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Home Automation – Lighting Control


Ambiance, security, and energy savings: three great reasons to install a Universal Remote Control (URC) system into your living space! URC lighting control gives you the simple, cost-effective way to control the lighting in any room of your house.  But, more than that, it puts home automation where you need it most—at your fingertips.

The benefits of a universal remote control system are endless and go well beyond just controlling the ambiance of your living space. With the Lutron lighting control system, you’ll contribute to saving the environment by cutting down your energy bill and light bulbs. Dimming a light bulb just 25% saves 20% of the associated energy cost, and can make bulbs last up to six years longer!

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How URC Home Automation Works

Use the same remote to not only dim your lights and start your movie but control your whole home on this one single remote.  With a home automation control system, you can control the temperature of your home, security, curtains, and blinds, and more!

When you go on your vacation or leave your home for an extended period of time, the URC lighting control system can give you ease of mind and make your home more secure. Control your lighting from your tablet when you’re away!

Home Automation Packages

Starpower offers several Home Automation packages, built to meet any budget. To learn more about the packages available, click here.

Home Automation at Starpower

Visit one of our four Starpower locations throughout Dallas and Fort Worth, as well as in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona and talk to one of our experts today and they will show you why URC lighting control by Lutron will make your life brighter!

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Daniel Pidgeon Becomes Chairman of the Consumer Electronics Association

Daniel Pidgeon, Chairman of Dallas, Texas-based Starpower Home Entertainment Systems, Inc. (Starpower) assumes the role of Chairman of the Executive Board of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®

DALLAS, TEXAS, January 1, 2015

Today, Daniel Pidgeon, Chairman of Dallas, Texas-based Starpower Home Entertainment Systems, Inc. (Starpower) assumes the role of Chairman of the Executive Board of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the owner and producer of the International CES®. Pidgeon has been active in the industry for 19 years and this new role has him representing over 2000 member companies and the $211 billion dollar consumer electronics trade association.

“I am humbled and honored to be representing the most dynamic industry anywhere. I am fortunate to witness the best and brightest bring incredibly innovative ideas to life. No other industry impacts consumers more than the members of CEA,” says Pidgeon. “CEA promotes innovation across all technology including not just consumer devices, but health, automotive and everywhere technology improves lives.”

CEA’s 2000 members form a broad representation of companies and industry segments including: Apple, Microsoft, Verizon, Sony, Samsung, Pandora, Cisco, Gibson Brands, Mercedes Benz, Ford, Netflix, HBO, Uber, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Mattel. “Consumer electronics impacts lives in many ways and on diverse platforms,” Pidgeon notes. “CEA’s umbrella includes innovative companies across almost every industry.”

While the CEA is best known for producing the International CES held each January in Las Vegas, Nevada, CEA also helps promote government policies – legislative and regulatory – that support economic growth, create jobs and keep government from stifling innovation. CEA is active on issues such as Strategic Immigration Reform, Privacy, Patent Reform, Free Trade and other issues important to the U.S. economy and preserving the nation’s global leadership in innovation.  As chairman, Pidgeon will help promote and represent the consumer electronics industry with much of his time dedicated to working with CEA staff and government officials on policies that insure innovators continue to thrive. “CEA promotes government policies that help the overall economy, thus benefitting sales of consumer electronics products. CEA’s work is crucial in preserving US leadership in innovation,” says Pidgeon.  “CEA has an important role on Capitol Hill, as well as in government agencies, state capitols and, increasingly, with foreign governments as the organization continues its leadership on key, pro-innovation policy issues. I look forward to supporting these important efforts of CEA to promote issues that directly affect everyone”.

Pidgeon grew up in a family retail business that was started by his great grandfather in 1907. He started Starpower with his family in 1995 and has grown the business to be one of the largest specialty audio/video companies in the United States. Pidgeon will be in attendance at CES January 6-9, 2015 in Las Vegas where he will meet with industry leaders and government officials from the United States and abroad.

 
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Brandi Thompson, Manager of Marketing
bthompson@star-power.com 972-503-6000 x1081

About Starpower

Starpower, founded in 1995 is an award winning provider of premium audio/video products and custom installation to a luxury consumer based in Dallas, Texas. Starpower sells to Consumer and Commercial markets and has showrooms in Dallas and Southlake, Texas as well as Scottsdale, Arizona. Starpower also owns an upscale appliance retailer named Ed Kellum & Son, also based in Dallas, Texas.

About CEA

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the $211 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com and through social media.

About Daniel M. Pidgeon

Daniel is the Chairman of Starpower Home Entertainment Systems, Inc. (“Starpower”), Chairman of the Executive Board for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the producer of the International CES®. He is also a member of CEA’s Board of Industry Leaders, a member of the Dallas, Texas Chapter of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), a board member of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) National Consumer Technology Board and active as a board member of different start up enterprises and charitable organizations. Daniel is also co-owner and board member of one of the largest privately held floor covering companies in the United States. He is a frequent speaker on issues relating to the Consumer Electronics Industry. Daniel is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Economics. He is married with two children ages 17 and 14.

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Former Rivals Become Allies in Selling High-End Appliances and Audio, Video

Starpower Former Rivals Become Allies In Selling High-End Appliances And Audio, Video

Starpower and Ed Kellum and Son – Dallas, Texas

In September of 2011 one of our former Rivals became our ally as we merged together to form a new partnership. Kellum Appliances has been a namesake in the Dallas area for decades. Selling high-end, first-class appliances and audio/video, Kellum has been selling products to local families since 1948.  Kellum is very proud of this new relationship and we look forward to many years of success as we meet and exceed the expectaions of customers in the area.

 

The article below recently appeard in the Dallas Morning News:

 

From December 28, 2011:

Both parties pleased with Starpower’s acquisition of Ed Kellum & Son

Two former retail rivals are glad they spent this Christmas as a merged company.

Starpower Home Entertainment Systems acquired Ed Kellum & Son Appliance Co. in September after the family-owned and operated businesses had been talking on and off about a deal for several months. Starpower home theater systems has been in business since 1995 and has four stores, including one in Arizona and one at 4615 Cole Ave. in Dallas, three doors down from the Kellum store at 4533 Cole Ave. Both stores will stay open.

“Our first Christmas together went well,” said Starpower chairman Daniel Pidgeon. “Based on the last few years, we’ve been conservative with our expectations. Sales exceeded our plan but gross margins and profits were lower than expected, and that was true across the board in consumer electronics this year.”

Pidgeon, 46, and his brother, Starpower CEO David Pidgeon, 48, are the new generation, said Pat Kellum, who took over the family business from his father in 1981. The Kellum appliance store was founded by the late Ed Kellum in 1948.

“It was time for me to step back and not be the lead person, and I like the way this family deals with their customers,” Kellum said. “I didn’t have a successor, and we wanted someone who would have the best interests of our employees and our 75,000 customers.”

Kellum said it was a good move to “unite versus fighting each other.” In recent years, the business has been hit with a triple whammy: a weak economy, declining prices and eroding margins. This holiday season was the year of the cheap big-screen TV.

The Kellum appliance store’s results also met expectations, and Starpower plans to continue operating it under its longtime name, Pidgeon said. Starpower and Kellum overlap in audio and video categories, but Starpower doesn’t sell appliances such as washing machines and refrigerators, and their customer lists were surprisingly different, he said.

Starpower home theater systems also has 35 crews that install home theaters and media rooms in Dallas and Fort Worth. Kellum had been using a third-party installer to do that work.

Kellum, 63, who started working in the business when he was 12, helping install air conditioners, said that while he no longer has an ownership stake, he remains involved in the business. “If a customer calls me, I still help them.”