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Why Consider a Centralized Lighting System from ACS and Lutron?

If you are getting ready to construct a new home, putting in major renovations, or creating an addition, NOW is the time to partner with ACS to assist in the design of a centralized lighting control system from Lutron. Why? Besides having complete flexibility with switching, dimming, energy management and shade control in one system, consider this…

Aesthetics- ACS can work with you, your architect or interior designer to minimize clutter on your walls with a well-designed Lutron centralized lighting system. Instead of wiring local switches for each different zone of light in a room which results in an unsightly bank of switches and dimmers, you can have a single, elegant keypad that comes in a variety of finishes to match your décor.

Flexibility- You have the ability to control any one light, shade, and temperature zone from any single button on a keypad, touch screen or smart device. You maximize convenience and can accommodate a multitude of lifestyle applications for you and your family. When your needs or preferences change it’s easy to make adjustments to your settings.

Scalability – Centralized lighting systems offer maximum scalability. Everything from a Manhattan apartment to a sprawling Beverly Hills estate can be accommodated. Get ACS involved during the design phase of your large residence to collaborate with architects, designers and general contractors and ensure appropriate wiring infrastructures is implemented.

ReliabilityACS works with Lutron because their design, quality control and performance are unsurpassed in the industry. Wireless lighting control has proven to be effective, yet nothing can replace the tried and true results of a centralized system using dimming panels hard wired to local keypads via low voltage. In an emergency, multiple redundant systems further ensure uninterrupted operation.

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ACS: Authorized IMAX® Private Theatre Certified Technology Partner

IMAX, the industry leader in immersive cinematic experiences, is now launching the IMAX Private Theatre system. The program enables select custom integrators across the U.S. to bring The IMAX Experience to their most discriminating clientele, and we wanted to take the opportunity of this blog edition to announce that ACS (with locations in Metro NY, Los Angeles and South Florida) is one of the first!

This new home theater system utilizes the same technology that IMAX uses in commercial multiplexes: a curved floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall screen; a high-resolution, dual-projection system that can accommodate 2D and 3D formats; and an audio system with laser-aligned loudspeakers and microphones that perform daily calibrations to ensure the highest quality sound possible. Altogether, the package is modeled after the relatively small screening room IMAX built in Santa Monica for filmmakers to see their movies in the immersive format before a general release.

Homeowners who can take advantage of this opportunity will have a team of IMAX specialists playing an integral role in the entire process, working alongside ACS to ensure everything is built to IMAX’s exacting performance standards while catering to your specific design preferences.


In addition to the main theater space, there must also be space for a projector room large enough to accommodate at least two projectors (5 feet tall, 2.5 feet wide and 4 feet deep) in an area separate from the screening room, and an equipment rack.  Each room is then custom-designed to IMAX specifications and engineered for perfection.


With ACS and IMAX, you’ll receive a peerless level of service and support to guarantee the best presentation every time:

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Hassle-free Upgrades to Your Lighting & Shades?

Would you like to take advantage of the latest lighting control conveniences, shade integration elegance, and energy management advancements without making holes in your walls and disrupting your life?

That’s where ACS and Lutron’s Wireless QS system comes in!  Lutron QS is a wireless, energy-saving lighting control, automated window treatment, and HVAC home control system that gives you the ability to tailor the environment throughout your entire home from simple intuitive devices.

Because QS utilizes Lutron’s patented Clear Connect® RF wireless technology, the system installs easily into existing homes without running any new wires removing the need to make “Swiss cheese” of your walls. It’s perfect for retrofit projects as well as new construction homes.

Standard switches and dimmers are replaced with “smart” lighting controls, old pull cord shades are replaced with battery powered shades, and all without running a single wire. Your new smart devices “talk” to each other to work in perfect combination. Lutron QS is also scalable, meaning you can start with a single room or a few rooms, and expand the system to cover your entire home when you’re ready.

With Wireless QS, you can:

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Should I go 4K today? (Part 1 of 2)

The big buzz in consumer electronics is the new 4K, the common name for the Ultra HD TV format. So what is 4K, exactly, and how do you know when the time is right to get it for your home?

The basics

4K represents the next giant leap in image resolution. How big a leap? 4K creates images composed of nearly 8.3 million pixels, compared to about 2 million in a 1080p image, the full HD resolution produced by Blu-ray®. In other words, FOUR TIMES the resolution of the TVs that you’re likely watching now. These pixels are usually arranged in a 3,840 x 2,160 configuration, compared with the 1,920 x 1,080 for full HD TV, also known as “1080p.”

Is 4K different from Ultra HD?

Though not the same, the two terms have become interchangeable, thereby creating some confusion. “4K” is the most commonly used term. However, some consumer electronics manufacturers prefer “Ultra HD” because it distinguishes between the 3,840 x 2,160 resolution inherent to 16:9 ratio TVs and the 4,096 x 2,160 resolution most commonly used in digital cinemas. For our purposes, we’ll refer to it as 4K.

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