Live Design Blog Archive

amBIENT XC in Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show “Dream Home”

amBIENT XC from amBX Ltd. UK has been selected to feature the latest in home theatre technology inside the Dream Home at the 2010 Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show, the region's top source for the latest in luxury home improvements. The show runs March 5-14 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Over 350,000 visitors will see the amBIENT XC in action as they tour the amazing interior of this spectacular $2 million contemporary residence, featuring the most innovative and forward thinking design products available. CJ Interior Design Studio was selected to design the Dream Home, which will feature a total of six rooms, all showcasing the latest in cutting-edge design and technology. Visitors will be introduced to a live ”family” living in the Dream Home, enjoying and demonstrating its many amenities. This is the first year this concept and layout has ever been used.

amBIENT XC will be featured in the Home Theatre, which will showcase an immersive and entertaining environment demonstrating the ultimate Home Theatre setup. The stand-alone DMX512 controller radically changes the way in which light and space are designed, to create a sensory surround entertainment experience using light, video and sound. When movies and/or music are played in the room, amBIENT XC responds automatically with stunning lighting effects. It offers an innovative, maintenance-free and cost-effective way to create an appealing, immersive environment for a variety of uses.

The amBIENT XC will be controlling up to 130 LIT Urban Underglow RGB LED light tubes on cove walls, sectionals and underneath furniture including sofas and tables. LIT Urban Underglow lights are designed to create an ultra lounge feeling that guarantees an exciting ambiance in your Home Theatre setup.

Jo Cooke, Chief Marketing Officer for amBX said, “amBIENT XC garnered a lot of positive response upon its introduction in 2009. While the technology is suitable for large venues such as nightclubs and restaurants, what we heard so many times during demonstrations is that people wanted the technology in their homes! This was a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate its ability in this situation. I think visitors to the show will be excited to see the possibilities available to them.”

Information on the Dream Home will be on the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show's website at For more information about amBIENT XC, visit the amBX website at

amBIENT XC is available for sales and distribution exclusively through TMB as a standalone system for lighting installers, and within design specifications. Visit

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.