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Exclusive licensing agreement accelerates commercialization of lighting solutions that enable up to three channel LED tunable white control and high precision dimming capabilities.

San Jose, Calif., October 14, 2016 –  Wattstopper, a product line of Legrand, announced today that it has signed an exclusive license agreement with Lumenetix, a recognized industry leader in tunable color technology, to combine capabilities to support advanced digital lighting applications. This agreement focuses on Lumenetix blanco™ tunable white technology, a subset of Lumenetix’s araya5 platform, which enables lighting fixture manufacturers and specifiers to address new market demands for high precision dimming and human centric lighting (HCL) systems.

The lighting industry is entering the next phase of LED innovation, moving beyond just energy efficiency and ease of control to new light functionality. Color control, circadian rhythm, and task tuning are emerging as specification requirements with growing opportunities in healthcare, higher education, retail, and residential.

“The decision to partner with Wattstopper was an easy choice because their approach to lighting controls focuses on simplicity, flexibility, and scalability. They have name leading brand recognition and excellent reputation,” said Jeffrey Saake, Executive Vice President of Marketing at Lumenetix. “By integrating our technologies and expertise, we’re leading the transition to advanced lighting systems so customers can realize its benefits more quickly.

The integration of expanded Lumenetix blanco solutions with Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) and Architectural Dimming platforms and products, will offer the most robust digital lighting system available. Features and benefits include:

•    Flexibility of light engine choices
•    High performance dimming
•    Individual fixture control and monitoring
•    Optical and thermal performance management
•    Easy set up and commissioning with Wattstopper’s patented Plug n' Go automatic configuration
•    Ease of scalability

Wattstopper DLM and Architectural Dimming integration platforms are designed to
provide enhanced user experiences, comply with the latest energy codes and standards, and simplify design for future space requirements. 

“Digital controls continue to play a pivotal role in the advancement of lighting systems. Increased functionality, including dynamic lighting and tunable white, will enable lighting experiences that were not possible before,” said Jim Young, VP of Strategy and Business Development for the Building Control Systems Division at Legrand. “Through our partnership with Lumenetix, we will enable new lighting applications while reducing the complexity of design, installation, and operation of advanced LED lighting systems.”

Control Solutions, Inc About Wattstopper
Wattstopper, a product line of Legrand, offers the most comprehensive line of simple, scalable and flexible energy efficient lighting controls and solutions for commercial and residential applications. The Wattstopper range of products, programs, and services have been helping customers save energy, meet green initiatives and comply with energy codes for more than 30 years. www.legrand.us/wattstopper.

About Legrand
Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide.  Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including in particular connectable products enhancing value in use. Legrand reported sales of $5.3 billion in 2015. Legrand has a strong presence in North America, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include C2G, Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, Nuvo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Solarfective, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrand.us.

About Lumenetix
Lumenetix designs and builds tunable color light engines for sale under the araya5 brand to fixture manufacturers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.lumenetix.com


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