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Lutron Receives 2011 Top Products Awards from Building Operating Management Magazine

Lutron’s Radio Powr Savr™ wireless occupancy/vacancy sensor, EcoSystem™ T4 CFL ballast and Radio Powr Savr wireless daylight sensor have been named winners of the “2011 Top Products Awards” by the readers of the trade publication Building Operating Management magazine.

The Top Products Awards recognize the most popular manufacturers and suppliers of the year, as determined by building and facility executives who sought further information about new products that appeared on the FacilitiesNet.com. Awards are given to the products that finished in the top 10 percent of all items posted between October 1, 2009 and September 30, 2010.

Ideal for new construction or retrofit applications, Lutron’s Radio Powr Savr occupancy/vacancy sensors are ceiling-mounted and wall-mounted RF sensors that install in minutes and require no wiring. Proprietary XCT™ Technology allows Lutron Radio Powr Savr sensors to distinguish the difference between actual motion in a space and background interference that would typically cause performance problems for sensors without this technology (i.e. turning lights on or off at the wrong times). Occupancy decisions using XCT Technology are made solely on the basis of actual movement, while background interference and noise are disregarded. This helps to reduce performance problems for sensors equipped with XCT (called “false on” and “false off” events) because of Lutron’s advanced signal processing. Depending on the overall system configuration, Radio Powr Savrs can significantly reduce lighting electricity usage in a given space.

As with all EcoSystem components, the CFL ballast is adaptable, with one model that can control both 26W and 32W T4 lamps. It is energy efficient, with ultra-low (<1W) stand-by power requirements. And it is expandable, appropriate for everything from a single room to an entire building. The CFL ballast can dim lights down to 5%. Customers operate EcoSystem™ through a variety of control options including GRAFIK Eye® QS, Energi Savr Node™ Modules and Quantum™ total light management system.

The Radio Powr Savr wireless daylight sensor is a battery-powered, ceiling-mounted sensor that saves energy by dimming or turning off electric lighting when sufficient daylight is available. The sensor detects light in the space and then wirelessly transmits the appropriate commands to the compatible dimming and switching devices via Lutron Clear Connect™ Radio Frequency (RF) technology. The RF-linked controls then adjust the lights to take advantage of natural daylight. The addition of the wireless daylight sensor to the Radio Powr Savr family of wireless sensors helps to expand savings from a simple occupancy sensing strategy to now include a simple daylight harvesting solution too.

“It is an honor to be recognized by a publication such as Building Operating Management,” said Ed Blair, Vice President & General Manager of Commercial Solutions at Lutron. “Their readership represents market sectors that are important to us. Lutron is committed to developing sustainable and expandable total light management solutions, and the number of requests for information regarding these three products shows that we’re meeting real needs.”

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