Lighting control manufacturer Lutron Electronics, Coopersburg, Pa., announced that it broke ground on its fourth Experience Center, which will open in the heart of midtown Manhattan in early 2009. The new, 1,800 square-foot Experience Center will be located on the ground floor of the Decoration & Design (D&D) Building, located at 979
Third Avenue.

The Manhattan location will feature a variety of Lutron’s residential products showcased in space typical of New York City living.

Lutron Experience Centers offer system designers, architects, interior designers and their clients the opportunity to experience the energy savings and elegance of Lutron products in a home-like setting.

Locations of other Experience Centers are Irvine, Calif., Coopersburg, Pa. (at the company’s world headquarters), and the first one to open, in 2001, in Plantation, Fla.