CARLSBAD, CA – Legrand’s Building Control Systems (BCS) division’s Legrand Shading Systems and Vantage brands will be rolling out the latest in luxury and smart home shading and lighting at CEDIA Expo 2022, taking place Sept. 29-Oct.1 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. In the Legrand | AV booth 19035, installers will experience Legrand Shading Systems’ newly launched shading accessories and fabric collections from top shading fabric designers such as Coulisse. Vantage will showcase its LHUMAN human-centric lighting (HCL) system, featuring the company’s customizable lighting control options integrated with lighting fixtures from Legrand Lighting Alliance Partners.
“Smart home shading and lighting is the hottest trend and opportunity in residential technology,” said Charlie Derk, General Manager, Shading and Residential Controls, Legrand North America. “At CEDIA, we’ll show integrators how simple it is to get started with our shading and lighting brands that come together effortlessly to achieve a modern, beautiful look for any room. Come check out our new demo cases and fabric books — tools that will make it incredibly easy to support and entice your customers.”
At the booth, the latest shading solutions from Legrand Shading Systems will be on display, including the new curated fabric collections featuring new decorative, solar screen, sustainable, and room-darkening options from Coulisse, Twitchell, Phifer, Mermet, and more — perfect for dressing up windows in style and spicing up any room. With this latest release, Legrand now offers 753 fabrics in its portfolio. Roller shades will be shown with the company’s new Designer Series decorative brackets and hembar endcaps. Designed to fit 2.6-inch and 3.3-inch universal and open-roll adjustable brackets, the decorative brackets slide on easily to completely conceal mounting brackets from the outside without interfering with the mounting surface. To match the aesthetics of any space, Designer Series decorative brackets and hembar endcaps are available in 15 finish styles across three collections: Premium, Glass, and adorne®. Premium finishes offer clean lines and are color-matched to Legrand’s wiring devices, while adorne finishes perfectly complement switches and outlets from Legrand’s adorne Collection. Glass finishes are inspired by the Vantage EasyTouch Glass keypad and offer a reflective, mirror-like surface. Likewise, the Designer Series hembar endcaps’ modern shapes complete the look with a consistent finish.
Dealers will feel well supported with all the new tools and resources Legrand has to offer, such as new fabric books and a demo case for the Designer Series of decorative brackets and hembar endcaps, as well as a new demo case for Vantage’s keypads. The two new Legrand Shading fabric books, one for the decorative and one for the non-decorative fabrics, offer a new and improved design adding to the experience of choosing the perfect high-end fabric for any project. The stylish, yet durable demo cases provide dealers with a portable solution for elegant customer presentations. The Legrand Shading Systems case displays the Designer Series’ 15 finish styles across the three collections. The Vantage case features Easy Touch II, Easy Touch Glass, RP Touch, and adorne keypad faceplate options, along with an EQ 40 LCD keypad connected to a battery backup that illuminates the keypads and allows the user to operate the EQ40 touchscreen for a full sensory experience.
Visitors will also experience Vantage’s LHUMAN human-centric lighting system in action. At the heart of the HCL solution is Vantage’s intelligent lighting control, which provides full color control and dimming of a wide range of tunable lighting fixtures from lighting fixture manufacturer partners. These partners include some of the premier names in tunable lighting: AiSPiRE, Circa Lighting, ColorBeam, DMF, Environmental Lights, LF Illumination, Lucifer, No. 8 Lighting, Proluxe by American Lighting, PureEdge, and Tech Lighting. Homeowners can let LHUMAN do the work for them — automatically adjusting their home’s light throughout the day, fully synchronized to the natural daylight from the sun — while easily making changes on the fly with preset scenes that deliver the appropriate color temperature and intensity to meet their current activity, need, or mood. All it takes is the touch of a button on a sleek Vantage touchscreen or modular keypad. To fully harness the power of natural lighting, LHUMAN seamlessly integrates with Legrand Shading Systems motorized window shades, as well as with all major brands, allowing users to effortlessly open their homes to bright, sunny days. Shades can be programmed to automatically raise and lower at any time of the day, incorporated with lighting in preset scenes or manually controlled using Vantage touchscreens or keypads.
By incorporating motorized shading, lighting controls, and color-tunable light fixtures into one solution, LHUMAN makes it easier than ever for integrators to deliver the benefits of HCL to their customers. Programming LHUMAN is simple, using the latest version of Vantage’s programming software, Design Center 4.4. Now available for download, the software’s key features consist of new color load types, including warm/cool and warm/white/cool; new tunable profiles for fixture color loads; single-digit CCT value input; and enhanced security improvements.
At the Legrand Shading Systems and Vantage CEDIA manufacturer product training session, integrators will also have an opportunity to learn more about the latest smart home and shading and lighting trends: On Friday, Sept. 30, in room C148: 1-2 p.m.: Selling & Integrating the Complete Lighting Experience: Installers will learn key shading selling points from Legrand Shading Systems, plus integration and control of lighting and shades from Vantage.