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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 close to $6 billion in 2013.

Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, NuVo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, WattStopper, Wiremold, and the recently acquired C2G and Quiktron product lines. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, Corporate Oekom Rating and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819).

Legrand’s New Dual-Function AFCI/GFCI Receptacle Reduces Callbacks and Inventory, Saves Money

Legrand’s New Dual-Function AFCI/GFCI Receptacle

West Hartford, CT. -- November 7, 2016 -- Legrand, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, today announced the availability of its new Pass < Seymour® Dual-Function AFCI/GFCI Receptacle. Aimed at the residential market, the AFCI/GFCI Receptacle is the latest innovation in electrical safety, and a Code-approved alternative to AFCI/GFCI breakers.

Designed to protect against electrical fires caused by arc faults and injury due to electrical shock, these new devices are compliant with NEC® AFCI and GFCI requirements in kitchens and laundry areas for new construction, circuit modifications/extensions and replacement receptacles.

Like GFCI receptacles, AFCI/GFCI receptacles are installed at the point of use, so homeowners easily see the indicator light, and perform TEST and RESET locally. The Pass < Seymour Dual-Function AFCI/GFCI Receptacle has separate indicator lights for AFCI and GFCI, making it easy to distinguish between a trip caused by an arc fault and a trip caused by a ground fault.

Delivering AFCI and GFCI protection in a single, code-compliant device at the point of use benefits the homeowner and the contractor, according to Bill Timmons, Director of Marketing at Legrand. “The receptacle is in the living area, not out of sight, or in the basement. This means less confusion for the homeowner and easier troubleshooting and fewer callbacks for the contractor.”

Unlike AFCI/GFCI breakers, which must match the brand of the breaker box, the Dual-Function AFCI/GFCI Receptacles are universal, fitting any wall box and reducing the amount of inventory a contractor needs to carry on their truck.

The GFCI function has a self-test feature that tests itself every three seconds—instead of the industry-standard three hours—providing an unprecedented level of protection.

The Dual-Function AFCI/GFCI Receptacle, which is part of Legrand’s radiant® collection, comes with ground terminal back-wiring and two holes per termination for added flexibility and faster installation. The auto-ground clip assures a positive ground to the metal box. Each Dual-Function AFCI/GFCI Receptacle has tamper-resistant shutters and Legrand’s patented SafeLock® protection for added safety.

LEGRAND® INTRODUCES TITAN DIMMER LINE

Pass & Seymour® Titan dimmer line

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Jun. 24, 2015). – Legrand, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, has announced the availability of its new Pass & Seymour® Titan® 0-10V dimmers.

The new Titan series features a 0-10V preset dimmer with integrated power pack, designed for four-wire 120 and 277 volt fluorescent dimming ballasts and LED lines. The dimmers offer a field-configurable wall plate system and new labeling system to allow for easy use. The dimmers are available in single pole, 3-way, and preset configurations. The line also offers a 0-10V non-preset dimmer with integrated power pack also for use on 0-10V, 4-Wire, 120 and 277V fluorescent dimming ballasts and LED systems. Featuring the same field-configurable wall plate and labeling systems, this dimmer also allows for the added single pole, slide-to-off feature.

"The new Titan 0-10V dimmers really simplify the installation of today’s new 0-10V fluorescent and LED fixtures," said Tom Cunningham, Sr. Product Manager, Pass & Seymour for Legrand Electrical Wiring Systems. "With the power pack built right in, these dimmers offer easier use and flexibility—two values that are consistent advantages of the Pass & Seymour product offering."

LEGRAND® INTRODUCES NEW CFL/LED DIMMERS

Pass & Seymour® CFL-LED DIMMERS

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (May 7, 2015). – Legrand, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, has announced the availability of its new Pass & Seymour® LS Series CFL/LED/Incandescent dimmers and Wide Slide CFL/LED/Incandescent dimmers.

The new LS Series dimmers add two additional options to the existing LS product line. The CFL/LED Dimmer is available in both preset and non-preset models as well as CFL/LED Single Pole and 3-Way configurations. The dimmers offer wattage ratings of 450W for CFL/LED and 700W for incandescent. The product expansion also includes the addition of an LS Series Fan Speed Control and CFL/LED dimmer available in a preset single pole and 3-Way configuration, with wattage ratings of 150W for CFL/LED and 300W for incandescent. This dimmer also offers 3-speed fan control and a de-hummer.

The new LS series reduces SKU counts for distributors and has the capacity to cover a wide range of load types. The combined CFL/LED Dimmer & Fan Speed controller is equipped to handle nearly all ceiling fan/light applications in one SKU. Contractors benefit from the new LS series as each circuit can now be outfitted to allow for more capacity, and fewer SKUs are now able to cover the bulk of load types.

Pass & Seymour® CFL-LED DIMMERS

The Wide Slide CFL/LED dimmer adds CFL/LED Single Pole and 3-Way, preset versions to the product offering. The new dimmer line features wattage ratings of 450W for CFL/LED lamps and 700W for incandescent loads. Dimmers are available in preset and non-preset versions as well as three interchangeable face colors.

Like the LS Series, the new Wide Slide products offer a reduced SKU count for distributors and are able cover a wide range of load types in one product; while contractors can offer more capacity per circuit and use fewer SKUs to cover the bulk of load types.

These new dimmer options add even more breadth to our product lines, said Tom Cunningham, Sr. Product Manager, Pass & Seymour for Legrand Electrical Wiring Systems. These models offer benefits for every audience from distributors through to the end-user.

LEGRAND® BOOSTS OUTLET AND ENERGY CONTROL FOR BUILDING AND FACILITY MANAGERS WITH NEW PLUG LOAD RF SOLUTION

Simple to use, easy to integrate, delivers energy efficiency

Pass & Seymour® Plug Load RF Receptacle

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (4 May, 2015). – Legrand, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, today announced the availability of its new Pass & Seymour® Plug Load RF Receptacle, which provides a simple-to-use, wireless solution for plug load control.

