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Leviton Partners With EnOcean On Wireless Lighting Control Solution for Commercial Energy Management
January 18, 2009

Leviton Manufacturing Company has entered into a strategic partnership with EnOcean GmbH, a worldwide leader in wireless building automation technology, to offer a revolutionary line of self-powered occupancy sensors that dramatically increases energy efficiency and which requires absolutely no new wiring. The high-performance occupancy sensors combine Leviton’s legendary styling and superior performance features with EnOcean’s reliable wireless technology. The result is a commercial product offering that offers significant energy-savings benefits and reduced installation time and expense.

“We are very excited to introduce this new technology as part of the Leviton energy management product line,” said Tom Leonard, Director of Product Management for Leviton’s Lighting Energy Management business. “This is the perfect time- and labor-savings solution for Leviton commercial customers who want to retrofit existing buildings for increased energy efficiency.”

“We are gratified that Leviton has selected EnOcean technology as its wireless standard for commercial lighting,” said Jim O’Callaghan, President of EnOcean, Inc. “The combination of our self-powered wireless technology with the breadth of Leviton's products and distribution capabilities provides integrators with energy-saving 'peel-and-stick' controls that are uncommonly easy-to-implement.”

Leviton’s new wireless offering includes occupancy sensors, remote switches, wall switches and integrated wireless receivers that automatically turn lights ON when occupancy is detected and OFF when the room is no longer occupied. The products provide a long service and trouble-free, “install-and-forget” operation. They are suitable for a wide range of commercial applications, including use in conference rooms, classrooms, open areas of buildings and private office spaces.

Ideal for retrofit applications, the wireless sensors, which can also be used in new construction applications, make installation quick, easy and highly affordable. “With no wires to run, installation costs can be as much as 50% less than conventional hardwired systems. The installer simply replaces the existing wall switches with the wireless receiver switches and installs the matching occupancy sensor and the installation is completed. It’s that easy,” Leonard added.

For flexible operation, the wireless sensors include an automatic shutoff feature that lets users set the time-to-shut-off to match their precise requirements. The sensors also include an integrated solar cell that provides power from the ambient light in the room, eliminating the need for batteries. The receiver switches are rated up to 10 amps 120-277V 50/60 Hz and are available in white, ivory, grey, brown, black and light almond. Additional product information can be found at www.leviton.com/wirelessOS

About EnOcean

No batteries! No Wires! EnOcean (www.enocean.com), the inventor of self-powered wireless sensor and switch modules, manufactures radio modules and energy harvesters that enable BAS (building automation systems). The battery-free modules (powered using solar, thermal and mechanical sources) simplify sustainable green building development by replacing system wires with wireless links. The company is a spin-off of Siemens AG, one of the premier German technology centers. U.S. operations are based in Boston, MA. EnOcean GmbH is a promoter of the EnOcean Alliance. For more information regarding the system ingredients, visit Echoflex Solutions (www.EchoflexSolutions.com).

For more information, contact Leviton Manufacturing Co., 59-25 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362-2591, or visit our Web site at www.leviton.com.

 

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