We chose Lutron for Lighting and Shading solutions not only because they are the leader, but because they are the creator of the industry. Lutron’s first invention – a simple rotary dimmer in 1959, marked the birth of the lighting control industry. Luton today holds over 2,700 worldwide patents. Lutron was also the first to successfully mass-market the dimmer, the first to successfully market systems of linked dimmers, and is still the only company to create systems of dimmers and motorized window shades that control both electric light and daylight.