The Plug Load RF Receptacle works in concert with the Pass & Seymour Plug Load RF Signal Pack and adds to an existing offering of code compliant controlled receptacles.

Building and facility owners and managers can easily achieve plug load control by using the integrated solution from Legrand. Enhanced plug load management is attained when the Pass & Seymour RF Receptacle is installed into a branch wiring system and the low voltage RF Signal Pack is integrated to an occupancy sensor and 24Vdc power pack. The two are connected via a reliable wireless, RF connection. The RF Receptacle features an internal relay to switch the plug load on/off according to the sensor's command.

Pass & Seymour® RF Signal

The Plug Load RF Receptacle and Signal Pack allows for lighting and plug load control in one seamless solution to provide additional means for energy efficiency in commercial spaces and meet expanded energy codes and standards requirements. These products are also designed to make the construction of electrical systems and layout and identification of controllable receptacles in a building easier, said Kevin Kohl, commercial product manager at Pass & Seymour, Legrand Electrical Wiring Systems.

Energy codes require that 50 percent of all 15 & 20A, 125V receptacles be controlled by automatic means. For this reason, Plug Load RF Receptacles are available in half and dual-controlled versions and are 15A, 125V and rated at either 15A, 125V with a NEMA Config. of 5-15R, or 20A, 125V with a NEMA Config. of 5-20R. They comply with 2014 NEC, CA Title 24, and ASHRAE 90.1 and also meet the requirements of UL498B (receptacles with Integral switching means). The text CONTROLLED is permanently molded into the face of the receptacle, making it very easy for end users to clearly identify which receptacles are controlled.

Pass & Seymour® Plug Load RF Receptacle with Plate

The RF Receptacle works to control the plug load by receiving an on/off command from the RF Signal Pack that it is bound to. This command is given based on what the integrated occupancy sensor sees in the space. Multiple RF Receptacles can be bound to one RF Signal Pack, making for a quick, convenient means to achieve energy efficiency. Likewise, the RF Receptacle features line and load terminals, meaning that an entire circuit can be controlled via downstream wiring with just one RF Receptacle.

Binding the RF Receptacle for wireless communication to the RF Signal Pack is a simple three-step process. A binding button, which also provides a manual override feature, is situated on the face of the receptacle. An LED indicator light on the receptacle not only guides binding process, but also indicates power to the receptacle.

The RF Receptacle meets UL498B and Federal Specification WC-596. It features a steel mounting strap that is locked into the face and back body and is designed to resist pulling away from face/body assembly .032 inch think, brass, triple-wipe power contacts provide lasting retention. An auto-ground screw provides a redundant ground means and power terminals feature screw-activated pressure plates for back wire flexibility.

The Plug Load RF Signal Pack operates in a quiet 915 MHz band and is fully compliant with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. The Signal Pack can achieve a maximum communication distance of 150 feet in ideal environments and can comfortably achieve 30 feet communication in worst case environments. It features a low profile design that makes it easy to seamlessly blend into any décor. Two mounting options for acoustic tile mounting and keyhole mounting provide contractors with productive solutions that facilitate fast, accurate and convenient installation. An LED Indicator Light on the signal pack guides the binding and communications process between the RF Signal Pack and the RF Receptacles. Conveniently accessible push-in locking tabs allow for easy post-installation rotation to improve RF communication.

The Plug Load RF solution is perfect for commercial offices, education facilities, retail environments and hospitality/lodging, concludes Kohl. As facilities and buildings become bigger and more complex they will require smarter integrated solutions that deliver energy efficiency, compliance and effortless management.

Half-controlled and dual controlled Plug Load RF Receptacles are available today in the in the following colors: ivory, black, light almond, white, brown and grey. The RF Signal Pack is available in white.

NEW AFCI RECEPTACLE FROM LEGRAND® PROTECTS HOMES AND HELPS CONTRACTORS REDUCE CALL-BACKS AND INVENTORY

Pass & Seymour AFCI Receptacle Increases Home Safety, Protects Against Electrical Fires Caused By Arc Faults

Pass & Seymour AFCI receptacle

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (March 9, 2015). – Legrand, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, today announced the availability of its new Pass & Seymour® Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) Receptacle.

Aimed at the residential market, AFCI Receptacles protect against electrical fires by detecting arc faults and de-energizing the circuit.

AFCI protection is required by the National Electrical Code. AFCI Receptacles are a convenient method to meet code and protect many of the circuits in the home against electrical fires.

In 2013, the Fire Analysis and Research Division at the National Fire Protection Association stated that an estimated 47,700 home structure fires reported to U.S. fire departments in 2011 involved some type of electrical failure or malfunction as a contributing factor to the ignition of these fires. Consequently there were 418 civilian deaths, 1,570 civilian injuries and direct property damage to the value of $1.4 billion.

"An electrical fire can have catastrophic consequences for all involved," said Bill Timmons, marketing manager of residential products for Legrand Electrical Wiring Systems. "Our new P&S AFCI Receptacle not only increases electrical safety in the home, but also provides significant benefits to contractors who install these devices."

AFCI receptacles do not have to match the circuit breaker box brand like AFCI circuit breakers need to. They fit into any wall box in the living area of a home. Contractors no longer need to carry a variety of AFCI circuit breakers on their truck, they can carry a smaller and more streamlined inventory of AFCI Receptacles and always have the right product available.

