SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - December 08, 2016) - Deako (www.deako.com), the Seattle-based company focused on revolutionary intelligent lighting systems, today announced that it has met key milestones in its growth plan. Following a successful financing round in July, 2016, and strong demand from Seattle builders, the Y-Combinator grad is now beginning to take orders from builders in the Texas market. The company's beta program, which launched in September, received an enthusiastic response from homeowners and was oversubscribed. Today, Deako was also awarded the 2016 TecHome Brilliance Award in the Lighting Control category. This award honors companies that "push the envelope and lead the way with innovative new products and services."
Deako's launch in Texas follows on a very successful response from builders in the Seattle market. "Seattle-area homebuyers are increasingly demanding that smart technology be included in their new homes," said Mark Donner, CEO of Westcott Homes, one of Seattle's fastest growing builders. "Our company prides itself in providing our customers with the best smart technology available. We chose Deako because they provide elegant, powerful whole-home smart lighting that is simple to set up and use. Westcott Homes is excited that it will be among the first builders in Seattle to showcase Deako's system in early 2017."
"The growth, interest and accolades we see from the industry continues to inspire us as we execute our plans. We know that we have an incredibly innovative solution that is redefining what people expect from their home lighting," said Derek Richardson, Founder and CEO of Deako. "Launching the Deako technology now in Texas, seeing the tremendous interest in our beta program, and now the TecHome Award win are all a great recognition of the execution to date. We look forward to demonstrating the impact that affordable smart home lighting technology can have for our customers."
Deako sought out to create smart lighting that was accessible to everyone. While other technology has evolved and improved lives in countless ways, most light switches haven't changed much over the last 100 years. Before Deako, getting the benefits of whole home smart lighting would often cost as much as a nice sports car. Deako has changed that, creating an affordable smart lighting system with no special wiring or hubs required. When used together as part of a whole home system, Deako's beautiful, touch screen smart light switches can each control one light, groups of lights or all of the lights in a home with a simple tap of a switch. This scene controlling feature had traditionally been offered only in high-end systems and usually only placed in select areas of the home due to high cost and complex wiring. All Deako Smart Switches include an elegant touch interface, timer and nightlight options and work with Android and iOS devices. The patent-pending "click-in" back plates make the Deako products simple to install and upgrade in seconds enabling customers to future proof their investment as new technology becomes available, or upgrade from our entry-level switches in seconds.
Like most great inventions, Deako was founded out of a simple need. The need for whole home connected lighting to function well, look terrific and not cost a fortune. After researching and living with partial solutions, Deako set about making the idea into a tangible reality. So, Deako was born and it has been lighting up eyes and homes ever since. For more information about Deako, please visit www.deako.com and follow us on Facebook at @deakolights and Twitter at @godeako.
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