New LC8 Modular Contractor Panel provides off-the-shelf versatility for interior and exterior lighting control applications
SANTA CLARA, CA. MARCH 2013 - WattStopper has announced a modular panel to provide electrical
contractors with cost-effective code-compliant lighting control for a wide variety of small projects. The new LC8
panel allows installers to quickly configure customized control solutions from just three standard off-the-shelf
products. The panel accommodates up to four relay modules, with any combination of two different types of
module. Choices include a dual single-pole 120/277 VAC relay module and a single double-pole 208/240/480
VAC relay module. Each panel is equipped with a system clock and touch screen interface for simple scheduled
control, including astronomic control options. Accessories include an exterior photocell and a new line of lowprofile
decorator style switches for manual control.
The LC8 is ideal for applications such as small stand-alone retail projects, libraries or bank buildings, or for
controlling lobbies, corridors, public spaces or exteriors of larger buildings. The new panel will appeal to electrical
distributors as well as contractors because it is a price leader in its category, and because its modular design
facilitates quick and easy configuration for so many applications.
Panel configuration takes just a few minutes, and each panel provides zone-based control of up to eight channels
of lighting. The relay modules simply clip onto a DIN rail in the LC8 panel via integral connectors. Zones respond
to control signals from the system clock or accessory photocells, switches, occupancy sensors or other input
devices. The panel is shipped with pre-programmed control scenarios to simplify setup of automatic lighting
control for energy savings and code compliance. Users program the LC8 with a backlit touch screen interface that
offers context-sensitive on-screen help.
In addition to the LC8, WattStopper recently introduced a companion line of LVSW-100 Series low voltage
switches for applications that require manual control. The low profile 1-, 2-, 3-, 4- and 8-button switches are
compatible with standard single-gang decorator style wall plates. Additionally, the switches feature replaceable
buttons, so that each switch may be customized in the field, either with different color buttons or with customengraved
buttons. Buttons can be replaced without removing the switch from the wall. Each switch button
includes an LED pilot light that displays the status of connected LC8 panel relays. LVSW-100 Series switches and
button kits are available in five colors.
Editorial Contact and Photos:
Rita Renner, Marketing Communications Manager
WattStopper | 2800 De La Cruz Blvd. Santa Clara, CA 95050
Direct Tel: 408-486-7526, Fax: 408-988-5373
WattStopper (www.wattstopper.com), a Legrand group brand, is a leading manufacturer of energy efficient lighting controls for commercial and residential use. We help customers find convenient ways to save energy, meet green initiatives, and comply with energy codes with our comprehensive range of products, programs, and services. Legrand (www.legrand.com), located in Limoges, France, is the world specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks, offering solutions for use in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.