LIGHTING DESIGN EXPO
March 19th & 20th, 2019 | 10:00 am – 7:00 pm:
Over the course of two-days, explore the power of lighting control and just how it can transform a space. The interactive Lighting Design Expo will consist of accredited learning opportunities and hands-on demos from the industry’s leading products. This is the perfect opportunity for designers, architects, builders and homeowners to expand their knowledge of lighting design.
Spire Integrated Systems is now a part of The Guild Integrators Alliance! Experience high standards of craftsmanship, engineering, & client support.
Learn how Lighting Design, Precision Optics, and Ketra Lighting can impact your overall comfort and wellbeing.
Every year during this time, our Spire team likes to review some of our favorite technology. Whether you’re looking for a unique gift or something new to enhance your technology, here is our 2018 Holiday Tech Guide listing 8 products that would make a perfect addition to any home.
When thinking about protecting yourself online, it might be obvious to set a safe password but most don't know how. Follow these tips for the best practices to keep your passwords safe.
In October, a group from Spire helped out at the Detroit area Gleaners Food Bank. They organized and staged shipments of food for area organizations feeding the hungry. This part of Spire's commitment to giving back to the community.
We all know getting a good nights rest is important to our health, however, most of us are just simply not getting that. But, why is this such a common occurrence? Discover how smart lighting can help fix terrible sleep habits.
Spire Integrated Systems was recently named as one of the 2018 Cool Places to Work in Michigan by Crain Content Studio Detroit. This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Michigan, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses.
Spire Shines New Light on a Ford GT with Ketra Lighting. At M1 Concourse’s Evening of Luxury event, Spire showed off the revolutionary lighting technology, Ketra. Spire used the beautiful red Ford GT as the focus point to demonstrate Ketra’s vast color profile and advanced warm dimming capabilities.
Spire was awarded EH 2018 Home of the Year Gold Award in the “Best Smart Home of the Year $150,000+” category. The awarding winning project was their “High Performance Lake House”. The home features the best in high quality luxury technology.
Circadian Lighting Principles Presentation by Ketra
(Tuesday, May 22nd at 11:00am – 12:00pm and
Wednesday, May 23rd at 12:30pm – 1:30pm)
Join Spire Integrated Systems as we explore the new age of circadian lighting and the impact light has on our health and wellness along with the overall built environment. The presentation will be by Ketra, the revolutionary lighting company that has taken the formula provided by nature and put it into all their products. Afterwards explore Spire’s completely renovated kitchen, the first Ketra showroom in Michigan. Spire will also be hosting demos on Meridian, Bang & Olufsen, Samsung and Josh.ai, the newest voice activated home automation system.
Fabrics for Performance Shading: A new methodology for daylighting design
(Tuesday, May 22nd at 12:30pm – 1:30pm)
Join us at Spire Integrated Systems for a continued education course presented by Lutron Electronics, Inc., premier provider of automated shades and lighting. Learn to identify metrics of building performance (energy and occupant comfort) and how they are affected by fabric selection. Afterwards explore Spire’s completely renovated kitchen, the first Ketra showroom in Michigan. Spire will also be hosting demos on Meridian, Bang & Olufsen, Samsung and Josh.ai, the newest voice activated home automation system.
Designing a Daylight System: Find the Right Shading Solution
(Wednesday, May 23rd at 11:00am – 12:00pm)
Join us at Spire Integrated Systems for a continued education course presented by Lutron Electronics, Inc., premier provider of automated shades and lighting. Learn to identify several types of automated shading systems and understand how they take advantage of daylighting potential. Afterwards explore Spire’s completely renovated kitchen, the first Ketra showroom in Michigan. Spire will also be hosting demos on Meridian, Bang & Olufsen, Samsung and Josh.ai, the newest voice activated home automation system.
The Home Technology Association (HTA) Certification system is the new industry standard of excellence for home technology installation companies. Spire is the only integrator in Michigan to be certified and designated as the top tier, Estate.
When you partner with an HTA Certified Tech Firm you can expect a terrific installation that has been masterfully planned and executed. There are typically over 100 technology devices in a luxury home. Let a professional help you carefully assemble and integrate the right devices into a home so they perform as expected.
Receiving the right light at the right time can positively impact our mood and productivity. Healthy light is bright during the day to energize your mind and set our body clock. At night, it dims so it doesn’t disrupt your sleep cycles.
Spire North Luncheon: Keeping Up with the Jetson's Smart Home : Thursday, March 8th (11:00 AM – 1:00 PM) Discover technology that seems to be out of 'The Jetsons' futuristic home. Join Mike, the Director of Operations for Spire North, as he speaks about lighting, shading, A/V and innovative control systems. Lunch will be served.
The Cass & York development is beginning the sales phase of its 53 planned condominiums. They are targeting the higher end of the current condo market at $430 to $501 per square foot.