Homeowners benefit because they no longer have to deal with the confusion of the circuit breaker box. The AFCI Receptacle is conveniently situated in the living space, making the indicator light immediately visible if there is a problem. If necessary, the homeowner can easily RESET the device and conduct a regular TEST at the recommended intervals from the comfort of their living area. Contractors can also install AFCI receptacles with confidence and ease, knowing that there will be minimal callbacks from the homeowner, saving them time and money.

The device also has feed-through protection and is tamper-resistant. Its automatic and patented shutter system prevents children from inserting objects such as hairpins or keys.

The P&S AFCI Receptacle has a ground terminal back-wire for fast installation and an auto-ground clip assures a positive ground to metal box. The device is high-impact-resistant and its thermoplastic construction provides superior strength and durability. It takes #14-#10 AWG stranded or solid, copper or copperclad conductors. Two back-wire holes per termination add wiring flexibility and not only eliminate pigtailing, but also save box space.

The 125V Pass & Seymour® AFCI Receptacle is Fed Spec, FSUL and UL and CSA Listed, and is available in 15A and 20A versions and a variety of colors.

The new Pass & Seymour AFCI Receptacle is available in the United States and Canada.

A NEW GFCI THAT SELF TESTS EVERY THREE SECONDS FROM LEGRAND®

New Pass & Seymour® Self-Test GFCI Receptacle Exceeds New 2015 UL Requirements

Pass & Seymour Self-Test GFCI with SafeLock Protection

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (December 11, 2014). – Legrand, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, today announced the availability of its new Pass & Seymour® Self-Test GFCI with SafeLock™ Protection (Pass & Seymour Self-Test GFCI). Pass & Seymour invented the first GFCI Receptacle in 1971.

The new 2015 UL requirements for GFCIs require an automatic test every three hours. The new device surpasses this upcoming standard by testing itself every three seconds. If the device fails the test, a red flashing indicator light signals that it is time to replace the device. Its SafeLock Protection feature automatically disconnects power to the receptacle if it detects that critical components are damaged and protection is lost.

The Pass & Seymour Self-Test GFCI meets National Electrical Code® tamper-resistant requirements. Its tamper-resistant capabilities are boosted thanks to a patented automatic shutter system that helps prevent the improper insertion of foreign objects. Not only is it FSUL Listed (Federal Specification WC596), but it also exceeds UL943 voltage surge requirements and survives 100X the required UL 3kA/6kV voltage surge test cycles.

Pass & Seymour Self-Test GFCI with SafeLock Protection and screwless wall plate from Legrand

The new Self-Test GFCI is easier to install than competing products because it is thinner, leaving more room for wires in the box. It also has an auto-ground clip and a ground screw with a back wire clamp. All mounting screws are shipped captive in the device and wall plate. It also has side or internal screw-pressure plate back-wire termination with #14-#10 AWG stranded or solid, copper or copperclad conductors. Two back-wire holes per termination add wiring flexibility, eliminate pig tailing and save box space. It also prevents line-load miswires if it is wired incorrectly by stopping the transmission of power to the device face and downstream receptacles.

"The ability for GFCI receptacles to test themselves on an ongoing basis is a crucial part of managing electrical risk," said Bill Timmons, director of marketing – residential at Legrand Electrical Wiring Systems. "We are excited about the prospects of our new GFCI. It benefits homeowners by maintaining electrical safety at home, lets contractors install a new device with great speed and confidence and allows distributors to offer their customer base a much more advanced GFCI device."

The new GFCI is available as 15A/125V or 20A/125V duplex receptacles. Both versions have dual-direction test and reset buttons.

GFCIs are required by the National Electrical Code in kitchens, bathrooms, basements, garages and other areas where the risk of shock is possible in residential environments.

The Pass & Seymour Self-Test GFCI is manufactured from high-impact-resistant, thermoplastic construction, which provides superior strength and durability. It is available in the USA and Canada in the following colors: ivory, black, nickel, antique brass, dark bronze, light almond, white, red, brown and gray.

LEGRAND WINS IMARK SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Legrand’s Pass & Seymour business is a finalist in three separate categories

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (October 29, 2014). – Legrand, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, today announced that its Pass & Seymour® Electrical Wiring Device business has scooped the coveted IMARK Supplier of the Year award for the IMARK Group’s 2014 fiscal year (July 1, 2013 thru June 30, 2014). The award was announced at the IMARK Group’s annual Distinguished Performance Awards banquet held recently in Scottsdale, AZ.

Legrand was nominated four times in three different categories. Its Pass & Seymour and Wiremold businesses were finalists in the Excellence in Marketing Communications category. In addition, the Pass & Seymour business achieved finalist status in the Sales Leadership and Excellence in Service and Support categories.

The award of Supplier of the Year was determined by IMARK staff and overall evaluations from member voters, who considered criteria including sales, training and education, support, planning, and more.

"Being acknowledged by an organization like the IMARK Group is very important to us. Receiving this award shows our commitment to our customers across the country and is indicative of our continued efforts to provide them with excellent service and solutions," said Pat Davin, vice president and general manager at Pass & Seymour, Legrand Electrical Wiring Systems. "Ultimately this is a team effort and our thanks go to our entire field and customer service team and the rest of our company for everything they have done to help us win this prestigious award."

The IMARK Group, Inc. is a member-owned marketing group made up of over 1,100 independently owned electrical distributors throughout the United States. Membership includes over 80 members in the Top 200 largest distributors in the country. Member companies serve their local customers from over 2,000 branch locations. With over 18% of the US electrical distribution market, the members of IMARK Group, Inc. constitute the largest member owned, member governed cooperative in the US electrical industry.

LEGRAND® DRIVES ELECTRICAL LOAD MANAGEMENT AND COMPLIANCE WITH NEW RECEPTACLES

Pass & Seymour® Plug Load Controllable Receptacles deliver code compliance, specifier confidence and energy savings

Pass & Seymour plug load receptacles

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (October 21, 2014). – Legrand, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, today announced the availability of its new Pass & Seymour® Plug Load Controllable Receptacles.

