Leviton Introduces New Line of Motion Sensors

MELVILLE, NY /PRNewswire/ -- Leviton introduced a full line of residential occupancy and vacancy sensors that combine state-of-the-art technology with a sleek new design to provide optimal management of lighting and motor loads. Available in either Automatic-ON (occupancy) or Manual-ON (vacancy) switching, these energy-saving sensors are available in models engineered to control current LED, CFL, fluorescent, incandescent, halogen, or motor loads. Leviton Sensors help manage energy consumption and costs by ensuring that lights/loads will turn off automatically when a space is unoccupied and motion is no longer detected within the covered range.

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Featured in the new line is a dimming sensor, available in both Manual-ON and Automatic-ON models. The dimming sensor provides users the ability to easily adjust lighting levels of compatible dimmable LED, CFL, and incandescent bulbs for combined energy-efficiency and ambiance. A patented built-in starting technology ensures smooth startup for hard to start CFLs.

This new line of sensors uses passive infrared detection technology to monitor a room for occupancy through a segmented lens. The devices are designed to fit in a standard wallbox with minimal protrusion and provide 180° field of view and 900 sq. ft. coverage. All models have screw terminals for easy installation, and most do not require a neutral wire for connection. The devices feature a time delay setting, which allows users the option to delay the lights/motor load from automatically switching off for 30 sec., 5 min., 15 min., or 30 min. to better manage energy savings.

"As consumers seek cost-effective ways to reduce energy consumption, Leviton sensors provide an ideal solution to effectively control both lighting and motor loads to help reduce power usage," said Michael Neary, Leviton's Product Manager for Residential Lighting Controls. "Leviton occupancy sensors also offer the convenience of hands-free switching, which is especially helpful in laundry rooms, basements, garages, kitchens, storage closets, and other spaces where residents often enter and exit carrying items."

The devices are certified to the applicable U.S. and Canadian standards by Underwriters Laboratories, the leading safety agency in the industry, and come with a five-year limited product warranty. The entire line is California Title 20–compliant, as required beginning Feb. 1, 2013, and the line's vacancy sensors are California Title 24–compliant. Available in white, ivory and light almond, all are compatible with Leviton's complete line of signature Decora wiring devices and wallplates. Color change kits are available, providing the ability to update the look of the device with changes in decor. This new residential line of sensors complements Leviton's commercial line of motion sensors.

Leviton sensors are now available through Leviton's network of retail and electrical distribution channels, including its online store. For additional information on all Leviton sensors, visit the company's Web site.

About Leviton Residential
Leviton residential products are the "brand most preferred by builders and electrical contractors." Leviton's award-winning lighting controls, wiring devices, and home automation products help electrical industry professionals and homeowners create smart living environments that deliver energy savings, convenience, reliability, and safety.

About Leviton
Leviton is the smart choice, providing the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today's residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. Leveraging more than a century of experience, Leviton helps customers create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, and lighting energy management systems. From switches and receptacles to daylight harvesting controls, networking systems, and equipment for charging electric vehicles, Leviton solutions help customers achieve savings in energy, time, and cost, all while enhancing safety. For more information, see the company on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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