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P&S Dimmable Occupancy Sensor Named Finalist in Product of the Year Competition


SYRACUSE, N.Y., March 4, 2011 – Legrand/Pass & Seymour (P&S), a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and accessories, has been selected as a Category Winner in the 2011 Electrical Construction & Maintenance Product of the Year competition. The P&S Dimming Multi-way Convertible Occupancy Sensor earned the recognition in the Lighting Controls category.


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


To activate the dimming function, users 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.


Established in 2000, EC&M’s Product of the Year competition honors excellence in new electrical product development, showcasing the most innovative products of the previous year. Winning products enable electrical professionals to complete jobs more efficiently and effectively.


To view all the finalists and vote for the 2011 Product of the Year, visit: http://ecmweb.com/product_year/2011/category_winners/. The poll will close at 5 p.m. EST on May 20. The winners will be written up in the June issue of EC&M.


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