The face of the new receptacles is pad printed with the universally recognized power symbol, which remains clearly visible after installation. This complies with the requirements of the 2014 National Electrical Code® Section 406.3 (E). It also meets the conditions of ASHRAE Energy Efficiency Standard 90.1: Section 8.4.2 and California Title 24 Part 6, effective July 1, 2014, both of which specify the requirement to permanently mark which outlets on receptacles are controlled.

Some companies with competing products currently available either offer stickers to be field applied to the wall plate or other areas of the controlled receptacle outlet or are not marking their devices at all with the power symbol.

"Having the power symbol permanently and prominently stamped on the face of Pass & Seymour® Plug Load Controllable Receptacles provides certainty to specifiers that our product meets all relevant codes and standards and will pass relevant electrical inspections," said Kevin Kohl, commercial product manager at Pass & Seymour, Legrand Electrical Wiring Systems. "In addition, contractors can also install our product with the utmost confidence that they will not have to deal with callbacks because they have incorrectly marked or labeled a wall plate in the field. They also do not need to worry that the correct wall plate with the proper label is in the appropriate mounting position to denote which half of the receptacle is to be controlled. This also facilitates contractor productivity."

The new receptacles are installed on a circuit and their electrical loads are managed by and compatible with a number of building control solutions, including WattStopper’s® Digital Lighting Management system. These building control systems automatically shut off and turn on the controllable portions of the receptacles at predetermined times.

"This will boost energy efficiency, generate utility savings and meet all relevant code requirements," adds Kohl.

Plug Load Controllable Receptacles target the commercial office, education and hospitality markets.

Two types are available in both duplex and decorator configurations with 15A and 20A, 125V ratings. The half-controlled version features a factory-broken split-circuit tab that allows half the receptacle to be controlled. A clearly marked trim ring shows that one of the two receptacles is controlled. The dual-controlled version has a trim ring that shows both receptacles are controlled. The controlled receptacle markings are NEMA-approved and are pad printed on the receptacle face.

Both versions are commercial spec grade receptacles and comply with UL498 and Federal Specification WC-596 requirements. They feature an auto-ground clip that assures a positive ground and tri-drive steel terminal and mounting screws and an internal screw-pressure-plate with side wire capability. Two back wire holes deliver greater wiring flexibility and .032 inch thick, brass, triple-wipe power contacts provide lasting retention. Two drive screws anchor the strap to the back of the receptacles’ body and face where abrupt removal torque is at its strongest. A corrosion-resistant, plated steel strap is locked into the face and back body of the receptacle to strengthen it and resist any pulling away from the face/body assembly.

Pass & Seymour® Plug Load Controllable Receptacles are available in white, light almond, ivory, gray, black, brown, red and blue and are on sale across the United States and Canada.

LEGRAND® DONATES PASS & SEYMOUR WIRING DEVICES TO CLEAR PATH FOR VETERANS IN CHITTENANGO, NY

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (October 15, 2014). – Legrand, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, today announced that it has donated a number of Pass & Seymour® wiring devices for a new house built for the Clear Path for Veterans (Clear Path) organization in Chittenango, NY.

Clear Path for Veterans was established in 2011 by co-founders Melissa Spicer, Steve Kinne MD (ret), MPH Col. (ret.) USAF, and Melinda Sorrentino. They shared a vision that returning veterans needed a "landing pad" to decompress, reintegrate, and realize wellness. Veterans work with Clear Path to overcome barriers to reintegration and Clear Path’s numerous programs and services focus on three methods to accomplish this: peer-to-peer mentoring, self-care and community involvement.

The house will accommodate a veteran family immersed in the Dogs2Vets training program. The veteran will serve as a caretaker for rescue dogs that will be trained by returning war veterans to be service dogs. Some devices were installed in a small area of the home that will house the dogs as they acclimate from their life in a shelter to a warm and caring family home environment.

The donated Pass & Seymour devices included a number of tamper-resistant GFCIs and receptacles, dimmers, switches, wall plates, wall boxes, and ceiling boxes.

The installation was done by members of the Onondaga Metropolitan Electrical Contractors Association (OMECA), Inc., a non-profit that has been in existence for 50 years. All the wire and other fittings were donated by contractors and suppliers that OMECA normally works with in day to day business.

"We are very grateful for the tremendous support of our community coming together to help build our 'Home for the Brave.' Legrand’s donation of Pass & Seymour electrical devices along with Onondaga Metropolitan Electrical Contractors Association installing fixtures and wiring the entire home in one day is a wonderful example of this. It shows great leadership within the community," said Gary S. Yaple, Executive Director, Clear Path for Veterans. "This generous donation directly supports a combat veteran and his family who will live in the home while fully immersed in our Dogs2Vets program. It also demonstrates how communities can step up and actively participate in the veteran reintegration process."

The house in which the Pass & Seymour wiring devices were installed is located on a picturesque piece of land that straddles both Madison and Onondaga counties, about 13 miles southeast of the Syracuse VA medical center. It offers miles of breathtaking views to the north from Lake Oneida to Oswego.

"It gives us great pleasure to provide some electrical products to our brave veterans who have served our country so selflessly," said Bill Timmons, marketing manager of residential products for Legrand Electrical Wiring Systems. "We also commend Clear Path for Veterans for the great work that they do as well as the members of OMECA for their donation of time and materials."

LEGRAND® INTRODUCES NEW METALLIC-FINISH DEVICES AND WALL PLATES

New devices are smart, robust and safe for all rooms

Pass & Seymour metallic wall plates

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (September 3, 2014). – Legrand, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, today announced the availability of its new Pass & Seymour® Metallic-Finish Devices and Wall Plates (Metallic-Finish Devices) featuring Antique Brass, Dark Bronze, and Nickel finishes.

