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Ensure ASHRAE 90.1 And California Title 24 Code Compliancy With New Bi-Level Switching Capabilities From Lutron
Coopersburg, PA – Lighting control pioneer Lutron Electronics is helping building owners comply with local and national energy codes with its new Maestro® Dual Circuit Occupancy Sensor Switch. The sensor switch offers convenient bi-level switching capabilities, as required by ASHRAE 90.1 and California’s Title 24 Energy Codes.
The sensor switch provides control of two circuits from one occupancy sensor – one zone is automatically turned on by the sensor, while both zones automatically turn off.
“Lutron is continually looking for ways to help building owners save energy,” said Eric Lind, vice-president of specification sales at Lutron. “Bi-level switching is the latest solution from Lutron to ensure code compliancy and keep electricity costs in check.”
The Maestro dual circuit occupancy sensor switch:
uses Lutron’s advanced XCT™ sensing technology, which detects minor motion to ensure lights stay on when the room is occupied
controls up to 6 amps per zone, with no minimum load requirement
controls all lighting load types and fans
directly replaces an existing switch (no new wiring required)
features smart ambient light detection, which automatically learns the users preferred light level in the space to turn the lights on only when sufficient daylight is not available.
controls 120V and 277V loads
The Maestro® Dual Circuit Occupancy Sensor Switch will be available in August, in all gloss and matte finishes, and is priced from $89.
About Lutron Electronics (www.lutron.com)
Founded in 1961, Lutron Electronics is headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, in the heart of the Lehigh Valley. From dimmers for the home, to lighting management systems for entire buildings, the company offers more than 17,000 energy-saving products, sold in more than 100 countries around the world. In the US alone, Lutron products save an estimated 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per year. The company’s early inventions— including the first solid-state dimmer invented by Lutron’s founder, Joel Spira—are now at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.
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