HLCA Launches New Online Education Resource

New website dedicated to consumers, system integrators, installers, homebuilders and designers of home lighting control systems

Warrenton, VA - March 31, 2008 - The Home Lighting Control Alliance, an industry consortium dedicated to educating the public about residential lighting control benefits, technology, application and new products, today unveiled its new website at www.homelightingcontrol.org.


The HLCA's new website is designed to appeal to various audiences, including consumers, system integrators and installers, builders, designers and dealers of residential lighting controls and systems. Site visitors can learn about fundamentals, emerging technologies and industry trends, including how the recently enacted Energy Independence and Security Act will impact lighting and control choices in the near future. They can learn about new products and solutions from HLCA members. And they can access the expertise of HLCA members including the industry's leading manufacturers, installers and dealers of lighting controls.

Additional content will be added regularly throughout the year, including new articles about lighting design, control technologies and industry trends. Site visitors can stay up to date on industry and site developments by subscribing to HLCA's free e -newsletter SMART LIGHTS.

To learn more about home lighting control, visit HLCA at www.homelightingcontrol.org.

About the Home Lighting Control Alliance (HLCA)

The Home Lighting Control Alliance is a consortium of leading lighting control manufacturers, systems integrators and industry support organizations. Its sole purpose is to promote the awareness, value and benefits of lighting control in residential applications.

Members include AHA Design, CEA, CentraLite Systems, Control4, Echelon, EH Publishing, ETC, FulTech Solutions, HAI, Integrated Concepts, iLuxe innovation, Karen Proctor Electric, Lightolier Controls, LiteTouch, Pass & Seymour, RL Johnson Construction, Savant Systems, S&S Electric, Somfy Systems, Square D / Clipsal, SST, Superna, Vantage Controls and Watt Stopper/Legrand.

For more information, contact Peter Hoagland at peter@hoagland.us or by phone at (540) 349 -9648.



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