The new devices are available in switches and dimmers, and GFCI, tamper-resistant and USB charging receptacles. All have matching screwless wall plates.

Metallic-Finish Devices make it easy for homeowners to coordinate with other modern design elements in their new or remodeled homes, including appliances, lighting and plumbing fixtures and cabinet hardware. Their solid construction and premium finish allows them to stand up to the continuous usage of busy households while their smooth, sleek metallic finish helps retain their good looks.

"The new devices are versatile and enhance the look and feel of almost any room," said Bill Timmons, residential marketing manager at Legrand Electrical Wiring Systems. "They can match or accent any modern kitchen and bathroom giving the homeowner a significant amount of decorative options coupled with functionality and durability."

Metallic-Finish receptacles also feature a Tamper-Resistant shutter system that prevents young children from inserting foreign objects. The devices are all 15A rated with 120V, 125V, and 120/277V options available - depending on the device functionality. Wall plates are available in one, two, three and four gang configurations. The new devices are Fed Spec, FSUL and cULus compliant. They are available in three colors - antique brass, dark bronze and nickel.

Metallic-Finish Devices and wall plates are on sale across the United States and Canada.

LEGRAND® INTRODUCES NEW NIGHT LIGHTS

Safety, durability and energy efficiency are key aspects of the new night lights

Pass & Seymour Night Light NTL885TRW

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (July 24, 2014). – Legrand, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, today announced the extension of its Pass & Seymour® Night Light line with the introduction of four new products.

They include three 15Amp versions - P&S Duplex Decorator Tamper-Resistant Receptacle with Night Light, P&S Single Pole/3-Way Switch with Night Light and the P&S Tamper-Resistant Receptacle with Night Light. A standard P&S Full Night Light is also available.

All have a sensor that automatically controls the Night Light based on the amount of ambient light available and an innovative Soft Glow energy efficient LED light that is cool to the touch with a significant lifespan of more than 20 years. The 120/125V lights are also cULus compliant.

The Duplex Decorator Tamper-Resistant Receptacle with Night Light, Full Night Light and Single Pole/3-Way Switch with Night Light versions have four adjustable light settings - Off, Ultra Low, Low, Medium and High. The Tamper-Resistant Receptacle with Night Light features a standard factory set light level.

The two outlets on the Duplex Decorator Tamper-Resistant Receptacle with Night Light and the single outlet on the Tamper-Resistant Receptacle with Night Light contain Tamper-Resistant shutters that prevent the insertion of foreign objects. In addition, all the Night Lights have a sealed design which also helps to prevent tampering.

"Not only do the new Night Lights boost the safety of a home for seniors by decreasing the chance of tripping over objects that may be undetectable in the dark, but they also keep children safe by reducing their ability to insert foreign objects in the outlets," said Thomas Roy Sr., product line manager, Legrand Electrical Wiring Systems Division. "They are perfect for bathrooms, hallways, stairs, kitchens and nurseries."

The Duplex Decorator Tamper-Resistant Receptacle with Night Light and Full Night Light both ship with optional louvers for additional light level options.

The Night Lights are available in a variety of colors including black, white, light almond and ivory.

The new Pass & Seymour Night Lights are available in the United States and Canada.

LEGRAND® INTRODUCES NEW LINE OF RUBBER AND WATERTIGHT PRODUCTS

New plugs, connectors and receptacles perfect for wet and corrosive environments

Pass & Seymour Rubber and Watertight connector from Legrand

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (April 15, 2014). – Legrand, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, today announced the availability of its new line of Pass & Seymour® Rubber and Watertight plugs, connectors and receptacles.

The new Rubber and Watertight products are designed specifically for highly corrosive and wet industrial locations. These include food and beverage processing, petrochemical production, marinas and shipbuilding, pulp and paper mills, mining, water and waste water facilities, warehousing and refrigeration and temporary power sites.

"These environments offer exceptional business prospects for our Pass & Seymour® Rubber and Watertight products and we have expanded our line by over 80 items," said Trevor Gardner, Pass & Seymour industrial product manager at Legrand. "This empowers our distributors to sell the right components for an entire industrial job. We are also able to offer contractors a wider array of choices to solve complex challenges in demanding corrosive and wet environments."

Pass & Seymour Rubber Watertight plug 24W49 from Legrand

Both the Rubber Plugs and Connectors and the Watertight Plugs and Connectors are constructed from tough thermoplastic elastomer which enhances endurance against hard impacts, oils, chemicals, heat and extreme weather.

Rubber Plugs and Connectors contain industrial-strength brass blades and contacts that resist heat and provide excellent conductivity. Two screw cable clamps secure wires and provide superior strain relief. Fast installation is enabled with both quick thread assembly screws and a keyed body and cover, which facilitates easy alignment. Molded-in non-slip grips also make the plug and connector devices easy to assemble and handle.

Watertight Plugs and Connectors are able to resist high-pressure hose downs of 1,500 psi. Nickel-plated blades and contacts offer long-lasting, superior corrosion resistance. A multipoint sealing system provides environmental protection of NEMA 4, 4X, 6, 6P and the devices are IP67 rated. Color-coded sealing bushings accommodate a large range of cord diameters and large ribs on the device body provide a superior grip when mating.

Watertight Receptacles contain a spring-loaded flip cover that protects the device when it is not in use. Corrosion resistance is enhanced by a stainless steel hinge spring and pin, and an impact-resistant Valox lid, cover plate, and receptacle body allow the receptacle to withstand impacts, chemicals and corrosion. Duplex versions contain a lockout/tagout capability.

Back boxes for receptacles are available with 1/2" – 1" dead-end and feed through openings.

