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Experience Lutron Lighting Control During The Parade Of Homes

See Lutron lighting control in action at a local home this weekend. Visit 3103 Manhattan Lane in East Grand Rapids during the Fall Parade of Homes presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids.

J. Peterson Homes renovated a mid-century, modern home, which features many products from Classic Stereo and Bekins:

  • Sony televisions
  • Sonos soundbars and speakers
  • Lighting control by Lutron
  • Miele Appliances (including a coffee system and combi-steam oven)
  • A Hestan grill and outdoor refrigerator

Visit The Home

The home opens to the public Friday October 19 and Saturday October 20 from 1-8pm.

Tickets cost $10 if you buy them online or at the HBA office. They cost $12 if you buy them at the home. Children 12 and under visit free with a paying adult.

Sonos at Parade of Homes

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Test Lutron lighting control, Sony televisions, Sonos speakers and much more in our state-of-the-art, interactive showroom.

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Smart Lights – Local Homes Use Automated Lighting From Classic Stereo

smart lights in local homes

If you think about your daily life, you likely pay for convenience. You have a smart phone, a smart TV, but what about smart lights?

It especially helps when you have multiple stories to your home. When you want to go to bed but can’t remember if you turned off all the lights? Hit the “Goodnight” button. That not only saves you time, it saves you energy and can even reduce your electricity bill.

The pictures below offer recent examples of West Michigan homes with Lutron lighting control installed by Bekins.

The homeowners chose to automate their home with Crestron. So they can control their entire home, including the Lutron lights and shades, through their iPad. However, they also have the option to turn lights on or off and even set “scenes” with a discreet control panel on the wall. As you can see with the pictures below, the panel blends in well with the home.

smart lights
Motorized Shades in a West Michigan smart home. Installed by Bekins and Classic Stereo

test lutron lighting controls in our showroom

We use Lutron panels and Crestron automation in our showroom. Visit our showroom and let our experts show how it can make your life easier. There is nothing quite like seeing home automation in action.

LiteTouch Repair – A simple switch to Lutron

Transitioning from LiteTouch to Lutron with Classic Stereo and Bekins

FROM LITETOUCH TO LUTRON

At Classic Stereo and Bekins, we provide our customers with solutions, including people who are left without support from LiteTouch. We recently helped a West Michigan home easily transition to Lutron.

Savant bought LiteTouch in 2012, then stopped selling all products related to hardwired lighting. That means no more support for homeowners who use it.

That is why our technicians recently visited a West Michigan home built in the mid 1990s. Several of their keypads stopped working.

Our technicians provided solutions with the help of Lutron. They did not need to open up any walls, instead our technicians used the wiring already in the home.

Lutron provides keypads, processors and dimi modules specifically designed to upgrade LiteTouch homes.

In conclusion, the homeowners loved the system repair. They upgraded their 20-year old home lighting control system to include more functions plus the option to control it from an iPad.

VISIT OUR SHOWROOM TO SEE LIGHTING CONTROL IN ACTION

Test examples of lighting control and many of the other features Lutron provides by visiting our showroom. Our Electronics Professionals provide solutions to customers every day.

Motorized shades protect beautiful Lake Michigan home

Motorized Shades in a West Michigan smart home. Installed by Bekins and Classic Stereo

Any home that looks out over the beautiful dunes along the Lake Michigan shoreline will obviously use large windows to maximize the view. However, large amounts of sun can fade your carpet and furniture inside the home. Our Electronics Integration team recently completed a project that shows many of the ways we can improve your home. It especially displays the importance of motorized shades to protect your carpet and furniture from the sun.

This home features Lutron shades that can also be controlled by Crestron automation. The homeowners control their shades through a dedicated panel on the wall or a tablet, like an iPad.

DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE SUN DAMAGE

Our Bekins project managers say they have seen homes really affected by the sun. One project manager described a home that had a bleach-white rug. He thought that was the color they chose, until someone moved a table to reveal its original color.

Luckily this smart home along the shores of West Michigan has not suffered any ill effects from sun’s UV rays. With no trees, or really anything to protect it from the sun, our team immediately noticed the importance of motorized shades.

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DIFFERENT ROOMS – DIFFERENT MOTORIZED SHADES

With dunes between the home and Lake Michigan, this West Michigan smart home built its first three floors to support the top floor. The fourth floor houses the most square footage because it hosts the best view, looking out over the dunes and the lake.

Other spots in the home had shades mounted either above or inside the window. However, mounting inside the window blocks a small portion of the view.

The shades on the fourth floor were incorporated into the crown molding, so you can’t see them until they drop down. This option does not take away a single inch of the beautiful view.

We offer blackout shades that completely block out the sun. However, the top floor features sheer shades. This option allows you to still see the shoreline a little, but it still protects the furniture and carpet.

We also offer an option to have both sheer and blackout shades on the same window.

Lakeview living room with motorized shades up.
Lakeview living room with motorized shades up.
Lakeview living room with motorized shades down.
Lakeview living room with motorized shades down.

TEST LUTRON SHADES IN OUR SHOOWROOM

Do you know a great way to see sheer and blackout shades work together? Visit The Den in our showroom. That is one of many motorized shades you can test. Talk to our experts about Lutron as well, they offer a variety of styles to fit almost every home and decor.

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MOST AWARDED CUSTOM ELECTRONICS BRANDS

Custom Electronics Home Automation

Electronic House recently noticed some trends in their 2017 Homes of the Year award winners. With dozens of entries, a handful of custom electronics brands kept popping up. The names will look familiar to people who have seen the Classic Stereo showroom. If any of these interest you, let a member of our nationally acclaimed Bekins integration team install for your home.

Sony VPL-HW65ES Projector

SONY VIDEO PROJECTORS

Electronic House found Sony video projectors in 11 Home of the Year cinemas and media rooms. Especially popular were 4K projectors and the ES line. Ask for a demo in our Reference Theater to get a first-hand look at how Sony 4K projectors can improve your home theater experience.

CONTROL4 HOME AUTOMATION

Custom Electronic Brands

Ten of the homeowners automated their house with Control4. Use the system to control just your audio and video or change your entire home with one touch of a button.

We will customize it to fit you. Our Bekins Integration team has never done the same project twice. That means decades of completely customized home automation.

LUTRON LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEMS

Electronic House said Lutron was “by far the most popular lighting system utilized by our Homes of the Year.”

Once again, one touch control of your lights. Lutron lets you control it with a smartphone app, touch panel or remote control.

They also most newly constructed homes chose the hardwired options. Most existing homes chose wireless options.

Ask our nationally acclaimed experts which works best for your home.

Custom Electronics Brands

SAMSUNG TELEVISIONS

Seven Homes of the Year feature Samsung TV’s. Electronic House talked about a most unusual instance:

“We thought we had seen it all, when one of our award-winners floored us with a curved 65-inch Samsung 4K TV installed directly on the surface of a ceiling above a bed!”

MORE POPULAR BRANDS FOUND IN HOMES OF THE YEAR AND CLASSIC STEREO

Paradigm Persona Speakers

PARADIGM SPEAKERS
FOUND IN 6 HOMES

SONANCE SPEAKERS
USED IN 5 HOMES

Marantz Receivers
QMotion Shades

MARANTZ A/V RECEIVERS
APPEARED IN 4 HOMES

QMOTION MOTORIZED DRAPERIES AND SHADES
INSTALLED IN 4 HOMES

TEST THE TOP CUSTOM ELECTRONICs IN OUR SHOWROOM

Test these brands in our showroom! Better yet, compare them to the other top brands we carry to see which is the best fit for you.

Top Custom Electronic Brands Electronic House