Lutron's latest Maestro dimmer sensor receives top honors from NAILD

Aug. 26, 2015
The 0-10V dimmer sensor recognized for innovative control

Coopersburg, PA – Lutron Electronics, the leader in energy-saving, wireless lighting and shade control, was one of only six winners of the coveted 2015 Product Sprint Award from the National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors (NAILD). The company took top honors in the Best Control category for its Maestro 0-10V Dimmer Sensor, which uses smart, adaptive settings in a simplified design to provide reliable sensing and optimized dimming performance in commercial applications.

The NAILD Product Sprint award recognizes excellence in new lighting manufacturing products. The awards are voted on by entrant’s peers.

“We are honored that the NAILD recognizes the superior performance of Lutron’s Maestro 0-10V Dimmer Sensor,” said Brian Donlon, Sales Vice-President – North America at Lutron Electronics. “We are continually looking for ways to provide our customers with high quality products, and the 0-10V Dimmer Sensor is a simplified, affordable solution with the exceptional dimming and sensing performance that you can expect from Lutron.”

By installing Maestro 0-10V Dimmer Sensor in spaces such as private offices, conference rooms, training rooms and break rooms, users can control the widely available 0-10V LED or fluorescent fixtures while providing reliable sensing for energy savings. The Maestro 0-10V Dimmer Sensor now offers an all-in-one solution to meet the changing needs in commercial spaces, as there continues to be a growing trend of 0-10V fixtures and building code requirements for occupancy sensors.

In addition to providing a solution for challenging lighting concerns, the dimmer sensor from Lutron offers:

• Reliable detection of fine motion, ensuring lights say on when the room is occupied with Lutron’s advanced XCT technology
• Smart ambient light detection, which automatically learns the user’s preferred light level in the space, turning the lights on only when sufficient daylight is not available
• Optimized dimming performance with smooth fade-to-on and fade-to-off, high and low-end trim, and enhanced low-end dimming
• Simplified installation – Lens flash alerts contractors of miswires or incompatible load type
• Enhanced design – Streamlined product design, combining the benefits of several Lutron products into one easy-to-use sensor
• Saves energy with occupancy/vacancy sensing technologies

“This is an exciting time for NAILD as we recognize those lighting companies driving innovation and new product development in our industry,” said Greg Ehrich, incoming president of NAILD. “These new leaders will propel the industry to the next level of lighting design.”

The NAILD announced the winners of its 2015 Product Sprint awards at the 2015 NAILD Annual Conference in Denver.

About Lutron Electronics
Founded in 1961, Lutron Electronics is headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. From dimmers for the home, to lighting management systems for entire buildings, the company offers more than 15,000 energy-saving products, sold in more than 100 countries. 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.

About The National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors (NAILD)
Founded in 1977, The National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors (NAILD) is a non-profit trade association made up of specialty lighting distributors and vendor/manufacturers of lighting goods and supplies used in the operation of specialized lighting distributors. NAILD’s mission is to provide its members the opportunity to grow their businesses profitably through education, networking, and technology. For more information, visit


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