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Legrand/Pass & Seymour Introduces Dual Technology Wall Switch Sensors


SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Feb. 11, 2010) – Legrand/Pass & Seymour, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and accessories, announces its powerful Dual Technology Wall Switch Sensors, designed to provide optimum energy management and control for a variety of commercial applications.

Ideal for small offices, executive suites, conference rooms and break rooms, the Sensors offer the choice of automatic ON or manual ON operation. The combination of passive infrared (PIR) and ultrasonic technologies provides high sensitivity to small and large movements along with wide, dense detection. PIR technology detects infrared energy from a human body in motion, while the ultrasonic technology spreads coverage over a wider area and picks up smaller movements to time the ON/OFF function more efficiently.

“At a time when energy management is a top priority, the Dual Technology Wall Switch Sensors allow businesses to control lighting costs with tremendous consistency and accuracy,” said Keith Falkenberg, product manager at Legrand/Pass & Seymour.

Three control options can set the ON/OFF time delay once occupancy is detected. Smart-sense technology adjusts time delays based on usage patterns, assigning delays as brief as seven minutes when space is typically vacant and up to 30 minutes for busier times. It even differentiates electrical noise from human motion. The fixed control option provides 5-, 15- or 30-minute delays, while walk-through mode turns lights off three minutes after a room is initially occupied if no further motion is detected after 30 seconds. Finally, test mode allows quick and easy adjustments.

The compact product design fits into existing boxes for fast, easy installation, and a bi-level model provides control of two independent lighting loads from the same box. The Sensors come in white, black, light almond, ivory and gray. 

For more information about the Dual Technology Wall Switch Sensors, contact your Legrand/Pass & Seymour representative.

Legrand/Pass & Seymour is a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and accessories in North America. For more information, call 1-800-776-4035 or visit www.legrand.us  

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About Legrand

Legrand is the global specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks where people live and work. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for suppliers worldwide. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of products that includes Cablofil, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is actively expanding its market divisions that include Electrical Wiring Systems, Home Systems, Lighting Controls and Commercial Datacom.  Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth. Legrand reported sales of $5.0 billion in 2009. The company is listed on Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the SBF120. FTSE4Good, MSCI World and ASPI (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrand.us