Two Pacific Northwest Companies Deako Smart Lighting and Dolan NW Partner to Take Smart Home Tech Across the Country

Deako Smart Lighting and Dolan NW establish partnership

Deako Smart Lighting and Dolan NW establish partnership

Deako Smart Lighting and Dolan NW join forces to make the first modular smart light switch available across the country

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Deako, Inc.

SEATTLE, Aug. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Deako Smart Lighting and Dolan NW announced today they have joined forces to make the first modular smart light switch available across the country. Starting today, both homeowners and builders will be able to purchase Deako’s modular system at two of Dolan’s companies, and Deako’s modular system of easy-to-install back plates has created an affordable smart lighting system with no special wiring or hubs required. The patent-pending “click-in” back plates make the Deako product simple to install, and home builders and renovators are benefiting from the ability to easily upgrade a home to a smart technology system for a fraction of the cost.

“At Deako, we’re making our upgrade-able smart lighting the new standard for all homes so that homeowners never have to re-wire a switch,” said Derek Richardson, Founder and CEO of Deako. “Partnering with Dolan, another Seattle-based company and one of the largest suppliers of lighting nationally, is a big step that allows us to scale and support that goal.”

As part of the partnership, Dolan’s companies will serve as Deako’s Master Distributor nationally, and will become the primary supplier to its builder and electrical customers across the country. Dolan’s companies offer a selection of fixtures and accessories, from hundreds of manufacturers and a robust supply of more than 100,000 products including both indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures as well as hardware and home decor.  In the coming weeks, Deako will become available at Dolan’s other companies, including Globe Lighting, Seattle Lighting, Meletio Lighting and Builders Lighting Boise. Deako will continue to maintain a close relationship with both its builder, electrician and end-user customers, providing pre- and post-sales support directly.

“Dolan NW has worked with builders and electricians since 1917 and we know that our building partners are always looking for ways to make homes better while controlling their costs,” said Dave McKee, COO from Dolan NW.  “Partnering with Deako allows us to offer the best smart lighting option to our customers regardless of their budget.”

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.

About Deako Smart Lighting
Deako believes that everyone should be able to enjoy the wonderful experiences of smart lighting, regardless of their budget.  We invented the modular light switch, giving homeowners maximum flexibility to customize and upgrade their systems, at any time, in minutes and without turning off the power. Deako Smart Lighting has been named the #1 Smart Lighting Control System by TecHome Builder, Top 25 Innovative IOT Companies by Entrepreneur, Top 50 most promising Startups by Bloomberg, and “Changing The Way Builders Spec Light Switches” – Builder Magazine. For more information visit the Deako Smart Lighting WebsiteDeako Twitter, Deako FacebookDeako Instagram, Deako Houzz, Deako Pinterest, and Deako LinkedIn.

About Dolan
Dolan NW, LLC is a privately owned, nationally recognized manufacturer of fine lighting based in the Pacific Northwest. Our family of retailers includes Globe Lighting, Seattle Lighting, Meletio Lighting, Builders Lighting Boise, and 

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