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Pass & Seymour GFCI Receptacle Voted as Legrand's Most Innovative Product


SYRACUSE, NY, October 11, 2012 – It is official and the people have spoken! The votes have been tallied, and the results are in – the Pass & Seymour® GFCI Receptacle has been chosen as Legrand's most innovative product of the last 120 years.

In a poll conducted earlier this year, Legrand customers selected the GFCI Receptacle as the company’s most innovative product, with PlugTail™ Wiring Devices landing in second place and the Combination GFCI with LED Nightlight finishing third. Also receiving votes were the Pass & Seymour Audible Alarm GFCI, Despard Switches and Receptacles, and Ground Continuity Monitoring (GCM) Plugs and Connectors.

Commenting on the promo results, Bill Timmons, Residential Marketing Manager at Legrand said, “We wanted to find out from our customers what they thought our most innovative product was and we are very encouraged by the results. We introduced our GFCI receptacle in 1971 and this set a milestone for safety. Since then, we have introduced a broad range of GFCIs for a multitude of specialized applications that can be used indoors and outdoors including the Tamper-Resistant Nightlight GFCI, the PlugTail GFCI, and the Audible Alarm GFCI.”

From 1890 the company has had a long and illustrious history of developing innovative products and solutions. Its business, brand and reputation has been built and grown on integrity and ethics in the way it approaches its customers, partners and employees. This approach has helped it introduce products that are synonymous with quality, and recognized as the name to turn to for reliable electrical wiring device solutions that work.

Some of the other innovative Pass & Seymour products that Legrand have brought to the market include: PlugTail Wiring Devices, TradeMaster Unbreakable Wall Plates, Horizontal Plastic Wall Boxes, Metallic Finish Devices and Wall Plates, Reiker Fan Braces and Boxes, Quick-Click Slater Plastic Boxes, Self-Contained Devices, Light Almond Wiring Devices and Wall Plates, Decorator Combination Wiring Devices and 911 Locator Switches.

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About Legrand


Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value and acquisitions are prime vectors for growth. Legrand reported sales of $5.8 billion in 2011.  Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrand.us