Lutron Lighting Controls, Shades Used in 2011 Smart Home: Green + Wired at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

Lutron Electronics is pleased to announce that its energy-saving HomeWorksâ lighting control system and Sivoia QED automated shading system are included in the 2011 Smart Home: Green + Wired at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI).

Coopersburg, PA (May 26, 2011) - Lighting control manufacturer Lutron Electronics is pleased to announce that its energy -saving HomeWorksâ lighting control system and Sivoia QED automated shading system are included in the 2011 Smart Home: Green + Wired at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI). The home showcases the ways, big and small, that people can make eco -friendly living a part of their lives.

Lutron has been contributing products to the Smart Home since its May 2008 debut.

The fully -functioning modular exhibit home, conceived by the Museum, designed by architect Michelle Kaufmann Designs™ and built by All American Homes® of Decatur, Indiana, has been redesigned each year. It was designated "Chicago's Greenest Home" after a comprehensive review of the home's plans, materials and design by the City of Chicago's Chicago Green Homes Program.

As expected, technology plays a large role in the home - particularly home automation products that save energy.

Lutron's Sivoia QED shades are particularly helpful with temperature, and thus, energy, management. They keep heat in during the winter and out during the summer, allowing a home's HVAC system to run efficiently.

HomeWorks provides convenient one -button access to lights and shades throughout the home, letting users turn off lights inadvertently left on in other rooms. Since all Lutron dimmers save energy, the system is reducing energy usage and making light bulbs last longer.

"Given their many energy -saving features, our HomeWorks and Sivoia QED systems are a perfect fit for this green project," said David Weinstein, Lutron's vice -president of residential sales. "We're pleased to continually be part of this public educational endeavor on saving energy."

The HomeWorks and Sivoia QED systems were designed, installed and programmed by Doherty Design Group, based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The exhibit will be open through January 8, 2012.

About Smart Home: Green + Wired

Smart Home: Green + Wired is a must -see exhibit for anyone who wants their home, and life, to be smarter, more efficient and more in tune with the environment than it is today. This exhibit is not included in general admission and requires an additional timed -entry ticket. Tour times vary and are subject to change. The tickets, which include general Museum admission, are $23 for adults, $22 for seniors and $12 for children 3 -11. Please visit for tour times and to purchase tickets in advance. Smart Home: Green + Wired is proudly sponsored by ComEd.

About the Museum of Science and Industry

The Museum of Science and Industry's mission is to inspire the inventive genius in everyone by presenting captivating and compelling experiences that are real and educational. Located at 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, the Museum is open every day of the year except December 25. Regular Museum hours are 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. every day. Extended summer hours, until 5:30 p.m., will be offered from May 27 to Sept. 5, 2011. The Museum offers indoor parking and is accessible by CTA and Metra. The Museum is supported in part through the generosity of the people of Chicago through the Chicago Park District. For more information, visit the Museum's Web site at or call (773) 684 -1414 or (800) GO -TO -MSI outside of the Chicago area.

About Lutron Electronics (
Lutron Electronics, headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, designs and manufactures energy -saving lighting controls, automated window treatments and appliance modules for both residential and commercial applications. Its innovative, intuitive products can be used to control everything from a single light, to every light, shade and even stand -by power in a home or commercial building. Lutron products make any space more versatile, while enhancing ambiance, comfort and productivity. They also save energy and make light bulbs last longer, making them an eco -friendly addition to the home and workplace. Founded in 1961, Lutron estimates that the installed base of its products saves the nation nearly 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per year. Lutron manufactures more than 16,000 energy -saving products, sold in more than 100 countries around the world.

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