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adorneĀ® by Legrand Earns IDEA Honor


WEST HARTFORD, CT – July 1, 2013 – Announced today, the adorne® Collection of inventive light switches, dimmers, outlets and design-driven wall plates achieved an IDEA Bronze Award in the 2013 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) competition. The prestigious awards program is administered by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).

IDEA evaluates entries across rigorous criteria—which includes innovation, visual appeal and benefit to the user—to identify excellence in industrial design.

“We’re thankful to receive this coveted win, which tells us that we have truly raised the bar in our market,” said Philip Prestigomo, director of industrial design for Legrand, North America. “Diligent research over five years led us to several conclusions, including how much opportunity there is in reinventing the household light switch—a fundamental aspect of the home which has seen little design and technological innovation in the last 100 years.”

The adorne Collection introduces seven new models for light switches, each providing a unique on/off activation and user experience. Standout products include the Touch™ Switch which uses touch screen technology to control lights, operating just like an iPod®; the Wave™ Switch, which activates lights with the wave of a hand; and the SensaSwitch™, which turns lights on and off when people enter or leave a room. The switches, dimmers and outlets are completed with adorne wall plates, which come in 32 finishes.

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About Legrand
Legrand has been innovating brilliant solutions for the home for more than 100 years. As a global leader in creating inspired designs, Legrand improves the delivery and control of power, light, and technology to transform how people live. Employees take pride in developing bright ideas that delight the user—products that hit the sweet spot of emerging technology, seamless integration, and stunning beauty.

Headquartered in Limoges, France, Legrand reported sales of $5.7 billion in 2010. Legrand has a strong presence in North America, with a portfolio of well-known commercial and residential product lines that include Cablofil, Electrorack, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The adorne collection is the latest addition to the Legrand portfolio. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the SBF120, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI. In 2010, Legrand was added to the European DJSI as well (ISIN code FR0010307819). For more information, visit