Every year during this time, our Spire team likes to review some of our favorite technology. Whether you’re looking for a unique gift or something new to enhance your technology, here are 5 products that would make a perfect addition to a home.
Savant has announced the release of their next generation TrueImage lighting software, forever changing the way homeowners interact with their smart home ecosystem. TrueImage allows users to easily change dimming levels and RGB colors simply by tapping the virtual light. TrueImage greatly reduces lighting complexity and takes home automation to a different level. And it’s fun!
Spire hosted an accredited education event followed by a Fall Oktoberfest party. The evening included themed decorations, savory cuisine and an assortment of brews. Whether entertaining for industry partners or clients, Spire host several events through out the year to inspire collaboration and innovation.
Each month employees have an opportunity to serve a deserving organization. This month, the Spire team members volunteered at The Devoted Barn, an animal rescue and rehabilitation facility. Spire's team members helped with cleaning, feeding and walking the animals. They also helped install 9ft posts for a surrounding fence.
Lutron Electronics is introducing the new Palladiom Shading System, a beautiful, new shading solution that features highly-crafted exposed hardware for the world’s most exquisite homes.
Spire Named Cool Place to Work in Michigan This is the fifth year Crain’s has recognized the state’s coolest workplaces, and with 100 companies it’s their biggest list yet. It’s a project that recognizes employers that go the extra mile to make employees feel appreciated — as judged by the employees themselves. Best Companies Group helped to produce the ranking. Any Michigan company with at least 15 employees...
Spire Integrated Systems specializes in the design and installation of innovative home technology. Their passion for what they do goes beyond work into their home life. Here is a glimpse inside some of the employee's favorite home systems that they use everyday.
The Lighting Renaissance: Thursday, Oct 12th (2:30pm – 3:30pm) This presentation will be on identifying proper lighting control strategies to ensure space aesthetics, efficiency, and occupant comfort. Hosted at Spire Southeast Showroom.
CEU Presentation: Thursday, Oct 12th (3:30pm – 4:30pm) This course outlines the challenges that designers and architects face daily with an increasing amount of technology compromising their design vision. This course provides an insight into the many ways it can be "Photoshopped" out in real life to retain the integrity of the space.
Hosted at Spire Southeast Showroom.
Thursday, Sept 28th (11am - 12pm): This presentation will be geared towards realtors, builders and designers focusing on various methods to control light. Participants will learn how to control daylight and electric light through shading, switching, and dimming technologies to ensure space aesthetics, efficiency, and occupant comfort. Lunch will be served afterwards. Hosted by Spire North & TAAR in Traverse City.
Thursday, Sept 28th (12:30pm - 1:30pm): This presentation will be geared towards designers, builders and electrical contractors focusing on the importance of controlling LEDs and the compatibility issues. Hors d’oeuvres and dessert will be served afterwards. Hosted by Spire North & TAAR in Traverse City. Credits: 1.0 LU/HSW for AIA and 1.0 GBCI CE Hour
Spire Featured at M1 Concourse Night of Luxury M1 Concourse is an 87-acre playground for auto enthusiasts that includes a secure community of 250+ private condo garages and a state-of-the-art 1.5-mile Performance Track with its own private Motorsports Club. Spire is a premium partner with M1 Concourse to customize the condos to the owner’s specific needs. From climate-control to high performance audio-video, Spire can create...
Create the Perfect Outdoor Living Space - Warmer weather and longer days mean more time outside. Why not update your outdoor living space with the latest outdoor AV technology? Read on to discover how your backyard can be transformed into an enviable entertainment space.
You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks! It’s inevitable. You purchase the latest technology, a TV or sound system, and sooner than you think it just doesn’t work the way it used to. Do you start over and buy a new one or just upgrade? The answer is YES!
Each month employees have an opportunity to serve an organization that serves the surrounding community. This month, Michelle & Erika from Spire helped out at the Detroit area Gleaners Food Bank. They organized and staged shipments of food for area organizations feeding the hungry.
Spire Team Members Help Out at The Devoted Barn Spire employees volunteered their time on May 20th at The Devoted Barn, an animal rescue and rehabilitation facility in Newport, Michigan. The Devoted Barn is a 53 acre facility that rescues all kinds of animals from cruelty, neglect and hoarding cases. The facility always needs volunteer help with cleaning, feeding, walking and just loving on the...
Spire Hosts Spring Garden Party To kick off Spring, Spire hosted a garden party to immerse guests in the high performing audio, video and automation lifestyle. They transformed their outside into an extraordinary entertainment area featuring top brands like Sonance, Séura and Coastal Source Landscape Lighting. Through out the day, guests were treated to the exquisite cuisine of Chef John Breeland from JB Chowhound, while...
