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Vantage Controls and Wattstopper, Two Products of Legrand, Win Architectural Record’s Products of the Year Awards

 Legrand, North America announced today that two of its products, the Equinox 73 LCD Touchscreen by Vantage Controls and the Wattstopper DW-311 Dual Technology 0-10V dimming wall switch occupancy sensor, have been selected as Products of the Year in the lighting and electrical category by Architectural Record magazine. 

"The Products of the Year awards represent the best of the best, with the winning items demonstrating high levels of innovation, usefulness, and aesthetics," says Julie Taraska, Products Editor of Architectural Record. "Winners are chosen by a jury of practitioners and specifiers—folks who are active in the architecture and design industries and know products inside-out because they use them every day."

Legrand’s award winning products:

The Equinox 73 LCD Touchscreen is a wall-mounted touchscreen for Vantage Controls’ lighting automation system. It provides a simple, smart tablet-style navigation experience for easy room control, with complete consistency across Vantage Controls Equinox touchscreens, keypads, and applications for smartphones and tablets. The touchscreen provides control and status for three sub-systems via widgets, that can include information on Lighting, Weather, Climate, Scenes, Shading, and Timers. With the unique profiles feature, users are given the ability to personalize their experience by allowing them to schedule, edit, and prioritize the control functions that matter most to them.

The Wattstopper DW-311 0-10V Dimming Wall Switch Occupancy Sensor features Wattstopper dual technology, which combines Passive Infrared (PIR) and ultrasonic technologies to easily detect minor and major movements in spaces. As buildings upgrade to energy efficient LED lighting fixtures, these sensors can provide further energy savings when implemented in lighting controls programs. The DW-311 controls 0-10V LED lighting in any space with partitions or obstacles, like cubical areas, restrooms, large conference rooms and classrooms.  This innovative wall switch dimmer meets energy code requirements, and features multi-way control. The vandal resistant lens provides safety by combining precise coverage with durability, and the color matched lens provides an appealing aesthetic that can meet any décor. 

“We appreciate the recognition from Architectural Record on these products,” said Jim Young, VP of Strategy and Business Development for the Building Control Systems Division at Legrand. “Our mission is to provide control solutions that deliver real value.  Our elegant products are easy to install, code compliant, and provide energy savings. Having two of our products selected is a true testament that what we do is appreciated in the industry.”

All award-winning products are featured in Architectural Record's December 2016 issue. 

For more information, visit www.vantagecontrols.com.

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