Lighting & Controls Expo Provides Training & Networking

Costa Mesa, CA– More than 250 Southern California lighting professionals came together for Western Lighting & Energy Control’s first annual Lighting & Controls Expo. The event was held on March 14th at Lutron’s Experience Center in Irvine.

The festivities included training classes on several Lutron products including entry level residential home control product Caseta Wireless and Lutron’s revolutionary, modular wireless lighting control solution for new and existing commercial buildings, Vive. For those seeking continuing education units, topics included Title 24 and Lutron’s automated shading solutions.

Additionally, the Lighting & Controls Expo featured trade show booths showcasing several lighting manufactures to include:

  • Holm
  • Rouge Lighting
  • Duray Lighting
  • Liteline
  • Cree
  • Aero Pure
  • Xeleum
  • CSL
  • Translent Protection Design
  • Lutron
  • Aion LED
  • Liberty Wire & Cable
  • PMC Lighting
  • Lightalarms
  • Sonos 

Products showcased in the Expo offered product solutions for indoor and outdoor applications for both residential and commercial.

“We were blown away with the response from this event in Orange County.” Said Western’s Principal Jimm Reifsnyder. “We already have plans to repeat this event in Los Angeles, San Diego and Riverside Counties, which are all part of the Southern California region we service.”

Western Lighting & Energy Controls, a leading lighting representative in Southern California, with offices in San Diego and Costa Mesa, CA, has been a leader in the lighting & energy controls arena.  Representing an extensive line card of top quality lines, Western has grown exponentially in the past 5 years.

As a manufacturer’s representative, Western Lighting & Energy Controls has over 40 highly trained staff servicing electrical contractors, general contractors, electrical distributors, architects, electrical engineers, lighting designers, lighting showrooms, audio/visual companies, and design/build professionals.

For more information on future events, training classes, or product demonstrations, interested partied should contact Western Lighting & Energy Controls at 858-564-0233 or visit our website at www.

About Western Energy Control Solutions (

With offices Costa Mesa California and San Diego, Western Lighting & Energy Controls is a manufacturer’s representative with more than 40 highly trained staff dedicated to providing support, recommendations, training, bid packages, energy audits and more to contractors, distributors, architects, electrical engineers, lighting designers, lighting showrooms, electrical distributors, audio/visual companies, and design/build professionals.

About Lutron Electronics ( Founded in 1961, Lutron Electronics is headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, in the heart of the Lehigh Valley. From dimmers for the home, to lighting management systems for entire buildings, the company offers more than 17,000 energy-saving products, sold in more than 100 countries around the world. In the US alone, Lutron products save an estimated 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per year. The company’s early inventions—including the first solid-state dimmer invented by Lutron’s founder, Joel Spira—are now at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC

About Lutron Experience Center in Irvine, CA

The California Experience and Training Center presents a dazzling array of light control and shading systems in an impeccable 11,000 ft2 showroom. With ample room for both large commercial and residential scenes, the California Experience Center exhibits smart, intuitive lighting controls that pair with energy efficient system designs. Visitors can discover the advantages and differences of our product line in numerous scenarios. All of the solutions shown save energy while enhancing the comfort and beauty of each setting. Located at 2458 Dupont Dr. Irvine, CA 92612. By Appointment only. Call 858-564-0233 or request a tour & product demo.


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