Energy efficiency headquartered at booth #2238: the Lightfair 2009 home for Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

Date Announced: 29 Apr 2009

-- Lutron's Comprehensive New Products Lineup Includes Energy-Savings Controls for High-Efficacy Light Sources

New York, NY (April 28, 2009) - The headquarters for lighting energy efficiency temporarily moves to Booth # 2238 at Lightfair International 2009 as Lutron Electronics Co., Inc., the world leader in the designing and manufacturing of lighting control products, unveils its comprehensive new lineup of innovative, eco-friendly and cost-saving technologies for commercial and residential applications.

The annual Lightfair Trade Show & Conference takes place this year May 5 - 7 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

High-Efficacy Light Sources
The intersection of Lutron's control products/solutions–including dimmers, drivers, sensors and more–with high-efficacy light sources yields the best possible energy savings. Lutron offers the most comprehensive selection of control products and solutions available for high-efficacy light sources, such as LEDs.

Lighting accounts for up to 50 percent of energy usage in commercial buildings, representing a huge opportunity to reduce both costs and energy consumption by combining high-efficacy light sources with lighting controls. This combination maximizes energy savings. The same is true for residential applications. Homeowners can save on their energy costs by combining high-efficacy lighting with energy-saving lighting controls.

COMMERCIAL: Lutron Booth Highlights (Lightfair Booth # 2238)

• Quantum™ total light management -- For dramatic energy savings, nothing beats total light management of a building or campus of buildings–using a wide number of strategies, including daylight sensing, occupancy sensing, dimming, time clock scheduling and more. Quantum total light management remains Lutron’s signature (and newsmaking) commercial lighting control product. The New York Times Company's report last year of Quantum achieving a 70 percent lighting energy savings in the 52-story New York Times Building is now old news. The NEW HEADLINE is that data from a full year demonstrates that Lutron's Quantum total light management system is yielding a cost savings of $30,000 PER FLOOR per year, with the lighting energy savings EXCEEDING the previously reported benchmark. The Quantum total light management solution now offers Hyperion™ solar-adaptive shading, a system that automatically repositions shades based on the sun's position thoughout the day, and year, to effectively manage daylight penetration in a commercial space.

• GRAFIK Eye® QS with Wireless Technology -- When an energy efficient lighting control product adds wireless capability, it enhances many benefits, including energy savings. The GRAFIK Eye QS is a fully customizable preset light and shade control system, providing convenient control, energy savings and enhancement of the visual environment. Now armed with wireless technology, GRAFIK Eye QS enables effortless communications and seamless integration of Lutron light and shade control products for complete light control.

• Hi-lume® LED Driver -- The story of energy efficiency can't be written without prominent mention of LED lighting. LEDs use less enegy than CFLs and last for 50,000 hours–both benefits enhanced by the Lutron Hi-lume LED driver. The Hi-lume LED driver is a high-performance, universal voltage driver that provides energy-efficient LED dimming smoothly and continuously from 100 percent to 1 percent of total light output. The Hi-lume LED driver is unmatched in its flexibility, controllability and dimming performace. It can also integrate with a multitude of lighting control products.

• EcoSystem™ Compact Fluorescent Lamp Ballast -- The breakthrough EcoSystem solution, with its digitally addressable ballast, achieves energy savings of 60 percent or more. The EcoSystem compact ballast is the latest offering in the EcoSystem product family. It provides high-performance dimming for any compact fluorescent application. EcoSystem compact ballasts offer dimming from 100 percent to 5 percent of light output, providing the user with both energy savings and lighting flexibility. In other words, one does not need to be sacrificed for the other in compact fluorescent applications.

• Radio Powr Savr™ Wireless Occupancy Sensor -- Energy efficient lighting is often achieved in small, simple, easy steps at home or at the office. Such is the case with Lutron's new Radio Powr Savr wireless occupancy sensor. An innovative, wireless sensor designed for easy installation and optimum savings, Radio Powr Savr provides anyone with a simple way to go green at home or at work. Radio Powr Savr is specifically designed for quick and simple installation in conference rooms, copy rooms, small offices, classrooms, living rooms, bedrooms, restrooms, and other spaces where automatic lighting shut-off is desirable.

SHADING SYSTEMS: Lutron Booth Highlights (Lightfair Booth # 2238)

• Shading Solutions -- The most effective energy-efficient lighting control solution for both commercial and residential applications includes a Lutron Shade/Windows System. Lutron's shading solutions will be on display at Lightfair, including Sivoia® QS Wireless, and Sivoia Drapery Track; and The Gallery Collection by Lutron (a new line of designer fabrics for automated shades that combines style with precision control of daylight).

RESIDENTIAL: Lutron Booth Highlights (Lightfair Booth # 2238)

• HomeWorks® -- Talk about comprehensive energy-efficient lighting control for the home! Lutron's HomeWorks whole-home light control system provides complete control of every light, shade or drapery from the front door, foyer, car, bedside or from an Apple® iPhone™ or iPod Touch® via a Wi-Fi® connection. Seamless communication between wired and wireless technology creates a personalized system that meets any homeowner's unique lifestyle. HomeWorks has new energy-saving features such as the HomeWorks green button, a new setback function on the seeTouch® keypad (providing an average savings of 15 to 35 percent). Add Lutron occupancy sensors and shades to a HomeWorks light control system and save up to 50 percent on energy costs to the home.

• Vierti™ Single-Touch Dimmer -- Functionality partners with style to achieve energy efficiency through this hugely popular dimmer. Winner of a 2009 Red Dot Design Award, the prestigous international competition honoring products of the highest quality and innovative design, Lutron's Vierti single-touch dimmer is a stylish dimmer that combines sleek design with cutting edge function. Set light levels with a touch or slide of the finger anywhere along the illuminated control bar, which brightens and fills to show the selected light level. Companion switches are available to control light levels from up to four locations.

• eco-dim™ Family -- With the eco-dim family of dimmers, you save energy right out of the box. This line of dimmers is preset to automatically save 15 percent energy over a standard switch by limiting the maximum power delivered to light bulbs (the reduced light is imperceptible to the eye). Eco-dim extends bulb life by at least three times compared to a standard switch. It is available in five families: Maestro®, Diva®, Skylark®, Ariadni®, and Rotary.

About Lutron: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. ( www.lutron.com ), based in Coopersburg, PA, is the world leader in the designing and manufacturing of lighting control products. Lutron is proud to be the first choice of many of the world's foremost architects, engineers, lighting designers and contractors. Since 1961, Lutron has been designing industry-leading technology that saves energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Lutron is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. Please visit www.lutron.com/energy.

Contact
Paul Licata, Lutron Electronics 610.282.6398

E-mail:plicata@lutron.com

Web Site:www.lutron.com

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