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8/20/2014

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Lutron Adds Higher Wattage Dimmers to its Successful C-L Collection for Dimmable LEDs and Dimmable CFLs


250W C•L® dimmers can also be paired with UL Listed Hi-lume® A-Series LTE LED drivers for smooth, continuous 1% dimming

Coopersburg, PA – Lutron Electronics, the leader in energy-saving, wireless lighting and shade control, has announced the addition of new 250W C•L dimmers to its popular C•L dimmer collection. C•L dimmers are designed and UL listed for controlling a broad range of light-emitting diode (LED) and compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs. The higher wattage 250W C•L dimmer is also ideal for installations that incorporate a series of strip lights, downlights or linear cove lights.

With the introduction of the 250W C•L dimmer, Lutron now offers a non-neutral, 2-wire, forward phase wallbox solution that can guarantee a high quality dimming experience. When paired with the UL listed Hi-lume A-Series LTE LED driver, the 250W C•L dimmer delivers 1% dimming of LED fixtures, and with the non-neutral feature it allows for the dimmer to be used in any wallbox installation without pulling extra wires.

 

By installing a Lutron C•L dimmer, customers can reliably control the widest range of dimmable light sources available today. “Our collection of C•L dimmers alleviates the challenges of dimming energy efficient light bulbs such as LEDs and CFLs,” said Brian Donlon, Sales Vice President, North America.“ The 250W C•L dimmer expands control options, offers a large dimming range, minimizes flicker, drop-out and pop-on, and is another solution that helps take the guesswork out of pairing lighting controls with LED light sources.”

All dimmers in the C•L collection use advanced patented dimming circuitry, and can control a mixed load of light sources – including LED, CFL, incandescent and halogen bulbs – on the same circuit. New LED bulbs are constantly being introduced to the marketplace, and Lutron’s “Center of Excellence” tests hundreds of dimmer/bulb combinations to ensure compatibility – the entire, updated Compatible Bulb List is available online. To ensure compatibility between controls, drivers, and fixtures, Lutron also offers the online LED Product Selection Tool.

Available in Diva® and Ariadni® styles, and in a wide range of colors and finishes, the 250W C•L dimmer is versatile enough for use in both residential and commercial spaces. Typical applications include kitchens, dining rooms, and private offices, as well as ballrooms, hotel lobbies, and restaurants.

The 250W C.L dimmer will be available in May 2014. Suggested list price is between $51 and $71.

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 year2. 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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