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Legrand/Pass & Seymour Multi-way Convertible Occupancy Sensor Combines Dimming and Sensing


SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Aug. 10, 2010) – Legrand/Pass & Seymour, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, introduces its Dimming Multi-way Convertible Occupancy Sensor. With preset dimming control, automatic lighting shutoff and optional automatic lighting activation, homeowners can maximize energy savings and enjoy the most pleasing light level for any task.

The Convertible Occupancy Sensor is ideal for bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms and family rooms. It can replace a single- or multi-pole switch, or an incandescent dimmer. Users can control dimming and automatic shut-off from one or more locations.

The Sensor uses passive infrared (PIR) technology to distinguish between the energy from a person in motion and the background space. It keeps lighting on as long as motion is detected, and it shuts off according to an adjustable time delay ranging from 15 seconds to 30 minutes. Users can also turn the lighting off manually.

To activate the dimming function, homeowners can press and hold down the pushbutton. Lights fade up and down continuously until the pushbutton is released. The lighted switch also offers better visibility in darkened rooms and at night.

“The combination of dimming and sensing technology within the same wall switch offers unmatched convenience and energy-saving benefits,” said Keith Falkenberg, product manager at Legrand/Pass & Seymour. “Homeowners have the flexibility to match the lighting level for any activity, and the efficiency of only using lights when they’re needed.”

The Sensors come in white, black, almond, light almond and ivory. 

For more information about the Dimming Multi-way Convertible Occupancy Sensors, contact your Legrand/Pass & Seymour representative.

Legrand/Pass & Seymour is a leading provider of electrical wiring devices, accessories and home systems 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