Leviton has announced the purchase of a 29.1% minority interest in its stock that has been held by Thomas & Betts Corporation since 1994, for a cash tender of approximately $300 million. Leviton’s purchase of Thomas & Betts’ minority interest in its stock secures its long-term strategic objective of the restoration of total ownership of the company to the Leviton family and continuation of its policy to remain privately held and operated.
Leviton Manufacturing Co. has enhanced its line of Vizia RF™ lighting and home control devices to improve on its original offering. The new Vizia RF + collection consists of Z-Wave®-enabled dimmers, switches, plug-in modules, zone and scene controllers and remote controls.
Leviton expands its multi-technology occupancy sensor line offering with three new models that combine bi-level switching with passive infrared (PIR) and ultrasonic (US) technology for highly accurate occupancy detection with minimal false triggering. The new OSSMD, OSSMD-G and OSSMD-F feature self-adaptive technology that compensates for real-time occupancy patterns to provide trouble-free “install and forget” performance, ensuring maximum energy savings and convenience. The OSSMD accommodates a range of application environments, including private offices and executive suites, training and conference rooms, classrooms, restrooms, and storage areas.
Watt Stopper/Legrand announces the launch of RoHS-compliant commercial occupancy sensors as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to the planet. Specifiers, building owners and contractors who select these lighting controls can be assured that they are helping reduce the amount of hazardous waste that will enter the environment, in addition to achieving energy savings.
Lutron Electronics announces the availability of two new products for its HomeWorks total home lighting control system: midnight-colored tabletop keypads with seeTouch®-style buttons and a Maestro®-style fan control.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced a new initiative today aimed at reducing energy use and costs in the 5 million existing commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings in the United States. The campaign, called “enLIGHTen America,” will target building owners, operators, and executives who make decisions about upgrading lighting products in un-renovated buildings.
Leviton has enhanced its line of Vizia lighting controls and made a superior product even better. Leviton’s new Vizia +™ offers a substantial number of benefits for end-users and installers. The redesigned line of Vizia + dimmers, fan speed controls and Z-Wave®-enabled RF lighting controls is so rich in innovative features, it sets a new benchmark for intuitive control of lighting and appliances across a wide range or interior decors.
Delta Controls received the highly sought-after BACnet certification from the WSPCert certification body, in addition to the BTL listing from the WSPLab test laboratory for Revision level 6 of the BACnet standard at the Building Controller level for its products. This certified that the respective manufacturers’ products conform to the worldwide standard ISO 16484-5 (BACnet).
Watt Stopper/Legrand’s Isolé plug load controller provides a convenient way for building managers to prevent wasted energy from a wide variety of electrical devices in private and modular offices. Isolé couples a personal occupancy sensor with a surge-protected power strip to turn off unneeded devices when a space is vacant while also protecting expensive equipment. It is the only occupancy-based plug load controller available.