How to Stay Connected to Your Vacation Home Owning a vacation home Up North is a wonderful way to get away and enjoy time with family and friends. Unfortunately, we can’t be there year-round. Read on to discover some convenient ways to stay connected to your vacation home. Worry no longer, your 2nd home will be safe and sound. Surveillance Cameras The benefits of utilizing...
Spire Employees Help Out at Local Gleaners Food Bank Spire believes strongly in giving back to the community through charitable donations and through community service. Each month employees have an opportunity to serve an organization that serves the surrounding community. In April, several Spire employees helped out at the Detroit area Gleaners Food Bank. They organized and staged shipments of food for area organizations feeding...
Test Drive Sonance Landscape Series Experience how the Sonance Landscape Series can deliver perfectly-even coverage and unbelievable sound quality throughout your own outdoor living area. Spire Integrated Systems is offering a complimentary in home demonstration that includes the set up of the LS48 SUBV10 System to accommodate your personal outdoor space. Sign up for the in home demonstration and receive a free iTunes gift card...
An Exclusive Spire Event Tuesday, May 16th – 12:00pm to 7:00pm Join us at our showroom in Troy for a Spring Garden Party. There is no better way to kick off the season than to be inspired by the latest technology solutions. This event expands beyond our beautiful showroom to bring the finest indoor technology outdoors. Enjoy a glass of wine paired with the exquisite...
Let the Sun Shine In Training This presentation will be on creatively managing sunlight with automated window treatments. This Course Will Cover: – Effects of uncontrolled daylight and how to manage it – Consideration of weather, season and time of day in shading – Window treatment styles and fabrics – Benefits of automated window treatments Credits: ASID & AIA Accredited Program, 1 Credit Hour Course...
AIA Accredited Training: LED Lighting This presentation will be on the importance of controlling LEDs and the compatibility issues. This Course Will Cover: -LED Features, Benefits, and Challenges -LED Applications -Dimming Expectations -LED System Components -LED Drivers -LED Control Options Credits: AIA Accredited Program, 1 Credit Hour Course Cost: Free Date/Time: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 9:30am – 10:30am Continental breakfast will be served afterwards. Event...
Spire North Introduces Director of Operations Spire is extending it’s operations in Northern Michigan with the addition of a new Director, Mike Waligorski. Mike will be joining us as the Director of Operations for Spire North, which is based in Northern Michigan. Mike owned his own company in the Traverse Bay area and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team. He will...
Spire Integrated Systems Wins Best in Home Theater Detroit Home magazine hosts a yearly design award competition. The highly-sought-after awards recognize the year’s best in many categories. Spire is proud to have won 1st place in the Home Theater category for their very own theater room located at their Troy showroom. In early 2016 Spire unveil their awe-inspiring home theater to showcase the latest in...
3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Building Your System Great sounding home audio is a game changer. Your Bloomfield Hills residence will always be equipped to play your favorite music the way it was meant to be heard. But what does it take to create a high-performing audio system in your Michigan home? The most important thing is that every piece of the puzzle fits...
Spire Awarded Dealer of the Year Spire Integrated Systems was awarded Dealer of the Year by Screen Innovations (SI) at the 2016 CEDIA Expo. Spire received this award based on their excellent job of representing the SI brand. SI is a leading manufacturer of projection screens and associated technologies for residential and commercial applications. Best known for Black Diamond™, the world’s first and only multi-directional...
Anniversary Bash Draws Record Crowds Each spring Spire Integrated Systems holds a major thank-you shindig for customers and vendors at its Troy, Mich., headquarters and showroom. This year’s gathering, however, was extra special. This time, the event also celebrated Spire’s 15th year of selling and installing cutting-edge residential and commercial technology in the greater Detroit area, and drew nearly 100 manufacturers, luxury home builders, architects,...
Spire Celebrates 15 Years Spire Integrated Systems in Troy, Mich., holds a two-day invitation-only open house that includes live demos and even luxury Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles for guests to check out. How do celebrate 15 years in the custom electronics industry? Spire Integrated Systems, Inc., a leading technology integrator in Troy, Mich., knows what to do. The company, a member of the Home...
Spire North is Now Open Spire Integrated Systems is pleased to announce that Spire North is now open in Northern Michigan. Spire North is a satellite location to service Traverse City, Charlevoix and Torch Lake area. Featuring a local service department, the new branch offers the award winning design and installation that Spire Integrated Systems is known for. Clients can expect the same high performance...
Sony’s New PS-HX500 Turntable Will Rip Your Vinyl in High-Res It’s pretty safe to say, that most people in the market for a good turntable are looking for that warmth and tangibility that physical analog sound delivers. The simplicity. The outright lack of digital-ness. But Sony is betting with its latest turntable that at least a few of you don’t mind mixing a bit of...