energy savings.

"Lutron's dedication to product excellence, training and support are in perfect alignment with Capitol," said Jeff Kussard, Capitol's Strategic Development Director. "Consumers are demanding energy efficiency and convenience in their home installations, and our dealers have asked us for reliable, innovative lighting controls to meet this demand. With their extensive product line and proven technologies, Lutron is one of the best companies in the lighting control market to help Capitol meet that need."
"Capitol is a premier national distributor with an excellent reputation in the industry," said Rich Matthews, residential sales director for Lutron Electronics. "The company has a knowledgeable sales team and offers its customers superior training and support. Capitol also offers Lutron access to some of the nation's top A/V installers, and provides new access to markets where Lutron is not well represented."

Lutron's RadioRA 2 is an advanced lighting control system that provides convenient and intuitive control of lights, shades and HVAC, all at the touch of a button. This integrated approach to home control is achieved wirelessly through simple and reliable radio frequency (RF) communications and can be easily retrofitted to virtually any home.

Lutron's Sivoia QS Wireless automated shading system works seamlessly with RadioRA 2, controlling roller shades, Roman shades, drapery tracks and skylight shades. Together, the Lutron technologies provide end -users with unparalleled convenience in creating and maintaining home energy efficiency.

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