Lutron debuted its new Commercial Experience Center in Manhattan during a two-day event in September. The 5,500-sq ft space offers architects, designers, contractors, developers and building owners an immersive overview of the company’s lighting and control capabilities in mock commercial and residential layouts.
The Experience Center was “designed with the customer journey in mind,” says Scott Hanna, executive vice president of Lutron, and thus emphasizes the Lutron HXL approach, a philosophy of human-centric lighting that employs four elements of lighting design—natural light, quality light, connection to the outdoors, and adaptive and personalized control—to help people be, work and feel their best.
“The new center provides an immersive experience that reveals how lighting and controls can impact different space types and people’s sense of well-being,” Hanna adds. In the entryway, for example, an overhead lighting sculpture can be activated to create a dynamic biophilic pattern on the floor below.
Almost twice the size of the company’s former experience center at Penn Plaza, the space also enables the company to display its growing portfolio of solutions, including smart daylighting technology and exterior lighting control by recently-acquired Ketra and Limelight, respectively.
Designed by local firm COOKFOX, the center meets the WELL Building Standard supporting occupant health and wellness in the built environment. It is available to visit by appointment (www.lutron.com) and includes dedicated meeting and training spaces.