Lutron Electronics recently announced that its new Diva C•L dimmer has won the 2011 Consumer Electronics Association Gold Mark of Excellence award in the Green Product of the Year category. The Mark of Excellence Awards program, presented by CEA’s TechHome Division, recognizes the best in home electronics products, services and installed technology. Each year, manufacturers, distributors and systems integrators enter to compete in award categories for this coveted honor judged by independent experts within the industry.
WattStopper has launched the RT-200 Astronomical Time Switch, augmenting the company’s already extensive line of energy-efficient residential lighting controls. The new user-programmable time switch turns lights, or other electrical loads, on and off relative to dusk or dawn, or at selected times of day, providing energy savings and security both inside and outside the home. It is compliant with the requirements of California’s Title 24-2008 for outdoor lighting control.
Leviton Manufacturing Co. has expanded its award-winning Vizia RF+® line of radio frequency-based lighting and home controls with three new combination devices that offer lucrative opportunities for installers in the home controls market. Designed for “no new wires” installations in retrofit environments, these stylish devices replace a single switch or dimmer with a multi-button combination switch/controller that provides local load control plus the additional benefit of scene and/or zone (area) control.
The Schneider Electric North American Operating Division has earned the prestigious Partners of Choice Award from David Weekley Homes, the second-largest for-profit, privately held homebuilder in the United States.
Green Life Smart Life™, a Rhode Island-based green building showcase home, has announced Lutron Electronics as the home’s lighting control partner. Lutron, whose products save 9.2 billion kWh annually, will be showcasing its HomeWorks® total home lighting control system in the home.
Lighting control manufacturer Lutron Electronics has announced that its HomeWorks® whole-home lighting control system can now be accessed and controlled via Apple iPhone and iPod Touch devices.
While planning the Palms of Perdido condominium project on beautiful Perdido Key, Florida, developers and resident owners Dick and Teresa Domurat spent several years researching amenities, including lighting controls. They selected Miro wireless RF controls and occupancy sensors from Watt Stopper/Legrand based on ease of installation, simplicity of system expansion and product performance and styling.
When interior designer Katy Mellon, Allied Member ASID, undertook designing the complete remodel of a 1968 tract home in San Diego, California, she embarked on an eye-opening learning experience. The prime goal was to create a safe, efficient, attractive and accessible home for her son, Nathaniel Ladendorf. Ladendorf is disabled from a spinal cord injury and needs wheelchair access to all areas of his residence. Mellon also had to meet California Title 24 requirements, but did not want to compromise her design scheme in order to do so.
Lighting controls, including Watt Stopper/Legrand’s Miro controls and residential occupancy and vacancy sensors, played an important role in the successful completion of the project. Ladendorf moved into his home in December 2007 and Mellon says, “Every time I see Nathaniel come into his house and touch just one switch to light up his safe haven, I experience great peace of mind.”
Leviton ushers in dependable touch screen manufacturers that complement and add convenience to the popular Vizia RF + wireless home lighting control system based on the Z-Wave® technology.
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. is extending the reach of its signature Sivoia QED(R) shading technology into homes with the introduction of the Sivoia QED Roller 20(TM) shade system.