CEDIA 2019 was held in Denver, CO and it was busting at the seams with shiny new smart technology. We had the privilege of chatting with some of the movers and shakers in innovative automated design. Our stimulating series of on-the-fly interviews include American Lighting, Coastal Source, and Lutron Electronics.

Last but not least our series of CEDIA interviews…be en-light-end with Jennifer Kirkpatrick and American Lighting.

Acoustic Architects: Jennifer, tell me about your company and what makes it stand out in the smart lighting community.

Jennifer Kirkpatrick: We are a Linear and Task Lighting company with over 30 years of experience. We make robust products for residential and commercial applications. Our company is also factory-owned, which allows for more competitive pricing. The manufacturing warehouse is in China, with an onsite QC team inspecting products before they go onto the water for shipping. We do single binning so there will never be color shifts or differences in a product of the same order.

What is your Favorite American Lighting product?
My favorite product, called Pixel Dots, is actually brand new and will be in stock in a few weeks. Its use is for backlighting acrylic or glass. And provides RGB plus warm white light. So it is individually addressable for dynamic scenes used in architectural and decorative lighting design.

How does your company fit into the smart home movement?
We do a lot of DMX so it is compatible with every home automation system out there. We also have our own wireless and Bluetooth mesh system. It has become a huge part of the retrofit community. With a wireless system like this, you don’t have to run cable. And it can command limitless products. As long as the fixtures are within 65 feet of each other, it can light up to 10 miles.

What do you appreciate about working with Acoustic Architects?
They are open to looking at new products, embracing innovative technology, and have a large, very knowledgeable staff.

Responsive Living, the term coined by Acoustic Architects founders, Aaron Flint and Spencer Hauldren, is the concept of seamlessly enhancing the client’s unique lifestyle using smart home technology. Responsive Living allows you to interact with your space via touch input, voice command, and predictive automation, placing you in full control of your home.

If you would like to learn more about smart lighting for your space, feel free to connect with us. We will be happy to schedule a demo with you.

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