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WattStopper Hi/Lo Sensor for Outdoor LED Wins Top Honors in CS-E Survey

WattStopper’s FSP-211 Digital High/Low Passive Infrared Fixture Integrated Outdoor Sensor has been chosen as the Lighting category Gold 2012 Product of the Year by readers of Consulting-Specifying Engineer throughout North America.

The Product of the Year contest is for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical and plumbing systems engineering markets, and the Gold award is the highest honor awarded to products in each voting category.

The FSP-211 is specifically engineered for use in LED fixtures; it can withstand the high temperatures produced by LED lighting, and its relay will last for the life of the fixture. The sensor also works with fluorescent lighting, including 0-10V dimmable ballasts. Applications include parking facilities, gas stations, pedestrian pathways and warehouses. Its unique feature set, which includes optional hold off daylighting control, provides the flexibility to quickly and easily customize control parameters for each project to ensure energy savings while also addressing security concerns.

WattStopper’s new fixture-integrated motion sensor is the first to feature two fully adjustable lighting levels plus off. It delivers design levels for high and low modes, preventing over-lighting and maximizing energy efficiency. An integral photocell measures the ambient light level and can hold lighting off, or at low level, when there is sufficient daylight contribution. All adjustments are made with a wireless handheld infrared (IR) tool, and the hold off setpoint includes an automatic calibration option for added convenience. The wireless configuration tool can store and send up to five sensor profiles, including all parameters, to significantly speed project commissioning.

When installed in an outdoor fixture, the FSP-211 is IP66 rated, impervious to dust and powerful water jets. A choice of four lenses ensures complete coverage for mounting heights ranging from 8’ to 40’, making the sensor suitable for virtually any application.

In addition to receiving the CSE Gold award, the FSP-211 was selected for the prestigious 2011 IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) Progress Report. The report recognizes new products that contribute “unique and significant advancements to the art and science of lighting.”

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