LEGRAND® INTRODUCES NEW RANGE OF RECESSED TV BOXES

Perfect For New And Old Work Applications

Recessed TV Box_New Work TV2MW from Legrand

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Jan. 30, 2014). – Legrand, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, today announced the availability of its new range of Pass & Seymour® Recessed TV Boxes.

The new boxes are designed to provide a snug-to-wall placement for New and Old Work applications in the hospitality, education, commercial and residential environments. They are ideal for flat-screen TVs and reducing the clutter associated with a variety of cabling. Plugs and multimedia connections are conveniently recessed behind the wall surface.

"The new range of Recessed TV Boxes have steel electrical boxes that accept conduit, and all products are designed to fit in a standard 2x4 wall cavity," said Thomas Roy Sr., product line manager, Legrand Electrical Wiring Systems Division. "The TV2MW has a unique bracket that allows face or side mounting. This means that, if desired, two boxes could be mounted – one on each side of the same steel stud."

Recessed TV Box_New Work TV2MW from Legrand

Four versions of the Pass & Seymour® Recessed TV Boxes are available. These include one New Work Box and three Old Work Boxes.

The New Work Boxes are aimed at new commercial construction projects. The two-gang Boxes are constructed from factory-assembled steel and contain an integral 35 cubic inch electrical box. It comes with an adjustable trim ring that is suitable for various thicknesses of wall board. There is no field assembly required.

The Old Work Boxes are designed for remodeling jobs updating spaces to take advantage of wall-mounted TVs in an existing wall. There are single-gang and three-gang models with metallic electrical boxes. They are available in kits that include surge-protection devices, wall plates, screwless finish plates and low voltage connectors. They have a molded-in rectangular cut-out template to make installation easy and fit in a standard 2x4 wall cavity.

LEGRAND® INTRODUCES UL LISTED FED SPEC USB CHARGERS

Heavy-duty chargers target the commercial market

The 20amp Pass & Seymour® Fed Spec USB Charger with Tamper-Resistant Duplex Receptacle -TR5362USBW

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Dec. 3, 2013). – Legrand, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, today announced the availability of its new Pass & Seymour® UL Fed Spec Grade USB duplex receptacle.

The new 125V Pass & Seymour® UL Fed Spec Grade USB charger is available in 15 and 20A versions and features an improved overall 3.1A USB charging capability. The combination AC duplex tamper-resistant receptacles contain a patented shutter system which prevents the improper insertion of foreign objects as well as twin 5-volt DC USB charging ports that work with USB 2.0 and 3.0 compatible devices.

The strength and durability of the new receptacles makes them capable of withstanding heavy use due to their UL Federal Specification certification. The UL listed Fed spec USB chargers are specially designed for the commercial market including health care and education facilities, airports, retail, hospitality/lodging, offices, institutional and multiple dwellings.

"Not only do these markets require robust receptacles, but they increasingly require greater access to charging facilities for USB-powered devices," said Kevin Kohl, product line manager, Legrand Electrical Wiring Systems Division. "Our new UL-listed Fed Spec USB Chargers will allow users to consistently and reliably charge their devices in safety and with confidence."

The Pass & Seymour® UL Fed Spec Grade USB duplex receptacles feature stainless steel auto-ground clips to assure positive ground, zinc-plated ground terminal screw, as well as triple-wipe brass contacts for lasting retention. The screw-pressure-plate back wiring makes installation fast and easy.

The new charger’s back and side wire terminals can accommodate #14 AWG - #10 AWG stranded and solid copper wire.

The UL Fed Spec USB Charger is cULus listed and complies with the following test requirements UL 498, UL 1310, Fed Spec WC596, CSA C22.2 No. 42 and CSA C22.2 No. 223.

Multiple color options of the new device are available.

LEGRAND® INTRODUCES NEW DUPLEX USB CHARGER FOR RESIDENTIAL MARKET

New Decorator Duplex USB Charger Targets Residential Market With Enhanced Charging Capabilities

Pass & Seymour® Decorator Duplex USB Charger_TM826USBLA

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (November 4, 2013). – Legrand, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, today announced the availability of its new Pass & Seymour® Decorator Duplex USB Charger. The new charger further extends Legrand’s already extensive USB device line offering.

Launched specifically for residential and multiple dwelling units, the Pass & Seymour® Decorator Duplex USB Charger features an improved overall 3.1A USB charging capability. It is available in 15A and 20A 125V versions. The Combination AC duplex receptacles include two 5-volt DC USB ports that work with USB 2.0 and 3.0 compatible devices.

Safety is an important aspect of the new chargers and the AC receptacles come with a patented tamper-resistant shutter system preventing the improper insertion of foreign objects as a standard feature.

The Pass & Seymour® Decorator Duplex USB Charger has stainless steel auto-ground clips, which assure a positive ground, and a zinc-plated ground terminal screw. The screw-pressure-plate back wiring makes installation fast and easy. Its back and side wire terminals can easily fit #14 AWG - #10 AWG stranded and solid wire.

"The USB powered device market is surging ahead with significant growth and now there is even a wider selection of products for consumers to choose from. Many households have more than one device that needs to be charged on a regular basis. With our new USB charging device aimed at the residential market we aim to capitalize on this growing opportunity," said Thomas Roy Sr., product line manager, Legrand Electrical Wiring Systems Division.

The new charger is cULus listed and complies with UL 498, UL 1310, CSA C22.2 No. 42, CSA C22.2 No. 223 test requirements. It is available in a variety of colors including black, white, ivory, light almond and nickel.

Amongst the many products that the Pass & Seymour® Decorator Duplex USB Charger can power up include:

  • Bluetooth Headsets
  • Digital Cameras
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • Kindle
  • Mobile Phones
  • Nintendo 3DS
  • Smartphones
  • Sony PlayStation Vita
  • Tablets
  • GPS, and much more

Legrand also offers a number of commercial grade USB charging solutions.

