Connecticut Lighting Centers Recognized for Showroom Excellence by Industry Leader

David Director, Jim Meltzer and todd Director.

(l-r): David Director, Jim Meltzer and Todd Director.

Lutron Electronics, a leading manufacturer of energy-saving, wireless lighting controls and motorized shades, has announced Connecticut Lighting Centers as a double winner of its 2014    5-Star Lighting Showroom Awards.

The awards, announced January 15 at the 2015 International Lighting Market in Dallas, Texas, honor showrooms that provide an immersive experience for customers to see and feel Lutron products. To be considered a 5-star Lutron showroom, business must display an exceptional level of proficiency in six Lutron product categories.

Connecticut Lighting Centers took home two of the six 2014 5-Star Showroom category awards: Home Systems Project of the Year, and Shades Project of the Year. And, Connecticut Lighting Centers was the only showroom to win more than one category.

The awards were a result of projects worked on by Jim Meltzer, Outside Sales Manager, who has over 40 years of experience in the lighting industry and his specialties include Whole-Home Lighting Controls, Landscape Lighting and Custom Lighting Design.

“We are very proud of Jim. His efforts have earned Connecticut Lighting Centers two prestigious awards by Lutron. His passion and knowledge for Lighting Controls is an extremely valuable asset,” said David Director, President and Owner of Connecticut Lighting Centers.

Connecticut Lighting Centers feels the market is poised for major transformation in these categories and has recently hired Dan Perry, a 40 year veteran to head up their new motorized window treatment and lighting controls division.

Lutron Award 2014_Close Up

Connecticut Lighting Centers took home two of the six 2014 5-Star Showroom category awards: Home Systems Project of the Year, and Shades Project of the Year.

Added David Weinstein, Vice President, Residential Sales at Lutron, “Our 5-star showrooms demonstrate the highest level of support and commitment to The Lutron Brand and our innovative offering of fashion centric lighting control and shading solutions. These showrooms are dedicated to expanding the market for Lutron’s products. Each showroom is individually qualified and promoted as a Lutron Experience Destination throughout the U.S. and Canada.”

For more information about Connecticut Lighting Centers’ division, contact Dave Director at 860-249-7631 or at [email protected]

About Connecticut Lighting Centers
Connecticut Lighting Centers is a local, family owned company that was established in 1972 in Hartford, CT by the Director family, along with a staff of six employees. Today, Connecticut Lighting Centers has the largest selection of lighting, fans, decorative hardware and home accents in New England. They have three showrooms in Hartford and Southington, including Restoration Lighting Gallery, which is located across the street from their Harford location, and is a premier vintage, antique, and period reproduction lighting source that offers restoration and repair services. Their team is comprised of a group of experienced lighting and home decor professionals who offer specialized lighting design services for customers, builders, remodelers and architects. For more information, visit, and follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest.

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