Friday, December 18, 2015


The ways that lighting controls are made, used, and integrated into today's residential lighting systems are changing rapidly.  No longer is a lighting control simply a switch or dimmer; it's an integral part of the lighting system that expands functionality, enhances appearance and, more recently, helps reduce lighting energy use. A particular challenge for control is the growing need to dim and control mixed loads in lighting situations where incandescent, fluorescent, and LED light sources are used together. Fortunately, new industry standards are making the task of matching controls to fixtures easier, and this year's control products proved to be smarter than ever before, displaying features such as self-calibration to maximize dimming performance and internet integration to mesh with the growing use of mobile apps and personal communication devices.  LiteSync is currently retrofitting a beautiful custom home with such control in the Pima Canyon Estates neighborhood.  Care to see the best in lighting control with LED product integration all from the smart phone?  Give us a call. 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sound Masking at a Call Center

LiteSync contracted with the Tucson branch of the Cord Blood Registry to assist in the new construction of their 6,500 square foot call center.  One of the major problems in such an area is noise and hearing others on their phones.  With the proper wall acoustical treatments and then injecting white noise into the space through 53 carefully hung speakers, we can virtually eliminate the noise spill people at their station hear.  Shown here is our site foreman Dylan doing some work in what's known as the "rough-in" phase above the ceiling. 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Catalina United Methodist Church

LiteSync was pleased to assist the church with a new pro sound system upgrade of their main chapel.  This landmark church on Speedway Blvd was built in 1956.  The existing audio system was installed by a local vendor some years back that did not have the skills to execute such work correctly and the audio signal reproduction was poor at best.  LiteSync brought in our sound engineer and he calculated the needs of the space and we then installed the equipment.  New JBL line arrays, Crown amplification, a BSS London processor and a beautiful new Soundcraft digital mixing board made the changes that will carry this facility many decades into the future.  LiteSync also upgraded the hearing assist system with new Listen Technologies equipment.  LiteSync is a Level One certified hearing assist system provider.

Our engineer Mark is easily one of the best in the industry.  We are proud to be working with him.

Acoustical Remediation at Sahuarita High School

LiteSync contracted with Sahuarita High School to make acoustical repairs to various music rooms.  The acoustical defects and issues in band rooms, chorus rooms, were deep and difficult for them.  Our PHD and architect calculated the needs to add the proper treatments to make the changes these rooms needed and when such treatments were installed by LiteSync, the school raved about the results.  Pictured here is some wall treatments that combined with new ceiling tiles made the band practice room more "lively" as was requested. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

DOE Residential Lighting Study

The Department of Energy (DOE) has published the "Residential Lighting End-Use Consumption Study:  Estimation Framework and Initial Estimate." which focused on developing new estimates of residential lighting usage and energy consumption at the national regional levels within households and even by lamp characteristics. 

At annual kilowatts per hour, sadly Arizona was in the highest category at 2,100 to 2,400 with California and New York at the lowest end of the scale at 1,200 to 1,300

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Tucson Community Center Arena

Today LiteSync had it's V.P. climbing around on service catwalks of the Tucson Community Center arena.  Hat's off to Kelly for dragging her Canon 7d camera and L glass lens up there to get some shots of the existing and dated arena equipment.  LiteSync is preparing a power point video to present to the City ReoNuevo committee members in order to help them make much needed lighting and audio upgrade decisions.  Time to get the TCC out of the stone age!  Stay tuned for exciting updates! 

Friday, September 28, 2012

Marriott Hotel Lighting Automation

The Tucson Marriott University Park Hotel is one of the busiest hotels in the city of Tucson.  Their existing lighting automation system was dated and failing.  Over time LiteSync had been called in to make patch repairs but when it was time for a remodel of the facility, LiteSync was called upon to not only help with the remodel but also to assist with the automation system upgrade.

The existing systems manufacture was no longer in business.  While LiteSync had the software program for its dated processor, the floppy disk it operated on of course had long since lost it's magnetic properties. 

So LiteSync built an entirely new program of operation for the new Savant/LiteTouch lighting control.  The project was executed in two phases.  Phase one had all the gear mounted and ready.  Phase two had us drop out the 400 amp 3 phase switch in the basement to pull out the old automation rack and land over 100 new cables into the LiteTouch gutter assembly.  The phase two cut over took 16 hours to complete but when done, all systems were go. 

LiteSync offered this hotel an installation that brought the low voltage work and the high voltage work all under our contractors license.  We eliminate the low voltage integrator and their cost burden on the job. 

Automated module enclosures and control CCU
Close up view of dimming modules.  State of the art!