Deako™ Partners with New Home Co. in Exclusive Deal

Deako™ Partners with New Home Co. in Exclusive Deal

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Deako™, the creator of the industry’s first modular smart lighting system for homeowners, today announces a two-year exclusive contract with New Home Co. to install its modular lighting system in homes in California, Arizona, Colorado, Washington and Oregon. All New Home Co. homebuyers will move into homes with Deako lighting systems already embedded, allowing them to customize their lighting needs through its effortless plug-and-play light switches. Deako’s innovative modular light switch system gives the power back to the homeowners, helping them save thousands of dollars by avoiding additional help from electricians for upgrades and switch swaps.  New Home Co. homebuyers will have the opportunity to upgrade their light switches through available design programs at each community.

The partnership comes during a time of rapid growth for Deako, following launches with top builders such as American Legend Homes, LevelTX, and other distributors, including North Coast Electric. Deako’s expansion highlights the continued consumer demand for smart home lighting options and streamlined technology offerings that are easy to use.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing scalable smart lighting to new homeowners through our partnership with New Home Co.,” said Derek Richardson, CEO and Founder of Deako. “As more consumers look for effortless ways to modernize and future-proof their homes, it’s imperative to make smart technology simple to use for the experience of our customers. We’re excited to work with a forward-thinking builder like New Home Co. to reimagine home lighting systems for the buyers.”

New Home Co. is committed to building homes that prioritize innovative technology, sustainability and wellness. The company’s personalized designs are available across California, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon and Washington with plans to expand in additional markets. Due to its new partnership with Deako, New Home Co. homeowners can enhance their customization capabilities to their lighting plans while also ensuring maximized home security.

“New Home Co. is always looking to provide our buyers with cutting edge home innovations, and partnering with Deako is a natural fit as we expand our industry-leading design solutions,” said Nicole Summers, Vice President of National Purchasing & Architecture for New Home Co. “Homeowners are looking for the best products available to enhance their living spaces and get the most out of their investment. There’s been a growing interest in smart technology, and we’re excited to bring Deako’s lighting systems to the homes of our customers to meet that demand.”

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About Deako

Deako is the creator of modular smart lighting control system for homeowners. With Deako backplates in 1 out of 6 new homes in America, its smart technology is comprised of modular switches that puts the control right in the hands of the customers. The company empowers homeowners to enhance the ambiance, convenience, and security of each room of a new home without the exorbitant expense of third-party installation, programming and maintenance costs. Deako is trusted by top 100 builders, partnering with D.R. Horton, Meritage Homes, Toll Brothers, Stone Martin and more, to bring the benefits of smart lighting to American homeowners.

Deako was founded in 2015 by CEO, Derek Richardson, and is headquartered in Seattle. The company was named the #1 Smart Lighting Control System by TecHome Builder, Top 25 Innovative IOT Companies by Entrepreneur and Top 50 most promising Startups by Bloomberg. For more information about Deako, please visit

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