About Us


Clear Lighting and Electrical Design is located in Austin, Texas and owned and operated by design consultant, Gary Bute.  Clear LED was located in Vail, Colorado for over 25 years and now assists clients across the United States using on-line meetings and digital imaging.

Although traditionally,  focuses largely on residential projects, from cost-efficient remodels to high-end construction, we are also significantly experienced with a variety of commercial construction, such as art galleries, restaurants, RV parks, boutique retail spaces, racetracks and more. No matter what your project is, Clear LED will give you our utmost personal attention and expertise. Owner, Gary Bute, performs or reviews every design aspect of every project.

A message from owner, Gary Bute:

I have been wiring circuits since I was a kid, and a professional electrician since the 70’s. My design experience spans over thirty years. Lighting has always been a fascination of mine since my first design and building of a Batman spotlight at age 12. In every area of my design consulting, I have personally installed every type of system that I now design. I am very pleased to be living in “weird” Austin – enjoying the live music and the new Circuit of The Americas racetrack.

Thanks for reviewing our website. I look forward to working with you on your next project!


Clear LED is Green!

We have been Green before green was cool. When Gary was growing up, his family used a simple automation method for the A/C system in order to save electrical consumption. That mindset is something that Gary has been able to translate into each and every aspect of his career.

Not only is Clear LED’s business model to be Green but also to communicate, review project sites and installations efficiently to reduce client costs. When a meeting for five people is online, for example, imagine the amount of savings of our natural resources. To determine the savings easily, here is a link to WebEx that features a savings calculator.

We currently utilize Green design methods that are unique to Clear LED in every design we produce. It is impossible to rate Clear LED’s green practices, since we operate far beyond any agency standards. We use the California Title 24 energy policy as a guideline and then exceed beyond these regulations. How do we do that? Contact us and find out!

Client Communication

Clear LED takes advantage of online green conferencing and modern technology to make communication with our clients an easy and seamless experience. We encourage the use of online meetings for 95% of all our design projects. Our field design affiliates provide input and online images, videos and documents for the entire team to view at once so that discussions about the project can take place in real-time from anywhere in the world.