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Two Wattstopper Solutions Named Architectural SSL Magazine Product Innovation Award Winners

Wattstopper architectural dimming platform and wireless plug load controls receive top honors in the Components category.

Wattstopper PIA Awards 2016 Press Release

San Jose, CA, June 20, 2016 – Legrand, North America today announced that two Wattstopper products, the Lighting Control and Automation Panel (LCAP) architectural dimming platform and Wireless Receptacle Controls (WRC) series, were recognized as 2016 Product Innovation Award (PIA) winners in the Components category from Architectural SSL magazine. The awards program honors the most innovative LED and solid state luminaries and fixtures, and players behind the components that make up these light sources.

This is the fourth PIA award given to the Wattstopper product line from Architectural SSL and sister publication Architectural Products. Past product winners include Exterior Lighting Controls in 2015 and Digital Lighting Management in 2012. Now in its sixth year, the PIA awards program recognizes a wide variety of innovative buildings-related products. Wattstopper products were judged by a panel of lighting designers, lighting consultants and architects.

Winning products and judges’ comments:

  • The LCAP platform features a range of lighting control panels that provide modular pre-configured architectural dimming and integration options. Patent pending technology allows dimming curve for each dimming channel to be independently customized for starting and stopping points as well as linearity providing smooth dimming and consistent lighting when using mixed lighting types or brands. The platform adapts to changing and future project requirements as well as complexities like LED relay and color control.

Judge’s comment: “Sensors and user interfaces coupled with automated controls amplify the energy savings performance of solid-state technology to never before realized heights.”

  • WRC series is the easiest, lowest cost retrofit solution in the market. The solution extends occupancy-based lighting control to plug loads and helps lighting control professionals meet new ASHRAE 90.1 and California Title 24 requirements to switch off selected receptacles. The solution minimizes costs for retrofits and new construction as it utilizes RF technology and works with existing line voltage wiring. The WRC series is also available to use with the Digital Lighting Management (DLM) platform.

Judge’s comment, “This is the best product that I have judged so far this year. Since plug load is over taking ambient lighting in wattage, this is important.”

Architectural SSL magazine is the U.S. national trade publication written for architects, lighting designers and building owners, and chronicles the development, application, specification and design of LEDs and SSL in the built environment. The Wattstopper products along with other award winners are featured in the magazine’s June issue. 

About Wattstopper

Wattstopper, a product line of Legrand, offers the most comprehensive line of simple, scalable and flexible energy efficient lighting controls and solutions for commercial and residential applications. The Wattstopper range of products, programs, and services have been helping customers save energy, meet green initiatives and comply with energy codes for more than 30 years.

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 is a prime vector for growth, including in particular connectable products enhancing value in use. Legrand reported sales of $5.3 billion in 2015. Legrand has a strong presence in North America, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include C2G, Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, Nuvo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819)


Media Contact:

Mary Placido, Wattstopper PR
(415) 218-3627