LEGRAND INTRODUCES RECESSED DUPLEX TAMPER-RESISTANT RECEPTACLE

Installs on finished walls in standard electrical boxes

Legrands new Pass  Seymour Recessed Duplex Tamper-Resistant Receptacle

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (September 24, 2013). – Legrand, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, today announced the availability of its new Pass & Seymour® Recessed Duplex Tamper-Resistant Receptacle.

Safety is a crucial feature of the new receptacle. It allows furniture to be pushed flush to the wall without placing undue stress on power cords. It is also meets the NEC code on tamper-resistance and is both UL and cULus listed.

The 15A-125V Pass & Seymour® Recessed Duplex Tamper-Resistant Receptacle is recessed into the wall and keeps all appliance plugs below the wall surface. It is also great for flat screen TVs, kitchen counters, bedrooms and more.

&Our new Recessed Duplex Tamper-Resistant Receptacle installs easily in standard electrical boxes on a finished wall," said Thomas Roy Sr., product line manager, Legrand Electrical Wiring Systems Division. "It provides a simple solution for supplying power to flat screen TVs that have been mounted onto a wall."

It is available in white and is supplied with an integral decorator-style wall plate.

LEGRAND INTRODUCES CFL LAMPHOLDERS

Energy efficiency and safety are top priorities

Pass Seymour Compact Fluorescent Lampholder with shroud

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (August 27, 2013). – Legrand, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, today announced the availability of its Pass & Seymour® Compact Fluorescent Lampholders (CFL Lampholder).

The new Lampholders are Energy Star compliant, reduce energy use and meet the requirements of National Electrical Code Article 410.16, which require a completely enclosed or covered lamp within a closet space. They are available with or without a pull chain.

Pass & Seymour® CFL Lampholders are perfectly suited for enclosed commercial and residential applications like closets in offices, factories, hotels, restaurants, apartments and houses. The new product can also be used in attics and basements.

"The compact size and sturdy design of the new CFL Lampholders make this product easy to install and maintain. Its durability, energy efficiency and safety features make it an important product for use in environments that had proved challenging due to their confined space and position," said Bill Timmons, marketing manager of residential products for Legrand Electrical Wiring Systems.

Both the wall switch and pull chain Pass & Seymour® CFL Lampholders are rated at 13W-120V/60Hz and from a third-party compliance perspective are cULus certified.

The new CFL Lampholders are manufactured from high-impact-resistant thermoplastic and can be wall or ceiling mounted.

LEGRAND INTRODUCES A SELF-TESTING GFCI RECEPTACLE

Pass & Seymour® Self-Test GFCI Receptacle Prevents the Unsafe Condition
of Power without Protection

Pass & Seymour self-test GFCI receptacle

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (July 30, 2013). – Legrand, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, today announced the availability of its new Pass & Seymour® Self-Test GFCI Receptacle (Self-Test GFCI Receptacle).

The new Pass & Seymour Self-Test GFCI with SafeLock Protection™ conducts an automatic test every second, ensuring it’s always ready to protect. If the device fails the test, the indicator light flashes to signal that the GFCI should be replaced. It also has our proven SafeLock Protection feature: if critical components are damaged and protection is lost, power to the receptacle will be locked out.

The Self-Test GFCI Receptacle is rated at 15A/125V and is ideal for most areas where the risk of electrical shock exists including kitchens, bathrooms, garages and basements.

"We developed the Self-Test GFCI Receptacle based on research – many people do not test their GFCI receptacles on a regular basis, placing themselves and others at risk," said Bill Timmons, marketing manager of residential products for Legrand Electrical Wiring Systems. "We have introduced a product that performs the test itself."

The Self-Test GFCI Receptacle is the most durable GFCI receptacle available. It exceeds UL943 voltage surge requirements and survives 100X the required UL 3kA/6kV voltage surge test cycles.

Easy installation of the new Self-Test GFCI Receptacle is enhanced by side or internal screw-pressure plate back-wire termination. It takes #14-#10 AWG stranded or solid, copper or copperclad conductors.

The new GFCI receptacle has a ground terminal back-wire clamp, also facilitating fast installation, and an auto-ground clip that assures a positive ground to metal box. Two back-wire holes per termination add wiring flexibility, eliminate pigtailing, and save box space.

It is manufactured from high-impact-resistant, thermoplastic construction, which provides superior strength and durability and is available in the following colors: ivory, light almond, white, red, brown and gray.

Pass & Seymour invented the first GFCI Receptacle in 1971.

LEGRAND CREATES BULB HARMONY AS IT LAUNCHES INDUSTRY’S MOST ADVANCED DIMMER

SIMPLE TO USE UNIVERSAL DIMMER FOR ALMOST ANY BULB TYPE AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE

Harmony Tru-Universal Dimmer

Legrand, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, today announced its Pass & Seymour® Harmony™ Tru-Universal Dimmer (Harmony Tru-Universal Dimmer). Compatible with all lamp types and simple to use, the Harmony Tru-Universal Dimmer’s self-calibration feature is set to change the dimmer landscape for distributors, contractors and end users.

As lamp technology continues to rapidly evolve, there is confusion over which dimmer to use. This is proving to be a challenge, as different dimmers are recommended for different lamp types. Distributors and contractors who want to reduce inventory, increase productivity, and generally do more with less are finding this problematic. End users have to deal with flickering lamps and unsatisfactory light levels.

