Leviton Manufacturing Company Inc. has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire ControlThink LC, a leading home and building control software and services company. The acquisition will join Leviton’s strengths in product manufacturing and distribution with ControlThink’s PC-, CE- and mobile phone-based solutions for intelligent home control.
With great sadness Leviton Manufacturing Company announces the passing of its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Harold Leviton, age 90. Leviton passed away Saturday afternoon September 8, 2007 with his family at his bedside. He is survived by his wife of more than 66 years, Shirley, daughters, Patricia, Adrienne, and Elizabeth, son-in-laws, Donald J. Hendler, Steven B. Sokolow and Andrew Kriegman, and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Leviton’s industry-leading OPB15 Power Base Adaptor conveniently converts any Leviton low-voltage ceiling-mount occupancy sensor into a self-contained line-voltage unit with a 15 Amp, 120/277V load capacity. The Power Base is ideally suited to occupancy sensor installations in existing facilities where hard concrete or wooden ceilings limit access to wiring and in new construction where only line-voltage circuitry is available. By adapting low-voltage ceiling-mount occupancy sensors so that they are capable of operating on line-voltage electrical systems, the device enables lighting energy conservation in application environments where installation is complex, costly and time-consuming.
Leviton’s new Decora® Wall Switch Sensors, available in occupancy sensing (Cat. No. OSSNL) and vacancy sensing (Cat. No. OSS10) models, incorporate a convenient LED nightlight in a single attractive, compact device. The LED nightlight uses a photocell to automatically illuminate a room or area based on the ambient light level present. This provides a reassuring nightlight in a darkened room or area.
Leviton introduces its 3000 Series DMX lighting control consoles, available in two ergonomic models—with either four or eight control channels. The 3000 Series lighting consoles present an economical choice in instances where only basic features such as channel control and scene memory are required.
Leviton has expanded its miniZ Intelligent Daylight Management System offering to include a new Dual Room miniZ™. The Dual Room miniZ combines occupancy sensing, daylight harvesting and flexible lighting control functionality in a single, compact package that provides control functionality for two individual rooms.
Leviton Manufacturing Company offers its technologically-sophisticated Vizia™ Collection of lighting and fan speed controls. The Collection integrates digital engineering, intuitive operation, and a stylish form factor that is compatible with Leviton’s legendary Decora® devices and screwless snap-on wallplates.
Leviton’s new OSFHB-ITW High Bay Occupancy Sensor employs passive infrared technology for use in warehouses, manufacturing plants and other facilities with high ceilings and provides local occupancy control and minimizes false triggering. The OSFHB-ITW is specifically designed for high mounted areas and installs directly to an industrial fluorescent luminaire or an electrical junction box. It is a self-contained sensor and relay that turns individual light fixtures ON or OFF based on occupancy in the detection zone. The specially designed lens provides reliable coverage up to 40 feet mounting heights. The OSFHB-ITW provides a trouble-free “install and forget” solution for high bay lighting control.
Leviton’s new OSSMT-MD Multi-Technology Wall Switch Occupancy Sensor combines infrared and ultrasonic technology for highly accurate occupancy detection with minimal false triggering. The sensor features self-adaptive technology that compensates for real-time occupancy patterns to provide trouble free “install and forget” performance for maximum energy savings and convenience. The OSSMT-MD replaces a standard box-mounted single-pole switch and is ideal for a variety of commercial applications including private and executive offices, training and conference rooms, classrooms, storage areas, restrooms and lounges.
Leviton Manufacturing Company introduces Vizia-RF™ the first dependable, scalable, affordable wireless lighting control system for residential applications. Easy to install, set up and operate, Leviton’s Vizia-RF™ Home Control system uses Zensys’ Z-Wave technology to overcome the performance issues and high cost of earlier generations of wireless home control systems. The Vizia-RF system includes digital switches and dimmers, along with a full-function scene controller, zone-controller, appliance and lamp modules and remote control. These devices can be installed as a single, stand-alone lighting control network or as part of a larger “intelligent” network of controls for HVAC, access control, intruder and fire detection, appliance control and other home systems.