Lutron Electronics Company

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Lutron Electronics Company, Inc.
Founded Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. 1961
Founder Joel Spira, Ruth Spira
Headquarters Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Number of locations
13 (2008)
Area served
Key people
Michael Pessina (president)
Susan Hakkarainen (VP, marketing)
Products Lighting Control Systems
Subsidiaries Ivalo Lighting, Subarashii Kudamono [1]

Lutron Electronics Company, Inc. is a privately held corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells lighting control systems and a variety of other related products. Its worldwide operations are headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state.


In 1959, Lutron's founder and owner Joel Spira invented the world's first solid state dimmer,[2] which served as the basis of Lutron's early business. Since that time, Lutron has expanded its offerings to over 15,000 products. Today Lutron is one of the world's leading lighting control companies for both residential and commercial applications.[3]


Lutron has expanded beyond its core business into natural lighting control, in the form of premium, low-noise motorized shades. Many of its stand-alone dimmers can be bought in home-improvement superstores like Home Depot. Lutron lighting products are also sold through dealers who purchase, install, and program Lutron systems for residential and commercial lighting automation.

Lutron also brought to market the first dimming ballast,[4] the first reliable wireless lighting control system,[5][6] and other innovations that have been widely adopted as lighting control standards.[citation needed]

Honors and Awards[edit]

CEDIA Product Hall of Fame[7][8][edit]

Lutron has had three product families inducted into the CEDIA Product Hall of Fame.

Induction Year Product Family Product Introduced to Market
2008 HomeWorks 1992
2009 Radio Ra 1997
2011 Sivoia Shades 2000

Five Principles[edit]

Lutron operates on five principles which Joel Spira developed to guide the company.[9]

  1. Take care of the customer.
  2. Take care of the company.
  3. Take care of the people.
  4. Innovate with high quality products.
  5. Deliver value to the customer.

Worldwide Locations[10][edit]

North America[edit]



Middle East[edit]

Latin America[edit]


Experience Centers[edit]

Lutron experience centers and showrooms are designed to showcase their lighting and shading systems. Centers and showrooms feature Lutron's lighting solutions, from accenting décor and creating a specific mood to enhancing safety and security.[11]


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