"The Harmony Tru-Universal Dimmer changes all of this," says Keith Falkenberg, marketing manager for Legrand Electrical Wiring Systems. "We have spent a significant amount of time researching the issues that distributors, contractors and end users have with the quickly changing lamp technology. The Harmony Tru-Universal Dimmer now makes it easier for distributors to provide a dimmer that simply works. It also lets them manage and reduce their inventory, as they can replace as many as 30 current SKUs with one. Contractors can install with confidence and end users have a hassle-free experience. It also brings added benefits of an extended lamp life and energy savings for all types of light sources."

The Harmony Tru-Universal Dimmer’s self-calibration feature sets itself to the lamp-type installed by the end user. This feature makes it truly simple to use. Lamp flickering and poor performance are eliminated. For added convenience, it also has an on/off decorator switch combined with a separate slider for dimming control. A green LED glows when the dimmer is off to make it easier to locate in the dark. The Harmony Tru-Universal Dimmer works in Single Pole and 3-Way applications and requires no derating for one- and two-gang installations. It is rated for a variety of loads, these include 700W for Incandescent, Halogen and ELVs, 500VA for MLVs, 450W for LED/CFL and 5.5A for EFLs.

The new dimmer comes with three interchangeable face colors ¬ ivory, white and light almond ¬ that are included in each package and its sleek, ergonomic P&S decorator style matches other decorator devices. The Harmony Tru-Universal Dimmer is also available in black, brown, nickel, antique brass, and dark bronze finishes.

Legrand have also created a series of videos that discuss the Harmony Tru-Universal Dimmer from three different perspectives:

Contractors:

Distributors:

Homeowners:

Legrand/Pass & Seymour Provides Safe, User-Friendly Electric Vehicle Chargers for Residential Market

portable car charger adapter

Legrand, the world specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks, introduces its new electric vehicle chargers for residential and light commercial applications. The charging stations are weatherproof rated and compatible with all plug-in electric vehicles.

wall mount car charger

"This represents an excellent opportunity for us and our channel partners to participate in a new, exciting and environmentally friendly initiative" said Pat Davin, Vice President and General Manager at Legrand/Pass & Seymour. "Making electric vehicle chargers available is laying the framework for a clean, renewable form of automotive transportation – one that will also reduce our dependence on foreign oil."

Choices include the Level 1 15A/120V charger, and the Level 2 20A/240V charger. The Level 1 portable charger can be taken on the road, and it’s weatherproof for indoor or outdoor use. It plugs into a standard 15A or 20A receptacle and includes built-in ground fault protection.

Level 2 chargers are hard-wired to a 20A circuit. They charge vehicles faster – approximately three to six hours. Level 2 Chargers are also weatherproof rated and have built-in ground fault protection.

LEGRAND/PASS & SEYMOUR WIDE SLIDE DIMMER GIVES LIGHTING CONTROL A "FACELIFT"

wideslide straight with plate

Legrand/Pass & Seymour, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, introduces its new Wide Slide Dimmer. With an interchangeable face, homeowners can switch the dimmer color without having to change the device.

wideslide WS700

"The interchangeable face is a great feature, because it offers flexibility for painting or remodeling," said Keith Falkenberg, product manager at Legrand/Pass & Seymour. "If the room’s color scheme changes, homeowners won’t have to buy a different device to match. They can simply switch the dimmer face plate to go with the new color."

Color choices include white, ivory, and light almond. The Dimmer also has energy-saving benefits and allows homeowners to enjoy the most pleasing light level for any task.

The Wide Slide Dimmer can operate single pole or 3-way circuits, and comes in preset and slide-to-off models. It’s available in 700- and 1100-watt versions, with no derating required on the 700-watt unit.

LEGRAND/PASS & SEYMOUR TAMPER-RESISTANT FLOOR BOXES OFFER CONVENIENT CONNECTIONS WHILE KEEPING KIDS SAFE

TR Floor Box

Legrand/Pass & Seymour, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, announces its line of Tamper-Resistant Floor Boxes. These receptacles meet National Electrical Code® (NEC) tamper-resistant standards while providing convenient access, rugged construction and support for both line-voltage and low-voltage connections.

The Floor Boxes install in wood and concrete with a smooth, nearly flush appearance. Swing-bracket mounting, ideal for tile floors, installs without drilling for mounting screws. The extra-deep design leaves plenty of wiring room, and four knock-out wire entries and two auto-clamp entries allow for wiring flexibility. The heavy-gauge, die-cast cover plate is compatible with a wide range of floor surfaces, including ceramic tile.

"The Tamper-Resistant Floor Boxes make it easy to install connections wherever you need them, with the reassurance that children won’t be able to stick objects into the sockets and suffer injuries," said Tom Roy, residential product manager at Legrand/Pass & Seymour. "Like all tamper-resistant receptacles, a built-in shutter system blocks things like keys and paperclips, but plugs can be inserted and removed as usual."

Each Floor Box is scrub water compliant without caulking, supplied with a foam gasket and O-ring-equipped plugs. The foam gasket also seals out dust and dirt. The Boxes include receptacles, multimedia dividers, Cat 5e jacks and F-connectors.

LEGRAND/PASS & SEYMOUR MULTI-WAY CONVERTIBLE OCCUPANCY SENSOR COMBINES DIMMING AND SENSING

RWDU500-W With Plate Straight

Legrand/Pass & Seymour, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, introduces its Dimming Multi-way Convertible Occupancy Sensor. 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 Convertible Occupancy Sensor is ideal for bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms and family rooms. It can replace a single- or multi-pole switch, or an incandescent dimmer. Users can control dimming and automatic shut-off from one or more locations.

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.

To activate the dimming function, homeowners can 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.

"The combination of dimming and sensing technology within the same wall switch offers unmatched convenience and energy-saving benefits," said Keith Falkenberg, product manager at Legrand/Pass & Seymour. "Homeowners have the flexibility to match the lighting level for any activity, and the efficiency of only using lights when they’re needed."

The Sensors come in white, black, almond, light almond and ivory.

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