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Lutron Electronics Takes Retrofitting Buildings with Lighting Controls to a Whole New Level of Ease with PowPak Wireless Fixture Control

With PowPak wireless fixture control, Lutron can transform any fixture into an intelligent, energy-saving luminaire and address every lighting control and sensing need in a building.

Coopersburg, PA (May 5, 2015)Lutron Electronics, the leader in energy-saving wireless lighting and shade control, today launched PowPak wireless fixture control – a lighting control solution that makes it easy to add individual fixture control to buildings in just minutes without the need for additional wiring or any sophisticated tools or software for programming. The latest addition to the Lutron Energi TriPak family of control systems, PowPak wireless fixture control allows users to transform any fixture into an intelligent and energy-saving luminaire by providing it with wireless dimming, occupancy sensing and daylight harvesting capabilities that work right out of the box. By providing a fixture-by-fixture control solution and eliminating the control wiring between fixtures, it also dramatically reduces the design challenges, installation costs and risk associated with adding energy-saving lighting controls to existing buildings.

Ideal for open offices and similar environments, PowPak wireless fixture control features occupancy detection and daylight harvesting at the individual fixture level – providing users with important energy savings. Users also gain the ability to easily add Pico wireless personal controls and group fixtures using a green laser, without the need to even step on a ladder.

Lighting control system retrofits offer well-documented energy-saving potential, but estimating the cost of a lighting control installation can be tricky for contractors due to the wiring between fixtures and unexpected issues in the ceilings of older buildings. With PowPak wireless fixture control, electrical contractors can quickly and easily design and estimate jobs by simply counting the number of fixtures. PowPak eliminates the need to run new wiring between fixtures, and in doing so, takes the hassle and risk out of the quotation and installation process.

PowPak wireless fixture control works with any Lutron EcoSystem fluorescent ballast or LED driver (as well as basic 0-10V versions) and flexibly adapts to shifting job needs. Installation and setup is extremely easy – and doesn’t require the use of a laptop or complex programming methods. Users gain individual fixture control or area control in just minutes.

The PowPak wireless fixture control works with Lutron’s Radio Powr Savr wireless occupancy sensors and Pico wireless controls to provide a proven and reliable solution that virtually eliminates callbacks. Even though PowPak is a simple installation, Lutron provides customer support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer any questions that may come up along the way.

“Our Energi TriPak system already had wireless area lighting controls and sensors, which provided ESCOs, electrical contractors and their customers with a fast return on investment for many spaces,” said Andy Wakefield, Director Building Solutions and Services at Lutron Electronics. “However, wireless control of individual fixtures allows electrical contractors to maximize their return on investment. This powerful new tool increases their ability to provide customers with the energy savings, increased employee comfort and enhanced mission effectiveness that come with intelligent lighting controls.”

PowPak wireless fixture control is shipping now, with suggested list prices starting at $75.

About Lutron Electronics (www.lutron.com)
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.